Saturday, February 21, 2009


One word summary of the first month of the Obama presidency.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

From the Front Lines of the Unstimulus

Business sucks. Those are the exact words I've gotten from several vendors and customers, and I've sure thought it many, many times lately. Like hapless Captain Ahabs, we're trying to sail (or sell!) in the Doldrums.

There are exceptions. I've talked to a couple of people for whom business is good. I'm glad of it. Somebody needs to be making some money. But they are truly the exception these days, and much as I hate to say it, the inertia is going to catch up with them eventually because this is not going away anytime soon.

Was I the only one who felt President Obama was way out of his league last night? That the guy doesn't have a clue? He reminded me of Jim Belushi trying to rally his frat brothers. Nothing he is saying or doing with the Democrat Congress gives us entrepreneurial types any hope, despite his campaign theme. It might have helped if he had at one time in his life had some involvement in the private sector other than as a beneficiary of its riches.

The question is, two years from now, is the American spirit going to be so weakened, and the system so corrupted by the tax cheats and sixties dopeheads who are in charge of the arms of government now, that we will not be able to rise up against them at the polls? I suspect they're counting on a Yes to that question.