We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
via Moe Lane, with the note “I was sent this with the heading, “Will Jim Cramer’s body be found in an alley?”“
Cramer: Bad Data Has Silver Lining
“Or they fear the wrath of Obama, which, on Wall Street, by the way, feels like the wrath of Nixon.”
“…nobody wants to criticize this president other than the people who are paid to criticize — the Republicans in Congress and various news entities that cater to the right. You take your public life in your hands the moment you do.”
“It’s dangerous. The national media’s warmth toward the president and Congress extends to the business press so no one wants to draw the line to say “OK, the data is bad so we are going to get the GOP in and so we have to hope the data stays bad.” No one wants to say, “Goodie, we may be doing worse than we thought, let’s go buy stocks.” You will be nailed nine ways to Sunday by the adoring press.”
“It is amazing to me that no one will break ranks and say out loud what they say to me 10 times a day: “This president hates business, hates successful business people, and hates the basic way business is done in this country!””
McMahon/Blumenthal: Just from observation you understand, but I think McMahon has a better than 50/50 chance to defeat the Gold Coast's favorite son. And I'm positive there is another shoe to drop. She has the money, is willing to spend it and even in over sampled Dem polls, she's doing very well in districts outside of the Gold Coast/Hartford nexus. And she is interesting and married to the modern day PT Barnum. :>)
Blumenthal's problem is...Blumenthal. He isn't very dynamic as a speaker, he's horrible in a debate (his performance prior to the Dem nomination convention was laughable) and I'm fairly sure he has a little bit of Eliot Spitzer in him.
If Joe Miller can beat Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska gubernatorial primary, why not Sean in the Massachusetts congressional general? Feel free to visit his site and contribute a bit if you are so inclined.
He's not in my district unless you count the USA as my district, which I do this year. :D
All of my grandmother's children, and through my mother to me have been raised with a careful concern for forming the foot. We wore high top baby shoes with good arches. Later we wore the expensive saddle shoes (not the cheap ones because they didn't have a proper support). We all walk on well balanced feet with straight ankles and good arches--neither too high, nor too flat. Then sometime during the early seventies when the baby boomers became doctors someone came out with the idea that we should all be allowed to form our feet to be more like the apes. We now have several generation of people who are very flat footed, most with feet so poorly formed the insides of their ankles are nearly touching the ground--so good to be au natural like our ape brothers and sisters don't you know! I had an epiphany today--do you suppose that this sudden epidemic of obesity is due to the fact that we have millions of people to flat footed to run or walk with ease? Is it possible that being completely flat footed slows one down. Could that be why for years the millitary would not let someone in to the service with flat feet (4F)? I was just wondering . . .