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Thursday, March 20, 2008

...And Everything Else

There's a lot of news out there these days.

That's why I enjoyed Craig Smith's take on our own local newspaper and it's recent story choices. The recent front page headline, "Pet bird found after incredible journey" triggered some laughs.

We're wondering if the News Press was quoting the bird.

UPDATE 3/27/08: "Lost Macaw Flew From Eagle Rock, Not Carpinteria"

Guess the bird was misquoted. Certain facts were taken out of context...blah blah blah.

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Has anyone else noted the collapse of some of the world's largest financial institutions? It's probably not important or we would be hearing how it will affect everyone besides Wall Street brokers. I'm sure no one could have seen it coming either. A few months ago, I participated in a heated discussion on Blogabarbara where strenuous writers strenuously asserted that everything was swell in the mortgage biz and that the genius of the free market would solve all the ills we weren't suffering.

That argument died at the instant when our central bank bailed out people who speculated and lost in the free market. That of course is now all that stands between us and a global panic. Hope it works.

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Logical Divide

"The Speech" continues to drive media commentary. The racial divide is deep and wide and Obama hit the truth so squarely that he made people cry.

The logical divide is also deep. The persistent objection voiced very well by the brilliant Susan Estrich (Thanks to Ray McInnis for the link) is the assumption that Senator Obama should have left the church as soon as he heard Reverend Wright say something objectionable. By that logic, Ms. Estrich and I should have left America when Bush argued us into war. The failure of some, mostly in the Hillary Campaign to understand Obama's argument is a passive agressive tactic.

So if Obama didn't make it clear to you why he stayed in his faith community,let me take a stab at it.

I love my country even when my President is wrong.

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