Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Positive Spin

I need a break from all of the negative economic, weather and social news--so let's focus on some of the positives today.

93-percent of people in this area have a job.

90-percent of people in this area are current on their mortgages--and are at no risk of being foreclosed upon.

It's now light out past 6:00 at night.

There is a very good chance that Oshkosh will send a boys' team to the state basketball championships again this year.

Milk is back to $2.50 a gallon again.

Gas is still less than $2.00 a gallon.

More people are realizing the dangers of debt and are making the concerted effort to get out of the hole.

The Boston Bruins continue to have the best record in the NHL's Eastern Conference and would have home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. (That one is a bit personal).

U2 comes out with a great new album today.

Brett Favre is still retired.

Those who are deciding to enter the investment markets today have nowhere to go but up from here.

Hopefully these won't be our "Good Old Days".

Let's try to go out there and make today a little bit better than yesterday.


  1. A very nice post, Jonathan. We do lose sight sometimes of the fact that things can always get a lot worse. Here's some appropriate theme music from my misspent youth for today's post:

  2. Jonathan, is that really you?

  3. Another positive to discuss.

    Traska and Kavanaugh will be defeated at the polls in about a month, along with the stupd referendum they support.

  4. >>Traska and Kavanaugh will be defeated at the polls in about a month, along with the stupd referendum they support.<<

    Wow, it really IS true that "when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail"!

  5. Focus Focu Focus.

    7:34 nailed it again!!

  6. I don't want to bring down your great piece Jonathan, but while we may be glad that milk is $2.50 a gallon, our farmers, dairy farmers especially, are SUFFERING. They are not even covering their cost of production right now, and many will not make it. Not all milk comes from a 4000 cow dairy. Many farmers who milk about 60 cows will either end up in bankruptcy or selling for pennies on the dollar. Trust me, if we don't stand up for the farmers and our food supply, it's not going to be so rosy! You're a smart guy Jonathan, why not do more research on this subject? I would love to hear more from you!

  7. "dairy farmers especially, are SUFFERING"

    Are they going to vote yes on the school referendum?

  8. Jonathan, you are still paying too much for milk. I am a dairy producer. Our pay price for Feb. milk is $9.30 per hundredweight. That pencils out to 80 cents per gallon! I work seven days a week and am now losing $3 per every hour of work. Also, everytime our great leader opens his mouth or proposes another spending policy, the milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange continue to tumble.