Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
My God, could Eric Cantor be any more annoying?
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.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Now I'm kind of hoping Rootin' Tootin' Rick would win the
Friday, September 23, 2011
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?
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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.
One of my favorites was "Nightswimming".
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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.
Monday, September 19, 2011
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.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Maureen Dowd talks about the politicians who see educational
failure as a big selling point.
Friday, September 9, 2011
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
I kind of felt like I was watching a Kafka story.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Maybe we should sell Alabama and use the money to fix up Iraq...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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.
Monday, September 5, 2011
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.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Man, if Sarah Palin was this much of a tease when she
and Todd were dating, he must have had the bluest
Friday, September 2, 2011
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".
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Mitt went to Harvard. Mitt hates Harvard. I think you get