Economic Stimulus. . .
OK, I don't like this shit. $1 trillion dollars to do what?! Who's going to pay for this? Are we gonna turn up the money printing presses? How much is THIS going to cost my g'chidren?
So it sucks at that price, but The Prez seems to think it's totally necessary so let's get it done. Fuck those republicans. They've shown their true colors. They're NOT going to be at all cooperative, so just steam roll their ass and get on with it. If this is what we need, the sooner the better. Let's see the roads fixed, the bridges rebuilt, etc., etc.
Wall Street and the Dow. . .
Check it out. . . the DJIA has been sitting just above 8000 for the past few months. Doesn't it look like it's hit a bottom? MAybe things have stabilized? Portfolios have pretty much stabilized. Yea, I've lost my ass as have many others, but are we looking at further losses? It doesn't feel like it to me. I don't know shit about the market, but have been watching it for the past 40 years or so. What do you think?
Wow. It was over 60° today. More of the same tomorrow and for the rest of the week. That's what I love about WV. . . 5° three days ago and 60° today.
Low Carb bust. . .
I'm done with low carb. I've hit a bottom. I can't seem to drop below 205. Stuck. Besides, how long can you really stick with eating meats. . . often smoked fatty pork based meats? Yea, I fired up the smoke yesterday, cooked up a sirloin pork roast and a couple pounds of Italian sausages. Had a big pig-out and now it's over. Time to switch gears. Time to start counting calories.
How low can I go? 1000 calories a day? A few eggs, a bag od spinach and a bunch of broccoli? That's less than 1000 cals. Sadly, one decent size cheese burger with a few trimmings is over 650 calories. but I'm used to having a limited diet, so maybe I should go to the other extreme and just do veggies for a few weeks. 1000 cals of veggies per day. We'll see.
But hey, a little over 15 lbs. in the past month aint too bad. Another 15 over the next 6 weeks would make me really happy. . . but I just don't think I can do it anymore on fat and protein.