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America: Finally United

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Well, Bush aid he was a" uniter, not a divider", and by God, we are finally there. National economy Getting better Staying the same Getting worse Undecided   Sep 2008 - 13% 82% 5% Aug 2008 18% 19% 60% 3% Jul 2008 3% 20% 76% 1% Jun 2008 7% 18% 73% 2% May 2008 11% 18% 70% 1% Apr 2008 8% 14% 77% 1% Mar 2008 4% 9% 86% 1% Feb 2008 1% 20% 78% 1% Jan 2008 8% 22% 64% 6% Dec 2007 7% 28% 64% 1% Nov 2007 18% 26% 55% 1% Oct 2007 8% 18% 69% 5% Sep 2007 14% 20% 63% 3% It's unanimous! NONE of us think the economy is getting better. 100%!!! Way to go, Georgie. Only ...

I Will NOT Pay Your Piper, Willumstad

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I'm too irate at the moment to give you my normal Econ 101 take on the world, but I am going to paste two quotes from a Reuters article so we can be incensed together. First, this gem. A $700 billion fund would come on top of other steps already taken ...

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 ...

White Irony

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated on the (Republican) convention floor are black, the lowest number since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began tracking diversity at political conventions 40 years ago. -- Wapo .01512605042%!!!  Republicans call McCain/Palin the ticket of change. Interesting direction.

Primary Focus

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Today was the culmination of the first leg of a long journey for me. As I walked into the tiny town hall that serves as my precinct location, twins in tow, I got my ballot with a happy heart. Just a little over a year ago I threw my lot ...

Craptacular Egomania!!!

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Maybe I'm just feeling a mite testy, could be that staring over the edge of financial upheaval has got me cynical, but frankly, the Clintons "me, me, Me, Me, ME!!!" has just got to stop. Does it always - ALWAYS - have to be about the Clintons? This is the question on ...

From His Mouth to God’s Ear

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Yesterday I was at Mass, and the Homily was about racism. Father Robert talked about how when Kennedy was running for president, the prevailing meme was that he'd doom the nation to Papacy, and once elected would follow the Pope's edict and make America a Catholic nation. Sounds ludicrous now, ...

Pot vs. Kettle: OMG!! They’re Black!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

This ranks right up there with ‘teh stupid'. When a weary and jet-lagged Barack Obama took the stage on the last day of the UNITY Journalists of Color convention in Chicago last month, most of the attendees had already left. But there was still a healthy crowd of over 2,500 there ...

The MSM, AWOL: Reason # 2,347

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Isn't the problem -- well, one of the many, many problems -- with our awful president the fact that he never changes his mind about anything no matter how strong the evidence? Isn't one of the problems with the new John McCain the fact that he keeps changing his mind ...