Wednesday, September 17, 2008

US Blues

"Back to back, chicken shack
Son of a gun, better change your act
We're all confused, what's to lose?
You can call this song the United States Blues
Wave that flag
Wave it wide and high
Summertime done come and gone
My oh My"

- R. Hunter

Another day, another government bailout. How can the government bail out these huge corporations with money that is backed by nothing other than the hope we will someday reduce or eliminate this debt of roughly $35,000 for every man, woman and child in this country. Thankfully, we can rely upon the welfare of other more prosperous countries. Or at least those with governments that are less inefficiently operated. I feel like this government is living on those checks that credit card companies keep mailing you to spend money you don't have. Fiscal responsibility is so twentieth century. And those poor corporate execs must will be slumming this year without their eight-figure bonuses. Life is tough.

But being separated from the rest of the US by water and mountains gives a bit of comfort. And hanging on to the remnants of a predictably beautiful summer is also pretty nice.

And the picture was taken a few days back on the Taylor Street Dock.

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