Jeff Sexton

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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City of Beckley, West VirginiaImage via Wikipediahttp://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE50Q03M20090127

"The Senate acted responsibly to give the Obama administration time to attempt to bring order to a mismanaged process," the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement.

"Many lawmakers worry that an estimated 20 million mostly poor, elderly and rural households are not ready for the switch, which requires owners of older television sets receiving over-the-air signals to buy a converter box or subscribe to cable or satellite TV."

Well... Yes, and that will be true no matter when the switch occurs.
The easiest, maybe the only, way to fix the problems that arrise from the change-over is to let the problems occur.

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http://valleywag.gawker.com/5139511/steve-jobs-reportedly-under-the-knife-at-stanford-hospital-today

"Ailing Apple CEO Steve Jobs checked into Stanford Hospital over the weekend and was scheduled for surgery this morning, we hear."

Can't we just leave this guy alone?

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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Politics/story?id=6740011&page=1

"The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President Obama and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million corporate jet from France."

I don't think the executives and boards of companies like this fully appreciate the position they are in, from the political point of view.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275192235811483.html

From the WSH, book recomendations on irrational decision making; Extraordinary Popular
Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Judgment Under Uncertainty, How We Know What Isn't So, The Winner's Curse and Predictably Irrational.

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http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/27/11202/3227/287/689257

From Norm Coleman's lawyer:

"It will be very boring," Joe Friedberg said in a conference call with reporters.

Not only boring, but it's going to take quite a long time (you can thank Norm Coleman for that), due to the Coleman campaign's recent request to have all 11,000 rejected absentee ballots reviewed. This is, of course, after claiming there were no wrongfully rejected absentee ballots in the first place.

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