December 29, 2008

Obama's Chiseled Pecs

The Anchoress comments.

Is this the subliminal message that Obama's MSM acolytes are trying to convey? Talk about a photoshop op!

Last year similar photos of Putin appeared. Is it just me, or does his body look more brutally functional than Obama's?

December 7, 2008

This Man Hath the Right Sow By the Ear*

Secular Right commenter Polichinello:
IOW, an argument for any given issue–abortion, gay “marriage”, euthanasia, etc–should not start and end with “Because God said so.” It should be based on and explicated with evidence and reason available to anyone, and if you can’t do that, then so much the worse for the argument.
He's commenting on Kathleen Parker, a columnist about whom the little I know leaves me with no wish to know more.
*H/T: Henry VIII.

December 3, 2008

Good News! No Depression Ahead...Probably

Intrade currently has the chance of a 2009 US depression as less than one in seven (down from one in five around election time).

At the moment the contract is currently on the front page. Alternatively, click on 'Financial' in the lefthand column of the front page. Then click on 'Economic Numbers' in the subheading.

Addendum. Back when all seemed under control, NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini sounded the alarm about the crisis and earned the nickname 'Dr. Doom'. He believes the worst is still to come but does not expect a depression.

Addendum 20081225. The Intrade chance of a 2009 depression has risen to 30%.

Ho ho ho.