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Posted by Charles II on July 4, 2008

Spencer says:

Republicans warn that Democrats will cause a difference

I’m looking for a bumper stickers that says,
Bin Laden still has his job, do you?

But seriously, when Bush took office in January 2001:

The unemployment rate was 4.2%, now it is 5.5%.

The inflation rate was 3.7%, now it is 4.1%.

Gasoline was around $1.45, now it is over $4.00.

The S&P 500 was 1,342 and now it is 1,261.

The trade weighted dollar was 122.7, now it is 96.0.

The Republicans keep warning us that if we elect a Democratic president things will go in the opposite direction.


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RIP, Jesse Helms

Posted by MEC on July 4, 2008

De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

[Charles adds: this story via Avedon]

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Modeling freeware

Posted by Charles II on July 4, 2008

From CZDNet:

Google SketchUp is a free, easy-to-learn 3D-modeling program with a few simple tools to let you create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects, and even space ships.

It was the space ships thing that caught my eye.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on July 4, 2008

“Today is Independence Day? Every day is independence day for kitties. By the way, are you going to feed me?”

Posted in Alexander the Great, Friday Cat Blogging | 6 Comments »

Independence Day

Posted by MEC on July 4, 2008

Fourth of July

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

What do you think?

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