This Economy SUCKS; by Larry Elder.
"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Not even in a rock-star administration."
But there ARE such things as free cell phones and other hand-outs for SOME in this administration.
(BTW - speaking of rock stars - who is the one pictured above?
Funk: Too bad Murr ain't here to see your picture....she always thought you were of the caucasion persuasion. :)!!!
53 years old......oh, to be YOUNG again....
Jimmy: you know what Murrelet's reply would be. She'd say that the picture was of somebody else.
July 1st is a GREAT birthday. If it were mine, I'd think about celebrating it one year visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park. I went there in 1991 on a Sunday in July, and had a great time touring the battlefield, especially Little Round Top where the 20th Maine made its legendary stand.
I would go there to honor those that fought those three days when the high point of the Confederacy was reached when Pickets charge temporarily made it atop Cemetery Ridge. From there on it was a slow retreat ending in Appomattox in April 9th 1865 when Bobby Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to U.S. Grant.
Can you imagine being a Southerner in the Army of Northern Virginia on the day and night of June 30th as they prepared for the invasion of the North?! Imagine their confidence that was coursing thru their blood.
The South fought for a lost cause but many a brave man died on the worst 3 days for American casualties in the History of the United States. Roughly 47,000 outright dead from both sides and thousands missing and lost and captured by both sides.
The Darsey Clan did not own slaves, though it has been passed down thru reunions and all, Great-great-great grandaddy Benjamin Darsey was a Johnny Reb who rode off to fight the yankees and survived to comeback to his home in Willie Ga. (not Fort Stewart) on the same horse he road off to fight on.
Willie and Taylors Creek just missed Sherman's total war slash and burn by just a few miles. Sherman was turned back at Macon, hence so many houses of that period still exist. And Sherman presented the City of Savannah to President Lincoln. He was taken by its beauty and did not order it burned as he did everything else, especially Atlanta.
Ifn you are readin this Sebe, you gotta tune on one of your blogs that captures the feeling of the South after Gettysburg. Feel free to post it..even tho this ain't my blog and I am glad Funk is a free man and is a fiesty young man of 53.
Thanks again Chief and JimmyMack!
JM, I appreciate the distinguished history lesson of the south, and particularly the history of the coastal empire and surrounding area's to include the Darsey clan.
Hi Jimmy: I'll post a link to the blog with the tune ("Ashokan Farewell") when I get back on the computer. I haven't figured out how to cut and paste links on this Galaxy S3 yet. Great tune used by Ken Burns as the theme for his PBS mini-series. In fact - it was that series, that tune, and Shaara's book "The Killer Angels" that fired my discovery and fascination with the Civil War. One result of the fascination was that day-long trip to Gettysburg on the Sunday before a conference I was attending in Virginia began.
My advice to everyone who loves U.S. history is: Go to Gettysburg at least once in your lifetime. Spend a day - two would be better. This year would be a territic time to go since it's the 150th anniversary of the event and they probably have some "special events" they might not otherwise have in a "normal" year.
I couldn't find where I originally uploaded the song, so I posted it on my most recent blog:
Got it Sebe. Thank you. That haunting melody captures in its entireity the dying of the South and its lost cause.
It really does. The thing that surprised me was that the song was actually composed in 1982 as a goodnight/farewell waltz for the fiddle and dance camps held annually at the lakefront campus near Ashokan Reservoir in New York state. But it so perfectly does what you said, Ken Burns instantly knew it would be an outstanding signature piece for his mini-series on the Civil War. It's hard to believe that it wasn't written back then.
Yes PN. As some of us know: It is indeed a New World Charlie Brown.
JimmyMack, posted this statement on Chiefs “Dubya’s 4th Term Revisited” and a starter to talk about “Oh, Yeah, the Economy”
1.Does this mean we should accept 5T of National Debt in 4 1/2 years instead of 8 or pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution?
2.Does this mean we should continue to have over 7% unemployment levels with the labor participation rate lower than it was over 30 years or instead levels fewer than 5% with the LPR at an all-time high?
3.Does this mean that we should add 17M more to food stamps over the next 4 years or should legislation be passed to allow free markets to do what they do best, grow wealth and add jobs which results in less SNAP?
4.Does this mean the Feds should bankrupt the coal mining industry through regulations to push green jobs that are wasting our money or should we tap into our own natural resources in ANWAR, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming while continuing to develop green jobs until they are refined and processed to actually work?
5.Does this mean that we can continue to pass partisan legislation that affects 1/6th of the Economy without constitutional muster during passage? The Supreme Court ruled the legislation constitutional because of congress power to tax and John Roberts a conservative was the deciding vote; however I think he was wrong now because Article 1 Section 7.7.1 states: All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or con cur with amendments as on other bills. Obamacare was originated in the Senate and BHO said you can’t pass healthcare with a 50+1 vote and that you need a sizeable majority 60 votes to pass. He never did get the 60 votes because Ted Kennedy died.
6.Is this the New World you are referring to?
1. Cannot pass a balanced budget amendment due to Tea Partiers.
2. would you repeat the questions?
3. Feed the Hungry;free markets create poverty by hiring the lowest wage earners.
5. Logic, Smlogic
6. No not necessarily. We still need the mega rich to do their part for those that cannot.
1.JM the TP wants the Feds to spend within the allocated budget. Progressives want to spend more money than allocated.
2.Unemployment is 7.6% and the Labor Participation Rate is at a 30 year low. Is this the new world Charlie Brown?
3. With more people working, there would be more people paying taxes (Skin in the game)and less people on food stamps (No skin in the game), thus strengthening the economy and even more support for those who truly cannot help themselves. The wages you earn should only be determined by the experience and skills that an individual brings to the table. As your experience and skills increase, so does your wages. I'm speaking from my personal experiences too.
4. Is that yes for bankruptcy or a balanced approach?
5.This is how history will judge it, the bottom line will be did he follow the rule of law and all we have to do is review the constitution for accuracy in legislation.
6.Can you define what their part is? The top 1% already pay 40% of the federal tax bill and that's about 1.6M out of a working force of about 165M within a country of over 300M. We could take all of their wealth and it wouldn't put a dent in the deficit!