Friday, August 24, 2012

Dust Bowl Children

The 2012 North American Drought brings back memories of the great Dust Bowl of the 1930's.

2012 North American Drought

Here Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station sings Dust Bowl Children.

Dust Bowl Children – by Peter Rowan
My father’s name was Hannibal, Mama was Hanna-Mariah.
Everything we owned got all burned up in the great depression fire
Strip mines and one crop farming drained the green earth dry.
We lost it all till only love was left, and that was one thing money can’t buy.

We are all Dust Bowl Children
Singin’ the dust bowl song
And the crops won’t grow,
And the dust just blows

And the green fields are gone.
And the green grass growing fields are gone.

When the green fields are gone.
When the green grass growing fields are gone.

They said in California, there was work of every kind.
Well the only job that I ever got out there was waitin' on a welfare line.
Once I had a dollar, once I had a dream.
Now all the work is being done by a big ole machine.

We are all Dust Bowl Children
Singin’ the dust bowl song
And the crops won’t grow,
And the dust just blows

When the green fields are gone.
And the green grass growing fields are gone.

Let the green fields grow strong.
There’s a bluegrass revival going on.
Let the green fields grow strong,
There’s a grassroots revolution going on.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Man of Constant Sorrow

Dan Tyminski and Ron Block sing "Man of Constant Sorrow," at the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival. The song was featured in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the movie George Clooney lip-syncs to Dan Tyminski.

I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- by Dick Burnett
In constant sorrow all through his days.

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I bid farewell to ol' Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised.

The place where he was born and raised

For six long years I've been in trouble,
no pleasure here on earth I've found
For in this world, I'm bound to ramble,
I have no friends to help me now.

He has no friends to help him now

It's fair thee well, my old true lover,
I never expect to see you again.
For I'm bound to ride that Northern Railroad,
perhaps I'll die upon this train.

Perhaps he'll die upon this train

You can bury me in some deep valley,
For many years where I may lay.
And you may learn to love another
while I am sleeping in my grave.

While he is sleeping in his grave

Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
My face you never will see no more
But there is one promise that is given,
I'll meet you on Gods golden shore.

He'll meet you on God's golden shore.

Bigfoot Is Moving East

Bigfoot in the Ohio woods in 2012:

relevant comments:
Carrying a! Intriguing!

What I find amazing is the reaction of the person riding the bike. It's a clear indication he/she was really startled because they basically crashed into the bushes. Why would you react like that if it's a fake?

Bigfoot walking through woods in the State of Washington in 2011:

the person recording the video:
While hiking, we accidentally caught an image of bigfoot walking through the woods. I didn't even notice until I got home and saw it on the computer! This scarred the crap out of us!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Auditing the Federal Reserve

Will Ron Paul ever have his way and win Congressional approval to audit the Federal Reserve? The result would be interesting.

Ron Paul: Audit the Fed
Bernanke’s Nightmare Audit Pushed for Romney’s Platform -- Paul, in an interview, warned that if Romney’s backers resist the effort, it could result in a politically distracting and messy fight in front of the national media. “It’s good economics and it’s good legislation, but it’s also good politics, because 80 percent of the American people agree with it,” Paul said. If Republican leaders “exclude it, I would think some of my supporters would be annoyed and feel strongly enough to take it to the floor under the rules.”
Romney Position Unclear

Romney’s position on the issue is murky. 

While he says he backs a Fed audit, he has not formally endorsed Paul’s legislation -- which mandates a Government Accountability Office audit of the Fed...
Washington Post:
‘Audit the Fed’ bill passes in the House with bipartisan support -- A bipartisan bill requiring broader operational audits of the U.S. Federal Reserve passed the House on Wednesday by a broad bipartisan margin.

The bill passed 327 to 98; all but one Republican and 89 Democrats voted yes. The bill will be considered under the suspension of normal House rules, meaning it required at least a two-thirds majority to pass.

The measure would permit government auditors to conduct deeper audits of the Fed’s monetary policy operations. Despite opposition from some Democrats and the Federal Reserve, the bill has at least 274 cosponsors, including more than three dozen Democrats facing difficult reelection campaigns...

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