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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ron Paul Supporters Have Super Majority At Nevada GOP State Convention

I read about this the other day over at the Lew Rockwell Blog. I see this morning that the story made the frontpage of the Drudgereport now. It's hilarious to read about all the McCainiacs hyper-ventilating about what transpired at the Convention. Ron Paul supporters out hustled and out organized everyone in Nevada. My only regret is that we couldn't do this well enough in other states. So as of now, it appears that most of the delegates to the GOP National Convention from Nevada will be Ron Paul supporters.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday Thoughts

The first panacea of a mismanaged government is inflation of the currency. The second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring more permanent ruin" …
Ernest Hemingway

As most can see, I haven't exactly been burning up the electronic ink lately on my blog. Hopefully that will change. I've been real busy with work and other projects. I did get a chance to watch some analysis last night of the Pennsylvania donkey primary. What can I say. The Clintons are not going down without a fight. John McCain is sitting back and smiling while the dems continue to eat each other up. If I were him though, I wouldn't be breaking my arm patting myself on the back, I would be trying to rebuild rapport with conservatives. Right now there is no energy and passion to volunteer for him in the GOP. His people can say all they want, but the truth is the truth. He's got a tall order. In addition to all the Bush baggage weight he has to carry this November....baggage weight that would make Atlas blush, he has to deal with all his own effed up policy positions. It's sad to say, but once again I think the election in November is going to come down to who the American people dislike the least.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities... With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck".....Thomas Jefferson

I couldn't help posting this quote today in light of all the manipulation going on in the financial markets. We don't have free markets anymore in this country, we have managed markets by the Fed.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Springsteen Anaheim Concert Review

Wow! It's hard to put into words the performance of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band over at the Honda Center last night. For a man who is knocking on the door of turning 60(he's 58 right now), the energy that Bruce has is just amazing. I want what he's on when I'm 58. The show started at about 8:30pm and didn't end until about 11:30PM. I was absolutely blown away by the set list he broke out:

Light Of Day
Radio Nowhere
Lonesome Day
Gypsy Biker
Murder Incorporated
Reason To Believe
Because The Night
She's The One
Livin' In The Future
The Promised Land
Working On The Highway
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Devil's Arcade
The Rising
Last To Die
Long Walk Home
Out In The Street
Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Born To Run
American Land

We got to hear Trapped, Rosalita, Ramrod, Light of Day, Badlands, Out In The Street, etc. Damn! My ears are still ringing this morning. I'd never been to a concert at the Honda Center. I thought the acoustics were great. The best part of the night was scoring FRONT ROW tickets right before the show started. That didn't suck. All and all, it was another epic night of Rock n'Roll from the Boss.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Ron And Ben Show

Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made his way onto Capital Hill to testify on some of the Feds latest machinations. As always, the smartest person in DC, Ron Paul was there to lecture and ask Ben questions that never get asked by other Congressmen. Here's the You Tube of the exchange: