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Let My People Go, Part Deux: I Will Let You Help Me But On One Condition: Bend Over Please.

March 13, 2009


The demands of the auto industry continue to escalate. It really should come as no surprise but the audacity of it all continues to delight and disgust me in a curious way. Auto industry executives who, through their own mismanagement, have killed the viability of their very own industry are now using that outcome as […]

Where’s Moses When You Need Him: Let My People Goooooo!

March 10, 2009


Imagine for a second, there is a ship filled with people and it is sinking. Let’s also imagine, you only have enough time and resources in the here and now either to plug holes which are almost certain one day to unplug again or make sure every person on the ship has a life-vest so […]

Strange Bedfellows : Fiscal and Social Conservatives

March 1, 2009


Since at least the Eighties there has been a paradoxical political allegiance between two groups of persons in the United States and Canada. I refer to the strange political allegiance between fiscal and social conservatives. The reason that the union between these two kinds of persons is paradoxical is because their political goals are diametrically […]

Obama’s State Of The Nation Address And The Other Guy

February 25, 2009


Tonight, I watched President Obama’s State of the Nation address to a special joint session of Congress on The speech was rock solid —¬†which should come as no surprise. It hit all the right notes, managed to grapple with some policy details, and still managed to be moving — especially by the end. For […]