Monday, January 12, 2009

Amitabh Bacchan's Life

I am fascinated by Amitabh's blog. It gives a rare insight into one of THE most popular person in India's life. He writes at least 1 post a day at the end of the day, filling it mostly with what he did on that particular day and what he might be doing the day after. From what I read he loves his family and misses them constantly because of their/his schedule. He feels elated when his house is full with family and friends. He is friends with Madhavan and Akshay Kumar. Herez a snippet from his post today:
Akshay, of Akshay Kumar, of Singh is Kingh of Chandni Chowk to China, of father to delightful little Aarav, Aarav, that moves with the constant expressive smile that conveys, he has just committed some serious mischief, that Akshay, has called at 5:30 am ! He is in Toronto at 2:30 am !!

‘CCTC is premiering at London, Leicester Square on the 12th, tomorrow night, shall be honored if you could come and join us.’

I tell him I shall.

‘Delighted Sir ! Just don’t bring your brains and thinking cap along !!’, he ends. I give him assurance.

He loves and has enormous respect for his parents. He is very humble. Very diligent. He apologizes if he misses to write one day. Eloquent. Simply a very good read. If you are not following him on his blog, you are missing on something good. Go read it.

Joe Klein's Prediction on Stimulus Package

On Swampland blog:
A fearless prediction: Obama will get his massive stimulus through Congress within a month or so.

John Cole's Prediction about Bush's last presser

From Balloon Juice:
I am betting that the Bush press conference, which is playing live right now, will be a youtube classic in no time, in particular the portion where he answers the question “What did you do wrong” and then debates whether or not his real failing in the Katrina debacle was not landing Air Force One in Baton Rouge.

Also, Jake Tapper is apparently now part of the WH press corps, sitting front row and center (next to Helen Thomas, of all people), so I predict four years of questions about Obama’s smoking habits.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Twitter is Over Capacity!!!

Twitter is not able to handle its popularity!! Just got this page when I logged into Twitter.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Robert Reich's Prediction on Economy

From his blog: (bold mine)
As the buyer of last resort, the federal government must respond if that cycle is to be reversed. In my judgment, this will require a stimulus of about 6 and a half percent of gross domestic product, or a total of some $900 billion, spread over two years. That’s my estimate for the shortfall in private demand. But the federal government should stand ready to spend larger sums if necessary to get the economy back on track toward full capacity. The danger is not that the government will do too much; the danger is that it will do too little, too late.

Without such action, I estimate that another 3 million jobs will be lost in 2009, unemployment will rise to 10 percent of the workforce by the end of this year, and under-employment – including people working part-time who would rather be working full time, and those too discouraged even to look for work – will reach 15 percent. Without federal action, next year could be even worse.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Carville's Predictions for 2009

Here are James Carville's predictions for 2009 and beyond.
  • Internationally, I believe there will be a peace agreement between Israel and Syria in the next 18 months. 
  • More Democratic politcal scandals. 
    I firmly believe that there are streaks and that political scandals happen in clusters.
  • The combination of the lack of an obvious leader and the general political combustibility of the Republican Party will lead to a dangerous fissure that will plague it until the 2012 election cycle.