Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

I hope that you and yours have a good and safe day wherever you may be.  In the states, let's be careful mixing booze, celebration and fireworks!

In honor of the birth of our nation I would like to introduce you to an amazing man, Charlie Reese.  Charlie has been a newspaper man for most of his life.  He is now retired.  Some of his writing is collected here.  His writing wasn't the kind of thing you always agreed with but it was always reasoned and thoughtful.  Charlie has forgotten more about history than I ever knew.  He is from the South and proud of it.  I was looking at the titles of some of his pieces; "The US Government is Corrupt From Top to Bottom" would be a favorite. "The Drug War Hogwash" is another.  In it Charlie reminds us that Prohibition changed the Mafia from a few poor crooks into a lot of very wealthy ones. "Why Obama Can't Win" proves his crystal ball was sometimes cloudy.  The fact remains, Charlie was a great American voice.  I highly recommend checking him out.

"We are all responsible for ourselves, our family, our community and our nation. We need to shuck this "It ain't my fault" syndrome and start taking care of business." - Charlie Reese

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