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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:25 AM
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Bush economic adviser Hubbard to step down: report
Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Allan Hubbard is expected to leave his post at the end of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday in its on-line edition.

The resignation, the latest in a spate of White House departures as President George W. Bush's term winds down, could be announced later in the day, the Journal said.

Hubbard, 60, joined the White House as director of the National Economic Council after Bush's re-election in 2004.

His departure would come as the Bush administration is facing a crisis in the mortgage industry that has caused rising housing foreclosures and sparked recession fears.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN28562084200...
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:27 AM
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1. Rats leaving the burning plane as it flips over and nose dives. n/t
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:32 AM
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2. wonder how many more will flee this holly daze season?


Hmmmm?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:35 AM
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12. Are those your chickens?
Yard pets, more like.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:08 PM
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19. those are a few of my chickens...
:-)

Silly birds, always make me laugh! And they have decimated the bug population (ticks especially) on our property and give us the best eggs!

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:20 PM
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20. My parents have chickens. They are yard pets.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:30 PM by quantessd
Chickens provide entertainment value, and eggs that taste 10x better than store bought eggs, and healthier too.

I wish we had chickens, but my boyfriend thinks chickens don't fit our "image". Last spring I came home with 6 baby chicks, but he made me give them to my parents. :-(

Gardenweb has a good forum to discuss chickens, in case you haven't seen it. http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/farmlife / Okay, I think that's enough thread-highjacking for today.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:32 PM
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21. thank you for the link! Do you know www.backyardchickens.com ?
:hi:

Hope your BF changes his mind....
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:34 AM
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3. L. Ron Hubbard?
Seems like that's the kind of economic advice *'s been given. :shrug:
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:02 AM
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5. Mother Hubbard leaving after the cupboard's gone bare. n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:42 AM
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4. Chimpy's economic adviser is leaving, and taking the economy with him.-nt
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:11 AM
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6. Such dedication- jumping ship to avoid handling the mortgage crisis.
Oh, I forgot. It's money first, love of country second.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:19 AM
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7. I'd love to see his updated resume.
2004 - 2007: Director, National Economic Council - Flushed an entire nation down the crapper with ease, all the while padding the corporate coffers.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:29 AM
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8. Baffled.
I read the article and it mentioned Bush's idea to count health insurance costs as taxable income.

Huh???
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:10 AM
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9. The anti-Midas touch is not limited to Condi, apparently.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:23 AM
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10. Up to now it has been rats jumping from the sinking BushCo ship
...now the BushCo people are dropping like flies. Do they think by leaving early they can avoid accountability?

Democrats should be sending out indictments and subpoenas to every BushCo operative who has left, beginning with KKKarl Rove. These folks have deliberately wreaked America and they should be made to realize that although they are running and hiding, they can not be allowed to get away with their crimes and corruption.
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:49 AM
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11. All the rats are leaving so they can can get in on the action on K
street before the first of the year and the new law begins.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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13. Bush economic adviser Hubbard resigns
Source: ABC News

Top White House economic adviser Allan Hubbard resigned on Wednesday and will be replaced by his deputy, Keith Hennessey, the latest in a string of departures as President George W. Bush's term winds down.

His departure comes at a difficult time for the Bush administration, which faces a crisis in the mortgage industry that has led to an increase in housing foreclosures as well as jittery global stock and currency markets.



Read more: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3925863
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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14. Bush has an economic advisor?
Who knew?
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dantyrant Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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17. "Deficits don't matter" - Cheney
That's the caliber of advice that Bush gets.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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15. The BushCo meltdown...Shrub* will find himself all alone
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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16. Brad DeLong awarded the title Stupidest Man Alive to Allan Hubbard
basically because Hubbard proudly stated he spent hours on the US budget. Not days, nor months but hours.

Heck most of us here at DU have spend hours just debating US budget issues. Same amount of time as the man in charge of it all.

I don't expect this Hubbard assistant will be much different after he is promoted to Hubbard's spot.
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dantyrant Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:30 PM
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18. I wonder who wins between Hubbard and Feith.
Both have been called 'dumbest man alive'. Surely they can't both be. I demand they fight it out so we know which is most worthy of our scorn.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:52 PM
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22. another bushy jumping ship.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:52 AM
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23. He was SUCH a success at his job - just like all the others!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 11:16 AM
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24. the cronies will applaud his service
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