February 4, 2010

Mr. Mom

So I lost my job last Friday, after almost 8 years. It's not as if I couldn't see it coming, considering I was averaging about 1 hour of real work a day for the last several months. I guess I was in denial. On the other hand, job hunting wasn't a real option either, since several printing firms had gone under in the last 18 months or so. We had a fairly steady stream of people looking for work coming in.

My wife still has a full-time job, and the kids and I will be covered by her health plan, so we are lucky in that respect. The current climate doesn't look very promising for gainful employment, so we've decided that I will stay home with the kids and be the caregiver. This is uncharted territory for all of us. The kids have been in daycare essentially since birth, and I haven't spent more than a couple of days home at a time in years.

I'm going to try to blog about my new experiences as much as possible, but history shows I have a tendency to peter out after a while. We'll just have to see how it goes. I've already missed the first week, so I'll just start fresh tomorrow. Maybe.

August 5, 2009

Good Question

A gentleman at Steny Hoyer's town hall meeting asked,

"Why would you guys try to stuff a health care bill down our throat in 3-4 weeks, when the President took six months to pick what he wanted for a dog for his kids? What are you doing?"

Strangely, he didn't get an answer.

Smells Fishy

The White House has asked us all to rat out our friends and neighbors if we see anything "fishy" online concerning ObamaCare. I of course am only too happy to oblige. (Click to embiggen.)

August 1, 2009

Shallow Be Thy Name


Obama showing his "friend" Skip Gates and that ignorant cracker cop to their cars. What a guy.

July 14, 2009

As the rappers say, ignorance is blizzle.

I posed the following question on Facebook earlier:

Would it be better for me to try to impart my conservative beliefs to my children, thereby dooming them to a life of frustration, or do we just let them become ignorant, happy little consumers? Ignorance is bliss, they say.

I really don't know the answer. Obviously, I think that my ideas are correct, and throughout our history the conservative approach has proven itself time and time again. These days, though, something here seems to have fundamentally changed. Socialism (or, as the brilliant Mark Levin calls it, "Statism"), after nearly a century of stealth infiltration via our schools and the media, has finally reached critical mass and I'm not so sure it can be beaten back down again. If that's the case, why would I want my kids to spend their lives swimming upstream?

I just don't know. I think the next couple of years will tell the tale for America.

July 10, 2009

Obama Reverses Stance on Offshore Drilling

Well, with Michelle (aka, "Lieutenant Worf") and her guns waiting at home, can you really blame him?

July 8, 2009

Educayshin, u say?

My wife and I are researching schools for our daughter. I know, we should have had all that figured out while she was still in utero, but here we are. Besides the scientifically-proven method of closing our eyes and pointing at random names in the yellow pages, we've been researching online as well. One of the websites I looked at was greatschools.net, which assigns its own ratings to schools based on some arbitrary formula I couldn't divine. It also allows people to post reviews, which is where the rubber really meets the road on this site. It has all the usual product review intrigue: People with an axe to grind, current & former students taking potshots at the teachers for yuks, people who are obviously school employees, posting reviews that are just a little too glowing, and that staple of the product review, the spelling-challenged nitwit. Fine, I'm one of those kooks who probably puts too much stock into spelling ability, but I submit that a person who spells it 'Disaplen' might not be the best judge of a particular schools' merits. Call me crazy. Or call me Ishmael. At least I've read the book.