Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where do those cell phone bills go?

There's a recent story out where Michelle took time to do her volunteer work in DC. She showed up "unexpectedly" at a homeless shelter with food donated by the White House staff. The photo with the picture of her serving food also shows the food recipient taking a photo of Michelle with a cell phone.

Doesn't this make you scratch your head? First, why does the White House staff donate the only food mentioned in the story? Doesn't Michelle and her hubby make enough money to donate as well? Second, where does the cell phone bill get delivered to the homeless person in DC?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vicious Cycle- Bailout Money Found in Overseas Loans

Unbelievable. Our taxpayer bailout money is being shipped out of the country by-- yep, the banks who said they needed it. Go figure.


HT to ericjodom

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Air Fare Tacky Tack Ons

Have you been noticing all the alleged great one way sales for the airlines? You can just about fly across the entire great land of America for under $100 and you can get to Florida for around $40. That is, until you sign on the dotted line.

This air fare is supposed to be such a great price. Well, what about all the tacky add ons? First, each bag checked will cost between $15-25 each. There's another charge if you call them on the telephone to ask for help. That little add on runs about $15 per person.

And then, of course, "fares shown do not include Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Fares do not include segment taxes of $3.60 per segment."

So, the printed sale price for ticket I was looking at is not $39 one way. It could run as much as $126 one way.

Those tacky add ons make the sale not so good after all.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Krauthammer: Obama's 'Big Bang' Agenda

Forget the pork. Forget the waste. Forget the 8,570 earmarks in a bill supported by a president who poses as the scourge of earmarks. Forget the "$2 trillion dollars in savings" that "we have already identified," $1.6 trillion of which President Obama's budget director later admits is the "savings" of not continuing the surge in Iraq until 2019 -- 11 years after George Bush ended it, and eight years after even Bush would have had us out of Iraq completely.

Charles Krauthammer is brilliant and always cuts right through the BS to the meat, the core of issues.