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I Don't Understand This Compromise

Rich Galen

Monday February 13, 2012



  • "... White House Position ...": Here's a link to the White House position paper on the new health insurance rules.

  • "... AIG ...": Here's the Wall Street Journal coverage of the AIG Bailout in 2008.

  • "... fiat ...": Here are the definitions of "fiat" from Merriam-Webster's Unabridged. Note, especially, number 4.
    1 : Official endorsement or sanction
    2 : A command or act of will that creates something without or as if without further effort
    3 : An authoritative decision of consciousness : mental determination of one of two or more alternatives
    4 : An arbitrary edict : a summary judicial or executive pronouncement

  • "... What We're Owed ...": Here's a recent article from the AP about who still owes us what from the Troubled Asset Relief Fund (TARP).

    Mullfoto of the Day


    At the food court at Mt. Vernon (George Washington's Home.

    I asked what other purpose the spoon had other than as a spoon but the guy at the cash register didn't know.


    Catchy Caption of the Day

    Actual Caption:

    A cinema burns in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone.

    Oh, yeah. This whole Eurozone thing will be fine.

    (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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