Doing for oil what they did for homes. Hard as it may be to believe, but Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have taken some of the no strings billions they got from Bush, Croinies & Company and used $80,000,000 of it to speculate on oil prices. Doing as well here as they did with mortgages, the price of oil, of course, has continued to go down. So to store the oil, they have hired a supertanker at $68,000 a day to sit in the Gulf of Mexico waiting for prices to go up. Read the full story.

Obama shoots down Citigroup’s new $50 million jet. There’s no end to the hubris. Upon hearing of Citigroup purchasing a $50 million corporate jet from France with some of the $45 billion they got from TARP, officials of the Obama administration intervened and the jet was cancelled. All hail competent government. Read the full story.

4,600 kids sick with MRSA and we just now found out. A study just released that studied pediatric infections from 2001-2006 shows a dramatic increase that were the aggressive community Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) going from 12% in 2001 to 28% in 2006. We are just going to have to get our doctors to start washing their hands. Read the full story.

The economy is now so bad that the Pentagon met recruiting goals. The Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Air Force all met their recruiting for December. How else are young people going to make a “living.” Read the full story.

Court stops Utah oil and gas leases. The Bushes held a surprise auction on December 19th as a last minute gift to the energy industry by attempting to sell the drilling rights to 110,000 acres of pristine land abutting the Dinosaur National Monument, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. On the Saturday before the inauguration, US District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina intervened telling the Bush administration not to cash the checks putting the fate of the land in the hands of the Obama administration who had objected to the sale. Read the full story.

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Lee Leslie

Lee Leslie

I’m just a plateaued-out plain person with too much time on his hands fighting the never ending lingual battle with windmills for truth, justice and the American way or something like that. Here are some reader comments on my writing: “Enough with the cynicism. One doesn’t have to be Pollyanna to reject the sky is falling fatalism of Lee Leslie’s posts.” “You moron.” “Again, another example of your simple-minded, scare-mongering, label-baiting method of argumentation that supports the angry left’s position.” “Ah, Lee, you traffic in the most predictable, hackneyed leftist rhetoric that brought us to the current state of political leadership.” “You negative SOB! You destroyed all my hope, aspiration, desperation, even.” “Don’t you LIBERALS realize what this COMMIE is talking about is SOCIALISM?!?!?!” “Thank you for wonderful nasty artful toxic antidote to this stupidity in the name of individual rights.” “I trust you meant “bastard” in the truest father-less sense of the word.” “That’s the first time I ran out of breath just from reading!” “You helped me hold my head a little higher today.” “Makes me cry every time I read it.” “Thanks for the article. I needed something to make me laugh this mourning.” “If it weren’t so sad I would laugh.” "... the man who for fun and personal growth (not to mention rage assuagion) can skin a whale of bullshit and rack all the meat (and rot) in the larder replete with charts and graphs and a kindness..."“Amen, brother.”