The hanging of an effigy of Barack Obama at a Christian university brings into sharp focus one of the odder issues in this election. Obama is a self-confessed Christian, no less one than McCain.Both are struggling with their actions as opposed to their alligences. Obama, with anti-abortion and other ‘leftist’ stances (even silly, made up […]
Everything listed by the President may happen even with a massive bailout. Given the amount at risk, I suggest the following alternative plan:Wait until after the elections to do anything other than take the time to analyze the models and consequences of economic programsIgnore the bad loans: let the institutions that took the risk take […]
A quick post: expect follow-ups on this. I’ve been watching the (selective) bailouts by the government, with my money, to “save” investment companies that have knowingly thrown themselves over the cliff. They’ve created the same derivative monster that shook the market back in 2001-2002, only this time with real dollars at risk. Taxpayer dollars. Now […]
Funny commentary on how lipstick, pigs, pitbulls and donkeys are part of the political mash. Gotta love the deft hand of Rove in the campaign!
Iran continues to build its nuclear capacity, while North Korea has apparently returned to its evil machinations and is putting back together what little it agreed to dismantle.This is the poisoned fruit of the Bush administration’s tree. Remember phrase “punish the innocent and reward the guilty?” Sure, Saddam’s government was guilty of many things. But […]
I edited my previous post, “The Palin Paradox,” after seeing that (a) I was getting a lot of hits from a right-wing blog called “Eagle Forum Alaska,” and (b) said blog pulled their post. That post championed Governor Palin’s embracing abstinence-only education. My comment (now redacted because of the broken link) pointed out that Governor […]
The conundrum of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy is a great snapshot of modern American views on sex education:”Good girls” do. (Are there “bad girls?”)Lust trumps sex edParents, even governors, can’t stop kids from having sexAnd, of course, pregnancy is a rational consequence of sex!I’m pleased that Bristol’s parents are behind her. And that the father has […]