The Roland Burris Debacle

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” -Groucho Marx I haven’t really commented on the whole Roland Burris thing because I simply have not had much to say on the matter. The entire Blagojevich issue has been botched from the beginning. The FBI shouldn’t … [Read more…]

Obama and Markets

“The stock market has forecast nine of the last five recessions.” –Paul Samuelson For anyone that’s been living under a rock, Obama passed a big huge giant stimulus package that’s going to fix everything and pay everyone’s mortgage. And then the stock market tanked. Well, continued to tank. A great number of conservatives are arguing … [Read more…]

No One Is Right 100% Of The Time (Except Me!)

“I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.” -Orson Wells I mostly love Andrew Sullivan. I think he has an interesting opinions about politics. I also think he does a good job addressing dissenting points. However, sometimes, he … [Read more…]

Addiction

“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a … [Read more…]

Applications

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” –Stanley Randall As a way to make some extra cash and supplementing my super awesome graduate student salary, I’ve been evaluating freshman undergraduate applications. Mostly it’s pretty dull stuff. Read essays and recommendation letters. Fill out a form … [Read more…]