Archive for May, 2006

The Heroic Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 13:26 Comments Off

Can it be? No, not really, but for an instant she was right. You see, Hillary gave a commencement speech at Long Island University wherein she said to the audience, “young people today think that work is a four-letter word.” In an earlier speech in Washington, she also said that young people came to believe [...]

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You Are Not Going to Believe This

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 13:18 Comments Off

From the Seattle Public Schools website: Definition of Cultural Racism:Those aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype, and label people of color as “other”, different, less than, or render them invisible. Examples of these norms include defining white skin tones as nude or [...]

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Condoleezza Rice is a Liar. I Quit.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:26 Comments Off

A Professor of English at Boston College puts his money – literally – where his mouth is. I am doing so — after five years at BC, and with tremendous regret — as a direct result of your decision to invite Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be the commencement speaker at this year’s graduation. [...]

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Bubblemania: Taking Pleasure in Pain

Saturday, May 13, 2006 12:35 Comments Off

Harper’s new cover is a clever one. Americans have been taking the “new road to serfdom” all on their own, with the trip fully paid for by the Feds. Denver, for one, is hitting rock bottom. The house poor idiots will never learn until they are forced to learn via insolvency. Wayne County (Detroit area) [...]

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Michael E. Kreca, RIP

Saturday, May 13, 2006 12:32 Comments Off

I can’t believe I’m hearing this. Somebody I used to correspond with has been killed by cops. Of course this is highly suspicious. Michael had told me before of a run-in with the cops wherein he was beaten by the bastards. If I remember correctly, he suffered severe injuries from that beating. He often talked [...]

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Dang Finished

Saturday, May 13, 2006 6:49 Comments Off

Yeah, I feel like a truck ran over me this morning. I’ve been blogless because I’ve been stuck in a graduate seminar from 9-5 Monday thru Friday of this week. Well, not stuck. It was a great – and very unusual – seminar on monetary & fiscal policy with Dr. Byrne. Yesterday, I finally walked [...]

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Logic, not Emotion

Monday, May 8, 2006 21:10 Comments Off

Great quote in class today: “Leave your belief at the door……..ascent to the facts. This is grist for your moral mill.”~Dr. Donald Byrne, Walsh College

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Don’t Be Cruel. Be Accrual.

Monday, May 8, 2006 15:44 Comments Off

From the April 30, 2006 issue of the Financial Times. (A pay site.) A decent article for the accrual ignorant. And who can blame them? Accounting is not something you want to know about unless you are forced at gunpoint. Yawn. A truer measure of America’s ballooning deficit By Jim Cooper The federal government keeps [...]

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The ReFi Party

Thursday, May 4, 2006 7:05 Comments Off

Mortgage brokers say that what has been happening is a last single burst of refinancing activity, particularly by people who have adjustable-rate mortgages and want fixed-rate loans. Adjustable-rate loans usually start out at lower interest rates than fixed loans but can shoot up as rates change. Mahesh Desai, 38, who sells software, decided that because [...]

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A “Bold and Sweeping Move” for Lifestyle Fascism

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 6:44 Comments Off

The beverage giants have come up with a 5-year plan to eliminate non-diet soda sales at the nation’s public toilets – otherwise known as public schools – under the threat of government-empowered Lifestyle Fascists. What will be sold in the place of pop? Water, non-fat milk, and unhealthy, sugar-laden juice, of course, proving the case [...]

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