Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Anthony Sanders, our friend the economist at George Mason’s Mercatus Center has been blogging about this. I asked him for some charts yesterday and he put charts together. You can find them in today’s Pile of Prep under the headline “Confounded Interest,” what Sanders says about the shutdown. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Anthony Sanders, our friend the economist at George Mason’s Mercatus Center has been blogging about this. I asked him for some charts yesterday and he put charts together. You can find them in today’s Pile of Prep under the headline “Confounded Interest,” what Sanders says about the shutdown. By the bye, I never got to giving the phone number out. If you want to be on the last program that will ever air here, because tonight at midnight it all ends in a flaming fireball of apocalyptic debt and government inability to operate, please call me today. I want to talk to each and every one of you, because the phones aren’t going to work tomorrow. Satellites are going to fall from the heavens.
As a matter of fact, I’ve been noting that the great constellation of Orion — when I leave my house at 3:30 a.m. every morning and there are no clouds in the sky, I get a pretty good view — I live far enough from the big city that there’s not enough light pollution to obscure the larger constellations. I can’t see the little ones. I’d have to go out in the middle of nowhere to see them, but I can see the larger ones. I’ve been noticing that Orion is coming into view and he rises just a little bit higher on the southeastern sky every day, indicating that the Earth in its cyclical orbit is getting to that part of our orbit around the sun where, at nighttime, Orion is not obscured by the sun. You see, during the summer months, Orion is more difficult to see because of the angle of the earth and where the stars and constellations are.
In any event, I’ve been noticing Orion majestically rising on the horizon to where he is now at about 60 degrees off of horizon. He started where you could barely see the tip of him, then the three stars in the belt, and now I can almost see the entire constellation about 60 degrees off the horizon. Well, that’s all going to end tonight at midnight because the earth is going to stop orbiting the sun. I notice that there is a new moon arising, or that we have a fresh set of moons as the moon is now, over our hemisphere anyway, in its perigee of its orbit, meaning its low point, or it’s getting to its low point. We can see it brightly in the early morning sky. The moon is going to fall, too. The moon falls, the stars stop to glimmer. You know, I bet we’re not going to have a sunrise tomorrow morning if the debt ceiling is not raised. I bet good day sunshine decides not to show up.
Back to Professor Sanders, as we hold the final show of the era that was known as when the United States was the United States of debt. Sanders writes thus:
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