Sunday, August 24, 2008

Once Every Four Years

The Olympics were a grand spectacle of human excellence and a welcome break from the nightly onslaught of bad news.
I’ve always enjoyed watching the Olympics and the Beijing Olympics were an exciting couple of weeks. No Olympics has been without controversy, but you’ve got to hand it to China for hosting a great event. Congratulations to all of the athletes.

Now that the Olympics are over, the other event that only comes around every four years is about to begin in earnest. The national conventions of both major American political parties will kick off the race to the elections in November. The next ten weeks promise to be filled with a deluge of political ads and all of the empty promises and half truths that traditionally accompany presidential elections.

“On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.” – Will Rogers

Sir Lancelot - The Century of the Common Man.mp3

Norman and Nancy Blake-The Democratic Donkey (Is in His Stall Again).mp3

Chad Mitchell Trio - One Man's Hands.mp3

Woody Guthrie -This Land Is Your Land.mp3


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