Daily Archives: May 24, 2010

End game in Korea?

No sensible person would think so, but with Obama and Kim Jong II  both saying we should prepare for war, the market’s freaking out. And why not? Does shed a little light on Japan agreeing to keep U.S. troops on Okinawa today.


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Dick Blumenthal and the Ballad of the Fake Beret (a work in progress)

Music here:Ballad of the Green Beret

Put silver wings, on my own chest

I’ll pretend, I’m America’s best,

Call me a man, but  then someday,

you will know,

I wear a fake beret

Trained to serve in privileged lands

I passed the canapes,

Hand to hand

I stand so tall, though five foot, say,

I really wear, a fake beret

Back at home, and old wife waits

Her phony soldier’s met his fate

A camera man got in his way,

He smacked him with,

His fake beret

Put silver wings on my own chest

I’ll pretend, I’m America’s best

Bury me deep, because someday,

You will learn, I wore a fake beret


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Well that’s okay then: White House investigates White House bribe to Sestak, decides no wrong was committed

I mean, if you can’t trust the Man from Chicago, whom can you trust? We probably should have elected that Hopey Change guy back in the last election, but too late now.


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Crucial issues: of course the Super Bowl should be played at Giant Stadium

Pat Summerall, 1958

The NFL hasn’t played a Super Bowl outdoors since 1975 but apparently there’s a good chance that the Meadowlands new (uncovered) stadium will be selected for the 2014 game this Tuesday. What a no brainer, even if it has taken them this long  to figure it out. Football is all about cold, adverse conditions and frozen mud. Go for it!


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The market is doing to Microsoft what the Justice Department could not

Between Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, have you even heard of Microsoft’s cellphones? The biggest, baddest company in the world can’t seem to compete. They’re tossing out a bunch of executives this week and I presume will try to start over, but if regulator types would just learn to relax, consumers can handle monopolies all on their own – if a product sucks, they will buy something else. Nokia has learned that, too.


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Not a dime to cut

NYC bus drivers who are spat on take, on average, three months paid vacation to recover.


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Why does the NYT print this stuff in a time of war?

Secret (until now) plan to disrupt Al Qaeda revealed.

WASHINGTON — The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents.

The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.

This same paper exposed the secret tracking of money transferred between terrorist cells a few years ago, while acknowledging that the tracking was not illegal and that the White House had specifically requested that they not reveal it. No enemies on the left, for the New York Times. They destroyed that program by publicizing it and, presumably, were proud to do so.


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