Wednesday, 07/08/09, Public Square

consciousnessAre you thinking about anything special today?

Is there a significance or anything statistically interesting about dates of three consecutive numbers (07/08/09)?



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12 responses to “Wednesday, 07/08/09, Public Square

  1. Morning Fnord and the Prairie P&P’s…lovin your new header.
    Oooh and 07/08/09 at 10:11 🙂

  2. tosmarttobegop

    I think you have to listen to everything that is said and not depend on just what is thought to be said.
    I am getting a understanding of in part what Biden meant by they misunderstand just how bad the economy was.

    The stim money that has been passed out so far is being sucked up by the states to make up the down turn in their budgets. It was kind of like if you gave food to be passed out to a starving family. They are going to feed themselves before passing out the food.

    • Do you remember the arguments the Republican Party put up before the stimulus package was passed? They went along the lines of it will take too long to get the money to where it’s needed. And it was acknowledged that it would definitely take some time so that was part of the reason Congress needed to act quickly.

  3. Ginger and I just returned from the park. A couple of drops of rain fell, but we heard lots of loud thunder and it looked the east side of town got wet.

  4. Bad Biker

    A week ago or so, that SeKan dude posted a ditty about a Hawaiian singer named Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. I liked the YouTube vid, so when I got a chance I did a little Tube exploring.

    Over the Rainbow was good – a fine rendition and moving with the funeral scenes.

    That weren’t nuttin’.

    In This Life by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

    How moving was this? I am a tough biker dude, but it moved me to tears and I have requested that my family play this song, this version at my funeral – whenever that may be.

    Here are the lyrics………… especially note the first verse – a lesson for all of us.


    For all I’ve been blessed with in my life
    There was an emptiness in me
    I was imprisoned by the power of gold
    With one kind touch you’ve set me free

    Let the world stop turning
    Let the sun stop burning
    Let them tell me love’s not worth going through
    If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart
    The only dream that mattered had come true
    In this life, I was loved by you.

    For every mountain I have climbed
    Every raging river crossed
    You were the treasure that I longed to find
    Without your love I would be lost.

    (E hana hou i ka hui)
    (Repeat chorus)

    I know that I won’t live forever
    But forever I’ll be loving you.

  5. Bad Biker

    And there is more……..

    Some of you may remember that I was raised from birth until the age of six by my maternal grandparents. I was so fortunate that I was able to find my grandfather, forty years later and was able to have a relationship, once again, until his death at 103.

    The lines from this song hit me like an arrow….

    Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

    (You already know the Jackson Five part.)


    “When I was a little boy, my grandfather said to me,
    help your friends and neighbors to live in harmony.

    When a man walks in darkness, and he stumbles right from wrong, you should be his brother and help him all along.

    Take the time to look around, your brother’s on the ground. Please don’t look the other way, listen to what I have to say.”

    Wise words for all of us, every American, every Republican, every Democrat and every independent.

    This song will also be played at my funeral.

    Hopefully, fifty years from now, but likely much sooner.

  6. Pedant

    Jay Farrar’s newest release, American Central Dust, next to my front door when I got home this evening. Jay Farrar is better known as Son Volt.

    I’m on the second listen. Really, really good. To me this is the keeper of the summer so far.

    Simple, stripped down, American country music. Just gorgeous.