Wednesday, May 25, 2005

DIPLOMACY FOR NOT DUMMIES

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WHY THEY HATE US #2,549

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM....

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Monday, May 23, 2005

TRUMP TWOFER

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Going bankrupt a second time, too, is fun.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

LEGOS WARS10 MINUTE MOVIE

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Lego's Star Wars movie! Great special effects! All computer animated! A must see!

Friday, May 20, 2005

More comix today (ain't we busy!)

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more comix...

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Grand Moff Rumsfeld explains budget realities

*MORE COMIX TODAY

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Bush at the Winter Palace in Russia last week

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Bolton steps aside for better nominee

Thursday, May 19, 2005

BUSH PUSHES FOR BIGGER SS RATIONS

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

LIFETIME CREDIT LINE

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This cartoon from CBS Market Watch pretty much sums up the entire American civilization. Everything else flows out of this very simple sentiment. "What I want basically, is a line of credit that will tide me over the rest of my life".

The entire country wants this for the entire existence of our country, too. Very simple, no? Eternal debt that is never due.

Inflation is running at 6% a year but the "core" is stagnant. The "core" is all those goodies we can live without. So, just as in previous contractions, this "core" sits there and rots while inflation rages all around it. Today the stock market is going up because everyone things China will obey us thanks to Bush's hot air yesterday and since inflation is ravaging only things we need, this means there isn't any inflation, what? Huh?

Today's stock market went way up because they expect the Fed to keep interest rates low despite the 6% inflation. So long as cars and computers are cheap, the Fed will hew to this off balanced standard. Of course, inflation is raging all over the place especially homes. I talked to a client today who was offered even more loans because his properties all went way up in paper value. The banks don't worry about ultimate value, everything is very much "here and now".

Inflation Pressures Ease Despite Jump in Food and Energy Costs says the NYT headlines. Oh, the joy. Time to go to the bank and get yet another loan at 5%. Everyone knows what readers here know. But knowing and understanding are two different things. If one can get richer and live better by ignoring consequences then they will happily do so. This is why having responsible people run things is so vital. Someone has to be the frowning banker who says "no".

Meanwhile,
China's industrial output rose 16% from that month a year earlier to 564.7 billion yuan ($68 billion), accelerating from March's 15.1% on-year increase.

April production had been forecast to slow to 14.6%, according to the median forecast of eight economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

China is on a roll....
The output data released Wednesday showed April exports of industrial enterprises rose 29.9% to 379.2 billion yuan. The sales-to-production ratio, an indication of inventory levels, stood at 97.9%, 0.47 percentage points higher than the same period last year.

Exports rose 30%? In one month? Inventory levels ratios 98%? Think about this. Who has the "strong economy" here? How many more years can their end of the see saw rise while ours falls?

Just give us a lifetime credit line we will never have to repay.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Fox Trot and CNN

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Fox Trot's home page

A great site to visit regularily. Support good cartoonists...thanks.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Frist Tries to Buy Shoes Only...the Shoe Didn't Fit

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From Buzzflash:
U.S. Senator Bill Frist got more than he bargained for when he stopped off to buy shoes in D-C. And we have the pictures to prove it. Frist was buying pricey shoes beneath the offices of Americans United to Protect Social Security, and as you can imagine, protestors were quick to pounce. 40 to 50 people demonstrated against Frist's support for President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security and -- according to the group -- slash benefits for middle-class families. A spokesperson for Senator First responded by saying "...despite the protesters' claims, the President's plan does not cut benefits. Perhaps the protesters would do better to pay attention to the facts than Senator Frist's shoes." On a side note, the Senator received a parking ticket because his SUV was illegally parked.


Maybe Bush and his Russian Flying Machine can save Frist...

Thursday, May 12, 2005

The GOP Isn't the Only Crazies In Government

They have them too, in Russia!

Legislator calls for killing ex-nuclear minister if he's not returned to Russia

A legislator from a political party known for its attention-grabbing, bellicose antics suggested in a parliament session Thursday that if Russia is unable to get the former atomic energy minister returned home, he should be eliminated.

The ex-minister, Yevgeny Adamov, has been detained in Switzerland on a U.S. warrant accusing him of diverting up to US$9 million (─7.08 million) from funds intended to improve Russian nuclear security. Some Russians have expressed concern that he could be forced to divulge state secrets.

Sergei Abeltsev, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, said that if it were impossible to get Adamov repatriated, the secret services should be ordered "to eliminate the nuclear businessman."

After a long pause, lower house Speaker Boris Gryzlov said: "We'll discuss it."

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the session that the government was making efforts to free Adamov, but he declined to elaborate.


Sounds like he could give Bolton a run for his money.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Plain Scared in DC

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Plane Scare Prompts Brief Evacuation of White House and Capitol! President Bush was away from the White House, biking at a Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Beltsville, Md. Congressional leaders were moved from the Capitol.


Culture of Life News is relieved Bush wasn't trying to read a book.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Now the Epicopalians are Mad at Me :0

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I recieved this amusing email today (the humor is positively British):

My dear Ms Supkis --

IIRC your earlier posts our the current pontiff (who recently rather pointedly refused to recognize the validity of my orders), if you had been kinder to him in 1968 we would have had a liberal pope.

Shame on you!

--Prior Aelred
St. Gregorys Abbey

Monday, May 09, 2005

Christian Rock Concert in Morocco...

Flying High

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Inspired by Harry Potter and Ron's mom's magic car....Bush takes his bud for a fly over...

The Bush Nooclear Umbrella

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We deserve a few laughs here at Culture of Life News! Hahahaha.