Archive for January, 2012

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back in Dublin


Had a great trip to Venice, seeing good friends, old neighbours, eating in fav eateries, working on the panto (Sleeping Beauty), riding the vaporetti…seeing the Giudecca Canal again…

The Shifting Odds on the GOP Nomination & Obama’s Clichés By Jim Geraghty January 23, 2012 8:38 A.M. Comments 0     I receive press releases from Paddy Power, “Ireland’s largest bookmaker and a leading provider of gaming services in the UK, Australia and Ireland.” Most of the releases reflect predictable shifts in odds, but today’s […]

Greek government debt crisis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from Greek financial crisis)  Greek debt crisis Economy of GreeceLate-2000s financial crisisEuropean sovereign debt crisis2010–2011 protestsProposed 2011 referendum v   d   e Greece’s debt percentage between 1999 and 2010 compared to the average of the Eurozone. From late 2009, fears of a sovereign debt crisis developed among […]

Never has America been more assimilated, integrated, and intermarried — as is evident in everything from politics to popular culture, from statistics to anecdotes. Yet from late 2007 to 2012, Barack Obama has been establishing new rules of racial referencing. In general, his utterances follow a disheartening pattern. When he is ahead in the polls, […]

bye bye O


John Podhoretz President Obama’s executive power-grab this week — making four “recess” appointments when the Senate isn’t in recess — is a mark not of his strength, but of his relative weakness. He is asserting an authority he does not possess through the Constitution because he has precious little personal authority left to assert. He […]