Biden The Prophet

October 21, 2008
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Good ol’ Joe (Biden not the plumber) has stepped in it again. It’s not enough to just compare the “anointed one” to JFK’s age or style, now he’s predicting that world events will compare as well. Biden was at a Seattle fundraiser Sunday night when he let loose this wonderful tidbit: (From Alexander Marquardt’s post…

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Et Tu Brute Mr. Powell

October 20, 2008
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There are plenty of historical metaphors being tossed about this election but Colin Powell’s endorsement yesterday of Barack Obama lends to the mother of them all. John McCain may not have known Julius Ceasar personally (although the Obama campaign will try to convince you otherwise) but he most certainly now knows how it feels to…

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Feeling Stressed?

October 17, 2008
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So here it is another Friday. The market once again has been all over the place and as of this writing no sign of where it’s going to close today. Housing starts are down, consumer spending is down, the news beats recession, recession, recession with all too regular rhythm. There is an election coming up…

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Year Of The Joe

October 16, 2008
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The Chinese have the “year of the __________” (rat, monkey, etc). 2008 will be known as the year America had the “year of the Joe”. Joe Biden, Joe Sixpack, “Say it ain’t so Joe”, the average Joe and now Joe the plumber. After finishing the third, and mercifully last, presidential debate, I found myself quite…

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Grave Advice

October 15, 2008
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It appears the current financial turmoil has some Germans looking for answers from the past. About 150 years worth of past to be exact. According to Kate Connolly with the Guardian.co.uk, demand for the works of Karl Marx are up by as much 300% in his mother country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/oct/15/marx-germany-popularity-financial-crisis In times of uncertainty it is…

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What Goes Up?

October 14, 2008
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So all the guru’s met over the weekend, the traders looked into their crystal balls and presto! That barometer of capitalism the world over, The Dow Jones Industrial Average, bounced back over 900 points Monday. Yippee, hurrah, hurray, zippity-doo-dah, happy days are here again! I wish it were that easy. It’s not that easy. The…

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