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

May 22, 2009

Bits and Pieces for the Week of May 17 - 23

Historically speaking, house prices still have quite a way to fall. (Mike)

California (and much of the U.S.) is going to be hit with another massive wave of home loan defaults starting in 2010. Prime suspects? ARMs and Alt-A loans. If you continue believing all the real estate gurus telling you that the housing market is going to bottom out later this year, well, good luck with that! (Mike)

Obama Sez: Don't prosecute, or hold accountable, law-breaking government employees (including POTUS), but don't provide justice to certain imprisoned foreigners because they might be dangerous even though there's no proof. (Mike)

Are electric cars for real this time? (Mike)

How Torture Trapped Colin Powell (Mike)

This just in: You'll have to suck the balls of Republicans to get them to change. (Mike)

Luggage returning from the Hudson River (Mike)

I thought Obama was making a major error or was trying to appease republi-cons when he... "announced his intent to nominate" Ignacia S. Moreno to be Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Department of Justice. However, after this report of apparent republi-con obstruction... GOP plans 450 climate bill changes, it confirms Obama is making a huge mistake. At first glance to me, it appears that Obama is in bed with corporations and could really care less about serious issues involving the environment. His latest turns towards the center have made me clarify my stance... I'm off his mailing list for now. Don't get me wrong, Obama is still 100 times better than bu$h/cheney... it does appear he is channeling his inner Clinton. (7 of 6)


muckdog said...

Electric cars are more polluting than normal cars because at the end of the the electrical socket is a coal-fired power plant.

In addition, your link says we're still trying to invent that new battery. Still waiting. In the meantime, natural gas is the way to go for cars, and nuclear for electricity. Those will get us 50-100 years down the road, polluting less, and letting the creative types invent that new battery.

Mike said...

It would be great if even one of the things you said was true.