Friday, September 19, 2008

Headlines

Bullet-point headlines drive home the timeliness of Obama's message as I read my Bloglines line-up this morning. This from NYTimes.com:

  • Lenders have become even less willing to part with their money, further crimping budgets and family spending.
  • Treasury will back the money market funds temporarilty up to $50 billion to ensure their solvency.
  • SEC temporarily blocks short sales of financial stocks.
  • N.Korea said it was preparing to restart its nuclear reactor because the US failed to fulfill its obligations under an international treaty.
  • The agreement with Iraq over our troops is at risk, the major point of contention being the US promised immunity from war crimes (note: The Federal government is currently blocking a law suit being brought by prisoners of war recovered from the first Bush war with Iraq; their case is subsequently being advanced through the legislative houses and is giving rise to the "risk" referenced in this headline.)
  • August unemployment rates in New York City show the largest monthly increase in more than 30 years.

As Obama and Biden keep saying: "I'm not making this stuff up." While the McCain/Palin ticket pepper audiences on the stump with platitudes at best, falsehoods at worst, and evidence of the lack of preparation for statemanship we would otherwise have believed only fundamental to the office of president, Obama speaks articulately and point-on to the headlines that announce a little more of the American dream is either gone or threatened again today.

America for ALL Americans: Vote Obama/Biden.

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