Here’s what I learned while listening to WBBM and NPR today:
- Miley Cyrus is now 17 years old.
- The U.S. Senate agreed to allow the Obamacare Bill to be debated and voted on by the full senate.
On Glenn Beck’s second hour:
- he led off with a discussion of how much our nation is in debt. He read a New York Times article where they discuss stuff I’ve been ranting about since 2006.
- He talked about how the housing bubble has been turned into to a government debt bubble.
On a personal note — I rail against bad macro-economic decisions because I see how these decisions affect me, my family, and my friends personally on a micro-economic level. I have been forced to make difficult decisions day after day, and I know I’m not the only one. Doing the budget has become a daily chess match. Calling banks and credit card companies has been an education in negotiation and diplomacy.
These bad macro-economic decision are leading us to a point where we are focused on surviving, instead of thriving. Even on this website, we have been forced to focus on money-making procedures instead of being able to be artistic and letting sales happen as we build an audience.
On a local news station, my wife and I heard a story about a woman who dresses as a nurse, walks into doctor’s offices, and steals purses. One of the ladies who lost her purse was interviewed; she was saddened, crying about how you can’t even trust someone dressed as a medical professional.
So … what did this woman who dresses as a nurse use the stolen credit cards on? She made purchases at CVS Pharmacy and Publix.
My wife looked at me and said, “What can you buy at Publix?”
I stated the obvious: food.
So … we have a thief who is stealing to feed herself and, presumably, her family.
We are reaching the point where stealing is becoming NECESSARY in some parts of the country.
I remember, waaaayyy back ten years ago, we used to sit around and debate whether stealing was ethical in Iraq when living under an oppressive dictatorship … of course, ten years later, George Bush screwed things up so bad that most people feel an oppressive dictatorship is better than what Iraq has now … but, back to the point, are we actually at the point where stealing is ethical in places here?
I don’t believe we have … but the fact that this woman stole credit cards and shopped at a grocery store … hello. Wake up, Congress. Tapping on the screen here. Hello, Obama. Hello.
Healthcare is not the problem. The lack of work is.
Time to stop talking about increasing government spending, because it’s scaring the pants off the robber barons. We need the robber barons to give people jobs, and they need to be coddled.
They’re crying in their soup about possible tax increases … let’s cool off on that for now, and let the big baby robber barons feel good again about spending.
And … you might as well legalize pot, coke, meth, heroin, whatever. Legalize, legalize, legalize. I abhor drug use, but we need the economic growth now. I’d like to be able to afford being vegan again, and if that means the entire country killing themselves on drugs, then so be it.
If humans consciously destroy their minds and bodies with drug use so that I can save a couple of cows and chickens, so be it.
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