Virtual Front Page, Friday, September 24, 2010

Whew. Haven’t had much time for blogging today, but at least I can give you the headlines:

  1. U.S. Bails Out Major Credit Unions (WSJ) — Aw, Jeez, Edith, here we go with another hand out to a bunch of lazy, undeserving… hey, wait a sec… all of MY phony-baloney money is at a credit union. Nice move, Big Brother! The good news? It “won’t cost taxpayers any money.” Or so they say.
  2. Wall Street Surges on Signs of More Capital Spending (NYT) — Wait a sec. Was this before the credit union bailout, or after? I’m not clear on that yet.
  3. Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech (BBC) — Well, I certainly hope so. The dirtbag suggested the U.S. was behind 9/11. Specifically, that we “orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy, and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime.” That latter would be Israel. You have to have a glossary with these people.
  4. GOP’s ‘Pledge’ Reveals Divide In Conservatives (NPR) — Wouldn’t it be something if this shtick, which in 1994 was used to unify Republicans as a rallying point, served this time to drive them apart even as they are do to make the usual mid-term gains?
  5. Poor, poor Zuckerberg (WashPost) — Regarding the controversy (within the Facebook hierarchy) about the movie about the kid who started it.
  6. 75 turn out to promote penny tax (The State) — Actually, it looked more like 100 to me, but I didn’t count; I was estimating. And here’s the big news: I was one of them. Yep, I’ve actually taken a stand on something, rather than just writing about it. It’s not a step I took lightly. I’ll have a separate post about that sometime over the next couple of days.

17 thoughts on “Virtual Front Page, Friday, September 24, 2010

  1. j

    You know there are problems with the economy when the Feds bail out NCUA.

    “government officials to manage $50 billion of troubled assets inherited from failed institutions.. National Credit Union Administration plans to issue $30 billion to $35 billion in government-guaranteed bonds, backed by the shaky mortgage-related assets.

    As a former Chairman of a Fed Cr Union is SC, this is serious and I wonder about the financial conditions of individual SC CUs.

  2. Kathryn Fenner

    I guess he was the Brad Pitt of his day, with Debbie Reynolds are poor Jen and Liz as Angelina– in fact Liz adopted a girl from abroad, too, I believe…

  3. Doug Ross

    Latest Rasmussen poll shows Haley with a 17 point lead, up from the last poll’s 16 points.

    This is done and done. It was done in June. It was done when Obamacare was passed.

    The Republican base is way too engaged this year and the Democrats have Johnny-One-Note (“I’m not Sanford”) leading the ticket.

    Eight years of Haley is probably a pretty safe bet right now.

  4. Doug Ross

    Oh, and here’s a quote from the polling that will surely blow Brad’s mind:

    “Current GOP Governor Mark Sanford is term-limited and 55% now approve of the job he is doing, up eight points from the previous survey. Forty-three percent (43%) disapprove. ”

    So if you’re running as the anti-Sanford, that means you’re looking at a double digit loss.

  5. Kathryn Fenner

    oooo Burl–and Postcards from the Edge was Carrie Fisher’s memoir—points for tying in Eddie Fisher and the Pledge on America!

  6. j

    Doug, if you know your polls you’d know the Rasmussen polls have bias toward the Rs. Check if you want accurate analysis of polling.

  7. scout

    I take comfort in the knowledge that polls have been known to be utterly and completely wrong, on occasion.

  8. Doug Ross


    So how much money would YOU put on a Sheheen victory now?

    You think the gap is less than 10 points?

    I’ve been saying 53-47 for months.

    It’s over.

  9. j

    I don’t do polls as the only poll that counts is election day. Nate Silver of has insightful observations of polling organizations and their polls.

  10. Herbie

    One of the best sites I’ve came across is

    Poly-sci guy who writes how it is.

    And Ramonnoodle polls are *so* biased to Repugs.

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