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Archive for January, 2009

Twenty Three Years Ago Today

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under History, Space Exploration

I can remember clear as a bell seeing this repeated over and over again on national television that day. It is perhaps a blessing, or a curse, of the video age that so many of the tragic events of the past thirty-some years — the attempted assassinations of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II, […]

House Passes Obama’s Stimul-Pork, Republicans Say No

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Economics, Politics

Given the Democratic majority, the outcome of today’s vote in the House was a foregone conclusion, but the Republican unanimity in opposition was: WASHINGTON — The House voted, 244-188, on Wednesday evening for President Obama’s package of federal tax cuts and spending worth $819 billion and meant to jump-start the economy out of its worst […]

Government Infected Us, Obama Will Make The Disease Fatal

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Peter Schiff was on Fox Business Channel recently talking about the Obama Stimul-Pork Bill: Money quote: “The only thing that is going to save this economy is less government. And its gonna be a depression but it is because it what he is doing. But we need the private sector creating jobs without government interference […]

Obama’s Right, We’re A Bunch Of Snow Wimps

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Washington DC, Weather

Barack Obama has a little fun at the expense of Washingtonians: Shortly before a meeting with business leaders on the economy at the White House, Obama said he wanted to make an unrelated comment to the press. In a slightly amused tone, he noted that his daughters’ school, Sidwell Friends, was canceled today because of […]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics, Republicans

Stephen Greeen on the Republican Party’s newly re-discovered “commitment” to fiscal conservatism: The problem of course is that ever since about 1998, the Republicans haven’t had a leg to stand on when it comes to spending restraint. If they’re going to sounds ballsy on the radio, they’d better act ballsy in Congress — otherwise voters […]

Ron Paul vs. The Idiots On Morning Joe

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics, Ron Paul

H/T: The Crossed Pond

What She Said

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Leslie Carbone sums up the reasons why the Stimul-Pork bill should be defeated: [T]he so-called stimulus can’t boost long-term economic growth. Every dime that the government blows on this spending spree would have to be taxed from today’s workers or borrowed from tomorrow’s. In other words, in order to put money into the economy, the […]

Where No Man Has Gone Before

by @ Tuesday, January 27th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry and his wife are headed to deep space: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of “Star Trek” and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in “memorial spaceflights,” said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next […]

The Truth About The Stimulus Bill

by @ Tuesday, January 27th, 2009. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Freedom Talks unearths the dirty details: 1. The $825 billion package slated for a House vote later this week will exceed more than $1.1 trillion when adding in the interest ($300 plus billion) between 2009-2019 to pay for it. (…) 4. Here are just a few of the programs and projects that have been included […]

Economists Against The Stimulus

by @ Tuesday, January 27th, 2009. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

The Cato Institute will be running this ad in several major newspapers: It will include the names of more than 200 economists and the following text: Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we do not believe that more government spending […]

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