February 7, 2008

Even more reason to believe that the Hillary campaign in flagging much more than we would be led to believe by her showing last night.

Her campaign was $5,000,000 in the whole as she personally “lent” that much money to her own campaign.  Obama has been able to nearly double the fundraising and has not had to use his own money.

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Obama winning in my book

February 6, 2008

I think last night Hillary played her cards (NY, CA, MA) and even though he is trailing now Obama will get the nomination.  Of course there is a lot of things that can happen between now and the convention but…

3 key states that were expected to go to Hillary did but Obama did well in a lot of smaller markets and I think he will do well in the remaining states.  We’ll see…

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10% higher prices this year.  The good thing is that much of this stuff American’s can just cut out of their life.  The problem will be that it also cuts out the value added stuff such as retail and marketing.

China’s Inflation Hits American Price Tags РNew York Times

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Wow.  Although it has been speculated for years I didn’t expect it to actually happen.  It probably still won’t.  It should be scrutinized for anti-trust behavior.  Google should have been as well when they acquired DoubleClick.  I guess when you are under a pro-business administration you can be surprised what they let through.

I think they should be allowed to do it but it should and will be scrutinized.  I believe that Microsoft should be split along server/business/consumer lines and that their web business lies in the consumer space.  The should be enforced before this deal is approved.

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo – New York Times

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Bush Seeks Surplus via Medicare Cuts – New York Times

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Edwards to Conceed

January 30, 2008

I am truly lamenting Edwards’ drop from the race since now I will have to go with the lesser of two evils.  I was still debating between Obama (less of two evils) and Edwards (the man with little chance but who I would like to see as president).

I hope to see an Obama/Edwards ticket in the summer!

Edwards quitting presidential race – CNN.com

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Compassionate conservatism – Paul Krugman – Op-Ed Columnist – New York Times Blog

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Bush is now against earmarks…

Please refer back to my 4th branch of congress that would have line-item-veto power but would be a large (500 members) of a completely random sampling of U.S. citizens.

Apparently Bush wants line-item.  My plan wouldn’t give anyone line item but would say.  “Take this out and vote on each on their own merit”.  This other branch would not have any lawmaking or executive powers but would be a completely civil, drafted position with 2 year tours of duty.

Very good article about the future of the American “Superpower”

United States – International Diplomacy – Economic Trends – World Economy – Politics – New York Times

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Unfinished business for Bush in final State of the Union address – CNN.com

Worries That the Good Times Were a Mirage – New York Times

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Republican Diversity

January 22, 2008

Hopefully good news out about actual diversity in the Ranks of the Republican Party.

The Voters Revolt – New York Times

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