October 2008

What Hath God Wrought?

October 27, 2008

Perhaps I should begin with an apology to Samuel Morse for using his famous quotation as the title of this post. I really can’t blame God for the yo-yo to the left. All of my copies of the Bible contain a short, simple, easily understood statement. It can be found at 1 John 4:8. it […]

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Greenspan Shrugged

October 24, 2008

Old Alan is quoted as saying, “I still do not fully understand why it happened.” Really? Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Poor old Alan, formerly the architect of America’s prosperity, is now the fall guy. There he was being grilled by Representative Henry Waxman and his crew. There he was being treated as just […]

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Pharma’s Market

October 23, 2008

Drug companies claim they test their products. Sometimes that may be true. For psychopharmaceuticals it is a baldfaced lie. You want to paint your living room. You can’t decide between beige and blue. One way to make up your mind would be to apply a few strokes of beige on one wall and a few […]

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Copyright Copy Wrong

October 21, 2008

I saw something in a tech newsletter the other day that caught my attention. I had no intention of blogging about it but it just keeps gnawing. Some poor soul is trying to make a buck from the Internet. Isn’t everyone? The problem is that on his web site he had used a photograph of […]

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Joe, the Wannabe Plumber

October 18, 2008

On David Letterman’s show Thursday night John McCain apologized to Joe the Plumber for destroying his privacy. That was nice. Out on the campaign trail the next day John McCain (yes, the very same one) went on a rant about how terrible it was that Barack Obama had violated Joe’s privacy. That wasn’t nice. Then […]

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Tinkle-Down Economics

October 17, 2008

Being laid up with bronchitis isn’t pleasant. Thousands of thoughts race through my mind. Although I haven’t fully recovered, I just couldn’t wait. The absurdity of our present situation is so obvious. The lack of understanding of why it happened is not. The only thing that has relieved my misery has been laughing at the […]

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Liar, Liar

October 7, 2008

How have they lied to thee? Let me count the ways. There may be a problem when I run out of fingers and toes. (memo to self: check w/Dan in re e) Well, an easy one is pork. McCain claims never to have voted for pork. True, he’s been a bit stingy in that regard […]

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Dig Deeper

October 4, 2008

Cheer up. You knew that you were the proud owner of the world’s largest insurance company. You may not have been able to afford insurance. Now, you may not be able to afford the insurance company. I bet you thought $85 billion dollars was a lot of money. It bought you 80 percent ownership in […]

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Mommie Dearest

October 3, 2008

How many mothers are there in this country? 50 million? 70 million? 90 million? Last night Joe Biden legitimized single fathers. It’s about time. Thank you, Joe. After the death of my first wife, I was a single father for nine years. I now hear a constant drumbeat that Sarah Palin is qualified for president […]

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Stupidity Times Timidity

October 1, 2008

The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a slightly modified version of the bailout bill. They now prefer it to be called a rescue bill, as though that made it better or more honest. All of those calls Congress has been receiving are against bailing out Wall Street but favor rescuing Main Street. It […]

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