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Posted By Confutus

I found a discussion on the social science of Mormonism to be noteworthy.


I think I'm going to be referring to the irony of the Lendingtree commercial, which offers a loan as the solution to the problem of overwhelming debt, with some frequency.


I don't think I'm going to say anything about the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy for a little while. 


I had a fairly lengthy rant on my opinion to the health insurance proposal, but it disappeared into cyberspace.  It appears to be headed for defeat in Congress, and I hope the proposal fails, because I think it's bad public policy.


I noted with some interest an article which was discussed at  by Ed Morrissey at HotAir, which refers to an economist who blamed Hoover's deals with labor unions for the depth of the Great Depression.


I was also vastly amused by a quote attributed to David Brooks.


That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” In the fall of 2006, two days after Obama’s The Audacity of Hope hit bookstores, Brooks published a glowing Times column. The headline was “Run, Barack, Run.”…

Pant creases as a prognostication of the future? I suppose it's no worse than haruspicy or reading tea leaves, but it should probably be taken about as seriously.  




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