Archive for September, 2008

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Open Mic Night

September 28, 2008

Wow, is that really Todd Snider?

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Vice Presidential Candidate Follies II

September 28, 2008

Hmm, maybe the Obama Campaign should go with the ‘No Press Conferences’ idea.

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Vice Presidential Candidate Follies

September 28, 2008

Well, now we know why they don’t want her to have a press conference.

And this isn’t Tina Fey on SNL. This is really Sarah Palin.

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Open Mic Night

September 24, 2008

In honor of the late Richard Wright.

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25 Days

September 23, 2008

The gestation period for both ducks and mice is approximately 25 days.

This is also how long it has been since John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Since then, she has not held a single press conference with the national media.

I’m with Andrew Sullivan.  If this is allowed to continue, we are no longer a working democracy.

However, there are others out there who probably disagree. If so, please let me know why you think this is allowable.

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The Banking Crises

September 22, 2008

“Welcome to History”, an easy to understand explanation of the meltdown in the financial markets.

Quote:

This is what Paulson and Bernanke are trying to manage. They have done three big things in the past couple of days:

1. Proposed a huge RTC-like government “bad bank” that banks can dump all their bad loans into. (Apparently, though, unlike the case with the RTC, they will not need to declare bankruptcy to do it.)

2. Provided a federal guarantee on money-market accounts.

3. Promulgated a temporary ban on naked shortselling for about 800 financial stocks (in related news, the new recommended medical practice when you discover that you have a fever is to smash the thermometer against the wall, since this makes the problem go away).

I had never heard of this site (The American Scene) until today.  I skimmed through a few of the postings and at first glance, it looks like something I’ll want to check out regularly.

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Open Mic Night

September 20, 2008