I am indebted to reader Allen Brand for pointing me to these two items, from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which Allen has headed . . .
SOCIALISTS ARE AMONG US! AND HAVE BEEN FOR 234 YEARS!
As Jefferson was not big on paragraph breaks, and the modern mind (or at […]
WHY 2011 IS DIFFERENT FROM 2001
George Galla: ‘On most things I agree with you but not the tax compromise. First of all Pres. Obama gave in much too quickly. Second, he should have taken a tougher stance in defending the position he talked so much about. Personally I’m 65 live on about 30 […]
Yesterday, in pointing out their collective support for the tax compromise, I asked: “Who are smarter, better informed, more capable, or better-intentioned than President Obama, President Clinton, and Mayor Bloomberg?”
“Paul Krugman!” Several of you replied, linking me to his most recent op-ed.
Tom Roth: “He’s at least as smart and he’s not so […]
THREE WISE MEN
Who are smarter, better informed, more capable, or better-intentioned than President Obama, President Clinton, and Mayor Bloomberg? To those who reject the tax cut compromise, I would just point out that all three think it’s a compromise worth making.
(If you missed it, here’s Bloomberg on yesterday’s Meet the Press. […]
THE KING’S SPEECH
Have you seen it? So good I’m plugging it twice.
I pre-ordered a copy of my own book (well, someone had to), and Amazon emailed hours ago to tell me it will ship earlier than expected – it should arrive at my door December 15, in loads […]
HOPING TO HAVE CAPITAL GAINS THE TAX RATE ON WHICH TO FIGHT OVER
THE NATIONAL PINBALL MUSEUM OPENED FRIDAY
OMG, get […]
Yesterday, seeing AFOP up around $12.80, I suggested selling half. No harm: no one ever went broke taking 60% gains. But it turns out that Chris thinks the risk/reward ratio remains good here and has sold very little for his fund, so I may have jumped the gun. Hope so. (I still own […]
It’s a sad day if this compromise has to stand. (Let’s stay tuned on that one.) What we need is a massive infrastructure program to become more efficient and competitive, not more record-breaking tax cuts for the best off.
And most Americans get that.
Kevin Knopf: “If only 26% support this, what […]
THE KING’S SPEECH
Absolutely terrific movie. Do not miss. Take the kids.
THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH
Did you ever see “The American President” starring Michael Douglas? I forgot “the speech,” but you have to take five minutes to watch it, for the host of ironies and foreshadowings you’ll pick out (really? […]
I’ve recommended these 6-watt dimmable LED bulbs before. The price has just been reduced, so I thought I’d mention them again. What amazing gifts!
Charles and I replaced the four 100-watt floods we had in our kitchen with four of them. So we went from 400 watts to 24 watts. I […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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