Hard times? You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet

5 thoughts on “Hard times? You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet”

  1. Well written post! Right on the money. Get out the shovels people, and plant those victory gardens. This ain’t the 1930s, but in some ways we have not learned a thing. We chose the fantasies instead of the realities. Payback is a bitch ain’t it?

    Fear mongering and disasterizing are the latest lurid consumables offered by the media. Death and destruction are the only acceptable pornography. God help us!

    [Thanks for the praise.

    Old habits die hard, but I’m really trying to stop watching TV news. It’s worse than pointless. It feeds my fears and insecurities, something I have more than enough of already.]

  2. This is one of the best blog posts I’ve read on here since I became a fan! I agree with you, but what about our president? He seems to be the biggest proponent of the ‘doom and gloom’. Do you think the only way to get citizens to give up their “instant gratification” attitudes is by making things out to be worse than they really are? FEAR fuels tyranny. Critics of the Patriot Act suspected Bush of extending his executive power beyond constitutional limits based on the public’s fear of terrorism. Is Obama going to do the same thing based on the public’s fear of a depression? Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety,” still applies today.

    [Thanks, Adam.

    I’m not quite sure what Obama is up to. At the very least, he needed to tamp down the unrealistically high expectations people had for him when he was elected. But he’s walking a very fine line between that and having an overly negative influence on the markets and the country in general. Maybe he will clarify things in tonight’s address to Congress.]

  3. Thank! You!

    i’ve been saying this over and over to anyone who mentions this new “depression”. We are absolutely a people spoiled. Rotten.

    [So much positive feedback on this post. Thank you! I get as discouraged as the next guy, sometimes, but fer cryin’ out loud, this is no Great Depression. And I don’t believe it ever will be.]

  4. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”


    [Really. If the doomsayers don’t put a sock in it, “depression” could become a really nasty self-fulfilling prophecy.]

    1. heck depression they have the drugs to treat that nowdays.the media is really the ones that need to be held responable.,television and radio wellmore tv advertising is the reason for the instant gradification we experience . and also political correctness (that might even become an oxymaroon if theykeep doing the same old thing.hell we should of strung um up when they spent the social security fund.the deffination of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. its a real shame ,the government really doesn’t add to the GDP ,but washington is not aware of that ,big bussiness corperate america is still the minority employer small business has provided the majority of jobs and i dont think washington is in our corner,but i think God has to fix this one ,at least he got my vote.may he bless this country once again

... and that's my two cents