Archive for March, 2009

Political stuff

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

I’ve refrained from making any serious comments about what is going on politically because you seem to have lost your stomach for it.  But there is a tone of stuff going on that I do not like.   Some has passed, some has not so everything needs to be put in perspective.  

Obama’s view of the economy:  Obama is saying that the problem with the economy is threefold: healthcare, energy and education.  I believe that this is a ploy to advance his agendas.  Government controlled healthcare would be a disaster and there are free market options that would substantially reduce costs.  We would also need to force insurance companies to exclude people with pre-existing conditions.   We already spend more per capita on education than anyone else.  If the cap and trade program is slipped into the budget and it has any teeth at all, it will have a dramatic effect on our economy and our standard of living.

Tarp, bank balouts etc…  Ron Paul has a bill to allow us to audit the Federal Reserve.  Given that we don’t know where trillions of dollars are being spent and lent, I would say this is an absolute necessity. 

The latest toxic asset proposal:  This is a big scam.  Private enterprise is taking on no risk since they can sell them back to the government if they don’t work out.  And why will it be a secret as to who these 5 bidders are on the toxic assets?  I just think full disclosure is the best way to handle anything. 

I don’t like that Geithner is asking for alot of power.  I don’t think the Fed should have the power to seize non-banks.  The reason why they can seize a bank is because they have insurance that guarantees depositors.  The last thing I want is a government that can seize an auto company.  We have bankruptcy courts, let’s use them to work out their problems.

Headline: Middle class tax cuts: will most likely not make it through the budget process.  But of course.  You didn’t think he actually meant it did you? 

I also don’t like the idea of regulating executive compensation in the financial industry.  Granted things may have gotten out of hand but I would much rather see the market move back into equilibrium on its own. 

The reality is that we have spent too much as a country.  Both in the government and in personal consumption.  It is time to scale back, take our lumps and ride it out until we are back to a more sustainable financial path.   Spending more money, printing more money and pouring trillions into our financial system is not a sound policy.

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Screeeaaaaming guitar!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

If you wanna hear some SCREAMIN’ guitar work, check this out. From Iron Maiden’s 2nd album. Jesus! I remember hearing this when I was about 15, and I nearly shit my pants. The long intro is “Ides of March”. Check out the guitar (especially) between 1:00 and 1:20. The second part is “Wrathchild” and the guitar player is just shredding on the wah-wah pedal. Man I’m so glad I was into this instead of Pet Shop Boys in the 80’s. If this doesn’t blow you away, you are getting old!! Close the door turn up the volume and get blown away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaTPAmP6Ak0&feature=related

left out one

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

all of these songs are pretty good.  really nice sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsoMVxtKlGM

Smokin’

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7whEke7JM8

Check out this old blues/funk master.

Untitled

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/03/dissent-of-t-23.html

Something to chew on regarding public/private healthcare and research. I love Andrew Sullivan’s blog. Very eclectic.

different stuff

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

I don’t think any of this will blow you away but it’s just a bunch of different stuff that I have been listening to. 

 

http://www.myspace.com/vinceconverse

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=209367297

http://www.myspace.com/spiritcatcher1

http://www.myspace.com/theblackangels

Oped

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 by urstupidnourstupid

Interesting resignation.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/opinion/25desantis.html