Bill & Hillary: the gift that keeps on giving and taking
Doug Ross has an excellent post on The bizarre ties between the Clintons, Vin Gupta and InfoUSA. Doug asks,
Questions for Hillary
Several obvious questions for Hillary Clinton arise from these many, varied relationships.
* Why would you and your husband sell the Clinton Library Donor List to InfoUSA but not disclose the list to the public?
* Will you describe all of your family’s financial ties to Vinod Gupta and InfoUSA, such as your husband’s true compensation?
* Should we trust any poll coming from CNN/Opinion Research Corporation given various financial ties — not all of which have been disclosed — between Vinod Gupta and your family as well as other key Democrats?
Never one to stop giving,
The Archbishop of Canterbury misplaces his empire anxiety, again.
For your shopping pleasure:
Gerard VanderLeun has come up with this year’s Black Friday American Digest Home Shopping Guide.
Unfortunately he left out the Freudian suckers.
The first minister of Scotland “chooses works that reflect the spirit of his native land” for the WSJ’s 5 Best:
A couple of comments on these selections:
Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations should be required reading in high schools around the world. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time.
How the Scots Invented the Modern World is not only very interesting, it’s also amusing and entertaining, particularly if you’re fond of men who like to tinker, and are inclined to engineering and the sciences.
I specifically chose The Wind in the Willows edition illustrated by Ernest Shepard (who also illustrated the original Winnie the Pooh) because of its charm. A friend gave me this particular edition when my son was born. However, do not for a moment think this is a book intended solely for children. It isn’t. It’s a book about home, longing for one’s place in the world, and the value of friends. And it’s also very funny, too.
I highly recommend the Wordsworth Poetry Library editions.
Shoes for the Holidays
I’m in a red shoes mode right now, and Steve Madden Women’s Luvvy Pump in red patent are perfect:
If red patent is not to your liking, they also come in navy pinstripes, or in tweed (unfortunately the Amazon link shows them in polka-dots, not to my liking at all).
Dr. Sanity has The Carnival of the Insanities