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Quote of the Day

Friday, September 19th, 2008

McCain, who told the Wall Street Journal in March that "I'm always for less regulation," now asks voters to believe he will be a champion of tough, unblinking oversight. He's shocked and outraged that Wall Street's preening Masters of the Universe threw a drunken toga party and smashed all the ...

Financial Meltdown: Math & The Myth Of Fiscal Responsibility

Friday, September 19th, 2008

While the details haven't been disclosed, it appears that the powers that be are considering a plan to bail out Wall Street...in a big way...on the backs of the American taxpayer. Troubling as this sounds, it may be the only viable solution. Regardless of the eventual solution, one thing is ...

Achilles’ Heel and Those Damn Chickens

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Yesterday was wait and see time. For the jocks of the financial world, it's fourth and one with less than a minute to go. AIG is the Patriots, and unlike in the NFL, cheaters might not prosper. I think it might be helpful to understand what is actually happening with AIG. ...

The Road Previously Traveled

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I've refrained from writing about Palin. Frankly, she's a herring, well played to distract from the complete lack of substance offered by the McCain campaign. I don't see that adding to the noise about her serves the nation, whose citizens are justifiably alarmed by the faltering American economy, the exorbitant ...

Serving Masters, Serving Notice, & Serving Ourselves

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Have you ever wondered what a modern day slave would look like and how he or she might behave? Ever consider who might be the owners of plantations, staffed by these slaves, if they were "permitted" to exist today? Has it ever crossed your mind that the only thing that's ...

McCain’s Straight Talk Express Takes Every Fork In The Road?

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

It looks like it won't take a swiftboating to highlight John McCain's propensity to parse his words for political expediency. As a matter of fact, I suspect that the catch phrase for the 2008 presidential election may turn out to be YouTubing...and there's little doubt the following video may be ...

Are Those Opposed To GI Bill In Favor Of Stealth Conscription?

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

The passage of Senator Jim Webb's expansion of the GI Bill to provide expanded educational benefits highlights a topic most don't want to discuss. Since abolishing the draft and making service in the military voluntary, critics have argued that an inordinate number of the ranks are filled by those who ...

Party’s Over

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I had to laugh today as I read Ken's great post about mewling Congress critters having to give up their gas guzzlers. Once again, the average Joe/Jane is leading the trend, and the fat, self preservation cats, who are supposedly guiding us, are somewhere out in left right field... or ...

What does America manufacture? Debt…

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Kevin Phillips was a conservative superstar back in 'the day'. He helped to create and bring into power the extreme right wing of the Republican party. He is now one of their biggest foes. His newest book entitled: Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism, ...

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