No more politics after today. This was never meant to be a political blog. Cooper in her comment brings up a great point. The “real” money and hence recovery from the Depression took place because of World War Two–air craft plants and much else. They could do whatever they wanted then as there was no red tape to snip–they were beginning from scratch. This recovery will have much red tape that I hope can be somehow circumvented. We need jobs in the USA. It’s a strange problem. We’re a global economy and outsourcing has helped keep things cheaper but the jobs lost directly and jobs lost because of them probably are more costly in the end
We’re not the hated elitists anymore. We’re not dreaded liberals. We’re not the outsiders.
We’re the majority. In an honest election we landslided Barack Hussein Obama. I almost screamed that out loud last night. Then I remembered I wasn’t in the Upper West Side of Manhattan but Crescent Beach, North Myrtle Beach, SC. (I like to write out all those Beaches.)
I’m not sure if what I’m feeling is similar to a form of dementia, PTSD, euphoria, or something incapable of being named. Every four to six hours I remember the USA has been unshackled of Republican repression.
My goddaughter, LucianaMae was so psyched Tuesday night when CNN called the election, she almost pulled a Connor Clapton as she leaned over the window and screamed in response to people screaming from apartments and the street. That’s why I suggested we go downstairs sooner rather than later. Her mother couldn’t leave until she found her Obama tee shirt and put it on.
I’m not sure why they found it so easy to believe and I still think there’s going to be a recount.
It might have something to do with the inherent nature of the Republican Bush blogger; the frigging superiority, my dick is really small but I want you to think it’s large, that made them feel so free to comment on blogs that they didn’t like for whatever reason they wanted.
No they can’t swoop down anymore, and I learned that I could delete two years ago, but….
In reading some blogs by Republican’s I have been amused by their belief that Obama will take their money and give it to a poor person.
What exactly does “redistributing resources” mean?
We’re in the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression. What happened then? The Works Project Administration (WPA) for one quick example was formed. It gave people jobs and not make-work but meaningful work. Some of the most beautiful public buildings and public art (murals) were created then.
Obama’s not a fool. He knows you can give a person a fish, but if you teach a person to fish the person can fish for himself.
Is teaching work skills socialist?
I don’t know the details of Obama’s plans, but I know that like Hillary Clinton he was very influenced by Saul Alinsky. Such a leftist, that Saul. He codified community organizing. I know, I know, Sarah Palin thinks it’s not a real job. That means a rational person should think it’s the best hardest job in the world.
In a way it is for it teaches people to be empowered. It teaches people to stand up for themselves. It teaches people how to work.
When I was in my 20’s I thought community organizing could change America. Then I needed a job to support myself while I went to grad school at night. I loved the job, and kind of forgot my plans.
Eighteen years later I went to grad school again–this time for social work as it assumes a person is not separate from the systems or community around him and has to be treated in the context of the larger community. There is an emphasis on social welfare.
So when I read about Obama taking money from one person and giving it to another I want to comment but don’t dare.
I’m having such a hard time processing the simple fact that Obama is President Elect. It might sink in by January.