Thursday, November 08, 2007

News In Brief (And The Usual Opinionated Commentary)

Bill Clinton Says Hillary Being Swiftboated

Bill Clinton came out hard against those that would dare to criticize his wife. It seems that any criticism against Democrat is now known as swiftboating. Never mind if the criticism is valid or not, according to Democrats it's "not fair". And you thought 12 year olds were the only ones unreasonable.



Obama: Bill's Swiftboat Claim Ridiculous

It's not often I agree with Obama, but in this story he seems to understand the concept of political criticism. Let's just see how he reacts, when the barbs are aimed at him.



Wrong Way Obama?

If you thought Obama gives the nation some direction, wait'll you get a load of this story. If you cannot employ someone in your camp that flies an airplane and cannot read a map, I worry. So, does this mean if we decide to bomb Iran and hit India instead, we will have much credibility?



Georgia Under State Of Emergency

Pakistan is not the only country that's in a mess. The nation of Georgia has joined the ranks of the unstable. I would wager to guess, this is probably because Russia cannot stand a neighbor, once in its sphere of influence, having enough stability to not need assistance from the former oppressive Soviet Republic, now known as Russia.



Chronic Homelessness Down

When we are speaking of the homeless, we can all note that when a Democrat is in the White House, there is none. That's because the media will not report about the problem. Only when a Republican is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, will we hear how bad it is.

Likewise when the actual numbers drop (under a GOP), we won't hear much about it. But this link tells the story and so far not much from the MSM on this particular story.



Productivity Up

Another story that's MIA in the MSM. I am sure there can and will be numbers gurus coming up with all kinds of counters to the rise. But, these are the numbers nonetheless.



Sarkozy Warns Of Trade War If Dollar Continues Plunge

When I was in Germany in the late 70s, the Dollar was plunging against the German Mark. One the few smart things Carter did when he was President was buy back some of those Dollars. It gave the Dollar an instant boost. I am no economist, but maybe it's time for a bold move like that.

6 comments:

Greg said...

LAS, on the dollar, what is America's interest in artificially raising it at this time? Raising the dollar artificially only benefits our trade partners, who already enjoy a massive trade surplus in relation to the US.

Also, if money becomes more expensive in the US, don't we risk recession? How will the housing market recover any time soon if borrowing becomes even harder?

I don't know - the only people I hear complaining about the dollar are non-Americans. How does it hurt me?

Greg said...

On the alleged swiftboating of Hillary by discussing her record (gasp!), seems Obama might have double-standards.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

Greg said...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/11/08/obama-calls-internet-accusation-a-dirty-trick/

A better link....

LASunsett said...

//I don't know - the only people I hear complaining about the dollar are non-Americans. //

Excellent point. But, I cannot imagine why though. You'd think they'd love it when they can buy American good cheaper.

//On the alleged swiftboating of Hillary by discussing her record (gasp!), seems Obama might have double-standards.//

Dems are so thin-skinned, it's not funny. But in his defense, I cannot blame him. I don't know about you, but that chick really butchered that song, so much, that it didn't even sound remotely close to the national anthem.

PS- Did you see the sour look on Richardson's face? Priceless.

L'Amerloque said...

Hi Greg !


//I don't know - the only people I hear complaining about the dollar are non-Americans. //


Trust Amerloque on this one (grin): American expats who bring / use / are paid in dollars over here in Europe are suffering. Quite a bit. (sigh)


Some of the Americans in the USA who took out mortgages in euros to buy a place in Europe might be hurting, too ...


Best,
L'Amerloque

LASunsett said...

Amerloque,

//American expats who bring / use / are paid in dollars over here in Europe are suffering. Quite a bit. (sigh) //

I remember when I was in Germany and the Dollar was sinking, it hurt us all. I can only imagine how much it's hurting those that you mention, right now.

Good point sir.