Friday, October 24, 2008

25 Years Ago . . .

25 Years Ago today the US Embassy in Beirut Lebanon was bombed.

I lost seven friends in the bombing. They are going to be 19 forever.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Quick thoughts on Tuesday

McCain is weakening. He isn't hitting hard and even if the words are chosen with care I don't hear any conviction in them. He's looking like the punch drunk ex Champ trying for one more belt.

Obama surges ahead on economic issues even though his advisior is one of the fanny/freddy cabal that ran it into the ground and walked off with millions.

It's insane. And this is the best we have..........

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oppose The Bailout No Matter What It's Called

Alright Folks, it's time to oppose the bailout. Why? Well, for starters it is your money. Why again? Should a CEO who ran his company into the ground get bailed out and be personally paid millions? Why Again? Are you getting bailed out if you fall behind and face bankruptcy and foreclosure? Why Again? Where in the Constitution is the authority granted to Congress to continually apply corporate welfare?

Get on the horn without delay. Call your Representative first. He/She is up for reelection. Let em know that bailing out Wall Street can put him on the street. Then get a hold of your Senator. Warn them pointedly that support of Corporate Welfare is wrong and that you will remember their vote. Finally contact your presidential (lower case on purpose BTW) candidate that they better withdraw support for the bailout. Let's get it done.

CNN Money Story on Golden Parachutes. The bill failed, but don't get happy yet, the new bill has em.

I hate the idea of the Government tinkering with the idea of limiting the upper end of what one can earn. But rewarding failure is just as bad. In this case, let Darwin be the guide.