Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The High Price of Gas

The high price of gas got you down? How about a loan or second mortgage to fill up the old jallopy? You could pawn your wedding ring or your wifes jewelry or cash in your kids college fund for a few gallons.  Hey! That's not funny, it's getting too close to the truth.  Let's see why the price has gone up so much. The U.S. Dollar has lost 40% of it's value in the last 10 years for one thing, then there's the Obama moritorium on drilling for a year and new rules by the E.P.A. that make it harder to drill for oil  and refine the gasoline. Some of the other problems I see are the speculators who foresee prices higher in the months ahead because of China and India using more oil as they're economies get bigger.
Then the problem of the Feds printing money to pay down the debt brings the dollar value down even more.
As Bill Clinton said, "It's the economy stupid!"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hope And Change

But I'm afraid that's all we'll end up with by the time we get somebody who understands how an economy really works.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Out To Pasture

The 1939 Ford Truck was the first time Ford had used the hydraulic brake system. The other truck companies had been using hydraulic brakes for years but Ford stuck to the old mechanical type until dealers and demand brought pressure on the company to go hydraulic. I think they made the right choice.
This is an 11"x14" oil on canvas panel

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Still Life In Oil

I painted this outside on our patio so I could really get some bright sunlight on the subject.