Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This movie, produced in 1936 documents the terrible dust bowl years on the high plains. I am reading "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan about that chapter in our history. Stark terrible chronicle. But I highly recommend reading it.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The bailouts are our government’s attempt to avert the kind of banking collapse that would reduce accumulated wealth to near zero (via a sudden nationwide bank run). My fear is that the banks are going to blow up anyway, and that if the Fed goes down with the ship, government will be powerless to help us out of this mess.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Defense: Wes Clark
NSA: Samantha Power
Attorney General: Vincent Bugliosi
Treasury: Brad DeLong (or Paul Krugman or Yves Smith if DeLong is not available)
HHS George Mitchell (total hero of the Clinton failed reform effort)
Intelligence Director Valerie Plame
Labor Larry Katz (been there done that -- sortof)
Interior Al Gore
Energy Bill McKibben
Commerce Merge with Treasury
Veterans Max Cleland
Transportation Duncan Black
Education Claudia Goldin
Homeland Security Abolish the department
Agriculture: Ed Schultz
UN Zalmay Khalilzad
(holy mother of Allah, I agree with Bush on something)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
President Bush is sitting out the last few days before the election. But earlier today, Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location and hit the campaign trail. He said that he is, and I quote, "delighted to support John McCain."
I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.
But here’s my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain’s going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?
Another good zinger was when Obama said his kids have a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween. John McCain doesn't have that problem. He can just go as George Bush because they are identical.