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Posts from ‘September, 2008’

Christian Environmentalism

Some weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to the Defenders of Wildlife site, where I viewed a disturbing video that showed wolves being hunted from airplanes in Alaska. That video is on this blog – one of the very first posts that I made. I was shocked to view the video, but I […]

An Evangelical for Obama

Like many in this country, I have been troubled by the religious right for quite a long time. As a person who sees many shades of gray, I am troubled by the intolerance and hatred preached by so many on the religious right. Senator McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin scared me badly and I set […]

Bank Bailouts vs. Pentagon Bailouts

Lost in the hysteria over the financial turmoil and the proposed $700 billion bailout (which went down in flames today) is the fact that the House of Representatives just passed a $612 billion “defense authorization” bill for 2009. I haven’t heard a peep of protest about *that*. Oh, I forgot … that’s because we are […]

McRove and the Survival of the American Republic

According to the polls that I’ve read, McCain came off in the debate last night as not scoring the home run on foreign policy that he needed to score. Obama appeared to stand his ground, which is all that he needed to do. The next two debates will be on topics that favor Obama, not […]

The Wile E Coyote Government

This pretty much sums it up, folks: The fundamental problem, as outlined in a post on iTulip, is that debt exceeds the value of the assets that collaterize that debt. There are two solutions to this conundrum: (1) allow deflation and preserve a strong currency, as Japan did in the 1990s or (2) allow inflation […]

American Money Scam

A friend sent me this and tracked down the source for me. It was written by H.G. Eichorst: Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had […]

Counterpoints

I received an e-mail as a “reply-all” from a person who has been described to me as a very nice, decent person. I’ll let you make up your minds, but I will also insert into the narrative my rejoinders. “I can’t believe that any American could honestly endorse this blatant Socialist [Obama]. When he raises […]

A Different Kind of Rescue

Along with millions of other Americans, I am outraged at the Bush administration bailout of Corporate America. They lied to get us into the war in Iraq and now they are lying so that they can help their friends, who have already picked our pockets empty. There have been some comparisons between this bailout and […]

Fungible Palin?

Let’s see ….. the reaction to Ms. Palin’s comments about the fungibility of oil has me curious. First, the quote: “Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, […]

McCain and Financial Reform of Fannie Mae

While doing some research into the substantial influence of the Christian Right in politics these days, I came across an allegation that John McCain had supported a bill while in the Senate in 2005 that would have reformed the regulations governing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As usual, there was a lot of finger pointing […]