Thursday, October 30, 2008

Intolerance goes hand in hand with greed and fraud.

Estate Financial and Hurst Financial. These names will be familiar to many folks on the Central Coast. These two companies represent almost $400 million dollars in mortgage securities. Securities that people on the Central Coast invested in. Securities that retirees invested in. As of today, both companies have been shut down by state regulators. And in the case of Estate Financial, only $48,000 of cash was in their accounts. Even though at one point they had almost $300 million in mortgage securities and almost 2000 investors.

I mention this because as Barack Obama has been saying, "the meltdown financial markets is the final verdict on 8 years of failed Bush/McCain economic policies"

Well, I guess the people in Northern San Luis Obispo County don't see it that way because they have consistently removed the signs I have put on my fence.

On 10/19 I put these series of signs up:
It was stolen within one day. Luckily I had more so I put them up again. Once again, they were taken down within 1 day.

Not to be deterred, I put this sign up on on 10/25:
I would like to believe it is still there.

What I find interesting is that I am sure some of the people who are supporting the GOP(and stealing my signs), are the very same ones wondering how Estate Financial and Hurst Financial could be 'allowed' to take their money. My advice to all of you is to reflect on what party has led the deregulation of the financial services industry.

Good luck on 11/04/08

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Owls, Horse Sentries and Obama

When the house was being built there was a Great Horned Owl that lived in the rafters. He would occasionally leave a few owl castings and owl crap. The past few years I have heard the owl outside making, well, owl sounds. Now for the first time, pictures of the Owl:

I wonder if this is why the internet is slow.

There are also guard horses for goats:

And since this is election time no better time than to say GO Obama!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Reflections on Paso

Another summer has past and I am reflecting on the work that was completed this past year.

From finishing out the kitchen island to the landscaping and resealing the floors and patio. I also got a chance to stain concrete in both bathrooms with varying success.

The past year, 7 learned to hunt lizards but not catch them and to relax in the sun. As a matter of fact, she may be reminiscing about Paso in this picture: