November 20, 2008

Couldn’t Help But Comment ….. (112008, Morning)

Filed under: Business Moves,Education,Environment,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:41 am

Further supporting his given nickname around here, Objectively Unfit Mitt Romney was for an auto-industry bailout during the GOP primaries, but now he’s against it (HT Outside the Beltway).

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Understatement of the Week, via Michelle Malkin, on video at Hot Air:

I think that the left has always gotten away with behavior that the right could never get away with.

Related: Malkin’s column on “The Insane Rage of the Same-Sex Marriage Mob.”

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I’m trying to figure out if this is a complete sell-out, or a successful wall-off (HT Michelle Malkin) — I disagree with Michelle that eHarmony was “forced” to provide same-sex dating capability; they chose not to fight before the suit against them even came to court. But by providing a separate domain for same-sexers, eHarmony may be able to prove there’s not enough of a market for the additional service, given the already-existing competition.

The counterargument is that if eHarmony tries to shut down an unsuccessful same-sex dating site, it will probably get sued for not promoting it enough, or something similarly frivolous.

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A mayoral recall effort is being pursued in Akron (HT Stark County Politics):

Warner Mendenhall, the Akron attorney who officially launched the oust-Plusquellic campaign just after midnight Tuesday, reported a positive response.

In the first day, he said, his recall Web site — http://www.changeakronnow.com — received more than 950 hits, 11 people signed up to volunteer and a number of others called, expressing interest.

”I think the response has been tremendous. I’m shocked,” said Mendenhall, who has gone head to head with Plusquellic on multiple issues, including the mayor’s recently defeated proposal to lease the city’s sewers to pay for scholarships.

Mendenhall announced his plan to try to get Plusquellic booted from office on Monday, saying the mayor has misdirected the city and indebted Akron too much, and that his personal behavior has been appalling.

Some of the commenters at the Ohio.com story recite what would appear to be a pretty good list of reasons the recall of Mayor Don Plusquellic should go forward.

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Former public school teacher (O,M,G) and “The View” co-host Joy Behar made a cheap-shot comment about homeschooled children (“a lot” are “demented”) and their parents yesterday. I posted about it at NewsBusters last night.

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Here’s a place that needs an environmental cleanup — Al Gore’s desk, seen at his blog.

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2 Comments

  1. Something to ponder…

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/TOTBORR?cid=122

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DISCBORR?cid=122

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/BOGUMBNS?cid=124

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DBAA?cid=119

    Comment by dscott — November 20, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

  2. Treasurys Gain, and Bonds Feel Pain
    Spreads Hit Record on Corporate Debt; CMBS Prices Dive http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122719530193044335.html

    This is what I am concerned about, the government is sucking up investment capital as evidenced by this chart. Every federal dollar of intervention to tread water comes at the cost of investment in the private sector.

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DBAA?cid=119

    Comment by dscott — November 21, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

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