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The Thanksgiving holiday is over. It’s a Blue Monday.
Wall Street keeps laying turkey sized eggs not seen since the 1930s.
Confirmation that the nation is in a recession and signs pointing to a prolonged downturn sent Wall Street plunging once again Monday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 600 points and erasing a huge chunk of last week’s big gains. All the major indexes fell more than 7 percent.
In Chicago, Obama knows he’s not up to the job. Hillary therefore, contrary to our advice, put Country First, again.
Feel safer America, Hillary will answer the 3:00 a.m. call.
“Homeland Security” to us has always had a 1930s “Fatherland” whiff. Can’t we return to the term “mainland” or “lower 48” as a reference instead of “Homeland” and its Tomorrow Belongs To Me ugliness?
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.
The long-planned shift in the Defense Department’s role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said.
There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military’s role in domestic law enforcement.
Obama’s convicted slumlord friend and home financier, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, is lonely.
Antoin “Tony” Rezko’s frustration over months in solitary confinement came to a boil this week as his attorneys filed a motion for the judge in his corruption case to immediately set a sentencing date for the convicted political fundraiser.
Sentencing had been put off in early October while Rezko’s lawyers and prosecutors discussed his potential cooperation in the federal investigation into possible pay-to-play schemes in the administration of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Despite his possible willingness to aid the government, Rezko has remained in isolation at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown, locked in a cell 23 hours a day.
“Mr. Rezko has remained in solitary confinement at the MCC since June 4, 2008, the day of the jury’s verdict, and can no longer agree to delay sentencing,” the new motion states, asking U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to set the earliest possible date to hand down Rezko’s punishment.
After a Blue Monday, things get better.