Hope the Iceberg Melts…

February 27th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

From Krugman’s latest New York Times column on the banking situation:

I just don’t get it. And my sinking feeling that the administration plan is to rearrange the deck chairs and hope the iceberg melts just keeps getting stronger.

(I found this link at Daily Kos)

On the Bank Nationalization of 2009

February 27th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

(Updated 3.1.09)

Somehow I found I have written a poem, of all things, about the now almost inevitable nationalization of the two former giants of the American banking system, Citigroup and Bank of America.  What is meant by the “nationalization” of these banks?  Well, so far as I can tell, this means that because of these banks INSOLVENCY, they have turned to We the People to pull their cookies out of the fire, and when we have pulled their cookies out of the fire the cookies will be OUR COOKIES, because we bought them fair and square.

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Clean Coal…?

February 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Found this gem of an ad at Talking Points Memo

Krugman says Nationalize

February 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Paul Krugman at the New York Times says it’s time to nationalize the big insolvent banks.

I found this article at the Huffington Post.

Conspicuous Cultural Consumption

February 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I’ve just finished buying – and reading – Larry Lessig’s new book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, of which I will write more presently..

But tonight, and muchly pertinent to Lessig’s book – tonight the 2008 Oscars show is being broadcast. OK. I can’t watch the whole Oscars show. Can’t do it. But, anyhow the Oscars are on in the living room, and there was a song and dance production number – “The Musical Is Back.”  Top Hat, White Tie and Tails segued into I Don’t Know How to Love Him, while Maria – I’ve just met a girl named Maria wafted through the hodgepodge…

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Tell It Like It Is

February 18th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

How much more of our pay and benefits should all of us greedy union workers give up? Mayor Virg Benero of Lansing Michigan, kicks ass on Fox News…

You Tube Goes Offline

February 18th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

YouTube has announced that it is going to be supporting Creative Commons licenses.

A “Clear Channel” No More?

February 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Could it be that Clear Channel Communications has finally reached its high water mark, and is on its way back down to join some reality attuned to the U.S. Constition’s injunction that

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Google Mars – Oops – I Mean Google Earth

February 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

First, here’s a little introduction to Google Earth.

OK – here’s where I started writing this post before the scales fell from my eyes.  I guess I had heard of Google Earth, but I had not yet really looked into it.  Don’t be a sluggard like me.  You want to check all this out.  Really.

Wow. I must live in a cave.

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An Oral History of the Bush White House

February 15th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I am torn between my desire to look forward and the real need to have the tragic stupidity and venality of the Bush White House and its political allies publicly acknowledged.

Vanity Fair has published a valuable reminder.  It is long, and it is quite good.

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