IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN

IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN

I typed the word google into Google. Guess what came up?
EVERYTHING!

George Carlin

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long

10.8% unemployment 1982!

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1983/02/art1exc.htm

I went across the river and I lay down to sleep
Went across the river and I lay down to sleep
Went across the river and I lay down to sleep
When I woke up, put the shackles on my feet

58,212 deaths in Vietnam by 1975

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War_casualties
4,460 deaths in Iraq
http://antiwar.com/casualties/
1496 dead in Afghanistan
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/10/us-afghan-us-deaths/

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long

Dow Jones Average 6800 in 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average
Dow Jones Average 12000 2011
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/future/dj1m

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
And on each link was the initial of my name

National Debt as % of GDP 117 % 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long

Life expectancy 1900: 49.2

http://www.demog.berkeley.edu/~andrew/1918/figure2.html

Life expectancy 77.9
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/08/20/us-usa-lifespan-idUSTRE57I6BF20090820

I asked the judge, what might be my fine
I asked the judge, what might be my fine
I asked the judge, what might be my fine
Twenty-one years on the Rocky Mountain Line

Sarah Palin Approval rating 2008 80%

http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/Does-Sarah-Palin-Have.html

Sarah Palin Approval rating 2011 37%
http://www.politicususa.com/en/sarah-palin-approval-rating

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long

But of course, a good cigar was a nickel in 1890!

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2 thoughts on “IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN

  1. I was drafted in 1967. I had to look it up just now to find out the official end of the Vietnam war. April 1975. That whole time frame is a blur. I was at a graduation get together for one of my nieces today. She is going to Syracuse University in the fall.

    I have a LOT of nephews and nieces and they’re all going to college. Many are already finished. That’s great.

    We went to war. That wasn’t so great.

    If you are poor or black or in a marginal school system it still isn’t so great. Maybe even worse. You get to go to a war that nobody cares enough about to even demonstrate against it.

    1. These repetitive ‘tours’ in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking a toll on our professional soldiers.

      And so most Americans have no stake in our wars any longer.

      It is great to see your family is receiving a good education.

      My son was smart. He just went to an old 2 year community college that had been upgraded to a four year college; got his degree and owed all of four grand by the time he had his degree in accountancy.

      Some of these kids owe a hundred grand and all they have to show for it is a BA. ha

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