Monday quick links

Wrapping up a project that’s already taken me too long, so I’ve promised myself no blogging until it’s done.  Meanwhile, here are some quick links:

Explaining the Obama fundraising scandal.

Cities can’t support themselves?  Never mind.  Force suburban homeowners to pay for them.  It’s all good with the Obama administration.

This is funny even if you don’t know the movie Aliens, from which all the quotes are drawn.

Since the President still seems to be unclear on the concept, yet another effort to explain to him why, yes, you did build that.

I have no idea who Buzz Bissinger is, but he’s famous, he’s a lifetime liberal, and he’s had the courage to go on record as a Romney supporter in this election.  Good for him!

The Watcher invited The Weekend Monkey to take a stab at guessing the outcome of the upcoming Senate elections.  I had no idea how smart monkeys could be.

As a lawyer, the worst thing your opponent can throw at you isn’t a good argument, it’s a dishonest argument.  Paul Ryan, who will be up against Joe Biden, has to take into account the fact that Biden operates in a completely alternate reality.  No amount of pre-debate preparation can fully prepare you for a dishonest opponent’s fervid imagination.  So I’ll leave you with this clip, which I hope Ryan is studying:

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  • JKB

    The irony is regarding the movement to get the suburbs to pay for the cities and Obama being pushed as the new FDR is that FDR and his New Dealers used mortgage lending regulations to force whites out of the cities out into the suburbs.  With the added bonus on their part of creating the near monolithic black ghettos.  (It’s from PBS so Progressive approved)  

    Big Apple History . New York Living . Ghettoization  

    An interesting juxtaposition by Prof. Greg Mankiw  


    If Baker et al. are right that uncertainty depresses the economy, and if Woodward is right that the uncertainty we now face with the upcoming “fiscal cliff” is attributable mostly to the inability of Barack Obama to work with Congress, then the implication is clear: The meagerness of this recovery is not simply a hangover from a financial crisis, but rather a reflection of a fundamental political failure.  The price of politics, indeed.