Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LIBERTY By Ken Blackwell

This was sent to me and I thought it very appropriate concerning our current situation in our economic situation. I am speaking specifically to the 3 big auto makers in this country, begging, yes begging, for a bailout. I don't think we should give it to them. I say, let them fail. That is what a capitalistic society is all about; businesses fail all the time.

And don't get me started on the government bailing out citigroup today (and adding another $800 billion to our deficit by opening up more 'bailouts' for other companies). ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Let them go. Let them fail. We will survive! It won't be the end of the world! Sure it will be rough for a bit, but we cannot keep this up. We are digging ourselves into a deeper and deeper hole from which we may never come out of; and it's just plain no good for our country to keep bailing out these companies/banks/mortgage brokers etc. Let them fail; let them all fail.

If they want to 'stimulate' the economy; take all of those billions of dollars that they have given to these companies (who some are spending the money in unwise ways: read, parties), and instead give it to us, the tax-payer in the form of a rebate check. I know that there are plenty out here who could use something like this instead of it going to these big corporations who will probably end up belly-up anyways. That would stimulate the economy in a good way, instead of these bailouts that aren't doing anybody, any good (except maybe the fat cats that are just getting fatter).

Anyways. I thought Ken Blackwell's column had some good insights, so I thought I would share it with ya'll.


"I was always taught when growing up that when you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior. From the mortgage meltdown to the automaker debacle to cities and states going under, it's all bad behavior. It should not be rewarded. The problem here is that our culture of debt -- both personal and corporate -- has created a culture of dependency. Everyone is calling out to our central government to give them money. And horrors of horrors, many are willing to let the federal government take ownership stakes in these entities and have a hand in their management. That is the road to socialism. The first step to ending the culture of dependency is to tell these corporations, cities and states they need to start taking responsibility for their actions by dealing with the consequences they have created for themselves. If not, then we could accumulate a national debt that even our grandchildren will never pay off."
--columnist and former Mayor of Cincinnati Ken Blackwell

Pray for our country. We need it now more than ever. And pray for our leaders, they desperately need it. May God continue to bless America and may He have mercy on us as a country; we need it.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Remembering Freddie

Today, Queen fans everywhere, are remembering Freddie Mercury, their lead singer.

He was born on September 5, 1946 as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar. He, of course, eventually changed his name to Freddie Mercury.

Queen got together as a group in 1971 and released their first album in 1973, simply titled 'QUEEN'. They were one of the greatest rock groups in history, in my opinion and their songs have been loved by millions over the years.

Sadly, Freddie died on this date in 1991. Queen has gone on, now with Paul Rogers, but there will never be anyone else like Freddie Mercury. He was a true original.

We miss you, Freddie. Rest in Peace.

"These Are the Days of Our Lives"

"Who Wants To Live Forever"