Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Greatest Music Video Ever

Scary Economics Stat of the Day

While Paul Krugman may have suddenly developed a desire for gigantic deficits, they are terrifying me. George Melloan points out the true size of the money we are borrowing in the WSJ.

A number more relevant to what the government is actually demanding from the capital markets is the Treasury's financing requirement. At a recent Chartered Financial Analyst Institute conference, Treasury official Karthik Ramanathan proudly described the prodigious fund-raising task he and his colleagues pulled off in the fiscal year, what one might call a borrowing feat unparalleled in human history: "In the course of 291 auctions in 251 business days, Treasury issued nearly $7 trillion in gross Treasury marketable securities to raise approximately $1.7 trillion to finance the government."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Idiotic Democrat Quote of the Day

If I knew this new healthcare bill would guarantee immortality, I would have supported it months ago. From Harry Reid:

Today we vote whether to even discuss one of the greatest issues of our generation - indeed, one of the greatest issues this body has ever face: whether this nation will finally guarantee its people the right to live free from the fear of illness and death, which can be prevented by decent health care for all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sarah Palin Comment of the Day

I am hardly the world's biggest Sarah Palin fan, but I am constantly amused by how rabid she makes the left, the very same people who insist she is unimportant while discussing her nonstop. For example the AP dedicated 11 fact-checkers to her new book.

AP writers Matt Apuzzo, Sharon Theimer, Tom Raum, Rita Beamish, Beth Fouhy, H. Josef Hebert, Justin D. Pritchard, Garance Burke, Dan Joling and Lewis Shaine contributed to this report.

So I was wondering, did the AP dedicated 11 people to fact-check, for example, Joe Biden's book? Well, no, the answer occured to me. It is actually rather unlikely that 11 people have ever actually read Joe Biden's book.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

First Must See Movie of 2010

Hey, how can you not like a movie whose trailer has the hero introducing himself, "I am a Chief Warrant Officer with the US Army ."? Now that I think of it, Matt Damon does look a lot like me...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

UW Medal of Honor Memorial

I donated money to help this get built. I wish I could be there today, but have to work.

Earning a medal, of any sort, was the furthest thing from Bruce Crandall's mind on the morning of Nov. 14, 1965, as he repeatedly flew his Huey helicopter through a hail of enemy fire in Vietnam. Only this mattered: His comrades needed him.

Likewise, John "Bud" Hawk wasn't looking for glory on Aug. 20, 1944, when he stayed exposed in a French orchard, taking a shot in the thigh as he directed fire against German tanks. Fact is, Hawk didn't know if he'd live to see sunset.

On Wednesday, Veterans Day, the University of Washington will dedicate a new memorial to eight UW alumni who have received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor for valor in battle.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Tear Down this Wall

In honor of the 20th anniversary of it happening.