Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Headline of the Day: A gay prime minister
Iceland to appoint gay woman minister to PM post —Reuters
Not to be outdone by America's election of its first Hawaiian President, Iceland's new leftist ruling coalition is about to appoint Johanna Sigurdardottir as Iceland's first female prime minister as well as its first openly gay prime minister.
And if you think Obama's popular, consider this—
... polling company Capacent Gallup said Sigurdardottir was Iceland's most popular politician in November, with an approval rating of 73 percent.
She was the only minister to see her rating improve on the previous year's score.
Trivia question: Name this country
As the economy boomed, making
More than one answer may be acceptable.
Delusion of the Day: Wealth destruction
Forty percent of the world's wealth was destroyed in last five quarters. It is an almost incomprehensible number.
And this is an almost incomprehensible formulation of what has happened. As long as economists, politicians, business leaders persist in this delusory understanding of wealth and their societies accede to it there can be no real solution to real problems.
As for the destruction of wealth, the U.S. has done a pretty good job of it in Iraq and at home, followed perhaps by the Israelis in Lebanon and Gaza.
Word of the Day (1/10/05)