Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Canadians sure don't like Napolitano's comments about 9/11 terrorists coming from Canada and giving credence to a crazy rumor.

Can someone please tell us how U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got her job? She appears to be about as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo.

In an interview broadcast Monday on the CBC, Ms. Napolitano attempted to justify her call for stricter border security on the premise that "suspected or known terrorists" have entered the U. S. across the Canadian border, including the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack.


I have never seen an administration name so many appointees with tax or financial scandals in their past (or present). Now the "car czar" is being investigated over his role in a public pension scandal.

As state and federal authorities examine Mr. Rattner’s dealings with the New York State retirement fund, questions are emerging about his efforts to gain business from several other public funds, including ones in New Mexico and New York City. His private investment firm, the Quadrangle Group, is moving to calm anxious pension managers, who have entrusted the firm with hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Rattner, who is leading the Obama administration’s efforts to revamp the auto industry, has left his small but prominent firm in a bind. Because he was integral to Quadrangle, investors can try to withhold additional money that they have pledged to the firm now that he has left.

Friday, April 17, 2009


According to Mickey Kaus, a liberal Democrat, some Dems want to solve the medical crisis by cutting back on who gets treatments.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I don't understand why Israel is selling drones to Russia. Russia could sell them to Iran or Syria in spite of agreeing not to sell them. Maybe they are obsolete or maybe Israel has them "bugged" with secret signalling devices!

NEW DEAL = 2008

This cartoon from the New Deal era strikes me as an interesting comparison to Obama's election in 2008. Conservative fears haven't changed much.

Thursday, April 09, 2009


I was looking for some good "communist" era pop music and discovered my favorite Czech singer of the 1970s, Nada Urbankova! What memories!

Vilem pece housky.

Blondak s cervenou bougatkou.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009


It has been interesting to watch how generous the press has been with Obama's early diplomatic failures, especially on his latest European trip. Letterman and Leno seemed to have ignored items which they would have skewered Bush for. I assume someone is chronicling these gaffs, but I could not the latest one pass by.

“There’s a lot of -- I don’t know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing, and people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics,” he said in response to an Austrian reporter’s question.

Austrians speak German, Mr. President--not Austrian.