Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Thought of the Day
Labels: Rush Limbaugh quote
Indeed you are a big fat windbag. Cheap labor is precisely what is behing our massive trade deficit w/ China. Today I heard a commentary by Robert Reich in which he styated that China is importing components from places where labor is cheaper, Thailand and the Phillipines to name two countries, then assembling the components into goods that are exported to the United States.
In his opinion, this inflates the trade deficit w/ China.
Perhaps Ross Perot was right about that huge sucking sound.
Even worse, perhaps Neal Stephenson was right in Snow Crash. In a few years the United Staes will excell in only 3 things: Pizza; writing computer code; and Rock'n Roll.
Is this true? Karen, my older daughter who is 22 and a recent college graduate, has been teaching in Beijing since September and the has failed to mention music in any of her communications.
Consider this...my good friend HL Wilson was the leader of a country rock band named " Blackwater" back in the 90's. They were sponsored by Miller genuine draft. Because of the sponsorship, they were paid to fly to China and play a few shows....most of them in big ass venues. Blackwater went over there as ambassadors of music, ( mmm beer ) if you will. HL told me that the entire stadiums sand every lyric to every song ( all covers like Eagles, Beatles, etc ) in every town.....in ENGRISH.
I'd say that's a good sign of who is exporting the good stuff.
Inquiry e-mailed to Karen. I will report her response. Although it is true that our mass produced pizza is not that great, in many places American pizza is indistinguishable from ambrosia.
If you are ever in New Haven or Fairfield CT, go to Frank Pepe's and order a white clam pie. Pepe's makes them in a a coal fired oven which generates so much heat that the guys making the pies use peel that handles that are eight feet long. The white clam pie is the best pizza I have ever eaten and Grace asserts that I am a bona fide pizza snob.
Closer to home, when next you rae in Colorado Springs go to Boriello Brothers. There are three locations but the convenient one is just across Platte from Palmer HS. Go for the Pazzo. Onion sausage, and roasted red peppers.
In Denver, I think the edgewater Inn is overrated but you can't go wrong at teh Bonnie Brae or Pantaleone's, whic is in your neighborhood. Also, if you are near Park Meadows, check out Big Bill's New York Pizza at Holly and County Line Road i th esame shopping center as the Rockies Dugout Store.