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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hyper Creepy

Can you watch this video without seeing visions of little children singing the praises of The Dear Leader or The Great Helmsman?

Note the prominent Obama seal in the background. Creepy with a capital-C.

UPDATE: More info on the video here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - How We Got Here

Some people did see this coming and called for more regulation. Others pooh-poohed the danger and insisted all was well. Contrary to what you have been told, Republicans wanted stricter regulation, but the Dems would have none of it. Hear them in their own words:

If we don't learn from our mistakes, we'll keep repeating them.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Root Cause of the Financial Crisis

This relatively short video is right on the money in describing what has caused the destabilization of the financial system. The problems didn't develop overnight, and, as usual, government policies based on Good Intentions led to unintended consequences. The information content of the video is quite "dense," so frequent use of the pause button is suggested.

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Saturday Night Live Becoming Funny Again?

At least in some skits that seems to be the case:

We're not yet convinced enough to actually watch the show again, or even invest the DVR space on it. The funny part of these, of course, is the willingness to make fun of the liberals as well as the conservatives. We'll see if that holds up.

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