30 Sep 2008

Um. No.

It’s time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency

30 Sep 2008

Clay Aiken's GMA interview

It took me some time finally get around to seeing this interview with Diane Sawyer. It’s a really touching piece on Clay Aiken and his coming out. He says that he really came out to himself in 2003 when he was on American Idol, and that the first person he

30 Sep 2008

Hedge Funds: Is Tuesday the Beginning of the End?

Once a quarter Hedges have to return money if their clients ask then they typically have 45 days. Considering how bad the market is I suspect that a lot of folks will want out.

30 Sep 2008

George Will: Palin's not qualified

Let’s see…how do you think the Freepi and the rest of the fringe will react to this.  (Huff Post): Famed conservative columnist George Will told a gathering of Senate aides on Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin is “obviously” not prepared to assume the presidency if necessary, two event attendees told

30 Sep 2008

Me fail journalism? Unpossible.

Just a reminder that Caribou Barbie once planned on being the Lois Lane of the tundra:

30 Sep 2008

LLN FDL: Pay Me My Money Down

Bruce Springsteen from The Seeger Sessions Pay Me My Money Down.

What’s on your mind tonight?

30 Sep 2008

Racism and Betrayal: What the Bailout Failure Taught Obama About Republicans

And how did the Republicans repay him? With betrayal and racism. First they spent the last week trying to blame the Community Reinvestment Act for causing the crisis. The non so sub-subtext? That it was forcing banks to lend to blacks and latinos that caused the mess. That’s a simple lie, CRA sponsored banks and lending institutions have a lower default rate than non CRA lenders, because there are more stringent conditions, but lying has never stopped Republicans from dealing in racist appeals to the worst people in America.

30 Sep 2008

The compromise bill was the Paulson plan

The compromise bill retained the substance of the Paulson plan essentially unchanged but added a heavy overlay of oversight without any power of enforcement

30 Sep 2008

Breaking: Congress limits constituents’ emails!

Jordy Yager reports in The Hill: The House is limiting e-mails from the public to prevent its websites from crashing due to the enormous amount of mail being submitted on the financial bailout bill. As a result, some constituents may get a ‘try back at a later time’ response if

30 Sep 2008

VETO is a Four-Letter Word

Dropping this stuff out of helicopters

Sorry, folks, but I’m afraid it’s going to be a bad deal or no deal at all. Here’s why:

The Republicans who voted down yesterday’s bill did so in large part because they disliked the few things we liked about it: Namely, some oversight, tax and punishment provisions.