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    Archive for March, 2010

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

    Obama and the Frog Drudge slayed me yesterday with this picture and the caption: “DYNAMIC DUO LEAD CHARGE ON IRAN.” . . . . Remember those health care upbeat stories I linked to last week, including the one about favorable polling figures? It looks like the polls have already gone back to pre-reform numbers: “Nearly [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    Stein to Suffrage “How many Wall Streeters have been indicted? None. Well, you will say, what about the psycho Madoff? True, he’s a criminal. But he had nothing to do with the housing collapse. Compared with Goldman Sachs, he was a pickpocket. And Goldman Sachs is basically running the whole world. Is Obama doing anything [...]

    Monday

    Monday, March 29th, 2010

    Stream of Consciousness . . . Kinda, Maybe Man, brutal weekend, with a brutal week ahead. Today’s post will be half-SoC and half-normal. If I like it enough, it might become my normal. First, a great passage from this review of a book by France’s Jean-Francois Revel (died 2006): “‘If you take away anti-Americanism there [...]

    Something for Palm Sunday Morning

    Sunday, March 28th, 2010

    “The story of each man is the story of God’s continual watchfulness over him. Each man is the object of the Lord’s special love. Jesus was ready to do everything for Jerusalem, but the city was not willing to open up her gates to his mercy. This is the deep mystery of human freedom which [...]

    Econ Saturday

    Saturday, March 27th, 2010

    Econ Saturday I typically don’t care what the Joneses are doing. I like to think it’s because I’m so virtuous (detached) and cool (detached), but probably not. It’s probably because I have seven kids and therefore I “get a pass” in most people’s eyes if my standard of living doesn’t measure up to the Joneses. [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, March 26th, 2010

    No Luck of the Irish Sounds like Ireland needs a bailout worse than Greece: “Against the backdrop of deep recession and unemployment, Ireland’s per capital alcohol consumption fell by 9.6 percent in 2009 and is now 21 percent below an all-time peak in 2001 when Ireland’s economy was booming. . . . Pubs have been [...]

    No Blogging Thursday

    Thursday, March 25th, 2010

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

    All Sunny in Media Land “Let’s just get the law passed, then we’ll let the media take over.” I think that was the game plan. From my local newspaper came this story yesterday morning: “Health care gains start soon.” That AP story by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar took different forms, but the headlines were all pretty similar. [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

    My Son, the Duke My son leaves for Lansing tomorrow. The reason? “Youth in Government.” He’s spending four days at the Michigan capital to learn how government works. I’m pretty excited about it. I told him to take it seriously because (and this is an exact quote), “Government is the only growth industry left in [...]

    Humor

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010

    JIMMY FALLON: The Democrats are working overtime to get 216 votes to pass health care on Sunday, which means Rahm Emanuel is prowling the showers like the head of a prison gang.

    Socialist Monday

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010

    Already Tired I have a confession: I write my Monday blog entries on Sunday. Haffta. There’s too much going on Monday mornings to surf and post. But yesterday, I couldn’t find much to blog about. Everything was about health care. In the time between this typing and this posting, the country could be upside down [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, March 21st, 2010

    “In dealings with one’s neighbor, self-love makes us hyper-sensitive, inflexible, proud, impatient; it causes us to exaggerate our ego and our rights, to be cold, indifferent, unjust in our judgments and in word. One delights in speaking about one’s actions, of one’s insights and experiences, of difficulties, of sufferings, even when there is no need [...]

     


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