If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn't call it a 'failure of swimming.' So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a 'failure of capitalism'?
In a whirlwind, Reagan quickly knocked off fifty more push-ups, flipped, and did thirty crunches, then turned and landed a kick that dented the metal door. "I'm feeling sick, too, and look at me. What if Babe Ruth had said 'Time to Rest'? Or Michael Phelps? Or Neil Armstrong? Come on, guys""what are we?" "Hungry," Natalie said. "Sleepy," Alistair added. "Grumpy," Fiske said. "Sneezy," Phoenix piped up. "Shot," Nellie said.
AY CHECK THE PLANS OUT. WE WORK HARD, I AIN'T ASKING FOR A HAND OUT. IF I HIT THE BOOTH, I DON'T HAVE TO PASS THEM GRAMS OUT. AND BE THE WELL, WHEN THE OTHER THOUGHTS RAN OUT. THEY SAY THEY LOST WORDS, I GOT 'EM PUZZLED LIKE THE CROSSWORD. HARVARD, I'M NUTS, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER. BUT YOU COULD NEVER PAY A BOSS PEANUTS. IF IT GETS MESSY, BE PREPARED FOR THE CLEANUP. BUT THIS THING CALLED SUCCESS IS SO STRANGE. CAUSE YOU COULD GET NOTORIETY AND STILL RIDE THE TRAIN. MAKE IT IN IT'S ENTIRETY, IN SEARCH FOR THE FAME. BUT I'M STILL MICHAEL PHELPS, SWIMMING IN MY LANE. WHERE'S LOIS, ME I'M SUPERMAN, I'M JUST HERE TO SAVE THE DAY BOY. OR AT LEAST I THOUGHT I WAS. TILL I, FLEW INTO SAVE HER AND MET MY OPPONENT. I'M FIGHTIN' WITH MYSELF, DON'T OFFER THE CONDOLENCE. I'M DREAMIN'.
It made me shiver. And I about made up my mind to pray, and see if I couldn't try to quit being the kind of a boy I was and be better. So I kneeled down. But the words wouldn't come. Why wouldn't they? It warn't no use to try and hide it from Him. Nor from ME, neither. I knowed very well why they wouldn't come. It was because my heart warn't right; it was because I warn't square; it was because I was playing double. I was letting ON to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all. I was trying to make my mouth SAY I would do the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write to that nigger's owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie-I found that out. So I was full of trouble, full as I could be; and didn't know what to do. At last I had an idea; and I says, I'll go and write the letter-and then see if I can pray. Why, it was astonishing, the way I felt as light as a feather right straight off, and my troubles all gone. So I got a piece of paper and a pencil, all glad and excited, and set down and wrote: Miss Watson, your runaway nigger Jim is down here two mile below Pikesville, and Mr. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. HUCK FINN. I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. But I didn't do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking-thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell. And went on thinking. And got to thinking over our trip down the river; and I see Jim before me all the time: in the day and in the night-time, sometimes moonlight, sometimes storms, and we a-floating along, talking and singing and laughing. But somehow I couldn't seem to strike no places to harden me against him, but only the other kind. I'd see him standing my watch on top of his'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the world, and the ONLY one he's got now; and then I happened to look around and see that paper. It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: "All right, then, I'll GO to hell"-and tore it up.