Happy 9/11 Days. I avoid my parish as much as possible around this holiday, for reasons set forth here. I don't know if we played the saccharine "I was there" God recording. I didn't feel like crying, so I went to a neighboring parish.
If you're an enterprising African-American, especially one with a bum mentality, I have a great business idea for you: N-Word Vouchers. In exchange for, say, $5, you give a white person a voucher that allows them to say the N-word. You print "This person is not a racist. He's just a funny mo-fo. I vouch for him." Then print your name and phone number on the back, so people can call you to verify his non-racist cred. I came up with that idea while walking the streets of Boston.
Random Blurb from the Notebooks: It's in government's self-interest to let businesses get big. When they get big, the government can claim it needs to get bigger to protect the nation from big businesses. This is exactly what happened during the Teddy Roosevelt administration, and his cousin Franklin played a similar card during The Great Depression. We know Obama is going to play that card, too: In the wake of the scandals, we need more government oversight, maybe even a nationalization of the country's banks. And if that occurs, big businesses will get even bigger . . . because only big businesses will be able to afford the lobby costs and wine-filled dinners to sway favorable loans out government-controlled banks.