Thursday, October 16, 2008

Nike Club Run SF

Here is a photo of my fellow Pace Leaders for Nike's Club Run San Francisco. Each Saturday for the past 16 weeks we have been leading and helping runners train for this weekend's Nike Women's Marathon. CRSF is a pretty darn good group and a great resource for first time or experienced runners. Yes, I am a bit biased. The whole thing is free, the support is great, you can get a bunch of free goodies, and you get to run with some fun, friendly Pace Leaders. Plus, you don't have the burden of having money like some training programs. CRSF is open to all with abilities ranging from walkers to sub-8 minute milers.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What a Deal!

Wow! This is what I call great marketing. Bet no other store can offer this.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bailout Pork Barrel

So, you thought the Senate was only concerned with helping the economy and the mortgage crisis? By now we all know Hank Paulson's original 3 page bailout plan has grown to a massive tomb exceeding 400 pages. In doing a quick (okay, not so quick) scan of the Senate proposal, you find several admendments extending provisions to certain groups.

Page 279 — Rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Page 280 — Mine rescue / mine safety
Page 290 — Motorsports racing track facility
Page 290 — Hurricane Katrina and Gulf opportunity zone
Page 295 — Wool modifications
Page 296 — Permanent authority for undercover operations
Page 297 — Child tax credit
Page 300 — Children and wooden arrows

Look, check it out for yourself.

This is the reason why so many of us have a distaste in our mouth at the very thought of government. Instead of focusing on solving this enourmous problem, our elected officials are still concerned with special interests. No matter what the bill, no matter how important, these pork barrel items are always present.