I’ll be a panelist on DaTechGuy on DaRadio The Senate is going Nuclear edition Noon EST, in the second half.
Yes, I’m wearing a fedora: In the photo it’s Pete’s fedora, but I’m wearing my own for the show.
American and Latin American Politics, Society, and Culture
If Moore wants a subject for a real documentary, I would suggest looking into the life of Cuban painter and award-winning documentarian Nicolas Guillen Landrian. He was denied the right to practice his art for using the Beatles’ song, “The Fool on the Hill,” as background music behind footage of Castro climbing a mountain. Later, he was given plenty of free Cuban health care when he was confined for years in a “mental institution” and given devastating, repeated electroshock “treatments.”
Via Linda, Fool’s Paradise – Mass Slaughter in Our Public Schools: The Terrorists’ Chilling Plan
Via Theodore’s World, Global Incident Map
Despite the gloom and doom we heard in last year’s elections, a torrent of upbeat economic reports show the Bush economy is alive and well, and it is likely headed for a healthier performance in 2007.
Last week’s report from the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis must have come as a shock to President Bush’s Democratic critics when it showed the economy racing along at a brisk 3.5 percent annual growth rate in the last three months of 2006. For the year, the economy grew at a stronger than expected 3.4 percent, propelled by falling oil and gas prices, higher wage and job growth, increased consumer purchasing power and even an uptick in housing sales.
Clinton’s remarks are the first time that a nationally known Democrat has openly called for the government seizure of an industry since President Harry Truman tried to nationalize the steel industry in 1952. The U.S. Supreme Court slapped back Truman’s takeover in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. et al. v. Sawyer. (Like Senator Clinton, Truman also championed a national health-care scheme.)
While other politicians have suggested establishing an alternative energy fund, Clinton is the first to advocate funding it by taking the earnings of a publicly held American company.
“That’s only true if we say so” — our self-absorbed media culture I’ll be reading “Hitchens’s review of Frank Rich’s book later today.
The fence near Edwards’s manse sends him a message.
Not suitable for work, especially if you listen to the Mark Levin radio link Olbermann Left Limp After On Air Smack Down. Olbermann decided to name Levin “the worst person in the world”. Turns out Keith picked on the wrong guy.
Today’s Princeton Global Warming Update
It was 6F when I got up at 6:30Am today. The sun came out and now it’s 8F
It’s so cold (How cold is it?) I’m wearing one of these, even when it’s not really flattering:
Time to wear these:
Ugly boots, yes. Warm, definitely yes.