Coffee and Cow Tongue and a Downgrade…

Don’t ask me why eating cow tongue reminds me of the USA being downgraded credit wise but it does. As I was sipping that morning cup of coffee I was enjoying a breakfast of cow tongue. I found a little shop that makes cow tongue sub sandwiches. They have cabbage leafs, slices of red and yellow peppers and a slice of cheese on a sub bun. They are delicious and fit for a king…

The Western attitude toward cow tongue would not be understood on this side of the world. For here cow tongue is considered far better than a cut of prime beef. It is an expensive part of the cow in Ukraine and Russia. I assume that in most of the ex Soviet world the desire for cow tongue is high on the list…

When I was growing up we as a family ate lots of cow tongue in the USA. We were poor and cow tongue could be bought dirt cheap or even free at times. Cow tongue was a food with a stigma attached to it. I remember taking cow tongue sandwiches to school and getting ridiculed for eating cow tongue. Only people who were farmers and poor ate cow tongue. It was considered beneath many people to consider such foods…

I was taken back by the fact that people here on this side of the world love cow tongue and they will pay a high price for it. I see stands at the market places that sell nothing but cow tongue and Sveta and I really like a good meal of cow tongue…

What does that have to do with the downgrade of the USA credit status? Well it just seems to make sense when I looked at the cow tongue sub sandwich that I was eating and thought of all those people in America who would cringe at the thought of eating a cow tongue sandwich. That one day that cow tongue sandwich might just be a delicacy in America also…

The implications of the downgrade are going to be far reaching and as the downgrades continue so will the crumbling of the Western financial empire. The cost of interest on the loans has just gone up and outlook is negative. This should have happened a long time ago but when you control the worlds money you can play games longer than most countries…

So breakfast was a great cup of coffee and a wonderful cow tongue sub sandwich. What was not so great was the news of the downgrade of America’s credit rating…

So I just ate my cow tongue sandwich in silence and sipped my coffee and did some thinking’s about the future of America…

Kyle Keeton
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