Daily Archives: January 2, 2009

The US Postal Service

Updated Jan 10, 2009: I sent the same package Priority and it was there in two days. Oh well. I usually don’t have problems with the USPS, I certainly like my local branch of it a lot, but this is … Continue reading

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We should dump the Rose Parade

And get Mummers! These pictures are from the Philadelphia parade. Lynn L sent them to me.

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Dr. Krugman says it all so I don’t have to

“But most of the whining takes the form of claims that the Bush administration’s failure was simply a matter of bad luck — either the bad luck of President Bush himself, who just happened to have disasters happen on his … Continue reading

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Suckers big and suckers small

Greed and stupidity makes them suckers, one and all: “For reasons that, at this particular moment in economic time, make little sense—and border on the totally embarrassing—I was in Monaco recently at a business conference that attracted many private-equity types … Continue reading

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Banking makes bankers stupid

“The bank (Bank Medici) — founded and largely owned by high-profile banker Sonja Kohn, whom media say has close ties to Madoff — said it would cooperate fully with the FMA. “‘Bank Medici will in every way cooperate with the … Continue reading

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Blogging before breakfast

Yes, that’s what I’m doing, blogging before breakfast (yes, I know what time it is): “But there’s also politics. And this crowd believes that the only focus should be Israel, and many also believe that only Republicans care about Israel … Continue reading

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An Obama Poetry Moment

Not mine, thanks God. “Michelle, As Well “by Elinor Lipman “I write this poem on matters slight “By which I mean, Inaugural Night. “My shallow values hence exposed, “But someone’s got to mention clothes.” And more if you follow the … Continue reading

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