November 4, 2009

Lucid Links (110409, Morning)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 9:18 am

POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) Economy Cash Crunch Update (sources: Last Daily Treasury Statements of Oct. ’09Oct. ’08, and Oct. ’07; Monthly Statement for Oct. ’08):

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October 2007 was the first month of the 26th consecutive quarter of economic growth in the Bush 43 Economy. October 2008 was the fourth full month of the POR (Pelosi-Obama-Reid) Economy, also known as the POR Recession/”Repression” as Normal People Define It. October 2009 was the 16th full month of the POR Economy, and the fourth full month of the current alleged “recovery” after the third quarter’s government-driven “positive” GDP report.

Some “recovery.”

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The ousting of Rhine McLlin as Dayton’s mayor is a big relief, based on information that came to me totally out of the blue at a business meeting a couple of weeks ago. The person I spoke with seemed to have no axe to grind, and in fact, based on previous conversations, is firmly on the left.

I can’t prove what this person asserted, which is why I must keep it vague, but it was relayed to me so casually it was as if everyone in Metro Dayton with a pulse knows it. I’ll betcha that at least one alleged journalist at the Dayton Daily News knows exactly what I’m referring to, and a) hasn’t ever investigated it; b) has kept the paper’s management and Editorial Board in the dark about the situation, allowing it to issue one of the most pathetic political endorsements ever (HT Return of the Conservatives).

One thing I hope new mayor Gary Leitzell considers, if legally feasible, is rehiring still-interested city employees illegally fired by McLin for living outside the city (posts from 2007 on the topic are here and here). McLin’s authoritarian actions occurred long after state legislation ended residency requirements for city/county jobs, and long after it became obvious that the courts would uphold it.

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Polipundit notes that the GOP victory margins in the NJ and VA governors’ races were greater yesterday than they were in 1993, when there was a similar negative reaction to the first 9-1/2 months of Bill Clinton’s administration.

Positivity: Indian state releases postage stamp honoring founder of Little Sisters of the Poor

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:58 am

From Bangalore, India:

Oct 31, 2009 / 02:05 am (CNA).- On Thursday the governor of India’s state of Karnataka released a postage stamp honoring St. Jeanne Jugan, the founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Gov. H.R. Bhardwaj announced the stamp’s release at a home for the aged run by the sisters at Richmond Town. Present at the ceremony were Archbishop of Bangalore Bernard Moras, chief postmaster general of Karnataka Circle M.P. Rajan, and state legislators N.A. Harris and B. Chidananda.

The stamp marked St. Jeanne Jugan’s canonization and the 130th anniversary of her death. According to SAR News, The stamp has a portrait of the saint with the façade of the old age home in the background.

Gov. Bhardwaj said the stamp honored St. Jeanne, “a saint of hope for the aged poor,” for her sacrifice and her legacy of service.

According to the governor, the Little Sisters of the Poor first came to India in Calcutta, where they opened their first home for the aged 127 years ago. The Little Sisters came to Bangalore in 1900.

The congregation the saint founded has 2,700 sisters caring for more than 13,000 needy elders in 202 homes in 32 countries, he reported. ….

Go here for the rest of the story.