Hey I made it back to Los Angeles, man this place is crazy! Too many cars too many people.
BTW did you see that Fred Thompson is now officially running for the Republican Party's Presidential Nomination? I predict Thompson will actually do really well in that he is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations according to Wikipedia. Apparently so is Mitt Romney former governor of Massachusetts. These are the power elites choices for the Republican nomination.
But geez we already had an actor president and I don't think the popsicle index improved during his tenure. The popsicle index is the invention of Catherine Austin Fitts, which is the likelihood that a parent in West Philadelphia could send a child to the store safely by themselves to buy a popsicle. She notes that as the Dow Jones soared the Popsicle Index has tanked.
Also Thompson was an off again on again lobbyist? I mean we have the idiot CEO president do we want to move down the loose morals food chain and hire a lobbyist/ actor for president? I mean we need a non corporate whore president and well actor and lobbyist is high on my whore corporate whore index. BTW am I the only one who notices that Thompson obviously doesn't even attempt to show a care for any actual issues choosing instead to skip a debate and announce his candidacy on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
And in case you get the idea that the president doesn't really matter to your daily life think again. The president while not directly controlling as much domestic policy as congress ostensibly, in actuality he/she has a huge impact by his/her nomination of Federal Judges, FCC commission members, National Labor Relations Board commissioners.
Notably Federal Judges have done away with any regulation of commercial speech allowing huge multinational corporations freedom of speech rights to be equivalent to your individual speech rights. How can your voice compete with the massive media distribution networks of a huge multinational? This Bush FCC has repeatedly loosened ownership restrictions allowing for even greater consolidation of our so called main stream media. Democracy does not work without a healthy and independent media! Now as for the NLRB they have a huge role in whether or not they help or hurt organized labor. Yes thats right despite what my father says unions are very important to protect the rights of the ordinary working guy. Without the unions what special interest group will look out for the little guy in Washington?
BTW am I the only one who thinks that the whole ERISA thing is a disaster waiting to happen? DO you realize that a healthy proportion of the baby boomers will be required to start selling portions of their stock portfolios at 70.5 years of age. I mean this is a structural problem for the stock market because essentially ever year more and more people will be required to take money out of the stock market. So it turns out the people who at 60 have nothing but a house may be in as good if not a better position than those who have hundreds of thousands or millions socked away in the securities markets.