Prague Twin

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'm It

So I've been been tagged by Kvatch at Blognonymous. First of all, I just want to say I'm honored. I've never been tagged for anything before, but being included in Kvatch's list of "Blogs That Make You Think" has me feeling pretty good. Thanks Kvatch!

Two of his other picks, Club Lefty and Grub Stree Journal are also on my blog roll and very well may have made the cut in other circumstances. So leaving those two out, here are my picks for "Blogs That Make You Think."

  • A Republic, if you can keep it: David Schantz is a Constitutional Liberatarian. His "Question of the Week" every Sunday will get those synapses firing.

  • Left in East Dakota: Graeme is a Socialist who makes me consider the benefits of Socialism. Well done Graeme, that is a tall order.

  • Craig Murray: His header speaks for itself...
    As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central
    Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped
    expose vicious human rights abuses by the
    US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now
    a prominent critic of Western policy in the region.

  • Mccs1977: Frederick can be a little vague sometimes. I like that. It makes me think.

  • XDA: Last but certainly not least, my blogfather, Roger, is a former DA from Colorado with whom I disagree on almost everything. But he is a thinking man, and loves a good fight. Enjoy!

I think I have a pretty good mix from left to right here. I hope you will all enjoy these picks.


  • Off topic, but one of the stories on cable news last night was how well the markets are doing and how Dow 14,000 is right around the corner.


    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 1:06 PM  

  • You know, I think it is possible. There is nothing holding it back. However, there is certainly a lot of downside risk right now.

    The housing numbers are appalling. The thing to watch over the next couple of months will be job creation. That will tell you everything you need to know. Not only the NFP report, but the weekly initial claims report. The latter will probably start to show signs of a downturn if one is to happen.

    In short, it is possible, but to say that it is a foregone conclusion is total madness.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 4:34 PM  

  • National Realtors Association said 2007 will be the first year that the value of homes will fall nationwide.

    GM said car sales were down partly because of the depression in the housing market.

    But jobless claims fell by a lot today.

    Some bad news, some good...

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 9:37 PM  

  • Vague? I was afraid of that. Anyways, thanks for the nod.

    By Blogger Frederick, at 10:38 PM  

  • Frederick,

    Your welcome. There were some hard choices.


    Claims down slightly, but persistently above the 300K level. Wait for NFP, but be sure to read


    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 10:48 PM  

  • I'm reading that job creation, at least out here on the Left Coast, has been very robust, but that's mostly anectodal reporting.

    Thanks Kvatch!

    And BTW... My pleasure, now...about that check... ;-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:17 PM  

  • Thanks, Mike, I admire your work as well.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 3:43 PM  

  • PT, GDP slowed to 1.3% for the first quarter, consumer prices up 3.4%...I come home, turn on my TV and the Barbie-look alike on CNN is crowing about another record day on the Dow...

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 9:30 PM  

  • If vagueness makes you think, George Bush must light up your synapses like the Las Vegas strip. ;-)

    By Anonymous abi, at 6:13 AM  

  • Kvatch, Roger,

    Thanks for everything. You guys make a difference.


    I know. I can't help but to think that the big one is on the way. 1.3% surprised me quite a bit. Does anyone even care.


    Vague with meaning behind it gets me thinking. Just plain vague is annoying.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 10:11 AM  

  • thanks dude. i love reading your blog, especially the economic stuff. You have a diverse group of readers which is always good.

    By Blogger Graeme, at 11:42 AM  

  • I'm sorry, my ignorance of even the basics of economics is massive, but what, exactly, is wrong with a European growth rate in America? Is the big one a world wide big depression where banks fail, many stocks become worthless, unemployment soars and the things like the FDIC are completely overwhelmed? Just asking.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 6:13 PM  

  • Congrats Mike! It's always a good thing when the lesser (and often better) blogs get some recognition and exposure. Keep it up.

    By Anonymous expatbrian, at 1:38 AM  

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