As you may know, there is an infestation of Cherry trees around the tidal basin in Washington, DC. My wife and I, at taxpayer expense, took a junket down there to see for ourselves. It turns out that in 1912, a Japanese outsourcer offered these trees at a price so low that American manufacturers of Japanese Cherry trees simply could not compete and now all of them are out of business. This was just the first shot in the war that has led us to the current situation where Canadians can't get the jobs that Mexicans won't take producing attractively priced Japanese imports. As a result, these jobs have all gone to China. If I understand what Lou Dobbs is telling us, I am the only person left in the United States who still has to go to work. Now that's unfair trade. Here is a picture of one of the blossoms. Blossom The handsome young man is me. I know there is no evidence of it, but I am actually smiling in that picture. The blossom is my wife. You guys all complain about cheap Chinese imports, but how come mine is so expensive? The trees are Cherries. If you are considering a trip to Washington, now is the time. You have about a week before the Cherry blizzard begins. That's when all the blossoms fall like junk bonds in the middle of a subprime crisis. Take some pictures and post them.