Jul 212014
 

Citing ongoing crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, as well as the continued fragility of the U.S. economy, President Obama today announced that he and his family would vacation for one week at Camp David next month, rather than more than two weeks at Martha’s Vineyard.

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“After much reflection, I have concluded that I’m simply not comfortable with the message an extended vacation to a luxury resort sends at this time, nor do I consider it good stewardship of the people’s money,” President Obama said in a statement. “Camp David keeps me much closer to Washington if I am needed. The girls are excited about having some school friends over to spend the night and play games, and I’m sure we’ll all enjoy the quiet and relaxed time together. Maybe Michelle will even let us have a pizza night.”

Mr. Obama’s decision is receiving widespread bipartisan support.

 Posted by at 7:21 am
Jul 182014
 

Dad, the boys, and I went to pay our respects to the sinkhole Corvettes today. (Click photo for a larger version.) We each had to sign a release to access the Skydome to see the sinkhole directly. There is no angle available to the public that allows one to look directly down into it, but we all agreed it was larger than it looked in the photographs we’d seen.

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Museum revenues are up 75% over last year to this point, largely because of these pilgrimages. Indeed, there were more visitors there than I’ve ever seen before.

It’s certainly come a long way from the early days, when we’d go and be three or four of maybe fifteen people in the whole place, and say to each other “wow, this is really neat, but is it going to make it?”

I don’t think the museum has announced official plans to display any of the sinkhole Corvettes permanently as is, though the Mallett Hammer Z06 (the last of the photos above) would be a good candidate for such. No restoration is possible. The car would essentially be replaced.

We had good family time today. “Making memories,” as Dad likes to say.

 Posted by at 8:47 pm
Jul 172014
 

Wow, everybody was so old and fat at the Kiss/Def Leppard concert last night. I’m sure glad that hasn’t happened to me. Lea, the boys, and I traveled to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last night to take in Kiss, Def Leppard, and Kobra and the Lotus. The boys saw Night Ranger at a festival last [...]

 Posted by at 6:08 pm
Jul 162014
 

You may have read of a kerfuffle involving a parade float that included an outhouse labeled Obama Presidential Library and a scared zombie. Obama’s Justice Department has deemed this worthy of its attention. This is absolutely outrageous. In the first place, Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder have been all but idle in investigating Fast and [...]

 Posted by at 9:40 am
Jul 142014
 

BoWilliams.com readers, meet Abby Hathorn. Abby first hit my radar several months ago, with her blog Vintage Inspired Passionista. It’s not a site in which I’d necessarily be inherently interested. However, it is clearly put together with a lot of care. She’s a good writer and photographer. (I discovered just a few days ago that [...]

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