Seizing Control of the Financial Freefall

by Rosemary and Walter Brasch It was Monday evening and the phone rang—again. It was probably the fifth time in two hours. A pleasant voice said she was from the—oh that really doesn’t make any difference. Both presidential candidates have volunteer minions on the phones and Internet day after day, month after month, for what seems like years. A half-dozen or more e-mails a day from candidates, surrogates, and candidate support groups flood our in-boxes; letters and oversized postcards clog our mail boxes. They all give us information, or ask us to fill out a poll that has no value, and then beg for donations, every plea making it seem as if the fate of western civilization will be determined … Continue reading

Sometimes Photos Are Better Than Words

While these pics say as much as anything else, if you have watched the developments all day today you can only believe that both of these days are wandering in a daze. Bush sounded, as Chis Matthew said, unschooled and a little scary talking about panic etc. Before McCain arrived there was the framework of a bill that was affirmed by leaders of the Democratic party and ranking members of the Republicans. After he arrived, things quickly appeared to fall apart. The other possiblity is that the Republicans playing a political card by waiting to the last moment then making a bill available that was available earlier today. These is the weird set of scenario’s all of which are possible. … Continue reading

Obama Latest Ad: ‘A Stronger Economy’

The NY Times reports that members of Congress indicated earlier today that “they were close to hashing out an agreement on a proposed $700 billion bailout of the financial system, hours before a meeting at the White House to complete the deal.” There’s no doubt about it, our financial system is in a fine freakin’ mess and we need “a stronger economy.” Here’s Barack Obama’s latest TV ad on the economy: It’s interesting that John McCain has chosen to make his plan to help resolve the “bail-out” issue a bid to bail-out of the debate tomorrow night, because McCain has done nothing in the Senate in the last year to help the economic mess that has been steadily spiraling downward … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up

Today’s Ten Post Round-Up is still lacking in wit.  I am still kind of smarting from the fact that my internet connection was down when I logged on this morning.  I’m pretty much doing my impersonation of “Grumpy” right now, since I am woefully behind schedule. I prefer myself when I am in a positive, upbeat, and chipper mood.  I did a search on YouTube for something that would make me feel more joyful and this is the best that I could come up with: Beeker Does Ode To Joy Hey! That almost did the trick.

The Obama Address to the Clinton Global Initiative

At about 7:30am Pacific Barack Obama addressed the Clinton Global Initiative. After addressing his well known requirements of the financial bill being created in Washington D.C., he put forth other issues. He committed, again, to a $15 Billion investment each year for 10 years, a total of $150 Billion, in energy research and development for alternative energy. He specifically mentioned plug-in cars which presumes assistance with the auto industry. [Note: At end of this article on the flip of a great source of very advanced alternative energy research and some information of that research.] Obama also committed himself to eliminating malaria in Africa by 2015 in cooperation with an international efforts. He specifically mentioned the simply distribution of mosquito nets … Continue reading

Letterman Thrashes McCain After McCain Cancels Appearance Then Show Up With Couric

David Letterman received a personal phone call from McCain explaining that he had cancel his scheduled appearance to rush to Washington to save the economy. Fine, that’s a reasonable excuse. Letterman was peeved at the whole thing and the beginning of this video shows that clearly. After the show had started, his staff found out that McCain was actually just down the hall taping an interview with Katie Couric. Letterman even cut into the live feed to show the audience. He also shouted questions at the screen. Amazing. This is a piece of classic self-destruction by John McCain. First he says, by his actions, that he can’t handle two important things at once; The Economy and The Debate. If that’s … Continue reading

CNN’s Campbell Brown Call’s Out Sarah Palin. Olbermann Next?

Using a new tact, calling the blanket non-coverage of Sarah Palin by the media a sexist tactic, she called for the same treatment as every other candidate in the race. While Keith Olbermann mentions this unprecented isolation of a national candidate every night, I hope he gets mad and does a full length ‘Special Comment’. If CNN is giving their reporter the latitude to call her out, albeit from a different direction, and Fox has made comments along the same line, then the McCain campaign is about to come under attack from all the press. Let’s keep up the pressure.

Ten Post Round-Up

Wow. I’m suffering from a lack of wit, today.  Just like your average political candidate, I’m feeling pretty much like I’m full of sh…um…stuff that I appear to be having trouble expressing. Despite the new network television shows premiering this week, I still can’t get enough of the Obama-McCain show.  I really love those hard-hitting reality shows.  It will be a shame when this season is over. (Excuse me, while I put some ice on my nose…almost knocked over my laptop with that last whopper!) On the plus side, there is plenty of reality in today’s Ten Post Round-Up.  You might find some whoppers in there, too. Before we proceed, please take a gander at the latest episode of “So … Continue reading