Monthly Archives: March 2009

Pass the Cognac

A long time ago there was this skinny young kid from Pittsburgh, and when he was at Westinghouse High School he was reading the New Yorker and learning French – an odd thing for a young, gay black man. And … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-European, Billy Strayhorn, Class Warfare, Economic Meltdown, Economic Reporting, Financial Meltdown, G20 Summit, Lush Life, Obama's Foreign Trip, Paris | 1 Comment

The Fat Lady Is Singing Now

You remember your first new car – the one after the used junker that got you through the last years of college and was forever breaking down. It was the summer of 1969 and the new car was a shiny … Continue reading

Posted in Automobiles, End of the Auto Industry, GM and Chrysler, Liquidation of Chrysler, Obama Administration's New Auto Industry Plan, Obama Fires GM CEO, Obama's Tough Love, Structured Bankruptcy for GM | 1 Comment