Friday, July 27, 2007

News In Brief (And The Usual Opinionated Commentary)

Too much going on (at a personal level) for any real writing, so let's take a look and see what the PYY news desk is following.

Dow Drops Big

I wouldn't worry just yet. In spite of what naysayers always say when this happens, the oldage of "what goes up must come down" applies. This happens every so often, so as to flush the turkeys out. The important thing to note is the trend has been continuing upwards, despite the occasional corrections. As for the housing market being the cause, why would anyone want to build a new house for $300,000, when they can get a repo for $225,000?

Clinton, Obama Continue To Spar

This may get bloody, politically speaking. One thing they will have to be careful of doing? Beating each other up too much, ruining either's chances in November. And if they keep it up too long, throw out the theory of them being running mates. (Just for the record, I think Hillary is right on this one and Obama is dead wrong. We cannot cozy up to rogue states without some pre-conditions or any real hope of making some reasonable, meaningful progress.)

Islamists Occupy Red Mosque

Just when you thought this was over, here comes a new dilemma for the Pakistani government. Musharref will need to squash this one and fast or this will become more common, each time he acts against these radicals.

And finally:

If you like animals, did you see this one? It's a purr-fect tale of intuition, sensitivity, and compassion, all wrapped into one.

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