However, Uncle Orson had this to say on Ann Romney's speech:
My wife just had to laugh. "Not an experienced speaker?" she said. And I laughed, too. Because Ann Romney is a Mormon woman, and with only a few self-chosen exceptions, Mormon women give speeches -- powerful, emotional speeches -- all the time.The LDS culture relies on women for teaching/caring for family and neighbors.
Outsiders sometimes criticize the Mormon Church because women don't have the priesthood. What they don't understand is that Mormon women, like Mormon men, are all ministers and teachers, rotating in and out of various offices, in which they are expected to give ten- or fifteen-minute talks in front of large groups, or forty-minute lessons to smaller ones.
Catholics have a different system that got their people from the slums to the suburbs via education and personal help (or used to, before the nuns stopped being teachers and nurses and decided to professionalize the welfare from the parish level to the government)...
Ironically, both the LDS and Catholics should be more comfortable in the Democratic party, but the anti religion elements that took over that party have been hounding out pro life Democrats since Clinton's 1992 convention marginalized Bob Casey Sr, and allowed delgates to wear anti Catholic buttons to ridicule him...
A couple weeks ago, Obama backer George Soros dumped a bunch of stocks and bought a bunch of gold.
The story was all over the conspiracy pages.
today's news includes this story:
CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose to close at a five-month high Friday, as comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that the central bank was likely to introduce more quantitative easing policies.... Talk of more economic stimulus measures from the Fed has dominated the gold trade for months, and the market sharply rose on the session. Gold takes support from economic stimulus measures, as the precious metal traditionally gains on fears of inflation.
I am still predicting that the US national debt will shrink with inflation, just as it did in the Carter years. So my hard earned savings will be worth a lot less, essentially punishing me for being thrifty.