Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
As I've said, I'm waiting. The economy hasn't crashed, the stock market is holding, the standard of living is on a glide path to making a soft landing, prices are pretty stable, no terrorist attacks, health care plodding along. Health care is a BIG deal for us. People in Europe may not realize what fun it is to worry that getting sick will drive you to destitution.

As a military dependent with a Marine Corps son, I follow the military, and I think Obama's fighting the military AND defense contractors to a draw right now, and I think the effort is to trade arms production for green production. Same profits, but its jobs. The transition would be best with overlap, because it would be more jobs.

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by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Mon Dec 21st, 2009 at 08:53:17 PM EST
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The economy hasn't crashed,

For certain values of "crash."

the stock market

For certain values of "market."

is holding,

For certain values of "holding." Or, perhaps more accurately, for a certain amount of holding taxpayer dollars that could have been spent on more productive things.

the standard of living is on a glide path to making a soft landing,

For certain values of "soft," "landing" and "glide."

prices are pretty stable,

For certain values of "pretty."

no terrorist attacks,

For certain values of "terrorist."

health care plodding along.

Turning one corner after another, I gather. At this rate, y'all will go all the way around the block by the midterms. Then all that will be left will be catching up to where you are now...

Really, while we all love the smell of fabric softener dew on freshly mowed astroturf, this is getting a little tiresome.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Dec 21st, 2009 at 09:26:20 PM EST
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