News Notes from Abroad

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/01/obama-clark-just-somebody-on-a-cable-show/

Gavin, say goodbye to Clark as a VP candidate. Awesome…

“I’m happy to have all sorts of conversations about how we deal with Iraq and what happens with Iran,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told reporters at a press conference in Zanesville, Ohio.

“But the fact that somebody on a cable show or on a news show like Gen. Clark said something that was inartful about Sen. McCain I don’t think is probably the thing that is keeping Ohioans up at night.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/01/obama-takes-swipe-at-moveon/

As I explained to my republican uncle a year or so ago, MoveOn and DailyKos are so 2003 and look where that got “us” as a country.

In a speech designed to combat charges he lacks patriotism, Obama sharply condemned organizations that use “these old, threadbare arguments” to level criticisms and specifically pointed to MoveOn.org’s controversial newspaper ad last fall that attacked the top U.S. general in Iraq, David Petraeus.

“All too often our politics still seems trapped in these old, threadbare arguments – a fact most evident during our recent debates about the war in Iraq, when those who opposed administration policy were tagged by some as unpatriotic, and a general providing his best counsel on how to move forward in Iraq was accused of betrayal,” Obama said.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/04/polls-white-house-race-remains-tight/

A landslide victory is 8-12% points.  The election will be decided by more than 6% points once mccain is forced to share the same stage with Obama.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/03/mccain-and-obama-put-it-on-the-line/

I wonder who throws the dice for the old man.

NOTE: 

On Monday – that’s like forever ago – I picked up the International Herald Tribune.  This day’s newspaper had at least 10 US and worldwide inflation articles.  Yes, 10. I still don’t see shiat regarding inflation on US news/economic websites though I don’t have daily access to the internet or much time available once I get my hand on a keyboard.  WTF? 

Did you know, the US won’t have to RAISE interest rates as I’ve begged since the European Central Bank made concessions recently that should slightly help our inflation issue? 

Also, did you know, India’s inflation has climbed to an unbearable 11+%?  Modern day caste system at its best.  Say goodbye to global demand for oil when their economy crashes shortly.

Lastly, unless the Chinese decide to finally allow their currency to be unpegged, we’ll be buying American goods cheaper than the shady Chinese equivalents.  Interesting.  What up now, Gordon?

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