Or is there a lot of spam and ads citing The One? For example, “Obama wants you to get a lower mortgage.” “Obama wants you to have a better sex life.”
Of course, I guess it makes sense. If you’re dumb enough to fall for spam in general, you’re the target market for Obama spam.
…from someone who escaped:
In Washington, he used his BlackBerry to determine the bailout sum presented to Congress. His arithmetic: “We have $11 trillion residential mortgages, $3 trillion commercial mortgages. Total $14 trillion. Five percent of that is $700 billion. A nice round number.”
Looking back, he says, he is more confident about the two-by-sixes.
“Seven hundred billion was a number out of the air,” Kashkari recalls, wheeling toward the hex nuts and the bolts. “It was a political calculus. I said, ‘We don’t know how much is enough. We need as much as we can get [from Congress]. What about a trillion?’ ‘No way,’ Hank shook his head. I said, ‘Okay, what about 700 billion?’ We didn’t know if it would work. We had to project confidence, hold up the world. We couldn’t admit how scared we were, or how uncertain.”
I’m glad he got out, and wish him well in his new life in California. But it doesn’t instill confidence in the government, nor should it.
…since the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge (the actual anniversary is on the sixteenth). And here’s how today’s media would have reported it.
Alan Boyle is going to be at The Grove in LA tomorrow night for a book signing. I may try to make it.
[Update a few minutes later]
Speaking of Alan, he has a roundup of the latest prospects for fusion — cold, medium and hot — over at Cosmic Log.
TIGER Woods was rated as “horrible in bed” by one of his lovers, it was revealed yesterday.
Someone needs to tell him that this isn’t a game where the goal is to minimize the number of strokes. Of course, I don’t know what par is for that particular hole.
He wants Kyopenhagen to fail. I don’t agree with his reason, though — he’s opposed because it won’t go far enough in wrecking the global economy.
Crafty use of statistics, lack-of-transparency, wild projections about future calamity requiring government intervention now…Hmmmm.
If all of this is sounding familiar there’s a reason. Stefan Rahmstorf is one of the CRU e-mail clatch and a contributor to Real Climate. For instance, here is an e-mail in which he is desperately seeking help writing a reply to a critic.
Based on this alarmist study, Schwarzenegger and the State of California have put together…a…video which includes the Rahmstorf’s prediction of a 4 foot sea level rise by 2100 and images of San Francisco inundated by rising seas.
By the way, the California Energy Commission which is pushing this is the same group that outlawed future sales of my TV a few weeks ago. Maybe I shouldn’t worry about it since TVs don’t work well underwater anyway.
I’ll be OK. We’re a couple dozen feet above at least, with dunes between us and the beach a mile and a half away.
Between jobs prospects and debt realities. Some depressing thoughts from Veronique de Rugy.
Because there are so many better reasons to scuttle the nonsense in Copenhagen:
While it’s great fun — and entirely worthwhile — to make a big stink about Climategate, it would be a shame if people believed that Copenhagen’s inevitable failure hinged on this one scandal. Even if the CRU researchers were the model of scientific dispassion, these schemes are pointless. Indeed, even if global warming is the threat the alarmists claim it is, it makes no sense to waste trillions of dollars on “fixes” that will do little to fix the alleged problem.
I like the reference to Canada as the Richie Cunningham of the UN.