Category Archives: Politics

The End of Ambition

Today I watched the last Space Shuttle lift off, right up the coast from me. Once the Atlantis lands, 9,000 people will be laid off. One man has worked at NASA for over 30 years, and he has worked on … Continue reading

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Skeptical Me

I have always considered myself to be a realist, ever since I was old enough to understand the concept. I don’t put much stock in superstition, blind faith, or jumping on the bandwagon. When I first started this blog, before … Continue reading

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The Rickety Bridge: A Health Care Post

I haven’t written much in a political vein in a long time. In fact, looking at the dates on this blog, I see that I haven’t posted anything, period, in quite a while. I blame the length between posts on … Continue reading

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President-Elect Barack Obama

So, there we were on November 4th, 2008, on the couch and all settled in for an evening with CNN and NBC, when right at 11pm Eastern Time – just as the polls closed on the west coast – they called it for Obama. … I am proud beyond reason to have a President who is a man of learning, a man of reading, and a man who has written two books that are not just good, they’re very good.
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The 700 Billion Dollar Bailout

Once they started to fall, well then… these mortgage-backed securities, which contained increasingly odd types of mortgages such as Interest Only, 1-Year ARMs, etc. all started to be worth less and less as more and more people couldn’t pay them. Prior to 2003, it also used to be a requirement that any financing institution had to have 30% of its assets in cash or cash-convertable form (such as treasury or other bonds), in case of failure of its securiities.
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Politcal Snapshot: Fall 2008

To this day, I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that over half of the voters in this country of mine knowingly elected an admitted criminal – an admitted war criminal, no less – to the highest office in the land for a second time. … He’s still a little too religious for me – this is a man who attended church every Sunday for the past 20 years – but I understand and accept that I am in a distinct minority in that regard, so I let it go.
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American Fascism

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything political here in this blog. The fact is, I figured that after the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress last November, that we would start to see a gradual change … Continue reading

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The Wacky Florida Ferret Freak

We truly live in interesting times. Thanks to my quick email to a popular blog, I’ve apparently become known as “that crazy guy in Florida who loves ferrets”. This is not an accolade I sought out, I can assure you. … Continue reading

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In Praise of The Economist

The Economist. Published Weekly by The Economist Group Limited since 1843. Approximately 90 pages per issue. I’ve subscribed to a weekly news magazine since my first week at college (that would be August of 1980, by the way). My father … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Why We Fight (2005). 98 minutes, Sony Pictures Classics. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. This is a Great Film. I don’t mean that in a “wow, this is cool!” kind of way. Nor do I mean it has great acting, or … Continue reading

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