The Write Stuff

November 5, 2008

Prices for autographed copies of President-Elect Barack Obama’s books just took a big jump on the collectible market. His predecessor? Not so much, though those prices are still pretty high. Even so, I’m not sure a book inscribed by Gorge-Us George is worth that kind of tariff —¬†crayon signatures smear so easily. And I like to think books are worth more when people believe the authors actually wrote them.

Policy Proposal I

November 5, 2008

When he makes his first social program proposals, President Obama should give them names like “The Blowing-Up Brown-Skinned People in the Desert Act” and “Entrepreneurial Tax Enhancement Act.” Because in pundit land, wars and tax cuts never have to be paid for, and all the intellect-shills who whooped and hollered for Gorge-Us George’s loot-and-plunder philosophy are going to start talking about austerity and fiscal prudence as soon as Obama takes the oath of office. A name that makes them nostalgic for the days of “Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas” will keep them distracted long enough to get some sound policies enacted.

The Bouncing-Bush Bounce

November 5, 2008

It will be interesting to follow the reaction of world financial markets to the news that Bush and the Republicans are both getting bounced out of power. I don’t have a crystal ball or anything, but it can only help to have the world realize one of the world’s major economic powers will no longer be under the control of crooks, wingnut ideologues and Rapturist head cases.