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U.S. Downsizes Average House Size In 2009

June 23, 2010 1 comment

At least that is what the data from the U.S. Census Bureau is reporting.

The average size of a new single-family house shrank significantly from 2008 to 2009, the census figures show.

Nationally the average decrease was 51 square feet, to 2,422 square feet, the data show. In the Northeastern United States, the change was more dramatic: House size diminished by more than 200 square feet, to 2,529 square feet.

[Home Shrinkage]

Categories: News

STIHL Named #1 Selling Brand In America

June 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Independent research has shown that STIHL is the most popular handheld outdoor power equipment choice by consumers and professionals from coast to coast.

Our network of independent Dealers provide dependable, versatile, reliable equipment, and serve as a knowledgeable resource for outdoor power equipment. From grass trimmers and leaf blowers to pole pruners and chain saws, we can match you with the right tool, and hand it to you fully assembled, fueled and ready to run.

CONGRATULATIONS to STIHL, Aztec Rental is proud to be one of your dealers!

Get the #1 selling brand of handheld outdoor power equipment in America at Aztec Rental.

Categories: STIHL

Home Construction And Building Permits Drop

June 16, 2010 1 comment

The hopes of construction industry to lead economic recovery looking slim.

Home construction plunged last month to the lowest level since December and building permits also fell, the latest signs that the construction industry won’t fuel the economic recovery.

Builders are scaling back now that government incentives have expired.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction of new homes and apartments fell 10 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000. April’s figure was revised downward to 659,000.

The results were driven by a 17 percent decline in the single-family market, which had benefited earlier in the year from federal tax credits of up to $8,000. It was the largest monthly drop in single-family construction since January 1991.

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Categories: Construction, News

Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne Is “Likes To Fight Guy”

June 16, 2010 1 comment

The huge NCAA realignment, alignment, realignment story from last week has left a bad taste in the mouth of Aggieland.

Most Texas A&M students, alumni, fans and followers are upset or disappointed at the very least that the Aggies did not pull the trigger and head to the SEC.  This most likely caused an onslaught of emails, phone calls and text messages to Texas A&M brass, most of which was likely directed to Athletic director Bill Byrne.

Most likely reasons for such reactions:

1) A&M had chance to go to best conference in NCAA football and gain long-term stability
2) A&M fans wanted to go to the SEC to finally escape the shadow of the Univ. of Texas.
3) A&M fans are upset that Texas essentially dictated the conditions required for the Big 12’s survival.

He received one email he thought he would handle himself.

Email from fan:

Hey a–holes [edit]

I am a third generation aggie and class of ‘06. my family and I, including many extend family members have had season tickets at kyle field for up to 20 yrs.

We also tailgate spending a lot of time and money during the fall in college station. That all ended today

We are canceling our season tickets and will never again donate to the 12th man until there is all new board of regents minus Gene Stallings, a new ad, new president (that guy is a disgrace).

Dollar bill, I hope you have time to pull your tongue out of dodds butt to read this email

Sincere regards

[name redacted]

AD Bill Byrne’s response (allegedly):

Classy.

[Sports By Brooks]

Categories: Sports

United States Flag Day

June 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Happy Flag Day!  Fly your USA flags proudly.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

[Histroy of Flag Day]

Categories: Random

College Football Realignment Song

June 14, 2010 1 comment

Current state of the NCAA realignment, via song/video.  Pretty good stuff.

*NOTE – Some explicit language and images

Song and video by: 1560 The Game

Categories: Humor, Sports

Your Weekend Fill: Drummer Is At The Wrong Gig

June 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: Daily Fill