Monday Morning Tidbit

Take a trip over to Responsibility – there is a killer post up concerning taking things one step at a time, especially when things are overwhelming or complicated… or overwhelmingly complicated. He takes as a point of departure Peggy Noonan’s article over at the WSJ in which she says that Americans are disheartened, and worse that:

We are governed at all levels by America’s luckiest children, sons and daughters of the abundance, and they call themselves optimists but they’re not optimists—they’re unimaginative. They don’t have faith, they’ve just never been foreclosed on. They are stupid and they are callous, and they don’t mind it when people become disheartened. They don’t even notice.

Look for a little optimism, a plan, or at least the next brick! We need to make sure our locals notice.


  1. Jeff
    November 3rd, 2009 at 20:53 | #1

    My dad owns a real estate and property management business in a former-military town in northern Michigan. He and his girlfriend are making ends meet, but just. They have one employee. None of them have health care. I wonder what the government’s plan will do to their small business and I worry about it. And I want to throw a brick at everyone who acts like government health care is a no-brainer.

  2. November 5th, 2009 at 09:13 | #2


    In a tangential way your comment prompted my next post. I bought a duplex for my retirement – thought it would supplement my income. Part of my extended family lives next door. I’ve a bit of family out of work and looking for same desperately. My uncle’s painting business wound up folding (one of the largest non-union contractors in the state), and he’s worried about trying to start up again with new health care requirements. Brother laid off. The impulse to throw bricks is terribly strong – here in Oregon (with the Oregon Health Plan), we are having trouble getting a family member covered because the rest of us are providing food and shelter. Yup, universal options are soooo verrry helpful. Geez… just look at a few states that have similar plans.

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