More ranting

Well, this blog has turned into more of a place for me to rant about politics than to post things about the family. That trend continues with this post. I just read a Reuters article estimating the eventual costs of the Iraq war including interest. Here are some startling figures from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO):

  • Total costs are estimated to total $2.4 trillion by 2017 when you include interest.
  • CBO estimated that interest costs alone from 2001-2017 could total more than $700 billion.
  • In Iraq alone, the United States is spending about $11 billion a month, with costs escalating.
  • Finance charges for the money already spent on the war will total $415 billion from 2001 to 2017, according to CBO.

This is enough to make this lifelong Republican vote Democrat. The social programs that the Democrats want to pay for are a drop in the bucket compared to the money being funneled into the war.


Taylor Infendo Radio


One of my favorite podcasts (Infendo Radio from didn’t have a new episode this week. So just for fun, I decided to do my own episode with my kids for co-hosts. It was pretty lame and I sound really wooden, but what the heck. We had fun doing it. I doubt they will link to it from their site, but I thought I would at least post it here in case anyone wanted to waste 10 minutes of their time. If nothing else, it made me appreciate how hard it can be to sound natural on a broadcast!

Taylor Infendo Radio #1