Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Well, I like what the President said on his Saturday message today: "We've experienced great trials before. And with every test, each generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to prosper - to discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis".   OK, he does need to stop using "crisis" at every opportunity, but he's right about the concept of rising above the current situation.  It's the American way to use adversity to get us moving again, and often inspires creative people to greatness. Business grows, jobs are created, revenue increases. The problem is that the administration seems to keep nailing any sector making money (even stressing out charities with tax changes) in order to expand government jobs and, ultimately, government power.  Speeches and rhetoric are wonderful, especially when comments inspire us to get out of the national funk.  But the question is always this: What's the real motivation behind the message?