Ronald Ernest Paul, who is retiring from Congress, was born this day 77 years ago. That’s August 20th, 1935. I’m glad he’s here and hope he’s around for another 25. I for one would vote for him in 2016, even if these arguments no longer apply. I haven’t seen or heard much from the good doctor lately, and it looks like Romney’s got this thing in the bag, but I still wish him the best of luck in all his endeavors. He has brought meaningful hope back into the political scene, and some day this might translate into real change. Whether it will be soon enough to “save” this country from what seems to be an impending fiscal fiasco/monetary monsoon is another matter. So (holding glass of red wine, because I don’t have anything stronger) here’s to Bernanke’s Bane, a better man than most, Doctor No! God Bless.