Saturday, April 24, 2010


The Cuyahoga County Commissioners Have decided to erect a wind turbine at the fairgrounds. Not only is this to be a display of green energy but also a cost savings of 50 thousand dollars a year is to be had.

This all sounds great until you hear the cost of the turbine 1 million dollars. So if my math is right in only 20 years they can pay for this turbine.

Most businesses when buying new equipment like to recoup costs in 5-7 years. This is why government agencies invariable spend to much money. If private industry chose to carry expenses for twenty years there would be no profit and no business.

We need elected officials who can live within their means and spend the publics money like it is their own. Sadly we wouldn't trust most of them with our wallets if they had padlocks on them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Not much time to post lately. I've been renovating our kitchen, tore the walls and ceiling down to studs and I'm putting up new drywall. It's moving along the walls are up but a long way still to go.

Recently I finished reading Sarah Palin's Going Rogue. It's slow in some sections but readable. I don't think she is going to change many minds with her book. Love her or hate her people aren't going to shift their positions greatly. One insight I gained is the difficulty of being in the second position on a ballot during an election. Not only do you have to subordinate some of your own will to the lead candidate but also to the campaign staff. It seems like a lot of control to give up when your fate and reputation are on the line.