Monthly Archives: January 2008

We create our own reality

  The Clinton “Celebration” of the win in an uncontested Florida Campaign that Mrs. Clinton had pledged not to campaign in, reminded me of the most important quote of the Bush Administration: “When we act,we create our own reality.” As The … Continue reading

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John Malone vs. Barry Diller

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black? John Malone, who runs one of the least transparent and most muddled collection of media assets, Liberty Media–is accusing Barry Diller of mismanaging IAC, an opaque collection of muddled media assets. Neither … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman is Fighting the Last War

The essence of Paul Krugman’s latest installment in his endless rant again Obama’s “politics of hope”is that Bill Clinton tried to run as a candidate of hope in 1992 and it got him nothing but scorn. Whatever hopes people might … Continue reading

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A Kinder,Gentler Bill Clinton?

As we suggested on Saturday, it has dawned on the genius’s in the Clinton campaign that maybe Bill should go back on his meds. After two weeks of red-faced outbursts against Obama, a new Bill will emerge this morning. Senator … Continue reading

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How Obama Can Win Tsunami Tuesday

Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Axelrod, summarized last night’s South Carolina results in classic Chicago style, “This was a good, old fashioned butt kicking — as we say in this business.” He credited turnout, which he said approached half a million … Continue reading

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Time for Bill Clinton to Take a Rest

The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders.  It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.  It’s about the past versus the future.                                  -Obama’s South Carolina … Continue reading

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From "Apocalypse Now" to "Everbody Must Get Stoned"

A reporter called me yesterday asking why movies with apocalyptic messages like I Am Legend and Cloverfield are doing so well. My guess is that dystopian science fiction always does well when there is a lot of popular anxiety. Currently … Continue reading

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The Stimulus Plan

Let me see if I understand this. The U.S. Treasury is going to borrow $150 Billion from the Chinese and other T-Bill buyers and mail checks for that total amount to anyone earning less than $75,000 a year. But because … Continue reading

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The Republican Debate.

In the space of four minutes I heard Ron Paul say the greatest problem we have, is that we are spending $1 Trillion per year on our foreign military operations, and we are borrowing that money from the Chinese. Then John … Continue reading

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Blowback V-The New Tax Revolt

The basic economic problem we will face in the next few years is that the Federal system no longer works correctly. In the same way that giant corporations like G.E., News Corp and Berkshire Hathaway have flattened their organizations and shrunk … Continue reading

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