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.
The fundamental mistake (in the article he discusses) is that the $700 billion would be used to invest in income-producing assets, not to fund consumption. A dollar spent in Head Start, say, or in socialized health care, is gone forever, even though its expenditure may produce a benefit for whomever receives the service it funds. But a dollar spent on a mortgage earns interest, and can eventually be sold -- perhaps even at a profit. And in the meantime, if the government's temporarily holding these assets helps unlock the US real estate and securities markets, then so much the better. To be clear, I'm not endorsing the federal government investing $700 billion in private assets. But love it or hate it, it is investment -- not consumption.
This is the nature of Mr. Obama’s particular kind of charisma. People project their best wishes on him, they fill in the blank of a very attractive and plausible outline. His is not, emphatically, a charisma of deeds. For what has he done, save run for president? He is an accommodating vessel - cool, smart, biracial and “unfinished.” This is the Gatsby quality of him that others have noted. Like Gatsby, he is a receptacle of others’ glamorous invention.
I just don't get any positive Obama argument. What's he going to do except not be the other guy? The positive sounding items, like "hope" and "change," are just disguised versions of dissing his opposition. So. Everyone who feels that the world just isn't right, somehow has a possible attraction to Obama. The Arts & Humanities Hive knows the world isn't right because they're not in charge. The African-American voter knows that America is still not right on race; the government worker knows that there's never enough money going into their part of the government anyway. Yes We Can. Can what? Kick Them Out And...And...
The NY Post is having fun with Charlie Rangel. It's about time. I know that Sean Hannity likes Rangel - not his politics though, but Rangel is a classic lib tax-dodger. I thought this sort of thing was criminal.
Joe Biden was a coal miner. Al Gore invevnted the internet. I was a rocket scientist, but quit that to become a shepherd, and was Knighted by the presumptive Vice President of the United States. - - - - - - - - - Yup, that sounds about right.
Oh, poop!, VP McLeod. Do stop flattering His Essence of the Crossed Ewes. Even with all those lovely colorful scarves draped about his protruberant pecs, he still does The Buddy in Hay with the kitchen wenches. Kindly show some discernment in whom you laud.
True. He is a frisky fellow. Much like a spring time lamb is his exuberance for savoring the wenches. I thought a gentle reminder of his Knightly vows might cause him some reflection as to his duties. I may have been wrong.
Well, you might be wrong. Since when did we partition parts of our government into royalty? This republic doesn't like royalty. I don't mind. I will be Queen Meta, Duchess of Ewe - and ewe better pay attention, VP McCleod, or I shall make thee a Night of Shews!.
Yes... First Wife. I see your point and duly noted. Though I might say that 'Queen Meta' has a certain ring of... well, the ring of bells on a ready ewe. You might be careful of who those rings might bring.