Slope of Hope: We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
An excellent list of core beliefs I would stand behind 100%:
-Printing up trillions of dollars of fiat money is no way to save a crumbling economy;
-A soaring jobless rate is not a basis for optimism about the prospects for equities;
-The fact that Goldman Sachs was able to snooker the public (again) by pushing the market higher 1 quarter out of 7 does not mean a new bull market has appeared;
Dumping tens of billions of dollars into the completely failed US auto industry at taxpayer expense is not a wise move;
-Throwing trillions of dollars at insolvent banks, which spend most of their attention lining their executives pockets with enormous bonuses, is imprudent;
-Pretending that the Medicare and Social Security System aren't headed for certain collapse is disingenuous;
-Peach cobbler with two scoops of ice cream can make a delicious noontime treat.
A level headed take.
Evil, always where you least expect it to be:
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We Can't Balance the Budget, But...
We can send a small robotic rover all the way to Mars, land it on the surface, and drive it around for years sending back pictures. Here Rover Opportunity drives away from it's own landing zone. You can see the descent apparatus in the background:
A few trailers from films I love that you may or may not have ever seen.
Timothy Hutton and George C Scott (as well as many familiar faces!) give weight and drama to the film TAPS:
Now that Christian Bale is finally getting the acting props he deserves (after Batman and "3:10 to Yuma") see him in an earlier film called "Equilibrium":
I have to admit I loved Vin Diesel as "Riddick" in "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (trailer below):
In a new era classic film that exhibits dynamic story with excellent acting, perfect music, almost unreal cinematography, and wonderful pace please take a look at the trailer for "The Assassination of Jesse James" and then please see the film:
Music for the Weekend
A few tunes for the long weekend.
The wife and I have tickets for Depeche Mode on July 31st. If their new album is as strong as the song "Wrong" then it will be a great show:
While everyone is all excited about the talent show version of this song, check out the original tune by Garth Brooks, "If Tomorrow Never Comes":
Thunderous drums, balanced guitars, and always deep lyrics make Iron Maiden's song "Gangland" a winner:
Have a great weekend!