Category Archives: Economy
I am going to risk offending my readers by dipping a toe into politics one more time. I would not do so if I were not so terribly worried about the issue at hand. I am deeply concerned, not as … Continue reading
A lot of people lost their jobs when Nordic Tug closed its plant, dedicated and highly skilled workers who took personal pride in creating a quality product. Contemplate that for a while before jumping to the conclusion that taxing the rich is a good idea. Continue reading
I have no intention of preaching politics here. Truly. I do have very strong political views, so this may be tough. I may not be able to prevent some of them from leaking into my words. Please bear with me! … Continue reading
We have just celebrated a Glorious Fourth, the anniversary of the founding of our country. We celebrated with hot dogs, Sâ€™mores, chips, lemonade and beer, maybe even a few veggies to assuage our guilt. We joined friends for games, good … Continue reading
As I have watched the economy tank and our government react and overreact, I keep having flashbacks to the 1970′s. There was a lot more to the 70′s than bell-bottom jeans, leisure suits, sideburns, double-knits and green shag carpet. It … Continue reading
It was probably inevitable. The AIG bonuses, followed by Congressâ€™ knee jerk response. The final straw. The tipping point that would convert economically frightened and somewhat paralyzed Americans into a raging group of Howard Beales. Remember him?
Howard Beale was the character in the 1976 movie â€œNetworkâ€?? who encouraged people to â€œget up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Continue reading