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Archive for February, 2009

You Definitely Heard it Here First

Look out world! The demo process for the next great band, Reistershell, has begun.

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Life in the Slow Lane

It’s true, Maine has a slower pace of life than the D.C. area. Consider the following, found by Stacey this morning:

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David Brooks Gross Oversimplification Watch #5

From 2/3/09 column:

The essence of the problem is this: Rich people used to set their own norms. For example, if one rich person wanted to use the company helicopter to aerate the ponds on his properties, and the other rich people on his board of directors thought this a sensible thing to do, then he could go ahead and do it without any serious repercussions.

But now, after the TARP, the auto bailout, the stimulus package, the Fed rescue packages and various other federal interventions, rich people no longer get to set their own rules. Now lifestyle standards for the privileged class are set by people who live in Ward Three.