Hey man, is that freedom rock?!

Does anyone remember that commercial? 🙂

I picked up the best of Creedence Clearwater Revival and the best of Springsteen a couple of weeks ago. That’s some fun listening, I tell ya!

If you never saw the ad or didn’t hear it when this stuff first came out (I certainly didn’t), then just watch The Big Lebowski, The Dude is a big fan of Creedence.

Think about it.

 Chart of US debt since the early 1900’s – the big peak is WW2, the red region is Reagan, Reagan 2 and Bush 1, then Clinton 1 & 2, then Bush 2.1 and 2.2. Notice anything?

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Yeah, I realize it’s pretty simplistic but sometimes you just need to look at one factor.

First snow of the season

On my way back from Yorkshire tonight, I drove through an area of north Derbyshire that had recently taken some snowfall. It was very wet and slushy snow, but it was snow all the same.

I’m hoping we get some decent snow this year, instead of the paltry inch or so we’ve had the past couple of years. It snows quite a lot every year in the Highlands (northern Scotland), the mountain areas of Wales and in the Peak District, which is just north of where I live, but would be nice to get some proper snow more than once this winter!

Here’s hoping…