I had fully planned to make good on last week’s Mark Twain pledge of last week (“Next week: Mark Twain on Economics”), but you’ve been sending me such great stuff, Twain will just have to wait.

Alan Greenspan testifying five days into the Bush Administration:*

“… The most recent projections indicate that, if current policies remain in place, the total unified surplus will reach $800 billion in fiscal year 2011…”

☞ Good thing the Republicans had the wisdom to switch course.

David Letterman with financial advice a couple of days ago:**

“I want to warn people from Nigeria who might be watching our show, if you get any emails from Washington asking for money, it’s a scam. Don’t fall for it.”


We are in the midst of tough times that will get worse before they get better. And yet there is such hope and sense of possibility here and abroad. So much youthful enthusiasm.

Yesterday we had the Irish singing to O’bama.

Today, Obama singing (after a fashion) and dancing himself.

And more:


This guy makes Barack, Paper, Scissors impossible not to enjoy.***

I think even Mark Twain would have twinkled at some of this.

*Thanks, George Hamlett!
**Thanks, Joey!
***Thanks, James Musters!


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