Friday, December 05, 2008
2) Senator Chris Matthews. It sounds about as appealing as sock soup.
3) There may be more to come from India.
4) Zimbabwe really is falling apart.
5) Last month, it hurt to be a retailer.
6) Maybe we should ask for a recount for McCain after all? "Change" means "think different," Mr President-Elect.
7) Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You'll wake the neighbors!
8) I may move to Australia just to run for office!
9) The worst hotel in the world.
10) This historical figure would hate Sarah Palin.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The U.S. economy shed a quarter-million private-sector jobs in November, according to a payroll processor's report that was worse than economists expected.
Non-farm private employment fell by 250,000 jobs from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
The report was expected to show a decline of 200,000 jobs in November, according to a consensus of economist projections compiled by Briefing.com.
The goods-producing sector lost 158,000 jobs last month, its 24th consecutive month of decline, according to the report. This includes 118,000 positions in manufacturing and 44,000 construction jobs.
The service industry shed 92,000 jobs, its second month of losses since the ADP reports began tracking employment in 2002.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Talking with correspondent John Yang, who was covering the Obama side of the story, Witt conceded that while "you certainly can't expect things to change on a dime overnight....There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come."It almost seems like a parody of liberals' blind worship of Obama to actually expect that The One's election would mean terrorists hanging up their bomb belts, peace around the world, lions lying down with lambs, and so forth. For his part, Yang delicately pointed out the more valid concern that "the enemies of the United States, those who don't care for the United States no matter who's leading it, would try and test the United States" during the transition from Bush to Obama.
Monday, December 01, 2008
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton passed on becoming boss of the superpowerful Senate Appropriations Committee to pursue the more prestigious secretary of state job with President-elect Barack Obama, the Daily News has learned.
As chairwoman of the panel that controls the nation's purse strings, Clinton could have pumped billions in federal dollars into the Empire State.
Instead, as Obama continues to piece together his cabinet, Clinton is poised to become the third female secretary of state, following Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice.
Of course, I make that threat tongue-in-cheek.