Archive for November, 2010

Apparently, It Doesn’t Take Much to be an Economic Analyst

Apparently, It Doesn’t Take Much to be an Economic Analyst

| November 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’m not a professional economist, but I don’t think you have to be one to see the glaring problem with this argument. If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week, the jobless won’t be the only ones to feel the pain: The overall economy would suffer, too. Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend to spend every dollar they get, […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Cyberish Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Cyberish Tuesday Edition

| November 30, 2010 | 3 Replies

We’ve entered a time when Black Friday lasts all weekend and Cyber Monday, for some retailers, can linger all week. So if you didn’t see a deal that struck your fancy yesterday, don’t despair. I’m sure one will come around. Retailers have a lot of recession to make up for and they don’t mind at […]

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MoveOn’s Plaintive Cry in the Dark

MoveOn’s Plaintive Cry in the Dark

| November 29, 2010 | 8 Replies

MoveOn is not happy with our President. See, they “miss” the tough-talking candidate of 2008 who was going to close Guantanamo Bay, restore our standing in the world, and, most importantly, stick it to those awful rich people who make more than $250,000 a year. Their upset has reached the point that they’ve written a […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Cyber Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Cyber Monday Edition

| November 29, 2010 | Reply

Don’t forget, friends, if you grab any of those sweet Cyber Monday Amazon deals today, get to the site through the Amazon links of your favorite blog. I’m honestly surprised more folks don’t do this pretty much as a matter of course. It takes one extra click from you and can put, at minimum, 4 […]

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R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

| November 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

The world seems a meaner place right now. Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84. His agent tells TMZ Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET. I had […]

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The Leaks that Should Get Breathless Worldwide Coverage Today

The Leaks that Should Get Breathless Worldwide Coverage Today

| November 28, 2010 | 5 Replies

If you’re looking for a more gripping story than that of the cowardly accused child-molester Julian Assange and the documents he’s released that will get good people killed*, here’s one for you. With its ruthless dictator, network of forced labour camps and iron grip of its ruling party, North Korea is the last country one […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Very Chilly Sunday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Very Chilly Sunday Edition

| November 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

It appears that winter has become November’s back-door man this week. The temps for the next couple nights are going to hover around freezing, which means that the mornings will be perfect for getting out of bed as late as possible, surfing the ‘net from the warmth of your many blankets (remember the Amazon links!), […]

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When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

| November 27, 2010 | 3 Replies

Breitbart’s news site has an interesting article about how nearly 2000 very rich people are lobbying the Democrats to raise taxes on “the rich”, defined as those people who make over $250,000 a year. Laying aside the issue of whether a small business owner who reports that income on an individual tax return (and there […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Slightly Lighter than Black Saturday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Slightly Lighter than Black Saturday Edition

| November 27, 2010 | 1 Reply

Riddle me this, faithful readers. The Friday after Thanksgiving is Black Friday because that’s the day we all go running to the stores for those great deals. But most stores (and online retailers) keep their Black Friday sales running through the weekend. So why don’t have a special name for the whole weekend? I would […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Black Friday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Black Friday Edition

| November 26, 2010 | 1 Reply

Unlike a good chunk of the American population, I will not wake up at 4 AM to sit in front of my favorite store so I can get some super deals. Why? Well, mostly because I hate crowds, but also because I’ll get my shopping fix in online. Which reminds me. If you have a […]

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