Financial News Update – 12/30/09

Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank: David Reilly

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) Puts Union Friends Ahead of Air Security

Senate Health Care Timeline

Law Suits Threatened Over Obamacare

French High Court Rejects Carbon Tax

PUMP: GMAC to get $3.5 billion in added aid from government

Tracking Your Taxes: Defense Bill Pays for Prostate Screenings, Sprinkler System


U.S. may prop up housing further via Fannie, Freddie; Unlimited support may presage more aggressive action in mortgage markets.

Adjusted for Inflation Dow’s Gains are Puny.

Retailers Stores Thinly Stocked, Profits Won’t Be

Stocks Edge Higher As Shoppers Step Up Spending

Holiday Sales Rose Estimated 3.6%

“Reasonably High Chance” Economy Will Contract in 2010

Cash-Strapped US Running Out of Unemployment Money

Home Equity Lines Of Credit Have Dried Up All Over the US

Oil Hits Five-Week-High on US Cold, Optimism


Links to Visit – 12/30/09

Gateway Pundit – Fistgate XIII: Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Pushed Book Detailing Sex Between 1st Graders in 1994

The Anchoress – Obama and Doing vs Being – UPDATED

The Nose On Your Face – Being Umar Abdulmutallab’s Brother

The New Editor – Max Baucus Blasts Video of Senate Floor Speech as “Unfounded, Untrue Personal-Smear Internet Rumor”

The New Editor – Foster Brooks Blasts Videos as “Unfounded, Untrue Personal-Smear Internet Rumor”

Bob McCarty Writes – Retired 3-Star General Pulls No Punches When It Comes to Fighting Global War on Terror

Bob McCarty Writes – Did Obama Place INTERPOL Above U.S. Law?

Bob McCarty Writes – Golfers Play Thru in Shadow of Rumbling Volcano

Bob McCarty Writes – Obituary Omits News About Barack Obama’s Past

Bob McCarty Writes – Video: Air Force Jet Cruises Thru Grand Canyon

Legal Surrection – GOP Abandons Scott Brown, But We’re Not

Irshad Manji.com – Democracy in Iran: “Tipping point to come” (Hat Tip: Friends of Mark Fuhrman)

Atlas Shrugs – Day 189 Iran Revolution: Cracking Down, Cracking Heads, Crushing Dissent, Arresting Human Rights Activists

ThreatsWatch.org – America’s Top Three Threat Developments


Michelle Malkin – Yemen, Gitmo, and jihadi revolving doors

Michelle Malkin – Damage control in 30 seconds: Ben Nelson’s CYA ad

Michelle Malkin – SEIU Watch: More workers revolt against power-grabbing Purple Shirts

Michelle Malkin – The Interpol question

Gateway Pundit – Bad News For Corruptocrats– A Record 58% Now Oppose Obamacare (46% Strongly Oppose)

Gateway Pundit – Iranian Cartoonists Mock Obama’s Weak Stand Against Killer Regime

Gateway Pundit – Uh-Oh… US Knew of Al-Qaeda Terror Plot Involving Nigerian Before Christmas

Gateway Pundit – Obama on Undie Bomber: “We Will Not Rest Until We Find All Who Were Involved… If You Need Me I’ll Be Snorkeling.”

Gateway Pundit – Hero Governor Jim Gibbons Slams Harry Reid For Obamacare “Knife in the Back” (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Terrific. Obama Officials Tip Off Al-Qaeda in Yemen Of Retalitory Strikes

Big Government – Minnesota University Wants K-12 Teachers to Hate America

Times Online – Russia calls for more weapons to stop America doing ‘whatever it wants’


Nevada News & Views – December 29, 2009

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views


  • The Simple Formula for Ending the Recession in No Time Flat (Chuck Muth) – “In 2020, this town will be more unionized,” predicts D. Taylor, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas. “The question of going union has been enhanced by the recession.” Yeah, right. That’s like saying your marriage has been enhanced by having an affair with the wife of your best friend. I mean, who would ever buy that one?
  • Krolicki Mounts Defense, Rips Attorney General (Brian Krolicki) – The Las Vegas Sun’s Dec. 16 editorial (“Where’s the outrage?”) may have generated a little emotion but certainly didn’t lead readers to “outrage” based on the facts.
  • Sebelius Rips Krolicki, Shreds His Defense (Steve Sebelius) – On Sunday, the Las Vegas Sun printed an op-ed from Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, crowing about the “outrage” visited upon him by the attorney general’s office, which sought an indictment against Krolicki for allegedly misusing state funds. While entertaining, the op-ed fails to survive the close scrutiny that we at Various Things & Stuff are only too happy to provide.
  • Panel Asks for Patience as They Do the “Vision Thing” (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – As lawmakers prepare to study the state’s revenue structure and develop a long-term vision for Nevada’s future, several members of a citizens panel appointed to assist in the process agree on two points: Give us a chance before you pass judgment on our effort, and don’t put our work on a shelf.
  • Parraguirre to Head Nevada Supreme Court in 2010 (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau )- Nevada Supreme Court Justice Ron Parraguirre will take over as the new chief justice of the seven-member court in 2010.

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