It’s raining. The soft then intense rain forms different relaxing rhythms almost like multi jet showers. When i buy a house the one thing I know I’m doing aside from taking out any carpeting is making the master bath into a shower room. And there has to be an outdoor shower. Oh yes. Can’t live near the beach without one
An actual phone conversation with my bff Lucia
Me: Guess who The Times endorsed?
Lucia: Obama, of course
Me: No, McCain.
I can sound like Steve Wright so she believed me.
Love how “biased” most media is. Though the editorial was all substance. We’re not going to take it anymore. The erosion of the Constitution, the economy, two wars and so so so much more.
I can’t wait until 11/05 as I’m sick of this election but just found out that I have pledged to do many things–Lucia’s sister pledged me and this is the election of our lives
I’m not going to pretend I’m in debt but I have considerably less money than I would have had if I closed six weeks ago–and let’s not even go into a year or two ago. The apartment would have gone for more and my portfolio. So I can’t complain.
But I’m so gun shy about spending money. I’m scared to buy a house which is stupid and I hope to get over that shortly….
These are frightening times. When people talk about the similarities between now and 1929–unprecedented prosperity–they don’t get that most Americans were poor to begin with. The money went to the privileged few. It is different now and for people to pretend otherwise only shows they don’t understand how the economy worked then and how it works now.
I have a few degrees in social welfare related subjects so yes I do know. I was going to add some classic books but why? People google things and believe that is research
We are in a deep recession. It will get worse before it gets better. But to wish for a depression so that people will learn values is beyond my understanding. A depression now will be the battle of the fittest and by that I mean the meanest and hardest.
There’s a whole generation of teenagers I love and want to see live in a world without limits. Or good limits.
I won’t go into the differences between now and 29. They’re too big to go into. One quick thing: FDR was able to do The New Deal as there weren’t programs in place. No red tape to snip.
We were ignoring regs or cutting them and are paying for that now.
Yes I cried when I read about Obama’s visit with his grandmother. I cried because it was a wonderful thing to do. I cried because he has his priorities right. And selfishly I cried because he was able to visit with her.
Am I a pro-American because I moved to South Carolina? Or an anti-American because until last week I lived in New York where I will be every three weeks for the next several months?
They’re trying (and I guess succeeding to bring back the great divide of the 70’s) Watch Life on Mars< /em> it brings back that time so vividly. So many of us are 80’s focused. It was a time of greater prosperity, America wasn’t at war, there wasn’t a divide. But I’m so glad I lived through the 70’s. I had a front row seat at the changing of America and wasn’t even aware of it then.
You know Obama caused the financial crisis?
Me thinks Alan Greenspan had more than a little to do with it. Me thinks the credit crunch has been wrongly, often and stupidly blamed on Bill Clinton when the subprime thing, credit mess and everything else has (grossly simplified) been because of lack of regulation and oversight. Very overly simplified but what the hell
Can you guess who the highest paid person for the first two weeks in October in McCain’s “camp” was?
Palin’s makeup artist. And you thought she was naturally pretty.
Only one more Tuesday until the election. It damn better be honest.