Thursday, September 29, 2011

What the Middle Thinks



Right-wing Republicans call the president's request for
higher taxes on the rich "class warfare". Moderates and
independents overwhelmingly call it part of a reasonable
solution.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/yup-moderates-and-independents-support-taxing-the-rich/2011/03/03/gIQAB9gMiK_blog.html

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eric Cantor's Pretzel Logic



My God, could Eric Cantor be any more annoying?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/27/eric-cantor-fema-disaster-aid-funding_n_983579.html

The Odds are Slim



It's very unlikely he's going to run. But if Chris
Christie did throw his hat in the Republican ring he
would find out quickly he's already failed several
Tea Party litmus tests.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/chris_christie_flaws.html

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Truth About the Post Office



Whenever you hear conservative pundits talk about the US Postal
Service, it's the usual litany of comments about it being
behind the times or bloated or really not needed.

I wonder how many people know about the 2006 law Congress
passed that requires USPS to fully fund the pensions of
not only current employees but also ones that aren't
even born yet?

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/18/is-benefits-law-dragging-down-the-postal-service/

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Snake Oil Salesman



Why is it whenever I hear Rick Perry saying we should have
a "conversation" about Social Security I always feel the same
way Eve probably did when the serpent was selling her on the benefits of eating apples?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's the End of the Band As We Know It



REM officially announced they're breaking up today. While
I haven't been that excited about their music for a while,
I still have to say thanks for a lot of great songs over
the last three decades.



http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1671171/rem-break-up-history.jhtml

One of my favorites was "Nightswimming".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx9br5ISRpo

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Man and His Corn Dog



Wow, maybe there is something to those rumors...

Take Me To Your Job Creator



Over the past few months the term "job creator" has
drifted into the American psyche, taking on a significance
akin to priest or holy man.

In this article Dana Milbank exposes a very important fact:

According to Small Business Administration statistics, based on 2009 Census data, 21.1 million of the 27 million small businesses in the United States are “non-employer firms,” which have no workers other than the owner.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-am-a-job-creator-who-creates-no-jobs/2011/09/20/gIQAhpgGjK_story.html?hpid=z2

Monday, September 19, 2011

Now You're Talking



Good to see the president getting mad and drawing a line
in the political sand. It's time to force Republicans to
explain why they want to protect the rich and raise taxes
on the middle class.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-launches-a-revolution/2011/09/19/gIQAkqkrfK_story.html?hpid=z2

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dumbing Down



Maureen Dowd talks about the politicians who see educational
failure as a big selling point.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/opinion/sunday/dowd-egghead-and-blockheads.html?_r=1&hp

Friday, September 9, 2011

Keep 'Em Coming



I'm okay with the death penalty. I think there are times
when it's appropriate to kill a criminal.

But did anybody else get creeped out when the crowd at
the GOP debate the other night began clapping spontaneously
because Rick Perry has signed off on executing over 230
people?

I kind of felt like I was watching a Kafka story.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Was Not Impressed



It's ironic that Rick Perry entering the GOP race has
actually made Romney look far more presidential.

No Money Left For Americans



Maybe we should sell Alabama and use the money to fix up Iraq...


http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/08/314467/gop-voted-for-50-billion-to-rebuild-iraq-without-cuts-now-insist-on-cuts-to-offset-funding-to-rebuild-america/

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Slash and Burn



You want really low business taxes and less government spending?
Get rid of funding for your state's volunteer firefighters and then
beg that Federal government you hate so much for help.

http://www.salon.com/news/texas/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/09/07/perry_firefighting_budget

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bad Timing



I often hear people described as someone who was born
a hundred years too late.

On the other hand, I've never heard that anybody
was born a hundred years too early.

Let's Build Something



What happened to that amazing post-industrial America we're
supposed to be living in?

You end up with a few people working on Wall Street and a
whole lot of people working at Wal-Mart.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-fallacy-of-post-industrial-prosperity/2011/09/04/gIQAk4Ob2J_story.html?hpid=z3

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Expiration Date



Man, if Sarah Palin was this much of a tease when she
and Todd were dating, he must have had the bluest
balls ever.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-palin-iowa-20110904,0,2469759.story

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Perry Paper Trail



It will be interesting to see how Rick Perry handles
questions about his book in this next GOP debate.

It will be tough for him to say his statements have
been "taken out of context".

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62531.html