AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Journ-O-lists came about of their own fruition. Where once we assumed collusion, they proved it. And they continue to illustrate a consistency in their terminology, targets and selective "justice".
With all the journalistic attention there is a "trail" lets say. Palin has one, correct? Now... you will probably agree Jetboogieman is not stupid, just a rung up from your pedestrian Lib. Now, having asked this Palin detractor (as I am with Obama) and he claimed Palin was stupid or something of the sort... I asked why?
Jet had days to craft an answer from his well sourced journ-O-lists. The best he could come up with was Tits and TV Star as his foundation of disdain. Noting about governance, the Constitution, Energy Policy... Jet en-capsuled the essence of journ-O-lism. A largely parasitic gang that serves its party's interests, but harms the public's ability to know and judge. Theyafter people dangerous to their cause ... while covering for their own. 2008 was a monument to cheer leading.
I wouldn't mind if they went after both sides the same, but let's not kid anyone about how far we are from that. America has a couple great avenues to help balance it out some; the internet and talk radio BUT there shouldn't be any "balancing out", there should be hard nosed reporting.
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I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
What Sarah Palin Got Wrong
— Joel J. Miller is the author of The Revolutionary Paul Revere and the vice president of editorial and acquisitions at Thomas Nelson Publishers.Sarah Palin said that Paul Revere “warned the British that they weren’t gonna be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure, as he’s riding his horse through town, to send those warning shots and bells that we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free.”
As the author of a book about Revere’s life, when I heard this, I groaned. From Revere’s own account, it’s clear that he didn’t fire a shot, he didn’t ring a bell, and he didn’t intend to warn the British of anything (unless you count the townsfolk as British, which they technically were for a little while longer).
The unarmed Revere left Boston in total silence. He muffled the oars of his boat as men rowed him to Charlestown, and he rode in silence after leaving Charlestown by horseback. He was, after all, on a secret mission to alert John Hancock and Samuel Adams in Lexington that they were in danger.
Only after scaring up two redcoats on horseback and turning away to Medford did he begin waking the countryside. He first woke the militia captain in Medford and then rode to Lexington raising the alarm — by shouting, mind you, not shooting or ringing bells.
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That convoy song was on Futurerama tonight... lol.
Every time I hear that song or "convoy" I'll think of this thread from now on....
Last edited by SheWolf; 06-29-11 at 12:18 AM.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?