Speaking from personal experience.
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I was back on my favorite courts off Alabama Avenue in October, and my partner and I figured we could use the extra time provided by the disturbances in the financial markets to refine our plans. However, being realistic and hard-headed, we acknowledged that we had not made as much money selling tennis lessons as we has spent on new tennis shoes, and the women told us they had obtained a C of O from the city to open a restaurant and there would be a shortage of food in the back yards because they were busy until night-time supervising the installations in the kitchen.
The little Economist fact book has a section on consumer goods ownership, and it is clear, if statistics mean anything, that in those regions we researched all summer, there is an opportunity to sell a lot more than baseball caps.
My partner and I played a couple of hard sets on November 4, after voting early, and talked about taking our game indoors next time. A bit of a bite in the air, long lines, no McCain buttons, you realize you could be selling T-shirts made out of some of those newfangled materials to people who want to stay fit all winter. What we needed to do, nonetheless, was check out some commercial toasters. And I had a food-safety class the next day. Whole lot to do in this business. Whole lot to learn.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?