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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

So far, so good

So, folks, how is he doing?

With every day bringing more bad financial news, with job loss now an equal opportunity experience, with paying the mortgage each month a major hassle, we can at least be glad that Barack Obama is said to be ahead of any previous president-elect in putting together his team.

For sure, there are a lot of retreads from the Clinton years. And with the exception of keeping defense chief Robert Gates, there aren’t a lot of Republican crossovers. At least not yet. True bipartisanship remains a vision, not a fait accompli.

When Obama holds press conferences, the markets gyrate down and up and down and up and down.

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Time to speed up Presidential transitions?

Is it too soon for George W. Bush to leave the White House?

Sure, Barack Obama’s inauguration isn’t scheduled until Jan. 20. But as America’s economy continues to falter, some commentators have suggested that Bush should resign immediately — and, through a series of constitutional contortions, allow Obama to take office immediately.

Should Bush stay or should he go? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, just have to let you know.

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Stepping forcefully into a vacuum

First, there was a post-election flat spot. All the news was about things like where Barack Obama’s children would go to school and his pick up basketball games. But now, Obama has stepped forcefully into the vacuum left by an incumbent president who obviously wishes it was January 20 and that he was on his way back to Texas.

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Thankful at Thanksgiving

During these difficult economic times, it might be hard to find things to be thankful for.

Here are some of mine.

I am thankful that GW Bush is not going to be POTUS much longer.

I am thankful that we have President-Elect Obama and NOT President Elect McCain OR Vice President-Elect Palin.

I am thankful the Ann Coulter’s mouth has been wired shut so I don’t have to listen to her vile mouth for at least a little while (har, har). Too bad we couldn’t say the same for some other right wing crazy commentators.

I am thankful for a place to live, food to eat, money to pay the bills, and a business that keeps on going no matter what happens in the world.

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Eating Tortoise Head

As I was thinking about superstition and Africa, I remembered when my brothers and I fought over the head of a tortoise. Being the second son in the family, I was not entitled to the head of any animal slaughtered in my homestead let alone my younger one. The practice in my Igbo culture is that the head of any animal belongs to the first son of the household, and I, being the second was only entitled to the jaw. But in this occasion under reference, we had to break custom and struggle to control the head of the amphibian. Previously, my elder brother had stealthily thrown away the snake-like head and none of us gave a hoot. But on this particular occasion we were all eager to take a bite off the animal’s head at all cost. Why?

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Volcker’s Tough Approach As Fed Chief Upset Many

Paul A. Volcker was reviled before he was revered. President-elect Obama named the 81-year-old Volcker yesterday to head a new economic advisory panel, citing “his sound and independent judgment.” But nearly three decades ago — when Obama was still a college student — the towering 6-foot-7-inch…

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