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Do you live in a Greenwich Chateau?

Here’s some insightful — and kind of funny — commentary on the current financial crisis. And Alan Murray is the deputy managing editor of the WSJ? Who knew they had funny in ‘em? If any of you are reading this from a Greenwich Chateau, sorry to offend.

Wisdom of Crowds

Reader Matt Helm wonders in a prior comment what the source of all the hubbub is about when we obviously need a bill — some bill to get this done already? I haven’t read the above book — yet, but a friend of mine — a very conservative friend has and wonders if this [...]

Soldiers of Heaven: Sent to Hell

Long time reader (he’s been reading Threedonia since 1981) Outlaw 13 aka “Outlaw 13″ links to a great story from The Army Times about a battle with a Shi’ite cult in Najaf in called the Soldiers of Heaven in January 2007. Needless to say — our guys shine. Lots of enemy KIA and wholesale [...]

Give P.J. a chance

Forgive me fellow Threedonia-ites for speaking out of turn. Usually, I’m relegated to matters of movies and movie reviews, but given the news I felt this was worthy of casting myself out of that shadow. P.J. O’Rourke, humorist, humbug, writer and thorn-in-the-side of the left, has cancer.

Furthermore, I am a logical, sensible, pragmatic [...]

Dear Prudence: Won’t you come out to stay?

Syndicated columnist Ann McFeatters had an interesting column in which she — without advocating for either side — listed what the country needs, in her view, in the next president. The whole column is worth a read, but below are the attributes:

– Prudence.

– Consistency in beliefs and performance.

– A student of [...]

The Forgotten Man

This book is one reason why I’m against the bill (at least as it was originally written). The story of FDR’s tinkering — especially in 1933 — and how it mostly made the Depression — The Great Depression. Prosecuting rich guys for taking legal tax deductions, prosecuting small businessmen for using common business sense, [...]

WSJ on Bailout and Congress

Editorial here.

America has survived a feckless political class in the past, and it will again after this week. But Monday’s crash and burn of the Paulson plan on Capitol Hill reveals a Washington elite that has earned every bit of the disdain that Americans have for it. This crowd can’t even make sausage.

The [...]

Karma Police

Yesterday, I posted about Somali pirates holding a crew hostgae for $20M (USD). Well, the other shoe has dropped. The hijacked ship was Iranian Russian. Update on that situation here. The US navy is claiming three pirates were killed in a shootout over whether or not to surrender. The pirates also began celebrating Ramadan. [...]

Grap Your Coat, and Grap Your Hat…

This is going to get a little out there, but stay with me through ’til the end:

O.K., today was the worst number loss in the Dow’s history (not percentage, but numeric decrease).  Why?  The House couldn’t get the requisite majority on the bail out.  Now, imagine John McCain heads to the [...]

More Bailout Items…

Here’s Andrew McCarthy at The Corner asking why we can’t take a couple of days to re-tool the bill.

Here’s Dean Barnett at The Weekly Standard blog lambasting the Republicans for not passing the bill.

And here’s Dick Armey — ex Congressman and economist saying why the bill was bad in national Review Online.

And [...]