|The hood ornament - click|
The oldest car in the collection is joining others in an auction, it's a blue 1934 Ford Deluxe Phaeton.
It has been used all these years at the family's vacation spot in the Bahamas.
I bought a Megabucks ticket this week the $5,275,000.00 prize when you take the cash option (I'm old, remember?) leaves you with about $1,535,000.00 after the prize is cut in half and taxes are taken out. I will not be able to afford to bid on this car even if I win.
|Just look at the magnificent condition!|
Yesterday I learned of the millions of dollars being spent to upgrade Gitmo. Yes the very prison for foreign combatants, the one that want us dead. Improvements are a top grade soccer field, fenced and guarded, cable TV with 21 channels and dining facilities.
It now costs the taxpayers $800,000.00 (eight hundred thousand dollars) to house a resident of Gitmo for one year! The State of Maine only spends $41,000 (Forty-one thousand dollars) a year.
The thing that ticks me off now: The Federal Government in its infinite wisdom has decided that a citizen must earn less than (are you ready?) $11,170.00 to be in poverty. Eleven thousand One Hundred Seventy dollars!!). So......to be considered in poverty you must earn about 71.6 times less than it takes to keep one Gitmo prisoner for a year!
Now that's bad news!
|An Osprey going fishing.|