Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fireside Chat

Since we cannot have bonfires in our back yard, we created our own chimenea under our deck. Sitting in a few low lawn chairs, the flicker of the flames creates a bonfire atmosphere without danger of the sheriff stopping by.

With a few bricks, I created our chimenea fireplace right on the ground. The inside is lined with aluminum foil to reflect the flames. On the inside, we have multiple small candles, each in their own glass holders for safety and extra protection from the wind. It requires no cleaning, and there's no need to chop any firewood. Once winter arrives, we might just bring our chimenea inside, and hope that Santa doesn't mistake it for a chimney.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dream Team

Monday Night Football on October 5, 2009 should be an interesting game when Brett Favre's Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers! They play again in Green Bay on Sunday, November 1, at high noon!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday

Another great idea to create a new tax on the middle class in order to generate much needed revenue for the US Federal Government is the Birthday Tax (or some might call it, The Aging Tax). Within a month after your birthday, everyone would send Obama $10 times how old you are. For example, if you turned 48 on August 4th, you would be required to send in $480 by September 4th. This new Birthday Tax would provide Obama with some substantial year-round support for the next stimulus packages to grow Big Government. Just remember, Big Government can spend your money more wisely that you can.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pet Tax

Doing our part to help Obama find new ways to tax the middle class, our next recommendation would be a special new Pet Tax.

The new Pet Tax would be on all pets, without exception, except for President Obama, and any congressional pet owners. If the owner fails to pay this quarterly tax, the pet would temporarily be housed in a government run foster-pet home, until the tax liability is collected. Part of the tax revenue taken in from the Pet Tax would go toward Universal Pet Healthcare.