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Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristofferson

I don’t drink anymore but I really love this song by Kris Kristofferson.  I was never a big drinker to begin with, I never acquired the taste for it but I love the imagery this song conjures up.  My favorite kind of country music is of the sad, heartbreak variety.  I don’t like the modern pop country, give me the Outlaws…Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson and throw in the great Hank Williams & Roy Orbison and I’m happy.  That’s the country music I love.

Another example of the Country Music I love:

I haven’t written too much lately because I’ve been recovering from busy season that ended on October 15th.   This year was really stressful for some reason.  I didn’t over do it with hours, only worked past 8PM  once, but the stress really got to me this time around.  I must be getting old but this pressure is getting to be a pain in my rear end.   Some people who shall remain nameless for this post  make things far worse then they should be.  After 27 years of doing this kind of work there has never been a season where we didn’t get every tax return out that should get out but some of these so called professionals seem to act like this is their first tax rodeo.  The panic that they exhibit brings us all down.  I wish they’d just chill the fuck out already or how about retiring.  (They’re nameless but I just gave away a big clue as to who they are)

I made the mistake of attending a tax conference sponsored by NYU this past week right after the 15th, 3 days of relentless tax talk.  One thing that struck me as the monotone voices droned on is the political editorializing that went along with it.  I realize accountants are conservative by nature but they seem to want no rules and no taxes on top of that.  The dumb thing about it is that if there wasn’t a tax code or a complicated income tax system we’d all be out of a job.  Some of these guys can barely tie their own shoes and I wonder what they would do if a flat tax was suddenly signed into law?  Pump gas?  The behemoth tax code is what keeps us employed so accountants should stop their bitching and hope it never gets easy.

The following post is of President Obama participating in the It Gets Better Project.  As director Rob Reiner said on Real Time with Bill Maher the other night, one day we’ll look back on this time and wonder why it took us so long to give every citizen equal rights regardless of their sexual orientation.  I know President Obama has disappointed some regarding the slowness of repealing DADT but it will eventually get done.  The alternative would have been far worse.

Talking about President Obama I wonder when his administration or the Democratic party for that matter is going to start crowing about some of his accomplishments?   In 2 years he has accomplished more then any other Democratic President in a comparable time.   For instance I’m sure the majority of people don’t realize he gave tax cuts to 95% of the population.  Ask someone and they will tell you he raised taxes…not true.   Read the following post by Rolling Stone Political correspondent Tim Dickenson and then try to figure out why this administration has been so bad at getting this story out.

The Case for Obama by Tim Dickenson for Rolling Stone Magazine
For those of you who think Obama’s poll numbers are oh so important take a look at this clip regarding the Republican Messiah Ronald Reagan’s poll numbers at about the same time during his administration.

Take a look at this incredibly insidious ad imploring Latinos to sit out this election because Democrats have not made good on their promise to fix the immigration problem.   It never mentions the fact that Republicans have filibustered any attempt at bringing this problem to the forefront.  Someone asked me this week if Democrats have taken for granted Black and Latino voters why should they continue to vote for them?  First of all I don’t think they’ve been taken for granted but even if it were slightly true what is the alternative?  The Republicans declaring all Latino immigrants suspect like in Arizona?  This ad was created by Latinos for Reform an operation run by conservative Republican Robert DePosada, a former director of Hispanic affairs for the Republican National Committee.  This ad shows contempt for the Hispanic community by the Republican Party.    I don’t care who you vote for even though I don’t think Republicans have the best interest of the Latino community at heart… everyone should vote.  If you are registered please VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

From the NY Times: Demonize, Then Demoralize

I leave you with a few music clips that I  enjoyed this past week.  They say one never hears better music then the music one hears in their teens.  I think some of that is true but I think my musical tastes have evolved through the years.   Rock & Roll is still my favorite type of music but I have all sorts of musical genres in my Ipod.  These clips are all from my younger days. Enjoy!

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