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Good day on the home front……

Right now the market is up over 150 points and is just shy of 9,500……the unemployment figures, though high, have declinded by 75,000 and the ‘Clunkers’ money will keep flowing…….not a bad Friday, not at all!………

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August 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics, The Economy | , , , | Leave a comment

Sotomayor is confirmed…….

In a vote today in the United States Senate……that body, ‘advised and consented’, to the appointment of the 55 year female, from the Bronx, to ascend to the United States Supreme Court as its first Hispanic, and its third female Justice…… the final vote was 68 in favor, 31 against, with Sen. Kennedy not present for the vote …….

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to have some fun?……Craig Crawford Style (Hillary's involved)….

Check out this CQ Politics Trail Mix piece on 2012……….

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to have some fun?……Craig Crawford Style (Hillary’s involved)….

Check out this CQ Politics Trail Mix piece on 2012……….

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Feingold will be against any troop increase in Afghanistan……

Next week Gen. McChrystal, who is in charge of the Afghanistan war campaign, is most assuredly going to ask for more troops. Mindful of the mistakes Rumsfeld  made going into Iraq, and emboldened by the progress with ‘surge’,  he has to ask for more troops………

Sen. Feingold  is staking out the opposite position upfront. Namely:  that more troops will just push the Taliban into Pakistan….. He makes a good point… But what do we do?……If you don’t keep pushing…… you lose the current gains on the ground, since the Taliban WILL regroup and come back stronger………my feeling is that the US wants to push the Taliban back to India, where there is a stronger army, that will present a wall to the fundamentalist’s……….

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment