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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Gloomy Sunday

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“In short, liberalism does not work, contrary as it is to human nature. I wish I could just say that about every thirty years or so, forgetful Americans take an allergy shot of it, suffer the reaction, and then get another three decades of Carter/Obama immunity. But instead statist redistribution and intrusion are an insidious process, no longer specific just to Democrats, but bound up in the growing affluence and leisure of the West—both serving its twin needs of alleviating guilt to the masses, subsidizing half the nation, and providing much envied power and lucre to a highly educated and technocratic elite who have little talent for acquiring either in the private sector. That it is not sustainable does not mean that it will not cause havoc as it totters and collapses. Look at Russia and Eastern Europe circa 1989, or the present-day EU, or Greece proper, or California or Illinois today.”
— Victor Davis Hanson, May 6, 2012 (

Back in the day (more than a decade ago), my least favorite day of the week was, of course, blue Monday — the start of the work week (for working stiffs). And a very close second was gloomy Sunday, a warm-up for blue Monday. Don't get me wrong, however, I really liked my job. Nevertheless, it was a job. Retirement is like being on permanent vacation, which, all things being equal, is better. Ask Michelle Obama.

A couple of the really nice benefits of retirement (though being a senior is not all fun and games) is that you forget what day of the week it is. Also, your wristwatch assumes its rightful role as your primary piece of jewelry (besides your wedding ring).

But, despite all these nice things, there are always those who will rain on your parade. Take Mr. Obama — please! If we allow this guy another shot at ruination, nothing else will matter.

Don't forget to check out that lunar perigee. Have a nice day ...


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