Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Bye bye Miss American Pie

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

Recently the US govt was almost brought to a standstill over budget cuts. At the 11th hour a deal was brokered...and the markets cheered. How big was the pie that they fought over?

Picture = thousand words

And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.


  1. Incredible isn't it. Apparently now it has become understood that the "savings" or "cuts" are largely funded but not proceeded with projects, of the most inane kind. Smoke and mirrors. Now, if they were to tackle the military budget....

  2. Now there is a Sacred Cow in a vault. The US is without doubt a military-industrial complex and with China arming I fear there is zero chance.