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Wealth of Nations

Posted in fashion with tags , , , on October 7, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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VISIONS is not all that popular. We get an average of about sixty hits a day. Most of those are on the main page. Any post which has tits or boobs in the title, particularly with adjectives like huge, big, monster, etc. get a relatively high number of hits.

But the amazing thing – at least to me – is VISIONS‘ hits have come from well more than a hundred countries. Since WordPress began keeping track in Feburary, most of the hits are from America (4989), of course, with Britain (1013) and Canada (418) next but I’ve also logged hits from Angola (1), Uganda (1), Haiti (1), Georgia  (1), Sri Lanka (3), Moldova (5), Yeman (12), Viet Nam (3), Kuwait (7), Syria (15), Korea (31), Singapore (51), and from oodles  of other exotic lands.

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PABLO’S  SET THAT ROCKED FLICKR!

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LIBERAL LAMENT (with bountiful blue boobs)

Posted in erotic, fashion, fetish, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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There has been much written lately about the growing income inequality in this country. The attitude of many, particularly on the right, is so what? 

The so what is political; it is the need for a cohesive populace loyal to America. The better off people are the more likely they are to feel connected to American ideals and government. The poor, the resentful, the believers the political and economic systems are irrevocably rigged against them, are likely to shed their willingness to support this country and its government. Add enough people to these groups and you have a dangerous mix of anger and resentment in too many people, people ripe for any radical political movement promising to topple the corrupt elements of American political and economic elites.

We are not a ethnic nation; we are unified by ideals and not by blood. When life drains of hope and we lose our faith in American exceptionalism – our American Dream – we have nothing to fall back on. We aren’t  French, or German, or Italian; our history of national identity is relatively short and the war that forged  our true identity was not with some other ethnic or religious group but with ourselves.

The political right trumpets “free markets”. Whatever the markets’ economic efficiencies, they can also divide us along economic lines, lines that many see as arbitrary and drawn as much by the luck of birth and chance as by enterprise and  industriousness. Mitt Romny, whatever his business acumen, prospered thanks in large part because of his family, its wealth and the advantages and opportunities they afforded him. If he had been born black, poor, his rise obstructed by poor education, the fractures of family, and inner city violence, he chances of success would have been tiny.

We are a nation of three hundred million people, not of corporations. Our national goals should seek much more than economic efficiencies. The general welfare must embrace the welfare of all of us. If it does not, if we do not act together to bind up the nation’s wounds, we may find our Americanism so diluted in so many of us we may cease to be a nation at all.

Gratuitous Boobs

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SHOCKING SET BY BILLY!

FLICKR GROUP: Big Natural Tits

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Blonde Blues…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 6, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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The statistics are in…

74%  of Democrats are depressed. Nearly a third of those are now on Zoloft; twenty percent are in treatment. Four percent attempted suicide. Fortunately, being Democrats, none succeeded. Rumor has it Rachel Maddow has abandoned MSNBC and is now working at Dunkin Donuts, Chris Matthews is hospitalized for the vapors, and Al Sharpton spent nearly five and a half hours stuffing his face at an all night buffet.

Oh well…

I’ve reacted in the same way I do when my beloved Vols fall off the table – I just quit paying attention. At least until Obama rebounds I’ll follow the local school board election. All three candidates want to eliminate evolution, astrophysics and global warming from the science curriculum, and restore school prayer of course. The most conservative of the candidates, the Reverend Robert G. Lee, tells voters he will mandate Christian geometry, geography and grammar (thee and thou) be taught in high school and immdiately ban Arab invented Algebra (clearly part of the plot to impose Sharia mathematics on America).

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