Monday, September 21, 2009

Big Dummy does the Big Apple

Perhaps it is entirely appropriate that The ObamaNation should be visiting New York City today.

And, no, I am not planning on tuning in to David Letterman's insipid little show. Nor do I plan to watch any of the "world leaders" pontificate at the United Nations.

Rather, this date on the calendar calls to mind that this is the anniversary of yet another momentous occasion in the still unfolding historic recession.

It was on 21 September a year ago that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the country's last two independent investment banks, became holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage meltdown.

Something tells me that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will once again trade style for substance as he yuks it up with the late night crowd and poses for photo-ops with the new world order diplomats.

It is true that our world faces some serious problems, including infectious disease and nuclear proliferation, that have about as much respect for international borders as the amnesty for aliens crowd. And, it would be nice if some multi-lateral strategies could be developed to deal with them. But, don't hold your breaths, ye socks.

The bunch that is currently at the wheel is far more concerned about "wasting opportunities," to parlay our general angst into bigger and more intrusive government and less individual liberty. Wonder if THAT's what the off-camera discussions will be about up in NYC this week . . .

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