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Archive for January 2007

01/31 Morning Report

January 31, 2007

Consumer spending is still driving the economy up. The Democrats and leftists will probably want to claim it’s because of the changes in Congressional leadership. However, even allowing for it to have radically affected the fourth quarter, that doesn’t account for an increased GDP for the entire year. Nor does it account for the deficit […]

01/30 Morning Report

January 30, 2007

Today will be a bit different, for those who are regulars here. I know this gets covered a lot in Blogdom. Still, lest we forget too quickly, MSNBC posted an interactive map of Sunni and Shiite regions. Iran is almost entirely Shia. As the Saudi’s are saying–and have been acting on since the wahabbists rose […]

A Reminder Of Our Own Insanity…

January 30, 2007

I know this is probably bunk so don’t send me the Snoops stuff. Its a good story. Deal with it. BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADEAND PROBABLY THE CENTURY Charlotte, North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire. Within a month, […]

01/29 Morning Report

January 29, 2007

The Iranians are planning to expand their role in Iraq. Well, I guess it was inevitable. They have long been supplying weapons to the insurgents and Shiites. No one should be surprised they want some economic and military ties within Iraq. The frightening comment was when the ambassador said: “We have experience of reconstruction after […]

January 28, 2007

In Gaza, Fatah and Hamas gunmen are at it again. I thought this bit of information was chillingly familiar: Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha accused Fatah loyalists of storming a mosque near the security headquarters Friday and executing a senior Hamas activist inside while he was reading the Quran, the Muslim holy book. On Saturday, blood […]

Hockey Thoughts

January 28, 2007

Well, given my distaste for this year’s All-Star Game, I loved this write up. Meanwhile, Bettman is saying the NHL needs to ”complete the experiment” with the current schedule format. But, personally, I agree with Scott Burnside. It shows a serious lack of direction. I would go even farther and say it shows a serious […]

01/27 Morning Report

January 27, 2007

I’m catching up with my reading these days. I spent the morning over at Blackfive. I enjoyed the depth…and the links…to this analysis of where things are going in Iraq. (…go read this while you’re there…who says milbloggers don’t have a clear view of what’s going on?…) In other Middle East news, apparently, the Iranians […]

01/26 Morning Report

January 26, 2007

In Lebanon, soldiers are deploying to quell the violence between Hezbollah and the western-backed government. Hezbollah officials are worried enough that they agreed to a curfew. Yet all sides recognized that the country could be stumbling dangerously in the direction of civil war. Government officials and Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, appealed for calm and allowed […]

01/25 Morning Report

January 25, 2007

I thought this piece of media analysis was interesting. It goes through the media economic reporting trend for 2006. What I find most interesting is the focus has been basically the same since Clinton left office. Why is they never said these things during Clinton’s last few years in office? The economy was on a […]

01/24 Wednesday Hero

January 25, 2007

Wednesday Hero will on top of all other posts today.To see other postings today, scroll down. This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Kathi Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin44 years old from Mercer, Pennsylvania2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National GuardJanuary 4, 2006 Sitting in the car with Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin’s […]