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    Archive for November, 2010

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

    Federal Freeze to Federal Reservations It’s more symbolic than anything, but you add up enough such symbolic gestures, and you’re getting somewhere. I applaud the move: Obama calls for 2-year freeze on federal pay. Give Obama credit. It’s hard to deny additional benefits to the guys you hang out with, especially when it’s not coming [...]

    Monday

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    Monday Moanin’ Man, travel wears me out. I went to my in-laws on Thursday and came back yesterday afternoon. Everything went well and it was an enjoyable visit, but I was dizzy-tired all day yesterday. Couldn’t shake it. I finally crashed before 9:00, slept until 6:30 this morning, and still feel a bit groggy now. [...]

    Christmas Tree Decorating Party

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, November 28th, 2010

    “Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at–do it for peace.” Mother Teresa Happy Advent. Remember: It’s a time of mortification. But in mortification, there is joy.

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 27th, 2010

    D.W. By chance, I watched three Denzel Washington movies earlier this month: The Book of Eli, Unstoppable, and Man on Fire. I recommend all three. None were great, but they’re very good (Unstoppable the weakest of the three) , and I really enjoyed Denzel Washington. I did a little online surfing about the guy, and [...]

    Friday

    Friday, November 26th, 2010

    Gilbert I ran Brews You Can Use on Black Wednesday, so today is a normal post . . . almost. I’m also away from my computer, so I’ve had to pre-program a few posts. Today, I merely want to mention that the new issue of Gilbert Magazine is out. Visually, it’s their finest issue yet. [...]

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. My holiday season didn’t start very well. I wrecked my vehicle and, in the process, took out a fire hydrant. The officer was very nice about it and nobody was hurt (I was only going about 15 miles an hour), but I was at fault. I guess I’m going to feel extra [...]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

    Black Wednesday Ah, yes. Black Wednesday. Retailers get out of the red and into the black on Friday. Today, their bar-owning brethren get into the black first. “Thanksgiving Eve, or Black Wednesday, is as strong as ever as one of the biggest bar nights of the year. ‘There’s no question it’s a top five holiday [...]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

    The War Season I don’t like the Christmas Wars. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that I don’t like to stoop into the muck to fight them. But I’m glad some people out there are doing the dirty work, like the American Family Association, which says these retailers eschew the word “Christmas”: Barnes & Noble, [...]

    Monday

    Monday, November 22nd, 2010

    Gold and Genocide A writer for The Atlantic wonders why the United States government is hoarding so much gold. It’s a great question: if gold is the barbaric relic, and we’re all Keynesians now, why hold onto nearly 9,000 tons of it? Might the U.S. fear a return of gold’s ascendancy? That’s my theory, but [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, November 21st, 2010

    As Queen, Margaret changed her husband and the country for the better. Malcolm was good, but he and his court were very rough. When he saw how wise his beloved wife was, he listened to her good advice. She softened his temper and led him to practice great virtue. She made the court beautiful and [...]

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010

    Econ Saturday December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day, right? In America, yes, but not in Europe, where this December 7th is being dubbed “Banker Mutiny Day.” It’s the day when “citizens across Europe will pull money from their banks and thus force a pan-European bank run on what is already a bankrupt financial system, which [...]

     


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