I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that this information is coming out now, about eight months after the fact, but it is. So what they were arresting people for fun, who cares that people getting food were getting plunked off the streets, it was to protect the President from being, umm, protested against? Not like it matters any more any way, in a way, does anyone even care that Bush is President besides a few GOPers and Christian fanatics/extremists? (and yes, if we can throw around Islamic extremists, then I’m throwing around Christian extremists) I do have to wonder how their fight against abortion and gay marriage is going.
Krugman calls a spade a spade, and we all yawn and most of the country could careless. The White House realizes that health care isn’t a winning issue, and the Democrats have no clue what’s going on, I wouldn’t be surprised if they still think they have a baseball team in Montreal. Anyway, health care in this country is out of control and don’t look now, but I’m willing to bet your benefits suck (I call insurance companies, that’s part of what I do for a living, odds are they do). Krugman correctly points out that most Americans think they have the best health care in the world. I can’t say for sure if it is or isn’t, but the fact is odds our are benefits stink and you’d never know it until a) a family member gets really sick, injured, or dies or b) you get really sick or injured. HMOs usually have good coverage and are a pretty good deal, but they’re also usually a pain in the ass. PPOs give you freedom and flexibility, but you’re paying way too much out of your pocket. I don't feel like saying or talking about this any more though, sorry.
Again, not like anyone cares, but the trade deficit in this country continues to grow. If it weren’t for the dollar, we’d be in big trouble. And if it weren’t for the Chinese needing the dollar more than anything else, we’d be in really big trouble. Anyway, Germany is the worlds biggest exporter, the US is now second. If you care, and I’m sure you don’t, you can join me in throwing up my arms and saying, Bush sucks.
A slow day in the British press, but Bayern Munich plays Chelsea this afternoon (night) in Germany for the right to go on to the final four in the Champions League. Chelsea is up 4-2 and should move on tonight. There is also another Milan derby, but odds are that game will end 0-0.