As America sinks deeper and deeper into what will be the scariest time of my life - socialism and regulation will be on everyone's tongue and the hemp suckers will be calling out to the world for the Government's help. The weak willed liberals and those that can't exist without mommy and daddy and blame everyone else for their problems are now in control of the White House and Congress and soon to be Supreme Court. IMO - the American Dream... in all of it's flaws is now reaching it's final death rattle. Small businesses will struggle, entrepreneurship with falter unless lead by some deranged Gov't initiative, and corruption will become violently evident and unbridled amongst our public officials as they will soon hold many of the keys to unlock all financial freedom...
I was reading Alexander Hamilton's memoirs the other day and came across this paraphrased idea from the father of our own economic system - -
Deregulation, laissez-faire, free-market economics, etc. have never functioned. Free trade is a British hoax used to plunder its colonies. Adam Smith was recruited by Lord Shelburne to concoct the Wealth of Nations as a means of discrediting the American System, which has always been the adversary of the British System, the one that is now collapsing. Smith argued that individual selfishness and greed leads to the common good. In fact, national governments are the sole guarantors of the general welfare.
Bellamy stole the show. The team looked the best it's looked all year in the first half. You can tell dejong and zabs in the middle make a huge difference.
Can't wait for the rest of the year. It's going to be really exciting. I doubt Slainte will have the Stoke City game this weekend - but i will find out shortly. Link posted by JVMM : 9:06 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
And i said "oh sophia where'd you get a name like that" She said "I think she was a movie star before I was born." Though I really don't remeber no She left when I was so young When I was so young Link posted by JVMM : 2:07 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Elton John - Country Comfort
I don't think Elton really gets enough credit for his - "Stonesque" desire to be rockabilly / country. It seems like all 70's rock stars wanted a piece of Gram Parson. The more I listen to his b-side back catalog the more I realize how really graet of an artist Elton was... Candle in the wind my ass - Give me Country Comfort any day of the week - -
Figured I should keep it around in case I lose it. Link posted by JVMM : 6:54 PM
What a Saturday
Good times all - We haven't seen a band back to together meeting like that in some time. Well done on all fronts... I think I got punched in the face... I'm pretty sure I threw a hissy because the soccer game wasn't on... Post 10 pm is rather blurry.
Weddings weddings weddings! All of these weddings. Gee I wonder who is next... lol Link posted by JVMM : 10:46 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
For anyone wondering about my thoughts on the speech...
I think I just saw the speech of my generation. It reached all it stayed low key and set the tone of hope and hard work for years to come. These were the things that America thrived on...our current state of decadence and self-righteous action is very recent and something that we need to stray from.
His message of love with acceptance and "extending our hand to those who will release their clenched fist..." moved me. The president's role throughout American history, and as defined in the constitution, and what was thought to be by our framers, was one of international diplomacy and domestic hope. I think we all saw that today.
I was very proud to be an American today. I am, as of today, very hopeful of our future on the back of his speech.
The reality however is much different, but for a brief time, and for a round of drinks and back slaps and for those that wait the coming months with bated breath I will approach with the same optimism that they feel. Link posted by JVMM : 1:44 PM