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Too Low a Federal Fund Rate STARTED This Fiasco!

So today the Fed dropped the federal funds rate to it’s lowest level ever. It’s ironic. I listened to a “This American Life” episode called “The Giant Pool of Money” and it was their contention that it was the Fed’s lowering of these rates are that got us into this mess in the first place. Why? Well I’ll tell ya […]

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I Want POWER and I Will Be Ruthless

I had the distinct pleasure in taking part in Community Organizer training this past weekend put on by the Moses Organization, an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation. As some of you may know, the Gamaliel Foundation is where President-Elect Barack Obama first got started as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. In fact, Mike Kruglik, the man […]

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Obama: Same Ole, Same Ole – No. Wait.

I’ve had it with Obama. All this talk about “Change We Can Believe In” and “Change This” and “Change That”. And what do we get? Steven Chu for Secretary of Energy. I mean, I know absolutely nothing about Chu at all but doesn’t he really just represent more of the same? A rehash of the Clinton administration in some way? […]

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Living in Interesting Times

Living in Interesting Times

As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, I and a few others in my local area that were involved in the Obama campaign have been staying in contact and have a had a couple of meetings. Turns out some stuff I wrote over at the Daily Kos got noticed by a reporter from the Boston Globe. I […]

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Obama SIGNS Mrs. E’s Poster!

Obama SIGNS Mrs. E’s Poster!

This is kind of a big deal so I’ma brag on my awesome, talented and sexeh wife. As I wrote before, Barack Obama was given one of her Out of Many, We Are One posters. Well, she found out today that he came back and signed some of them and the barber is going to send one back to her. […]

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Detroit Free Press Open Letter to Congress

Today, the Detroit Free Press had an extra Front Page. The entire page was an open letter to the United States Congress regarding the bridge loan they are considering for the Big Three automakers. It’s not something I’ve ever seen the Freep do (that’s what we Michiganders call the Detroit Free Press, btw.) In it they make a pretty compelling […]

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Obama Sees Mrs. E’s Poster!

Obama Sees Mrs. E’s Poster!

A friend of ours happens to know the person who cuts Barack Obama’s hair so she gave them a few of her Obama mosaic posters: Turns out our president-elect was in for a haircut this week and they showed it to him. It also turns out he liked it a lot! They gave him one and they’re going to have […]

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GOP Senator Hangs Up on Barack Obama. Twice!

GOP Senator Hangs Up on Barack Obama. Twice!

No, not because she was being bitch. She thought she was being punk’d. When a man sounding remarkably like President-elect Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a crank call. So Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hung up. But, the Miami Herald reports, this was no prank. “I thought it was one of the radio stations in […]

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Damn, I’m Good

Damn, I’m Good

I was using the Internet Archive’s Way-Back Machine to take a look at some of my early blog posts back when I was on a site called Modblog (you Modbloggers are all sighing wistfully right now, admit it.) I had a post about three years ago on January 6th, 2006 that went like this: GM Proves That It Will NEVER […]

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Know Hope

Know Hope

Bob Hope, that is. I’m just gigglin’…

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The Argument for Keeping Things Tidy

This is very interesting study about the effect of disorderliness on people’s behavior. (H/T Andrew Sullivan). The gist of the study outlined in the article is that a messy/trashy/disorderly environment encourages negative behaviors. Here are two examples: His group’s first study was conducted in an alley that is frequently used to park bicycles. As in all of their experiments, the […]

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