Ah, the Twists and Turns

    o, I am watching my daughter play a high school softball game a few days ago. I am focused not on the strange events of the past weekends Wisconsin Republican Convention (for once) but on how are our girls going to win. Then the I-phone goes off. As I read the news alert all I can say is, “Unbelievable!”. Terrence Wall had dropped out of | Read More »

    Five words that will make our nation less safe

    As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration. Name: Jamie Gorelick Being considered for: Attorney general THAT ought to make al Qaeda happy! I fear it | Read More »

    Five words that make our nation less safe

    As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration. Name: Jamie Gorelick Being considered for: Attorney general THAT ought to make al Qaeda happy! I fear it | Read More »

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    The Sept. 11 attacks caused the current economic crisis

    It’s the Sept. 11 attacks that caused the current economic crisis, not the “Greed on Wall Street”. On Jan. 1st 2001, the Federal Funds rate was at 6.50%. The Feds had raised it gradually from 4.75% on June 30th 1999 to help burst the “irrational exuberance” during the Dotcom bubble. Having achieved this, the Feds proceed to begin stimulate the economy by cutting the rates | Read More »

    What is really happening in the financial crisis

    Greg Easterbrook is a research fellow at the liberal Brookings Institute. He writes an irreverent NFL football colmun for ESPN which includes divergences to other topics. Here is his take on the Wall Street situation: Gasoline Plentiful, Perspective Scarce: “Financial chaos is sweeping the world,” a New York Times lead story said last week. I didn’t notice any chaos in my part of the world | Read More »

    Government cannot be the cure all

    Now Wall Street may shun $700 Billion bail-out So after months of build up and weeks of hand-wringing we here that Wall Street may just tough it out. “Wall Street analysts, believe the addition of so many terms to the bill might deter potential participants.” Well you don’t say. This is what happens when socialism getsshoved down the throats of capitalists. They will vomit it | Read More »

    The Undead Bailout Bill forces me to write to my Congressional Representative

    Well this bailout bill business, with defeated legislation rising like the undead, compelled me to write my Congressman. The redacted copy follows for your enlightenment, critique, and enjoyment.

    THE BAIL OUT SCAM

    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LEND MONEY WITH NO GUARANTEES AND NO COLLATERAL AND USE OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY. WHY IT IS THE VERY PEOPLE WHO DID THIS TO THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER ALREADY. THEIR SOLUTION IS THROW MORE MONEY AT A PROBLEM THAT WAS CAUSED BY BAD MONEY MANAGEMENT. THEIR SOLUTION IS TO NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEMS IN THE SYSTEM FIRST. THEIR SOLUTION IS TO | Read More »

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    A great walking talking multitasking organizer – how can we shut him up??

    PLEASE TELL EVERYONE: This country cannot survive with a multitasking organizer as a president, no matter how he charms you with the talk he talks and the walk he walks… Ask yourself: what is the most important and difficult task he has COMPLETED so far in his lifetime? Is that task in any way something that is required that the president MUST be able to | Read More »

    John McCain’s radio: Jab at Obama

    John McCain’s radio: Jab at Obama “Good morning. This is John McCain, speaking to you from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Here and all across our country, people are wondering what exactly is happening on Wall Street. And with good reason, they want to know how their government will meet the crisis. Clear answers are hard to come by in Washington. There are certainly plenty of places | Read More »

    Reid: Obama Hasn’t Got a Clue

    Barack Obama, yesterday: To get out of this crisis – and to ensure that we are not doomed to repeat a cycle of bubble and bust again and again – we must take immediate measures to create jobs and continue to address the housing crisis; we must build a 21st century regulatory framework, and we must pursue a bold opportunity agenda that creates new jobs | Read More »

    Spinning your wheels

    What did the economist get for their expensive education? Well I know what the American people got….I’ll be nice, we are left once again holding the bag, and that bag does not contain cash. While executives, CEOs and CFOs continue to get bonus after bonus the workers get nothing. After years of work and sacrifice the workers may not even get their pensions they have | Read More »