1) The Republitarian sees interesting similarities between Obama’s big-spending plans and the Japanese experience of the early 90’s. Prognosis? We can soon look forward to the U.S. becoming a third-rate power.
2) Renaissance Ruminations does some ruminating on Terry McAuliffe’s interest in running for governor of Virginia.
3) Boy on a Bike describes his experience learning how to build an eco-friendly hut; which, given the gloomy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy, is what I imagine my retirement home is going to resemble, so I’d better take notes.
4) Andrew Klavan over at Big Hollywood says don’t give up the ship.
5) Will reading a book become obsolete in the digital age?
6) As a lover of desert climes, I’ve always wanted to visit Death Valley; the mystery of the “sailing stones” makes the urge almost irresistible.
7) Chris “Tingle-Leg” Matthews suggests that Sarah Palin cannot read or write. “The question is who actually will write the Palin book,” he said. “The only politician I know who can write is Barack Obama.” Chris, the things you know that ain’t so would fill a book all by themselves.
8) Via El Campeador: Obama's preferred suit-maker goes bankrupt.