Archive for November, 2010

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

| November 30, 2010 | Comments (1)

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

| November 30, 2010 | Comments (3)

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

| November 29, 2010 | Comments (8)

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

| November 29, 2010 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (2)

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

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (5)

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

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (2)

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”.

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (3)

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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