“I place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. We must make our choice between frugality and liberty, or excessive spending and servitude. If the debt should be swelled to a formidable size, its entire discharge will be despaired of and we shall be committed to a career of debt corruption, and rottenness. The discharge of the debt, therefore, is vital to the destiny of our government.” -Thomas Jefferson
Ive been disappointed in our political officials before, but never so much as I collectively am now. Despite people’s well being, our financial stability and our nations reputation being on the line, our elected officials continue to keep them all at risk as they fight for what truly matters to them: scoring political points for the 2012 elections and positioning to claim credit as the person or party responsible for averting this crisis. It makes me sick to my stomach. Please remember this when you vote and whether you are Democrat, Republican, Independent, Tea Party or other, don’t vote for people who put themselves before their constituents or their country. We need to take responsibility for who represents us!
Cant believe there are only 8 episodes left!
“The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.”
-Andrew Carnegie, capitalist and philanthropist
Check it out! Tony who plays bass for Gavin DeGraw was wearing our white Think BIG! bracelet last night as they performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! Tony is the guy with the cap standing behind Gavin. Go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central AZ!!!
(not sure why NBC makes you watch 2 commercials before they show the performance, sorry)
Who said you cant surf in NY???
I got to spend a few days back in NY on my east coast trip. As part of my trip back to NY I had the pleasure of receiving a visit from The Hurricane and Leah who were itching for some non-NYC-type fun. With that in mind, we did a hike/run-around at Muscoot Farm then hit up the Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery and ended the day with a swim in Lake Sycamore. I LOVE NEW YORK!
So I was fortunate enough to get some tickets to the MLB All Star Game in PHX this year from my buddy Stefan. Little did I know that our tickets were for the pool area in centerfield and that we were to be accompanied by our friends who are on the dance squad for the Phoenix Suns. Although the American League didn’t win, I think I was able to look past that and still have an incredible night