Monthly Archives: March 2010

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240 million people can’t be wrong

A poll out today: 79% Say U.S. Economy Could Collapse.

Most American voters believe it’s possible the nation’s economy could collapse, and majorities don’t think elected officials in Washington have ideas for fixing it.

The latest Fox News poll finds that 79 percent of voters think it’s possible the economy could collapse, including large majorities of Democrats (72 percent), Republicans (84 percent) and independents (80 percent).

Just 18 percent think the economy is “so big and strong it could never collapse.”

Moreover, 78 percent of voters believe the federal government is “larger and more costly” than it has ever been before, and by nearly three-to-one more voters think the national debt (65 percent) is a greater potential threat to the country’s future than terrorism (23 percent).


The concerns of this large majority of Americans, as reflected in this poll, are precisely on target. It is quite cheering to see that commonsense is alive and well out there, especially in the light of everything else that’s going on.

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Miles Davis on friendship

The following is a passage from Miles: The Autobiography.

Shooting heroin changed my whole personality from being a nice, quiet, honest, caring person into someone who was the complete opposite. It was the drive to get the heroin that made me that way. I’d do anything not to get sick, which meant getting and shooting heroin all the time, all day and all night. Continue reading Miles Davis on friendship

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Specter raises a spectre

Health care is absolutely the greatest political drama of the moment, and the drama of greatest moment, but at the American Spectator Jeffery Lord provides a superb summary-to-date of what is known of the events and facts related to what might well be the first major Obama “gate” scandal (he christens it “Jobsgate” — I think that the singular form, “Jobgate”, is more apt, myself).

I recommend reading his whole article, if you haven’t yet, as its implications are very weighty indeed: Specter Opens Door on White House Felonies.

That title refers to none other than Arlen Specter (and a very good riddance in November to that utterly unprincipled senator from Pennsylvania).