Monthly Archives: March 2008

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Headline of the Month

too good a headline not to share- from FOXNews: Woman Goes for Leg Operation, Gets New Anus Insteadthe story (if you even care)

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Do We Really Need a .327?

In my new issue of American Rifleman, the magazine of the NRA, the cover story features a Ruger revolver with the new .327 caliber cartridge. The .327 is supposed to be like a .357 caliber with less recoil or kick.…

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Wright and Wrong

While the talking heads debate the significance of Obama’s minister on his campaign, Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe attacks it head on in an editorial so scathing, direct and personal that the campaign may never recover. Some excerpts: Were…

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Obama Close to the Nomination

Intrade odds that Obama is the Democratic nominee is at 75%- pertty strong. Given his delegate lead, Hillary is now toast. Odds that he will win the presidency is at 60%. McCain is gaining slowly to 38%. This is less…

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Hidden Tax Increases

When my daughter turned 14 her tax rate was supposed to become unattached to mine. Up until then she paid taxes on her modest savings at the same rate as I did. But they raised the age to become unattached…

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Destroying a Great Advantage

The Republican Party is more screwed up that I can remember. The dollar is devalued, the deficit has soared and the Republican President is more unpopular than any in recent history. Party hardliners have openly opposed the nominee. This should…

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Remember This Quiet Sigh of Relief

The highly educated risk assessors on Wall Street were wrong. And the investors who believed the old name conservative firms such as Bear Stearns knew what they were doing were wrong. And as much as it pains me to say…

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Obama and Carter

Last week I pondered the similarities between James Earl Carter and Barak Hussein Obama (Is it OK if I used the middle names of both men?) in a posting titled ‘Hope and Change’. In today’s American Thinker, Bruce Walker mirrors…

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Bear Stearns- Then and Now

One of my favorite business books was Memos from the Chairman. This was a collection of memos written by Alan Greenberg, Chairman of the Board of Bear Stearns from 1985-2001 and CEO from 1978 – 1993. I do not know…

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Kennedy and Bush

I found not only that I didn’t trust the current government (that, to me, was no surprise), but that an impartial review revealed that the faults of this president—whom I, a good liberal, considered a monster—were little different from those…

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Understanding America

David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead’ Liberal from the Village Voice mirrors an intellectual journey many of us have travelled. It is pretty amazing to see the Village Voice carrying that title; It has come a long…

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Templeton on Bull Markets

Bull Markets are Born on PessimismGrow on SkepticismMature on Optimismand Die on Euphoria quoted from John Templeton

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An Environmental Scopes Trial

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel in 1982 wants to sue Al Gore for for fraud for his global warming pursuit. The could be the most intersting pursuit of scientific truth in a court room since the famous…

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Questioning the Motivation for Public Office

Spitzer’s demise is sweet to his enemies because…. well because he made enemies. As a prosecutor he made public accusations that were not followed up with indictments or charges. For a DA or prosecutor to publicly intimidate or accuse before…

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Obama’s One Trick Pony

Obama is asked if he would return to Iraq if al Qaeda regains a foothold. He says yes. McCain notes that al Qaeda is already in Iraq, in case Obama has missed the news during his campaign. Two points, McCain.…

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Running Away from His Past Associations

The press is focusing more on Obama’s pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, as they should. In the article, Obama and the Minister by Ronald Kessler in the WSJ, you can be treated to some of Wright’s tidbits of wisdom, but suffice…

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Democrat Closet Racists

Geraldine Ferraro had to step down from Hillary’s campaign because she issued a condescending remark that Obama would not be in the lead if he were white. It is at least refreshing to see an accountability for speech applied to…

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Hope and Change

Lyndon Johnson reigned during an unpopular war and soaring deficits fueled by the unwillilingness to forestall expensive domestic programs to fund the war. Nixon unhooked us from the gold standard, imposed price controls and betrayed Republican principles. Watergate and the…

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Political Randoms

This is the first presidential election in modern history where both parties are wide open. Usually there is a president or his heir apparent VP running. Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama received $100 million dollars more in contributions that the…

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What About Equal Pay?

So everyone is amazed not just that Eliot Spitzer, the governor of New York, can spend $80,000 on hookers, but that a woman can charge $5,000 an HOUR and get it!.. Is this figured into all those studies that show…

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