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.
So, we’re thinking of bailing out the Detroit auto industry to the tune of something like $25 billion. Hmm. I notice at at present stock market values, GM--the whole thing--is now worth less than $2 billion, and Ford is worth less than $5 billion.
Why doesn’t the feddle guvmint just buy up GM and Ford lock, stock, and barrell (and union contracts), and save the taxpayers money (at least for a while). I’m sure the feddle guvmint can run the auto industry at least as well as Amtrak and the Post Office.
The really interesting sub-plot unfolding now is what will Hillary do? Saw a poll link on Drudge yesterday which claimed she would have won by a wider margin than Obama. With polls like this one, Hill and Bill must be thinking this is far from over, we're only in the Obama Interregnum. One thing we know: With lefties there is always much intrique amongst those who do little more than lust after power. I don't believe that Bill and Hill have given up on this thing by a long shot and still feel very strongly that they were screwed out of it by the Obamas. Will be interesting to see how the various media play it.
Did you ever meet a Kidon? I ask because I'm fascinated and would love to know if we have our own 'kidon'; but twice in the last year Ahmadinejad collapsed from exhaustion. So they say. That exhaustion required him to be in ICU. I guess you can figure where my mind is going.
Meta you devil ... you just showed me a new word! Kidon ... another product of the world's most effective defense department, Mossad. Highly civilized nations located in dangerous, threatened areas develop these ingenious techniques to protect themselves from annihilation by nasty neighbors. If the U.S. doesn't have the equivalent of Kidon, we ought to.
By the way ... I just noted on Drudge that the Obama 'thought police' in the Carolinas are investigating comments about Obama during the run-up to the election which were "negative, although not necessarily racist." Hello SS, good-bye American free speech.
Isn't that reassuring? Doesn't it make you want to run for office?
Oh ... and by the way, sweet things ... I hope Al Gore has a big big parka, because it is now accepted knowledge among those of us to whom AGW is not a religion, that we're in for a really prolonged Ice Age. Look on the bright side, folks. The polar bears are safe, we can make as much methane as we like in whatever way we choose to, and maybe that boring Al Gore will freeze to death in spite of his big big parka.