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Thomas Jefferson's Prophecy
There's been some talk on radio talk shows how there might be some truth to Thomas Jefferson's prophecy of 1802:
?I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.?
Thomas Jefferson, 1802.
Last part of the Obama's Inauguration Address:
In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:
"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."
America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.
The market was at 11,722 when George W. Bush took office on January 20, 2001. If the market continues at this pace, this will be the first time in history that the NYSE will be lower when a president leaves office than when he came in.
Election Day 2008
It's Election Day in the United States. I would highly recommend that all citizens take time to learn all the candidates that are running and vote for whoever appeals to them the most.
The past few months a lot of the focus has been on the Presidential race, but there's a lot of local races that in many cases are more important than the Presidential race. Make sure you know something about the candidates and just not vote for someone because of their party affiliation.
The 2000 Presidential Election was decided by 537 votes. Don't pay attention to what the media says, it can't be all over if no vote has been cast.
Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States and the presidential candidates are making their final pitches today.
In 2004, the election was still pretty close on the day before election, and 24 hours later George W. Bush was the clear winner. Will this happening again tomorrow? Think back to 2004, are the issues in 2004 still the same today?
If you have Real Audio, check out this 8 minute clip of Laura Ingraham describing how things are just hours before votes head to the poll.
Update: Here's another audio file for your enjoyment! Here a good quote from Dick Cheney and how did Hawaii 5-O get into the conversation.
Free Obama buttons
In July, Moveon.org offered free Obama buttons to anyone that wanted it. I was a little hesitance because I know that there would be a catch. My college professor would always remind the class that there?s no such thing as a free lunch.
I decided to order a button and used one of my web email accounts to track the order. That way I would know that all emails that I got would be a result of the Obama button request.
It?s October 26, 2008 and the media has a tracker on how many days are left before election, I am sure someone has the number of hours count. However, I haven?t received my Obama button yet. I am thinking that I am never going to get one.
If the Obama team can?t keep their promise before an election, what do you think will happen once he gets into office? How many promises and pledges will he break if he is elected? Is he really trust worthy?
Something to think about just 9 days to go?
Last night CNN reported that Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, recently cleared his schedule. Tim Pawlenty is one of the candidates John McCain is considering for Vice President. We should have some idea today of his choice.
Last week I predicted that Joe Biden would get the Democrat VP nomination, this week I think that Mitt Romney will get the Republican VP nomination.
Mitt Romney is a great business person and would make the McCain ticket a very strong ticket. I think he would help McCain get the conservative vote.
Watch the Mitt Romney commercial talking about the "Big Dig" mess, when he was running for governor of Massachusetts in 2000. The Big Dig would be an issue during the last year of his term when part of the ceiling collapse in one of the tunnels killing a passenger in one of the cars.
So it looks like that Joe Biden might be the Democratic Nominee. If this case you might want to visit the above site and get on the Joe Biden mailing list to get the first email on his reaction to the being the VP.
I still remember how Mike Dukakis campaign took down Joe Biden's 1988 presidential run by disclosing the plagiarism in one of his speeches. Wikipedia has some coverage of it.
Offshore Drilling Quotes
Here's some quotes on Offshore Drilling from Presidental Canidates in March, 2000:
George W. Bush: "I support the current moratorium banning any new leases for drilling off the coast of California. As governor of Texas, I understand the importance of listening to state concerns. I'll work with California state leaders and the local communities to determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not the drilling ought to go forward on the leases in place right now."
John McCain: "The leases for offshore oil drilling should never have been granted without allowing Californians a legitimate voice in the decision-making process. I believe it is up to the voters of California to determine the fate of these leases, and as president, I will respect the decision they make regarding the leases. The people of California deserve to be heard, without being forced to resort to legal action against their own government. As president, I will see to it that the interests of the people of California rise above the special interests of Washington, D.C."