Can We Please Retire the ‘Hanging/Lynching’ Metaphors?

It might be wise to hold on to a modicum of sanity in this mess, and relegate the political contortions to the topical issue of whether Burris should or shouldn’t be approved. It seems that preemptive insinuations of racisim are really not needed and not appropriate.

Bailout Dollars Buy Luxury Park Avenue Pad

A former top executive at Merrill Lynch who received a $25 million golden parachute after just three months of work has purchased a $37 million Park Avenue palace.

Israel’s All Out War with Hamas

Israel Hammas War

Continued Problems with the Automaker Bailout

Ask your representatives not to support this bailout bill, and make them at least answer the basic question, ‘how will this money fix the problems that the auto industry faces?’

No Auto Bailout Part 2

I want to support a bill that revives this industry. But I will not support a bill that revives the patient with taxpayer dollars yet doesn’t secure a commitment that the patient will change its ways so future help isn’t needed

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested for Corruption

Charges against Blagojevich include “conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery”.

Oppose the Auto Bailout

One main reason the auto bailout is facing such opposition is that there has been no attempt to explain why pumping money into a failed business will fix that business.

Crack Pipes Being Sold in Convenience Stores

seth binzer, drug paraphernalia, glass rose, the rose, crack rose

Lighten Up Atheists and Christians

It’s the Holiday season, and apparently silly season too. An atheist group put up a sign at a Nativity scene criticizing religion (apparently these atheists proselytize).

The Economy, Jobs, Energy, Fear, and Mindless Reporting

One week the media reported that we are being threatened by inflation two weeks later it was reported deflation could be a problem. You don’t need an economics degree to recognize that the media simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about.