Stories I find interesting.
Economic Indicator to Worry About! If Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit, the U.S. will go into default on loans. Seriously, why is it that I heard this only the BBC this morning. I saw no other reports. This economic indicator should be cause for great concern. And yet NO ONE is paying attention.
Historic Markers Made Naturally. How did the native Creek and Cherokee find their way such long distances that history shows that they traveled? Apparently, the trail was marked with intentionally crooked trees. How interesting is that? Check out the website of the Mountain Stewards, the group compiling a list of these trees.
Palin isn’t the only one…U.S. students don’t about the history of their country. Schools should do a better job of creating well-rounded students instead of test taking automatons.
Economic Food for Thought. How do you gauge how the economy is doing? Look at all the signs. Small businesses are generally not expanding and perhaps shrinking the size of business. Is this caution or an indicator? You decide.
The Problem with the Politics & Politicos Today. The NY Times editorial hit the nose on the head, though I would expand this to all politicians NOT just the Elephants. The politicians are not talking about substance, they are sound and fury signifying nothing. But people are buying their hot air.
Legalize small amounts of Marijuana? New York is considering it. The other interesting point in this article is a discussion of how these “crime prevention” arrests affect the lives and futures of the folks who perhaps were NOT bent on other crimes.
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As State of Georgia employees see benefits shrink and unpaid furlough days, the Honorable Sonny Perdue announces that he will appoint a “special attorney general” to sue the United States government over health care reform. Why, pray tell, must Georgia retain “special” counsel when the State has an elected Attorney General? Partisan politics. The current attorney general Thubert Baker, Democrat and lawyer, is running for Governor. Did you know, this is an election year? Perdue, a Republican and veterinarian, believes that the recent healthcare legislation should be challenged.
Now, after threatening the livelihoods of thousands of State employees and releasing many others from employment for lack of money, Perdue proposes to hire an attorney to file this splendid lawsuit. Creating a special attorney general is not as simple as hiring one lawyer. No, a lawsuit of this type will require several lawyers, support staff, and researchers. First, the attorney(s) will need to research the issue, thoroughly, to determine if a suit is viable. Next, pleadings will be drafted. Mediation will probably be ordered. Court hearings. Negotiations. All the while, money will be spilling out of the State’s coffers. I would sooner bury the money in a pit than invest it in a frivolous lawsuit.
I would like to ask Governor Perdue how he can justify this useless expense when the attorneys that the State already pays for are required to take furloughs and reductions in pay. We have gotten the government for which we voted. Now is the time to speak up! Say something.
Whether or not you agree with the healthcare legislation, the expense of this lawsuit to the State will be enormous with little to no positive results.
Colin Powell called on the Republican Party to debate and broaden its base. Is that really a good idea? Perhaps the time has come for Republicans to create a platform-a realistic representation of the majority of membership. Those participants who disagree-too far left or too far right, it matters not–should leave and create a new stronger third party.
Can this group reasonably erect a tent big enough to cover fundamentalist Christians and social liberal Republican? Is this possible? The 2008 election shows that’s just not possible.
Why do we want a Supreme Court Justice who doesn’t focus on the law? President Obama is shopping for a touchy feely lawyer who will look beyond the four corners of the Constitution and the statutes. Great. Why not appoint a 5 year old?
Why was the government even involved in negotiating on behalf of Chrysler? The government attorney shouldn’t be anywhere near this discussion of “threats” to hedge funds. Instead, the government attorneys are denying threats to hedge funds. When did we get to this point? Oh, ya, inauguration day.
Where is Zinkhan? My bet is Costa Rica or the bottom of Lake Herrick.
Who cares what dog the Obamas got? (Nothing more to say).
If the government can just print money, why don’t they give it to use directly instead of stimulus money filtered through this, that and the other…?
Arlen Specter may have helped those other elephants discover that they need a plan.
Senator Barack Obama spent the better part of the weekend comparing his qualifications to the qualifications of Governor Sarah Palin. Why? Following nomination as Presidential candidate for the Democrats, Obama focused a significant amount of energy comparing the qualifications of the Presidential candidate to the qualifications of the would-be Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Why?
Because Obama’s accomplishments fall far short of John McCain’s actual accomplishments. Obama says that his campaign is a movement for change. What change has he accomplished? What legislation has his name on it? None.
McCain found a running mate who bucks the system, stands up for an objective standard of right, and who has in fact been an agent of change. Palin’s successes in Alaska make Obama appear to be the Washington establishment elitist that he is. Obama shouldn’t be comparing himself to Palin. But if he does, all the better, he’s just conceding that McCain is more qualified.
Apparently, Senator McCain had to find a new way to pander for votes. Senator Clinton jumped on the summer gas tax holiday bandwagon, so McCain has decided to move closer to socialized health care. McCain’s plan would commit $7 billion (YES, BILLION) in federal funds under what he’s called a Guaranteed Health Access Plan and is currently on a “call to action” health care tour, all according to Politico.com.
When did Republicans FORGET that the party stands for REDUCING taxes and REDUCING federal spending and not in favor of spending my unpaid tax money for the rest of my natural life.
Someone wake McCain up and then put a sock in his mouth. Stop pandering!!!!!!!!!! You are NOT a Democrat. (And if you are, change parties NOW).
The Pennsylvania primary election with right outcome might have definitively advised for Senator Clinton whether to remain in the race or drop out. The tally left her with enough steam to keep going. Taking the Pennsylvania Democrat Primary by what appears to be almost 10% provided Senator Clinton enough momentum to keep going but not a decisive percentage that would stall the calls for her to withdraw.
The Republicans should throw a party for the people of Pennsylvania. (Senator McCain does not have enough funds, but the party as a whole could handle that bill without a doubt.) Clinton, it appears, will battle on in this race. Although she vowed that her campaign focus on the issues, when push came to shove, Senator Clinton employed negative campaigning instead of issues to distinguish herself from Senator Obama. Senator Obama fought back with his best school yard moves.
Note to Democrat candidates: This Country is facing real issues: immigration, education, oil prices, economy-Could you tell us how you will CHANGE those issues instead of sucker punching each other.
That would be great.
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