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    This absolutely terrifies me

    Apologies in advance — this is not much of a diary.  I haven’t written one in a while so I guess I’m a bit out of practice.  This is more of a rant.  I realize this is a bit of a breach of posting protocol, but sometimes you just need to vent. While browing RCP I came across the following linked article by John Hayward | Read More »

    An exceptional Ground Zero Mosque Analogy

    As is my usual practice on Mondays, last week I went to my parents for dinner after work.  While watching the news and Ground Zero Mosque coverage, my mother relayed a story that for her captured the feelings of, I believe, all of us who oppose the building at that particular site. Near the neighborhood I grew up in as a child there had been two | Read More »

    Strategy obervations from the cheap seats

    With the primaries nearly done and the November matchups clearly taking shape, I think there are a couple of simple messages / strategies for the Repblicans. Related to the Ground Zero mosque, I believe that until they cancel plans to build it in its current location, this will continue to be an issue through election day.  However, the GOP should not make this about Imam | Read More »

    Don’t be stupid GOP

    As an accounting / finance type I am, by nature, a cautious fellow.  I like fixed rate loans so that I know what I’m paying every month.  I drive defensively.  I read my e-mails at work 3 or 4 times before sending them.  Within that framework, however, I am still cautiously optimistic about the upcoming elections and the prospects for a conservative resurgence (as best | Read More »

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    3 Stories Being Ignored by the MSM

    The weekend news programs have been afire with Michael Steele’s Afghanistan comments, and to some degree, rightly so.  Before that there was Joe Barton’s BP comments.  The MSM also tried taking John Boehner’s “ant” comments out of context, but that one didn’t have legs. So while the MSM is working overtime to bring GOP controversies to the forefront, they are working just as hard to | Read More »

    The Road to 4 million (June jobs report)

    Jobs gained / (lost) in June 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):          (125,000) Jobs gained / (lost) in May 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):           433,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in April 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):             313,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in March 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):           208,000 Jobs | Read More »

    The Road to 4 million (May jobs report)

    Jobs gained / (lost) in May 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):           431,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in April 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):           290,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in March 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):           208,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in February 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):       39,000 Jobs | Read More »

    The Road to 4 million (April jobs report)

    Jobs gained / (lost) in April 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):           290,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in March 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):        230,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in February 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):       39,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in January 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):         14,000 Jobs gained | Read More »

    The Road to 4 million (March jobs report)

    Jobs gained / (lost) in March 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):          162,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in February 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):     (14,000) Jobs gained / (lost) in January 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):         14,000 Jobs gained / (lost) in December 2009 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):    (109,000)    Jobs gained / | Read More »

    The Road to 4 million (February jobs report)

    Jobs gained / (lost) in February 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):       (36,000) Jobs gained / (lost) in January 2010 per the US Dept of Labor  (prelim):       (26,000) Jobs gained / (lost) in December 2009 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):    (109,000)    Jobs gained / (lost) in November 2009 per the US Dept of Labor  (final):       64,000    Jobs gained / (lost) in | Read More »

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