I am in sunny, slow moving, Pawley’s Island SC for a visit with my inlaws. I thought I might escape the constant drone of political trash that I’ve been living with. You know… go on vacation, hang out at the beach, go boating, leave the PC on “hibernate”, turn the phone off, etc.
It did not happen that way. My mom, pop, and brother in law are all very involved in following the stock market and politics in general. So I have stayed up to date via newspapers and Direct TV.
Watching Wall Street go crazy was scary, but awesome. All that STIMULUS really has paid off, huh? I had predicted that gold would hit 2K within a week, and it almost did! I was glad to see the market stabilize, some, and the price of gold level off at around $1750/oz.
There are the pundits, and some Senators, saying that the downgrade is the fault of the Tea Party (??!!). Now the Washington mainstream is placing its faith in the formation of the Super Committee: Republicans who have been told to “compromise”, Democrats who want to tax, and one Mr. Clyburn who wants to close the wealth gap (guess how? Yep… redistribution)
So, do you think anything GOOD can come of this? I rather doubt it.
On the other hand, I did watch the Iowa debates, and I was NOT impressed by ANY of them. (Is it 2008 all over again?) Glad to hear that Rick Perry finally threw his hat in, officially, not just because I’m a Texan, but because he is a leader and a fighter, with strong moral convictions and a true belief in a smaller central government. Go Rick!
I am heading up to Indianapolis on Thursday for a few days with my Hoosier Family. I am really looking forward to it. I will head home to Houston on 8/23, and hopefully have my last surgical procedure the first week of September.
I’ll post again around the 28th.
Stay RIGHT, people. Stay RIGHT!