"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

January 24, 2008

Bits and Pieces for the Week of January 20 - 26

How bad is the housing market in Cleveland? You can buy a house for $1. (Mike)

Well, that was just about the most underwhelming entrance into and exit from Presidential campaigning (Mike)

Starting tomorrow (when the New York Stock Exchange re-opens) you are going to be hearing/reading about all this for many months or even years. (Mike)

I hadn't really seen this with Democrats since Jimmy Carter. Obama is now playing his "good christian" card. (photo) (Mike)

Any moderate or independent voters considering or planning to vote for McCain: just refresh you memory with THIS PHOTO (Mike)

TV watchers (and Democrats) are going to be blitzed this election year with MoveOn.org's new, cash-infused counterpart Freedom's Watch. (Mike)

"Never again will the US occupy that extraordinary position of supremacy – military, moral and economic – that it held in the interlude between the demise of Communism and the attacks of September 2001." "Just one more year! Good riddance to George W Bush." (7 of 6)

Large people, with large appetites, discriminated against at all-you-can-eat buffet. Waitress says, 'Y'all fat, and y'all eat too much,' Dang, that's the price of doing business as an all-you-can-eat buffet. (7 of 6)

From "the bonddad blog": The bottom line is the market is dropping hard. (7 of 6)

If there's been a "surge" in Iraq, it's definitely not related to electricity or petroleum (Mike)

Major breakthrough in Lithium Ion battery technology. Great for laptops, but I wonder if this can be extended to electric car battery technology. (Mike)

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