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Defrosting The Denial - The Bitter Bite Of 700 Billion Deaths

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Conventional wisdom would suggest that Americans should be heartened by the plan to stabilize the struggling financial industry. We Americans like action as it soothes the angst created by a stock market in free fall, a housing industry in the tank, a shrinking supply of job prospects, and a general ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fired HP CEO Says She’s More Qualified Than McCain Or Palin?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It was bound to happen. After weeks of carefully calculated spin, the McCain campaign's web of incongruous rhetoric is beginning to unravel. In less than 48 hours, the straight talk express has run itself into a ditch, and the rubber that no longer meets the road is wearing perilously thin ...

Economy: Sink or Swim Boys!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

You have to give it to the Republicans. They may be skeevy, pencil-necked greedheads, but they sure are an optimistic bunch. A big black suck hole has opened under Wall Street and our largest banking institutions are falling thorough all the way to China - where they'll be mugged. Republican ...

McCain’s Commercial Lies Exposed

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know how to search You Tube, Google, Yahoo, or any other search engine to find the truth behind the lies McSame is spewing about Obama. At the time of this posting, almost 600,000 people have researched the subject of McCain Lies and commercials ...

Big Brother is Alive and Well in Hickman, Nebraska

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This story might seem trivial compared to all the global and national events happening right now. But it’s a sick commentary on the way people treat each other; and how a power-crazed corrupt city government can bully its own citizens. It also shows that you don’t have to live in ...

Making millions and billions off the working poor.

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Businessweek's Brian Grow and Keith Epstein did an in depth article on the corporations that prey upon our nations poor, specifically the working poor. The title of their article (listen to the podcast here): The Poverty Business . There is quite a lot of money to be made off ...

John “Chuckles” McCain: Politician, Panderer, Or Humorist?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The McCain campaign wants us to believe that their recent attack ads are simply an attempt to inject a little humor into the 2008 election. Yes, we're supposed to conclude that a campaign with a significant fund raising disadvantage has decided to magnanimously toss money down the drain to make ...

The Privatization of Your Fire Department

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

As you know, it’s been a record year for fires throughout the Western states, especially California. And the fire season has barely begun. The need for fire safety is on a collision course with the exploding population in fire-prone areas. More and more self-absorbed yuppies are moving to their own private ...

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