Friday, February 01, 2008

The person who controls admission into Iraq's security forces

is a woman, and a hard-headed one at that. I particularly like the last quotation in the USA Today article.

Reason number ten thousand

to support Barack Obama: Michelle Obama. Princeton grad, Harvard Law, human being.

Look out below!

Here's a quote from the last line of a Forex (foreign exchange) report, which highlighted the first monthly loss of jobs in the US in years, the recent Fed reduction of the prime rate by 1/2 percent and the prospect of more interest-rate decreases to stem the US descent into recession.

"Also worth noting was an announcement from Qatar, which said it was mulling over its currency policy. Qatar’s peg to the dollar has resulted in heavy inflationary pressure given the greenback’s broadbased descent in recent years."

Qatar is our "ally," a major oil-exporting country in the Middle East. If it's thinking about switching from relying on the (petro)dollar as the currency for its oil, and perhaps switching to the euro for its favored indebtedness asset, can other nations be far behind?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bush's Beach Boy song

You've of course heard John McCain's rendition of "Barbara Ann." Here's Bush's: "Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb, bomb, Iraq."

Monday, January 28, 2008

Obama, Oh Yeah!

Here's another reason to vote for Obama in the primaries, a reason that links my antipathy toward Billary with my fear of McCain. And here's another, one that echoes my yearning precisely.

Sunday, January 27, 2008