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Good Friday Morning,
What we've seen take place since this summer is the largest transfer of wealth in history - from the working class to the rich - a mad dash by the elite for what's left of the American Empire.
Look, my little business is suffering too. I pay taxes and insurance. I'm registered and bonded with the county. I haven't mismanaged my finances and I have not taken a bonus nor do I have benefits of any kind. No health insurance, no vacation days. And yet, here I am - like many of you - facing an uncertain future, unable to see future bills paid and no where to turn for affordable loans or financial assistance. Can I turn to Congress and ask for help? Can you or your small business? No, no we cannot. Instead, we see our taxes increased. The monies Congress holds, though they may be ours, are not intended for you or me but are heading off towards the bank accounts of the well-to-do who, and let's face it, could stand a little discipline and humility.
And remember, you no longer need an "account" at the web log in order to comment on posted stories and, as you can see from the list, there's much there that does not make it into this daily NtM column. So, go on over and look around. You might just be surprised at what you find.
My jeep has started making strange clunking noises again and strange clunking noises are never good. According to my mechanic strange clunking noises are never inexpensive either. Therefore, I'm looking for a car/wagon or light truck. A (near) freebie, of course. It should run and be street legal. Other than that, I don't care if it has a radio or if the passenger side door opens or if it's sporting a McCain/Palin bumper sticker.
There's not all that much going on this weekend as most rest up from the previous two weeks of merry-making but I'm sure you'll find something. As usual, stay out of the malls, don't even dare to turn on the TV! and Get out for a hike or something similar good for the mind, the body and the soul.
Tonight:Acoustic Music For Your Soul. 8-11 pm
Join Linda Richards, Hudson Valley songstress, Hudson River puzzle-maker and education specialist, in an evening of lovely acoustic music at the Muddy Cup Coffee House, Main Street, New Paltz. www.lindarichardsadventures.com