Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

This is my favorite pic
"I Have A Dream"

Ok, why was Ms. Greedy the first through the line?
(Aiden gets it honestly)

Marquel (Cuz), Jody Breeze, Aja
Why am I STILL at the kiddy table?

This is the funniest picture in the world.
I think Aiden is freaked out by his parents..ha ha

To See All the Pics

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dodge Challenger - American Muscle

There is still hope for American Auto Makers.

If I wasn't a family man, this would be the car for me.
Isn't she a beauty?

Pure American Muscle for your viewing pleasure
(nicely customized):

Original 1970 Dodge Challenger
(for sale - $125,000)
Paint Color: Go Mango

Staggered 22s in front and 24s in back
(yes this car is RWD!)

TIP's personal Challenger

The deciding factor for me often with cars is the interior. I like a clean, about business interior. I loved the concept Challenger car's interior.....It was definitely modernized retro. I love that 3 pronged steering wheel and the pistol grip shifter :

Original Dodge Challenger Interior

Dodge dropped the ball when it came to the production model.
Dodge pulled some parts from other cars (Magnum & Charger) rather then do a redesign of the dashboard.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TI Rihanna - Live Your Life

I like this video:

click pic below to watch

This was a hot performance:

Henry Ford

Ok...I'm a Chevy and mopar type of guy. However, there are a few Ford's I have liked, (e.g. Eleanor). Anyway, Henry Ford was a bad man:

Henry Ford's introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. He was a prolific inventor and was awarded 161 U.S. patents. At fifteen, Ford dismantled and reassembled the timepieces of friends and neighbors dozens of times, gaining the reputation of a watch repairman. Henry Ford was especially fond of Thomas Edison, and on Edison's deathbed, he demanded Edison's son catch his final breath in a test tube. The test tube can still be found today in Henry Ford Museum. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, the mass production of large numbers of inexpensive automobiles using the assembly line, coupled with high wages for his workers. Henry Ford's intense commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put a dealership in every city in North America, and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently (and the Detroit Lions). Today the family owns only 4 percent of Ford Motor Company's shares, but its stock controls 40 percent of the voting rights.

Ford was adamantly against labor unions. He thought they were too heavily influenced by some leaders who, despite their ostensible good motives, would end up doing more harm than good for workers. Most wanted to restrict productivity as a means to foster employment, but Ford saw this as self-defeating because, in his view, productivity was necessary for any economic prosperity to exist.

Henry Ford opposed war, which he thought was a waste of time. He
felt time was better spent making things.

After years of the Great Depression, labor strife, and New Deal, he suspected people in Washington were
conspiring to wrest the company from his control. Ironically, his paranoia was trending toward self-fulfilling prophesy, as his attitude inspired background chatter in Washington about how to undermine his control of the company, whether by wartime government fiat or by instigating some sort of coup among executives and directors (time repeats itself). In 1945, the war ended, Henry Ford II became company president, and the storm was past .

Quotes by Henry Ford
  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
  • If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
  • It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
  • The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
  • It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Obama Election Night 2008

This is a wonderful "behind the scenes" photo montage of Obama finding out he's The President, watching McCain's concession speech, ect....

If you haven't seen must.


the pic below is him watching the CNN commentary RIGHT after he delivered his victory speech.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aiden Seaching...

The following is my son's quest for food with his Grannà:

Aiden: Could this be food because I'm super hungry.
Looks like it....feels like it.

Aiden: Let me give it a shot...

Aiden: last attempt was futile, maybe this is food?

Aiden: This is getting really old!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

2Pac - Unconditional Love

Just had a baby with the same eyes
These are strange times
How come I never made it
Maybe it's the way I played it in my heart
I know one day I gotta be a star
My hopes and all my wishes
So many vivid pictures, and all the currency
I'll never even get to see
This fast life soon shatters
Cause after all the lights and screams
Nothing but my dreams matter
Hoping for better days

Maybe a peaceful night, baby don't cry
Cause everythang gonna be alright
Just lay your head on my shoulder
Don't worry bout a thang baby

Unconditional Love
Talking bout the stuff that don't wear off
It don't fade
It'll last for all these crazy days
These crazy nights
Whether you wrong or you right
I'm a still love you
Still feel you
Still there for you
No matter what
You will always be in my heart

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President Obama Makes History

"...a government of the people,
by the people
and for the people
has not perished from this Earth.
This is your victory. "

(President Obama Victory Speech)

Barack the Vote

"Son, raise your hand to vote for Obama."