Saturday, September 27, 2008


"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
--Abraham Lincoln

"If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down."



tracy said...

How terribly sad...such a difference in two men; the first so wise and true. The second, so.....pitiful really.

I may borrow the Abe quote for my blog Robert.

Iwakura Ken said...

Happened to visit the US Osaka consulate page last week, found these two gems:

President Bush on the Economy
Sept. 26 - President George W. Bush addressed the nation from the East Room of the White House on the evening of September 24. He stated, "We're in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and the federal government is responding with decisive action."

President Bush at UNGA
Sept. 24 - On September 23, President Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting how the United States has partnered closely with other nations to address global challenges. He called the United Nations "an organization of extraordinary potential," and noted, "As the United Nations rebuilds its headquarters, it must also open the door to a new age of transparency, accountability, and seriousness of purpose."

Accountability, now there's an interesting and novel concept.His speechwriter must have a great sense of humor. Had me just about rolling on the floor, probably everyone at the UN too.