Archive for August 20th, 2007

Commercialized Revolutions

Monday, August 20th, 2007

“Street art at sunset. Bong hits for all. Where to? What next? Why bother?”

Ever wonder why pot is and will be for quite some time, illegal?

“I no longer remember, if I ever did, exactly what we had in mind at the San Francisco Acid Tests or the Human Be-In, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t anything as obvious as all this. We were, I believe, trying to ‘change the world,’ not sell it a hemp t-shirt.”

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Let’s Spend Some Money

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Americans earned a smaller average income in 2005 than in 2000, the fifth consecutive year that they had to make ends meet with less money than at the peak of the last economic expansion, new government data shows.
While incomes have been on the rise since 2002, the average income in 2005 was $55,238, still nearly 1 percent less than the $55,714 in 2000, after adjusting for inflation, analysis of new tax statistics show.

The NYT is trumpeting the economic bubble of the late 90s again. Honestly, I’m tired of it. I say let Hillary win, let the Dems take over Washington. Let the federal government spend money like it was going out of style, let our taxes rise to new heights and lets redistribute wealth as fast as we possibly can. Lets institute new government spending programs the likes of which we haven’t seen since the forties while ignoring the debt of our currently exhausted entitlement programs, and lets invite a massive economic decline the likes of which we haven’t seen since Carter, or worse. The liberals want this, the Libertarians want this, and the Reps are too busy pushing national abortion amendments or trying to brush off Bush’s spending initiatives to care. Maybe after it’s all over, the Reps will re-group and get back to their constructionist, limited government, low tax, non-interventionalist roots; winning a few elections in the process and then, we can all get back to achieving the American Dream. Bring it on, I needed a long vacation anyway.

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