TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The current mess would never have occurred in the absence of ill-conceived federal policies. The federal government chartered Fannie Mae in 1938 and Freddie Mac in 1970; these two mortgage lending institutions are at the center of the crisis. The government implicitly promised these institutions that it would make good on their debts, so Fannie and Freddie took on huge amounts of excessive risk.
Worse, beginning in 1977 and even more in the 1990s and the early part of this century, Congress pushed mortgage lenders and Fannie/Freddie to expand subprime lending. The industry was happy to oblige, given the implicit promise of federal backing, and subprime lending soared.
This subprime lending was more than a minor relaxation of existing credit guidelines. This lending was a wholesale abandonment of reasonable lending practices in which borrowers with poor credit characteristics got mortgages they were ill-equipped to handle."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Two empty bowls are the perfect metaphor for the presidential debate held last night. To be fair TWW only watched the first 30 minutes before giving up. Neither candidate during that time tried to answer the questions asked. You can get more information from the video in the next post below than you could have gotten from the first debate. The only bad part of the video below is one section where the person who created it supports Paleface and Mathusala. The rest is pretty good.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is a sneak preview of what it will look like when done. (doors will have to wait a while).
This is the current temporary (for the last four years) basement kitchen.
The liberals are outraged.
The other VP candidate Joe Biden has a son who joined the army and is going to Iraq to fight the immoral war. It must mean Biden is an unfit father who preaches against the war in Iraq but cannot control his children. Why aren't the liberals outraged?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tree cages with young oaks.
Tree condoms protecting young oaks.
Cherry tree growing out of tree condom. (A success story.)
White pine after removing tree cage . Without out the cage it would only by half as high or dead.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Just because you see blue sky don't forget it is raining most of the time up here and we are worse off than when Clinton was Big Bubba. (click on the pics to enlarge)
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Become a community organizer and beautify your neighborhood by making sure all the trash cans are well-organized and ready for pickup every week. This job is a sure way to move on to a brighter future.
source of pic: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/code/images/trash-can.jpg
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