new hood, old friends

I’ve been in Ann Arbor for almost two months now, but I’ve hardly met anyone other than a few people in the neighborhood. One of the coolest things about blogging, though, is that it can turn out you know more people in more places than you realized. I tend not to think of bloggers in […]

For Sarah

Fanfare for the Common Man

It Wasn’t Broke

The video is about 9 minutes. If you would like more details on how we got into this mortgage meltdown mess may I suggest The Best Congress Fannie Could Buy. H/T No Quarter

I Have A Bracelet Too

“Ben is far better informed than the critics” (Including yours truly!)

I don’t think I’ve ever said “I’m not an economist” as many times as I have in the past few weeks. But I’m not. My point is that I, along with a lot of people who are not economists, continue to sound off on a daily basis about extremely complex economic issues of vital importance […]

John McCain Is Right

I want my narrative shift, dammit!

“If This Campaign plays to type, McCain will hit an absolute home run tonight and the narrative will shift yet again.” So says the Corner’s Rich Lowry. With a buildup like that I guess I’ve gotta watch. Right now I’m making blackened catfish with red beans and rice. You know, a Southern flavored dinner for […]

First, they came for the radio talk show hosts…

Last night when I heard (via this link that M. Simon sent me) that the Obama campaign is threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA anti-Obama ads, I noted that Team Obama does not go ballistic unless the information is seen as: — devastating; and — dead right on the facts. The way […]

A Ten Minute Explanation

H/T The Patriot Room

What? No Ayers bailout plan?

Tony Blankley tears the MSM a new one for its blatantly biased reporting as well as the more shocking non-reporting. Especially about Ayers: …worse than all the unfair and distorted reporting and image projecting are the shocking gaps in Obama’s life that are not reported at all. The major media simply have not reported on […]

Cheerful thought on home economics

I’m having trouble being optimistic right now. About anything. Which probably means I should stop whining now and delete this post. But if I do that, I will have nothing to say at all. The problem is that it’s bill paying time, and paying bills always reminds me of death. But hey, my checks are […]

Between No And Hell No

Instapundit reports: Reader John Marcoux writes: Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) was just on CNBC and said that his mail and calls on the bailout plan are running 50-50: 50% no and 50% hell no. This is what Barney Frank is up against. Even if the Democrats ram through the plan without Republicans signing on, they […]

Instapundit has a lot of links on Obama’s efforts to eliminate free speech in America. Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads Shut up about Barack’s Gun Banning History Obama Attacks – NRA Responds This is politics Vladimir Putin style. Every single Democrat on the ballot needs to be defeated.

“Old” news about to re-break?

According to the New York Sun, the McCain campaign is gearing up to talk about Bill Ayers: WASHINGTON — The McCain campaign is gearing up to criticize Senator Obama for his past associations with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a former Weather Underground operative, William Ayers, in the home stretch of the presidential race. The […]

The End Of Free Speech In Missouri

Two public officials in Missouri are threatening to bring criminal charges against any one who speaks falsely against Obama. You know it should be illegal to blaspheme against The One. In a police state. St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch are threatening to bring libel charges […]

It Is All The Fault Of White People

Eric asks Whose fault will it be if he loses?. I think Obama has already answered that question. Listen to the video (about 35 seconds). The answer is at the end.

Whose fault will it be if he loses?

It’s not too often these days I see a headline that says “Why Obama will lose” so I was fascinated. EDMOND — When Benjamin Franklin was dispatched to France as ambassador of the United States in 1776, he won the hearts of the French through his authenticity. Rather than take on an affected and phony […]

And if you put lipstick on a pit bull, then what?

I’m usually a patient and reasonable person, but this time, M. Simon has gone too far. At least, that was my reaction (Coco is in unilateral agreement, of course) to the above “Dog Man” picture. Especially when I read Beldar’s link which led to this: …wolves are more equal than caribou, says the Humane Society […]

Obama Plans To Debate Himself

A senior guy in the Obama Campaign says Obama is going to show up at the debate Friday no matter what. John McCain says he will only show up if Congress does what it has to do to resolve the Mortgage Securities crisis. No doubt Obama needs the face time on TV to bolster his […]

Bill Clinton Fires Up The Base

It appears that Bill Clinton has fired up the Democrat base. Not necessarily in a good way. …the straw that really broke the leftwing camel’s back was Clinton’s statement today to Chris Cuomo on ABC’s Good Morning America defending John McCain’s request for a debate delay until after the financial bailout crises is resolved. Here […]