Monday, April 20, 2009

Fagen on Shep.

Steely Dan Founder Donald Fagen recalls late nights spent with Jean Shepherd, and what he learned from Shep.
Does Penitence Work in Foreign Policy?

President Obama has decided to either apologize for American past "misdeeds" around the world (for example, not defending US attempts to oust Castro after he betrayed the Cuban Revolution), or to act much more deferential and conciliatory to international bad apples like Iran. So much for changing the tone: Iran arrests a journalist and a blogger, gives them hour-long trials, and delivers stiff prison sentences for "spying". The New York Times assures us that
Mr. Ahmadinejad will do his utmost (read: not much) to guarantee them due process. Gee, thanks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just Around the Corner...
Things are shaping up for Da Openur. Now the last-minute scramble to ready the tackle and gear!
The Ethanol Industry Implodes.

The Manhattan Institute's Max Schultz provides an update of the corn-fed, government-led debacle.