Archive for September, 2008

“Palin To Drop” Betting Odds

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The Republicans are stuck, so I don’t think Palin is going anywhere.  However, the CBS interview that will be out tomorrow will be even more horrible than the previous horrible clips. So it behooves us to formulate odds and begin taking bets.   To that end… Palin to “spend more time with family” odds are four-to-one against. […]

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Gotcha Journalism

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Wow, just wow. 

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Did you know?

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That Venezuela borders Iran?   This, two weeks after he said that Spain was in Latin America. Here’s the video from McCain’s economic forum that just took place today – Ben Smith has the transcript: McCain, talking about energy policy, stresses the importance of “ensuring that America is secure, and not dependent on oil from […]

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I Just … Can’t … Believe … it.

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The series of segments showing Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin have been slow Chinese water torture.  And they have destroyed Sarah Palin’s candidacy.    Today she destroyed McCain’s argument of experience versus Obama.  Yesterday she could not recall any other Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade (even though if you have watched one […]

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Ha Ha Funny

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You may have seen this at kos.  A Fox TV “journalists” is doing a story about how split the vote is in PA and…well just watch.  I love the last bit.    

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Do you have one foot in the grave?

Filed in Delaware by on September 30, 2008 8 Comments

Well then this is a great deal for you if you are Resident of Delaware.  I friend of mine that works for the state found this little tax nugget. It was supposed to be until 9/01/08 I am not sure if it got extended or not.  Find out for yourself.  Better late than never. Save […]

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QOD

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Can we get a better metric of the national’s economic health than the Dow Jones Industrial Average? BTW – DJIA up 400 points as a write this. Special BTW to Kavips – You might want to cancel that water purification system you have on order.

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Updated: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

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John McCain may suspend his campaign again! I am so over this nonsense.   Hey, maybe if McCain suspends Newt will step in.  Seems he’s already messing around behind the scenes.  So much for blaming Pelosi. UPDATE: For those of you who’ve forgotten how McCain ended up in this suspension situation again… (Via TPM)

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RNC ad, was cut, sent out before package failed

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Ben Smith at Politico reports that Republicans viewed the whole bail out as a way to set up Demcorats from the get go. The Republican National Committee’s new advertisement critical of the the Wall Street “bailout” was produced and sent to television stations in key states before the package failed, officials at two stations said. […]

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(Edited) Why It’s Not Over, Part III

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The end of the series and where I get into the really wishful thinking. Ever since the meltdown a week or so back, economists and Wall Street analysts have been thinking and talking about a variety of alternatives to the Paulson plan and fortunately for me, these people have been writing all over the internet. […]

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See…adoption is a great alternative…awwww

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Early Saturday, Calvert authorities made a gruesome discovery: the bodies of two children encased in ice in a freezer in the home of Renee D. Bowman, 43. Bowman has been receiving a monthly government subsidy of $2,400 to care for her three adopted children: the 7-year-old girl on the street and two others who are […]

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Brazen Mike Castle Lie Tops Del State News

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Mike Castle tries to put lipstick on the non-compromise bail out bill that protected executive golden parachute contract for the very executives who gamed the financial markets. The Lie: “Rep. Castle said the bill as presented would not have included rich serverence packages so-called “golden parachutes” for Wall Street cororate executives.” That is a flat […]

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Harder QOD

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How does pumping 700 billion dollars into our economy become a good thing?  I am no “not brian” but on a simple level, doesn’t pumping that kind of money make things worse?  Weaken our dollar?  I remember reading somewhere about a government pumping money into their economy and it crashing horribly, no?

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simple QOD

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What is an Intellectual Conservative

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Another Tragicomedy

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If I didn’t know better this looks like Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze thirty years later.

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Why It’s Not Over, Part II

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Why It’s Not Over, Part II

OK, this is just funny and we need a breather, but no one with any management skills at all tries to quell a real crisis this way. More seriously, if I were a Nobel Prize winning economist this is what I would have to say about the Paulson business. As they say, read the whole […]

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Strange Bedfellows

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Well, this whole bailout failure, and the resultant market collapse, has produced a number of strange bedfellows.   Nancy Pelosi and George W. Bush.   Dennis Kucinich and Newt Gingrich.   John McCain and Barack Obama.   Hard left progressives and hard right conservatives.   Mike Castle and ….gasp….   me. Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., broke ranks with the majority of […]

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New Republican Leader, Eric Cantor, Is a Wussie

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Cantor, who has rested control of  the GOP from George Bush, John McCain and John Boner, would have had the house GOP members vote for the bail out, but they got mad at Nancy Pelosi.  

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There is an upside….

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….to today’s market collapse, a loss estimated to be $1.2 trillion dollars, in that Charlie Copeland’s trust fund now has that much less to tap in his run against Matt Denn.

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Comment Rescue — Why It’s Not Over, Part I

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One of my favorite commenters, Not Brian, writes cogently and points the way to something other than print Treasuries thinking in this thread. I’m reposting the full text here because you should read the whole thing: The market is a short term (down to the second when open) barometer of the price one party will […]

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Castle Voted Yes.

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Roll Call on the vote is here (warning PDF). Congress is in recess until Thursday, in observance of the Jewish High Holidays.   So no vote will take place until then, at the earliest. Now, will the Compromise Bill that failed today be voted on again?  Perhaps, considering the fact that, according to Republican congressional leaders […]

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Deep Thought: RIP Republican Economics

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Can we please go back to the progressive economics that began under FDR and created the 50 year long economic expansion, not to mention the middle class as we know it? It seems to me that a bail out bill that puts back in a truly progressive tax income tax code (bye bye loop holes […]

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22nd District Update From Rebecca

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I thought I’d pass this along. Hey Jason, So far I’ve received $1,250 dollars from DelawareLiberal bloggers! What an amazing group of people. How lucky I am to be a part of that community. Thank you so very much, this will go a long way toward paying for my newspaper ads. FYI, my opponent has […]

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UPDATED: Kavips is taking dumbass pills or something

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Some people are so used to blaming everything on Democrats that they just can’t not blame Democrats. The fact of the matter is this bill sucked. It basically turned Paulson into the economic King of America, just like the first version. Only it did it on an installment plan and pretended to protect taxpeyers. But […]

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Denn: “(Copeland) the insurance industry’s chief water-carrier”

Filed in Delaware by on September 29, 2008 2 Comments

Matt Denn, who during his time as Insurance Commissioner had a front row seat to all of Copeland’s anti-consumer/pro-insurance industry votes in Senate, hit back at Charles Lamot Dupont Copeland’s smears today and did not pull any punches, calling Copeland “the insurance industry’s chief water-carrier in Dover” for voting against consumer protects and in line […]

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