Monday, December 15, 2008

Afternoons Will Never be the Same

On Thursday, December 11, 2008, Larry Elder announced his departure from TalkRadio 790 KABC.

For 15 years, Larry Elder has stood out as the conscience of America (for those who would listen, anyways). I've listened to him for years on KABC and found his calm demeanor and no-nonsense approach to political and economic issues refreshing. While I didn't always agree with him, he always made sense and I could always see his point of view - even if I occasionally disagreed with it.

There are many out there who won't be sorry to see him go. These individuals are those Larry termed "victicrats" - people who feel sorry for themselves and feel they got a raw deal in life and its out of their control. Larry preaches that the road to success or failure begins and ends with the self. Do you see the world as a place of opportunity where high moral values and hard work get rewarded? Do you see the world as a dark place riddled with hatred where only certain select fortunate people get the advantages? One of these points of view will lead to success, the other to failure.

If you've never seen it, take a look at Larry Elder's Personal Pledge.

Also, take a look at his weekly articles at

Larry, I will miss your daily broadcast. I don't know why you had to leave so suddenly but I wish you all the best in whatever endeavors you pursue.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The One Way Street

USA Today published the following article today:

President-elect Obama's actions perk up stock market

Today, the Dow lost 7% of its value by plunging 679.95.

I'm sure, President Bush will get the blame for that.