Friday, November 23, 2007

more Krugman ...

Paul Krugman knocks it out of the park again. I have to wonder where were all the risk managers at the big financial firms. Didn't any of them have a clue that if this blew up, it would blow up big?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Albany, NY

I just got home from the Springsteen concert in Albany, NY. It's a 4 hour drive for me. It was awesome. He played 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy), The E Street Shuffle, Candy's Room and Darkness on the Edge of Town(those were the special ones among the golden oldies). Among the newer songs, we got to hear I'll Work For Your Love. That's one the least played new songs. All in all a great night.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pig Pile

I just noticed that Bob Hebert has now piled on David "Bobo" Brooks. We'll have to wait till Friday to see if "Bobo" responds. While I don't know whether Ray-gun was racist or not, it is obvious to anyone with a clue that he catered to that element.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Krugman takes "Bobo" Brooks to school

A few months ago, Krugman published a column in the NYT taking David Brooks to task for some drivel he wrote. Now Krugman has done it again. As some may be aware, Krugman now has a blog on the NYT website. While it helps promote his new book, it also gives all of us a chance to hear more from him besides his two weekly columns.

On Friday, Brooks wrote about Ray-gun and his pandering to Republicans, letting them know he was on their side. He tries to white wash Ray-guns record. We all know that Ray-gun pandered to the racist elements in the Republican party.

Krugman, on his blog, lays out a lot of facts to prove Brooks wrong. He points out Ray-gun's "Cadillac driving welfare queens" comment among others. Heck, Matt Yglesias makes some further points that Krugman probably forgot about. In short, Brooks should learn how to use Google, or at least get his facts straight before he writes more garbage.

I am glad Krugman is calling Brooks out(even though he isn't calling him out by name). Anyone with half a brain can see that Krugman is calling Brooks a tool and a liar.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Off to the see the Wizard ..

I was flipping channels just a bit ago. Wouldn't you know what was on TNT? "The Wizard of Oz". It reminded me that some people need to grow a spine, or have some courage. Harry Reid is one example.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Harry Reid is a huge disappointment

Read this. If it is any indication, he probably won't honor Dodd's hold on the FISA bill. I didn't think the Majority Leader of the Senate was supposed to stab caucus members in the back. I know better now. How far he's fallen in ten months. Harry, are you going to make this a habit? If so, we need a new Majority Leader.