Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Death of Anna Politkovskaya

On October 7, 2006, journalist Anna Politkovskaya was found shot to death in the elevator of her apartment building in Moscow. It was widely assumed at the time that it was a contract killing, with the contract taken out by the government of Vladimir Putin. Polikovskaya was a journalist who had reported extensively on the…
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Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics (Part 1) – Unemployment Rate

Photo Courtesy Jeff Mallett Great excitement was generated yesterday when the United States Department of Labor announced that the national unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.8%, the best rate during Obama’s term in office.  Expert sources from across the country immediately expressed skepticism about the validity of the report. Former General Electric CEO Jack…
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Stop Listening to Politicians!

Why do I say this? Is it because everyone knows politicians will say anything to get elected (or reelected) or is it because everyone knows that politicians lie? No, it is because it is a very poor predictor of what a politician will do or try to do if they are elected or reelected. Anyone old…
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First Hard Questions For Obama In Four Years Yields Horrible Debate Performance

Photo Courtesy of the Comical Conservative As President Obama returns to his strength today, answering softball questions with the help of a teleprompter, it is very clear that there are  some things that he cannot do well – think on his feet, answer tough questions and actually respond to the question asked.  Those weaknesses were…
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Romney Destroys Obama

When I am on the same page with Chris Matthews of MSNBC you know that there is virtually universal agreement.  Last night Governor Romney simply obliterated a depleted and unprepared Obama.  Head hanging, defeated and submissive body language, Obama knew he was simply out of his league from the start.  Just to lay the ground…
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Tomorrow’s Obama/Romney Debates Could Determine Presidency

Tomorrow night could mean everything to this Presidential election, or it could mean nothing at all.  Polls around the country have this race in an absolute deadlock (those polls not using the faulty modeling from 2008) and so tonight could mean everything.  Jimmy Carter was leading Reagan going into the debates and was swept out…
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Thinking Right Has Great First Month

I am going to indulge myself with this first self-congratulatory post and then forever more leave them to an annual reports just after the first of each year.  When I set out with this grand endeavor I set a goal of hitting 10,000 unique hits for the blog in the first month and 30,000 views…
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