Tag Archive for recession

$#*! We Missed

The previous entries in this occasional post were called Bits and Pieces. Frankly, that title didn’t fully suit the content. Truth is, even the most prolific contributors to TheLiberalOC.com have full-time jobs and we miss $#*! every day. Whether trivial or critical, some of the $#*! we missed is worth sharing with you. Oh, but there…

The Progression of the Recession Nationally

When windbags like Rush Limabugh call this economic climate “Obama’s economy,” a reminder that George W. Bush was able to avoid accepting responsibility for the declining economic forecast during the initial months of his first term because the declining economy was, in the words of the right wing media, “Clinton’s fault.” Check out this automated…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…

But Baby, Obama Wants Me to Drive a Fiat X1/9

Of all the cars that I’ve owned, my favorite was a yellow and black 1975 Fiat X1/9. Designed by Nuccio Bertone, the X1/9 was a two-seater, hardtop convertible with a mid 1489 cc. engine and a five-speed transmission. It was beautifully styled and it handled like a dream. It was tremendous fun driving this sleek…

As Economy Crashes, We’re Killing Our Pets

As Americans are being forced to choose between buying food for their children or keeping their pets, or between paying for pet food or for their utilities bills, the economic crisis means death for thousands — perhaps millions — of abandoned dogs and cats.