Monthly Archives: January 2010

President, Republicans talk — what a concept!

Wow, this is great stuff. President Obama met with the Republican Caucus of Congress today — he took questions and gave answers and, time and time again, slapped them in the face with their solid wall of opposition. Which will … Read More

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Our guy tweets SOTU from the floor

One Utah house member, Jason Chaffetz, was tweeting during the State of the Union Speech, or at least during the run-up. At one point he says he will put the blackberry away because it would be “kinda rude” to use … Read More

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Is the Onion really satire or actual news?

I saw this on The Onion today and have to wonder if it is really satire. It’s a story about the Obama “Afterbirthers,” demanding to see Obama’s placenta and, if possible, pictures of him crowning. It goes on, and it’s … Read More

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Borin' Orrin and his so-called jobs bill

Why does Orrin Hatch want to steal money from Social Security? That’s his proposal, anyway, although he doesn’t call it that. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Charles Schumer had an op-ed in the NYTimes  the other day with a proposal … Read More

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Doesn't anyone care about the country?

I like to say I’ll believe the country is really in bad trouble when the idiots governing us actually pay attention to the problems and don’t just play political games. By that measure, when President Obama stands up for his … Read More

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Monday funnies

I think life is too grim, and since I blew most of today on actual work (yeah, I know, what was I thinking?) I am going to just pass this along today and find something more serious to blog about … Read More

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40 votes to kill a bill? So much for Democracy

Timothy Egan in the NYTimes says it’s time for the Obama administration to “cowboy up,” whatever the heck that means. Get tough, I suppose. Quit letting a majority of 41 votes in the Senate boss around a minority of 59. … Read More

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What price free press? Freedom isn't free

The NYTimes says it is going to start charging for its online contect beginning “early” 2011. The story is here. About time, says I, but they should try to find a way to have the Washington Post, the LA Times, … Read More

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Are you confident enough as a male to make less than her?

I love it when societal norms are tweaked. Consider this story in which it is found that an increasingly large number of men are improving their financial situation when they get married because wifey makes more than they do. One of … Read More

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Tax fat to pay for the war?

That headline is a teaser to try to tie together two separate national stories today. One one hand, there is a new study saying the national obesity epidemic seems to be slowing. You can look at it here (click!)  We … Read More

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