Now This is Weather Done Right! (And Then There’s that Pesky Economy…)

Ahhh…

Today (7/25/2011) was perfect. Not too hot… A decent, clean breeze… No glaring sun… If by chance you’re vacationing on the Cape, and got to experience this, that’s as close to Patti Page as you’re going to get. This was a day for Nat King Cole’s “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer“, a day for cool napping, and later, cold fried chicken (by far and away, Shaw’s Marketfresh Lacarte is the best). Yup… This was a keeper…

And then there’s the economy… How long have we been warning you that Hades was about to break loose? Since December 2009 in this forum, that’s how long.  Look, these ass hats in DC are struggling to trim $3 trillion in 10 years… How about amortizing $100 trillion in 10 years? Even if, by some miracle, the idiots in Washington do manage a way to lop off $3 trillion over a decade, those savings will have to go on non-stop for 300 years to truly get our fiscal house back in order; that’s how badly our entitlements spending is mangled…

Do you want to know the frightening thing for me? I’ve been writing about this catastrophe-in-the-making for five years. (I have my own blog, and my first year’s readership was 250,000.) And over those five years, I’ve gotten a ton of comments… Some people didn’t like me because I sounded too conservative… Others thought that I was a closet liberal…  But not once… Not once has anyone ever questioned my financial numbers or my assessment of the ramifications of those numbers. It’s as if the math is just too overwhelming to either comprehend or face. People aren’t scared, they’re resigned. (Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called ‘resignation’ is confirmed desperation.”) How true today…

My heart-felt advice? Pay off your personal debt, and stock up on your wine…

The day is coming.

But hey… I’m just a cat by the racks…

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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