Happy Fourth of July!

The fireworks here in Japan are among the best I’ve seen anywhere, but there’s no meaning behind them. They’re just fun. America’s day of fireworks brings a story, a history, and it goes something like this:

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Happy birthday, America. May your future contain more people named Lincoln and fewer named Summers. May you earn more than you spend. May you fight wars only when you are threatened, and may you win them decisively. May you remember the ideals that began your life on this planet. May you be guided by a government of the people, by the people, for the people instead of one of, by, and for the corporations. May those people ask not what you can do for them but what they can do for you. May you never perish from the Earth.

Have a wonderful fourth of July, my fellow Americans.

(Except you, Larry Summers, you fraudulent traitor. If not for your efforts to repeal parts of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 when you worked as Treasury secretary for the Clinton administration in 1999, America would still enjoy the separation of investment and commercial banking so that when your bankster buddies went nuts with derivatives they wouldn’t have killed the entire economy by creating the subprime mortgage crisis. Now that you’re back in power as President Obama’s chief economist, you must chuckle daily at the toothless financial reform on the way. May you be tarred and feathered in the finest tradition of America’s founding era.)

This entry was posted in Society and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • The Kelly Letter
    A Complete Investment Management System
    The Kelly Letter  every Sunday morning by email.
    Like no other. Many subscribers say this is the best read of their week, astonishing in its ability to distill seven days of noise into one succinct overview of the very few items that might matter. Start your Sundays right!
    A one-page Quick Start Guide
    with page number references to full information in The 3% Signal. You'll receive access to this right away so you can begin transforming your portfolio into a performance machine immediately.
    The 3Sig Calculator.
    A thing of beauty! You'll use it to generate your own personal signals every quarter including exact share amounts to buy and sell based on your account balances. It emails you the results to make later quarters easy by keeping last quarter's numbers at your fingertips. Some subscribers say this tool alone justifies their subscription price.
    The subscriber-only section of this website
    where likeminded investors are commenting on notes and discussing in forums. Jason joins these interactions every day. They're a treasure trove of investing tips and wisdom.
    The archive of Kelly Letter notes.
    It’s a research center, searchable and smartly tagged to make gathering time-stamped material on covered subjects easy.
    The subscriber podcast.
    Jason reads every letter word-for-word. This feature was requested by subscribers who prefer audio learning. They listen on their Monday morning commute, during a workout, or while reading along at their computer.



    $200/year
    Save 17%



    $20/month
    Pay as you go
    Or sign up to receive free email and learn more about the system.
    Do you have a question?
Bestselling Financial Author