That’s Right Nate

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Our Plucky Can Do Spirit Will See Us Through

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The sky is falling talk continues all over the media since the bailout plan stalled yesterday.  I laugh when I see some thirty-something reporter in a lather over the “upcoming depression”.  These newscasters have no memory of the last depression so they’re naturally anti-depression.

If I’ve learned one thing from movies like Cinderella Man, Seabiscuit, and Annie its that our plucky can do spirit will see us through any financial crisis as long as we reach down deep inside ourselves for that something only we have.  That’s the way some washed up jockey can ride a broken down race horse to glory or an orphan down on her luck can charm high society with only her smile and her adorable dog Sandy.

Americans who fear the depression only fear it because they don’t know the thrill of travelling this country by box car or travelling the backroads with just a hobo pack.  Hardworking people will be out of work, sure, but a warm filling cup of soup is only as far as the nearest bread line.  I’m hoping that radio drama may make a come back.


Written by thatsrightnate

September 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm

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  1. Don’t forget Grapes of Wrath. Henry Fonda sure was plucky. Besides, in the coming depression, if the need ever really, really got bad for the Alaskans Rose-of-Bristol could breast feed the needy.


    September 30, 2008 at 5:56 pm

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