Treason and the Bond Markets
Congress might be able to fool the people on passing the stimulus, but you can’t fool bond traders. You just can’t fool the market. That is why we used to place such reliance on free markets. Sir John Harrison: Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason. Will the US proper from the stimulus? Will the taxpayers prosper? | Read More »
Legislators Can’t Get Copy of Stimulus, K Street Has It Already
For those of you who don’t realize, K Street is where all the lobbyists live. Legislators in Congress cannot get a copy of the bill, yet K Street already has it. Reporters trying to confirm rumors they heard on K Street are calling House/Senate staffers to learn details of the current stimulus and are discovering that Congressional members do not have a copy yet. | Read More »
Now Iran Wants to Talk to Obama; The Day After Israeli Elections
…and now Iran is asking Obama for talks. That would force Obama to place pressure on whatever new coalition ultimately forms a government in Israel NOT to do a bombing raid on Iran’s enrichment facilities. Predictable move, let’s see if it works. My bet: Obama will start shrieking like an 8 year old girl again.
‘Recidivism’, ‘Correction’ Doubtful Concepts for Terrorists
Why do we allow the other side to control the language?? Today there is some discussion of 11 former Gitmo detainees on the Saudi most-wanted list. That’s a recidivist rate of over 15% Recidivism – closely related to the word ‘relapse’ – implies that one has changed… then changed back. It also proceeds for the concept of ‘corrections’ so dominant in the penal activity | Read More »
Help Has to Arrive; Dispatch is Not Enogh
Obama signs the emergency order and then retires with his buddies to watch the Superbowl. Without checking back to see if FEMA needs another fire built under its butt. FEMA gets busy writing press releases – 5 so far (http://www.fema.gov/news/eventnews.fema?id=11049) and balks, according to their spokesperson, at closed roads and icy conditions. I recall they had helicopters for Katrina? Two days is too | Read More »
Steele: Get the RNC Web Site Fixed!
Open letter to the eCampaign folks at www.gop.com Alas, the GOP web site at www.gop.com has a few good ideas, but they are currently poorly, poorly implemented. The GOP has a pretty fair idea in allowing one to set up your own web site/blog at whatever-your-id.gop.com – however their whole platform is so buggy, it’s going to result in more harm than good. I’ll just hit | Read More »
Time for the F-Word
Yes, I mean filibuster the stimulus travesty in the Senate. Be sure to remember how the Dems used the filibuster for purely partisan reasons against Bush appointees. We have shown bi-partisan spirit with many Rs voting for Obama’s appointments, even though there were some very good reasons to oppose some of those appointments. If the leadership tries hard enough, they could probably make it a bi-partisan filibuster | Read More »