Framing the Dialogue

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Killing Kennedy

I was nearly three when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I don’t remember where I was when I heard the news, but I seem to have a memory of watching the funeral on television. Authors Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard fill in a lot of blanks for me and provide background and information about the events of JFK’s brief presidency, his many enemies, his many faults, his many physical disabilities, and his many accomplishments. If you are looking for an “Oliver Stone-like” conspiracy book Killing Kennedy is NOT for you. If you are interested in the facts and small details lost through the years this book will excite you.

Return to Prosperity

I often wonder how political “leaders” can look at a problem and see such divergent paths to remedy the situation. In my adult life, this period is the worst that I have encountered. I don’t care that pundits say that the “recession is over” because it doesn’t feel that way to me or my wallet. Author Arthur Laffer provides an in-depth look at the state of the economy and gives a pretty detailed prescription for bringing America out of the blackness (redness if you are an accountant). Return to Prosperity should have used this quote from one of our presidents very early in the book,

Keeping Up With The Jones

The joke goes;  A Brit, a Canadian, a Croatian, a Frenchman, a German, an Irishman, a Mexican, a Romanian, a Dutchman, a Norwegian, a South Korean, and a Swede rush out of a bar one day.  Barry the bartender says “What’s the hurry?  Did someone spill something?

The joke unfortunately is on us as our federal goverment has refused the help of these nations to control and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Many of us seriously have our doubts that the White House was on top of things from “day one,” but the linked article provides a glimpse into the fact that many of our allies offered help in our hour of need.  The Dutch, in particular, offered help almost from DAY ONE.  Here we are nearly two months later and the Obama administration is still refusing help from other countries.