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.
A nation hopes for another FDR?Save Us, Dear Leader! Speak for yourself, NYT. That's the last thing in the world I want. Yes, we have another recession. Recessions occur on a regular basis, and wash away weak businesses. That's no excuse for the infantile hystrionics. Maybe the NYT wants a bailout.
I listened to Kudlow on the wireless while I was cleaning the basement this morning. He made a compelling case for letting GM go bankrupt as a way to emerge smaller and stronger. Honda, Toyota, and VW are eating their lunch because they run leaner and smarter. I agree with Larry that routinely rescuing failing businesses is not a role of government. Businesses must fail, consolidate, change. Banking is different.
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(I like the idea of Ye Olde Village at Seacrest Heights Plantation. You could sell it in Paramus, right next to the mall: 1 BR condos, only $375,000 with no down payment and a view of Nordstrom's. Hmmm - this could be a good naming contest.)
Bird Dog ... I hope you guys up there will keep a close eye on those "rising ocean waters" The O promised us. Have to report from Down Here that the Gulf of Mexico isn't rising, except during our all-too-frequent hurricanes, when the Wind blows them in temporarily. Is it possible that The Big O is wrong? Surely not.
The NYT piece is exactly what we can expect from them from here on out. It's as if Arthur Schlesinger, Jr was reincarnated on November 4. The only sacred term Joe Nocera left out is the "First 100 Days". The rest of the FDR-worshipping nonsense is in there including comparing Bush to Herbert Hoover..... blah, blah, blah. Time to start up Amity Shlaes as the truth squad....I'm so glad I cancelled the Times after Election Day 2000, and so does my blood pressure.....will someone please tell me that Republicans have 41 unshakable votes in the new Senate?
I refuse to countenance the use of "ye" for "the," even to separate rich fools from their money. There was never a "y" pronunciation for the definite article in Old or Middle English. There was a single letter for the "th" called a thorn, which looked somewhat like a y.
Assistant Village Idiot
Ugh. How do people blind themselves into liking FDR. Lets see there was internment of the Japanese Americans (can't get more Gitmo than that ), plow under fields of crops while people starved, tried to pack the Supreme Court by kicking out members, got us into WW2, served 4 terms, prolonged the depression by a decade, Orwellian doublespeak (turning liberal away from its original meaning of liber), etc.
Yep, sure is a winner (if dictators are your thing).
I'm no fan of FDR, but let's try to maintain some sense of sanity. The internment of Japanese Americans, while a bit overkill, in the context of its times was not that big of a deal. "Got us into WW2"? Yeah, riiiight...Kind of hard to pilot a Jap torpedo plane when polio has you confined to a wheel chair. And he wouldn't have served 4 terms if the dipshit Republicans of his day could have gotten their act together. For whatever reason people just didn't like them.
I'll give you the rest, but I don't follow the "pack the Supreme Court by kicking out members" bit. As I recall he tried to add more members and as far as I know he didn't try to kick any out.