• Sitting on the train this morning I was reading the Metro and there was a story about the cancellation of the Comanche helicopter program. The story says it has already cost $8 billion and all we have to show for that is two helicopters. It has given me a new perspective on the $14 billion Big Dig project. Now many people will argue that the Big Dig hasn’t made much of a difference, but keep in mind it isn’t complete yet, they will still be adding a couple more lanes to the system. On top of that it is going to create a ton of open space in the middle of the city for parks or various other things. It is definitely better than a couple of two person helicopters. I think my opinion on defense spending has just taken a giant turn.

    - While on the topic of helicopters, do you all remember the show Airwolf. I was wondering why we don’t have any action shows on TV like Airwolf, the A-Team, the Dukes of Hazzard, MacGyver and the Fall Guy. It seems like the only shows on now are police/law dramas, reality shows, sitcoms and a few random dramas. I am ready for the return of the action shows.

    - The Massachusetts Department of Revenue does a great job of keeping my tax returns from the state to a minimum. My return this year was the largest ever at $110, but in the past I have either had a return of $20 or less or once I actually owed money. Now at first I was pissed and then I realized well it means I am earning interest on the money as opposed to the state.

    That’s all for now.