I wanted to send out my Happy Thanksgiving this morning to everyone that may see it. It certainly has been a wild year and it seems more action will ensue before the calendar rolls into 2010. Wasn't 2010 the year we were supposed to make contact? Well at least we found water on the Moon and probably on Mars, so we are a bit behind schedule.
I get a reputation as being a perma-bear, a doom and gloomer, or an eternal pessimist. I really do not see it that way. I believe in America, and most of all in Americans. Maybe not the upper crust big money folks that always seem to find their way into the highest halls of government, but the everyday average American. Most folks do the best they can for their families and all they want is a fair deal with reward for their efforts. It is here that I think America can be doing MUCH better and the target of this blog are those things that would impede the efforts of normal people all over the country.
Over the last year Economic Disconnect has made it onto the compilation site Seeking Alpha and that was a wonderful boost both to readership and my own moral. I was able to either meet or have valuable correspondence with Mark from Illusion of Prosperity, Jeff from The Housing Time Bomb, Lisa (on hiatus) from Capitalist Preservation, Ilargi from The Automatic Earth, C-T from We are Screwn, Dave from The Golden Truth, and Kevin Depew of Minyanville. I have appreciated all the time and patience everyone has for me!
When are we going to have a huge Blogger party? A fun place like Las Vegas or Atlantic City would be great. Maybe we could have a big Blogger Poker Tournament (do not invite Kid Dynamite, he is a shark!) and walk around with funny name tags like "I am Economic Disconnect" or whatever. I think it could be fun, though we may have to ration the booze!
Anyways, here is the Wikipedia entry for the holiday:
You may want to make sure this does not happen to your turkey meal:
All My Best