The Kensington Review

30 May 2008


WWW Kensington Review


Contact Us

Back Issues

Latest Commentary: Volume VII, Number 65
Dems Shouldn’t Seat Florida or Michigan's Illegal Delegates -- The bigwigs in the Democratic Party are about to address the mess that the States of Florida and Michigan have created for the party. Because they held primaries before party rules allowed, they currently have no representation at the Denver convention. The state big-shots got themselves into this mess, and it’s time to take their lumps, but they’re trying to weasel out of it like some juvenile delinquent begging a judge for another chance. If the rule of law means anything, neither state should get a single one of their illegally elected delegate seated.

Nepal Declares Itself a Republic -- For 239 years, the country of Nepal has been ruled by a monarch. It’s been a neat trick because the king of Nepal has officially been considered the human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, and usually people don’t rebel against gods. However, a Maoist group (who don’t by definition believe in any gods) managed to win an election after a civil war. On Wednesday, the assmebly chosen in that election voted to give the king 15 days to get out of the palace. As of that date, His Majesty Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev becomes Mr. Gyanendra

Reuters Poll Shows Stock Holdings are Rising -- Yesterday, Reuters released the results of a poll it took among 44 investment companies in the United States, continental Europe, Japan and Britain, which showed a return to equities in their portfolios. This is good news for the stock market, bad news for the commodities markets, and a sign that things are starting to return to normal. At the same time, the return wasn’t substantial enough to justify opening the champagne just yet. Holdings are still below year-end 2007 levels and below the long-term average.

Harry Potter Prequel to be Auctioned for Charity -- The Harry Potter craze has hardly abated with the end of JK Rowling’s marvelous series. Indeed, there are those as committed to the world of Harry Potter as Trekkies are to the world of Star Trek. Though one hesitates to call the former “Pot-heads,” they are no doubt agog at the prospect of reading the prequel to the series. Someday soon, they might get a taste of it, as Ms. Rowling has penned an outline for the prequel that will be sold at auction as part of a charity fundraiser.

© Copyright 2008 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.

Comprehensive Media Web DirectoryOlios

Add to Technorati Favorites