Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Is For Genealogy

These people are the Baxters from La Junta, Colorado, c.1915. The man in the middle in the vest and hat is my great-great-grandfather, Alonzo Hayden Hayes Baxter. His wife, "Granny B," is on his left, the little wizened lady in the skirt. They moved to southern Colorado from Indiana in about 1875. The woman on the far right is Alonzo's daughter, my great-great aunt, Leona Baxter Lepkovitz. She's got her apron on, so it must be Sunday, and she's in the middle of fixing Sunday dinner, dragged out of the kitchen long enough to take a picture, but not long enough to take off her apron. Leona could cook the best fried chicken in the county and she could kick your ass, both at the same time. You didn't cross Leona. I'm thinking that the older I get, the more I look like her. Life is full of surprises.

The guys over at are doing great work. If you haven't seen their website, it's definitely worth a look. This is Saturday, so I'm working on genealogy and not on my blog. Therefore, I'll post the links to the good stuff at MISSSOURAH.

This post is about the gag order the government is trying to impose on the insurance companies. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do we live in Nazi Germany?

Here's a good one about South Park episodes these guys at MISSOURAH would like to see. Cute.

The third one makes me crazy, since everything about  AlGore makes me crazy. A luxury green car? For $90,000? Is anyone in our government listening to these guys? Some idiot California luxury car maker is receiving $500 million in government loans [our money] to build a plug-in hybrid sports car with a sticker price of $90,000. For the love of  God.

"This investment will create thousands of new American jobs and is another critical step in making sure we are positioned to compete for the clean energy jobs of the future," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. He estimated it would save or create about 5,000 jobs.

"Save or create"--code language for "Hahahahaha, we've managed to co-opt more taxpayer money from every idiot U.S. taxpayer yet again."

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