What the president and congress should do to "stimulate the economy"
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Kelly Dwyer was in the zone for yesterday's MLK Day liveblog. A sampling:
Former 76ers GM Billy King is guesting on NBA TV, so some intern is due to be signed to a five-year, 36 million dollar deal.
The Bobcats announcers keep calling Manu Ginobili "Brent Barry." They all look the same to me, too.
Acie Law IV is already travelling on an NBA level.
I was thrilled to hear this from newly elected (in the greatest landslide in South Korea’s short democratic history) South Korean president Lee Myung-bak:
In stark contrast to my good experience with Bank of America's customer service, I had a much less pleasant encounter with Sony today.
I have two accounts with Bank of America, which are of linked online and which I pay online via bank transfer. In December I accidentally made two online payments to the same account and failed to make any payment to the other. I found it out when I got an e-mail notice that one of the online statements was ready, and the balance looked wrong, and sure enough on logging in I found my mistake, which had caused a $39.95 late fee on the unpaid card.
I didn't see McCain's victory speech, the Lakers having my undivided attention tonight, but Powerline notes something refreshing:
But here's the thing that struck me: McCain devoted part of his speech (and not just a passing reference) to the war on terror and, in particular, to winning it. That's not something I recall hearing in the victory speeches of Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee, nor would I expect to hear it from Hillary Clinton should she pull out a win tonight.