Monthly Archives: September 2008

Crazy Talk

It seems there is a petition going around asking Congress to not do anything rash to our economic system: As economists, we want to express to Congress our great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Paulson to deal … Continue reading

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“It’s A Miracle!”

So the Dow Jones jumps up 2.5% this morning. Could it be that folks are realizing that the defeat of the sellout bailout doesn’t mark the end of Western Civilization?  Even the credit markets are easing a bit. Of course, … Continue reading

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Noblesse Oblige Declined

Over at The Glittering Eye this piece by David Brooks get quoted approvingly: House Republicans led the way and will get most of the blame. It has been interesting to watch them on their single-minded mission to destroy the Republican … Continue reading

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I Am Shocked!

Well…maybe I’m not shocked: A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: “Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska … Continue reading

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Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has responded in the only appropriate manner to the Gestapo tactics of the Obama campaign in attempting to use the state to stifle dissent: St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney … Continue reading

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Agreeable Sort, Isn’t He?

Very fast response by the McCain campaign. Via Memeorandum. Tweet

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Obama: A Liar, Pure And Simple

Remember hearing this from Camp Obama, which was dutifully parroted by MSM today from Bangor to San Diego: Congressman Blunt just confirmed what’s been clear since John McCain rode into Washington at the eleventh hour -– Sen. McCain’s political theatrics … Continue reading

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I’m Not Being Quiet On Purpose

In fact, if you ever head over to The Iconic Midwest you would see that I’ve not been “quiet” at all. The trouble is I’ve set myself a certain standard for my postings over here. Gaius has set the tone … Continue reading

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I realize that the abject “main stream” media will suppress this, just as they suppressed the contents of Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s vile speech at the UN. But had a major Republican fundraiser done this, the media would be positively … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading quite a few news sources and blogs. The word “gambit” comes up a lot in reference to John McCain’s sudden announcement that he will suspend his campaign in order to return to Washington to help broker a … Continue reading

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Super Genius

Some remarks from Joe Biden: First: Ad Biden called ‘terrible’ only ran six times That Obama campaign ad mocking John McCain’s computer illiteracy only ran 6 times, according to CNN’s ad consultant Evan Tracey of TNS Media Intelligence/CMAG. The ad, … Continue reading

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Data Points

Disappeared from the American Media as far as I can tell: FBI searches apartment of man implicated in Palin email hacking case WASHINGTON – The FBI searched the residence of the son of a Democratic state legislator in Tennessee over … Continue reading

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Six For Pallbearers

James Crumley has died at age 68. Mr. Crumley’s plots did not always make perfect sense, but they probably were not meant to: in a world where nearly everyone is guilty of something heinous, finding out whodunit is largely beside … Continue reading

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Faint Praise

Well, Bill Clinton is campaigning for Barack Obama. Sort of. Except for the fact that he has more praise for Hillary, John McCain and Sarah Palin than for the Democratic party candidate. Thank heavens he didn’t mention Joe Biden. However … Continue reading

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Global Coldening, Round Two

Not to be outdone by my esteemed colleague and valued Adjunct Blogger, Rich, I thought I’d add this tidbit about global cooling. The venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac (not to be confused with the upstart Farmer’s Almanac, which started publishing 26 … Continue reading

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