Thursday, January 28, 2010

Stick A Fork In GM and Dodge

Seems if your GM and Chrysler and owned by government you keep losing money. The big question, how can Ford be making profit? Answer, their not owned by Obama. How much more money will be pumped into GM and Dodge before Obama sticks a fork in them and two great car companies will be history?

From Yahoo Finance.

"Ford earns $2.7 billion in 2009
Ford earns $2.7 billion in 2009, first annual profit in four years

On Thursday January 28, 2010, 7:05 am

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. says it made $2.7 billion in 2009, its first annual profit in four years.

Ford says it benefited from cost-cutting, debt reduction and popular cars and trucks like the Ford Fusion sedan and Escape SUV. It's enjoying customer goodwill for avoiding bankruptcy and refusing federal aid.

Ford's net income of 86 cents per share rose from the year before, when it lost a record $14.6 billion.

In the fourth quarter, Ford says it earned $868 million, or 25 cents per share. That is up $6.8 billion from a year earlier. Ford earned money in three of the four quarters last year.

Ford says it expects to be profitable next year as well.

Ford gained market share in North and South America and Europe, despite the economic downturn." Ford earns $2.7 billion in 2009 - Yahoo! Finance

Good for Ford motor company.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Trails Closed

"Trail Conditions


Updated 01/25/10

Trails are CLOSED. They will remain closed until we get another good snowfall. The forecast is not looking good as far as a good snow for our Poker Run Event on 01/30/2010. Remember even if we do not have enough snow for the Poker Run you can surely do this event in a vehicle. Please attend it will be great time. STAY OFF the trails when they are closed, thank you for your cooperation.

Most trials are closed. You can go to the high noon riders web site for the area you are looking at.

8th Canidate Forum Tonight

From the Green Bay Press
"Watch tonight: 8th District GOP candidate forum
Press-Gazette • January 25, 2010

LAWRENCE — The Fox Valley Initiative will host a candidate forum tonight featuring most of the seven Republicans facing off in the primary election for the 8th Congressional District seat.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at The Grand, 1250 Mid Valley Drive, and will be broadcast online at It's free and open to the public.

Seven Republican candidates are facing off against each other in the Sept. 14 primary for the opportunity to challenge U.S. Rep Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, in the Nov. 2 general election.

They are Marc Savard, Terri McCormick, Reid Ribble, Kerry Thomas, Marc Trager, Andy Williams and Roger Roth." Watch tonight: 8th District GOP candidate forum | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Link to Press Gaz. to watch forum

Big Bad Wolf

After having lunch last Thursday around noon I seen a wolf ( a little like the one above) a 75 yards from my back door jogging from east to west. Life at the compound is getting better every time I make the trip up north.

Did I miss anything?