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Entries by Diane Francis from 09/2008

Palin is McCain's Weapon of Mass Distraction

| Posted 09.04.2008 | Politics

McCain has unleashed a number of diversionary tactics, including his good-looking VP running mate. These diversions are designed to confuse and mislead the enemy.

Palin Ain't no Truman

| Posted 09.05.2008 | Politics

In 1934, Truman was elected as a U.S. Senator and for the next ten years undertook a distinguished career in Washington DC representing the people of Missouri.

Mrs. Palin Has No Clue "who" Freddie and Fannie Are

| Posted 09.08.2008 | Business

Mrs. Palin may be relatively bright but she hasn't even a passing knowledge about the underpinnings of the financial or global capitalist system.

Obama Better be Ruthless

| Posted 09.12.2008 | Politics

When dealing with such a totally ruthless opponent, kicking and biting and scratching and whatever else is necessary must be deployed.

A plague on the Wall Street casinos

| Posted 09.16.2008 | Business

America's biggest substance abuse problem is money. Like a crack addict in charge of the drug squad, Washington did little to nothing to control the a...

Wall Street greed and contributions should be illegal

| Posted 09.18.2008 | Business

In 2006, the big five Wall Street firms handed out bonuses to their worldwide employees equivalent to the GDP of Vietnam or about $70 billion. Now to ...

U.S. Monkeys Guard Financial Bananas

| Posted 09.23.2008 | Business

America's financial 9/11 was self-inflicted as a result of by a stupid regime which believes in the dogma of the jungle.

Karl Rove: Palin's aptitude is a questionmark

| Posted 09.25.2008 | Business

At a dinner in Toronto this week, Karl Rove, gave a glimpse into McCain recklessness. A Canadian businessman asked him if he thought Sarah Palin would...

McCain: send your VP Palin to debate Obama

| Posted 09.25.2008 | Politics

If John McCain is too busy saving America to debate Obama tomorrow, why not send Sarah Palin to take him on? After all, he handpicked her and insists ...

U.S. is Great, But Its Government System Stinks

| Posted 09.29.2008 | Politics

The economic crisis will pass but America's biggest crisis is the fact that Washington is an 18th Century American political system operating in the 21st.

America's Blown it, Bring in a Global System

| Posted 09.30.2008 | Business

The world is very nervous because America's political rigamordis means that 25% of the global GDP cannot be repaired or even managed.