Monday, December 27, 2010

Yule Tree

Took down the Yule Tree today.  Messy job, but somebody had to do it.


                            Season's Spirit

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Time for an e-mail interview, Ma’am?

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If Time didn’t foresee the fallout from this boondoggle, it deserves the loss of respect it will surely get from this.

“This” is an item in by Alex Pareene.

Time gave she-who-will-not-be-named a cover and an interview conducted by e-mail?!?!

Trust, but verify.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Would you buy a used car from…

Mitch McConnell?

If you would, why?

In a New York Times article discussing the President’s concession to the Senatorial Republicans’ holding middle class tax cuts hostage, McConnell is quoted as saying nice things about Mr. Obama’s “openness to preventing tax hikes.”

The package will reportedly cost $900 billion dollars which will have to be borrowed.  At some point the $900 billion will have to be repaid—with  interest.  That’ll push the total cost of this package quite near the trillion dollar mark. 

Does McConnell think the re-payment will be made without raising taxes?

“Borrow and spend” makes much less sense than “tax and spend.”

Nothing implies a failure of the American education system more than the fact that the Republicans continue to get the public to vote against its own best interest.

Trust, but verify.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


How’s this, Dear Gentle Reader(s), for frustration:  the U.S. Senate is on track to fail to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the 111th Congress.

What has the lip service of the President done to prevent this?  Not much.

It would be nice if Senator Reid would give something other than a sleep-inducing speech about Republican intransigence.  It would also be nice if chocolate covered cherries grew on trees. 

No single-payer health plan.  No movement towards more favorable policies for the middle class. 

Surviving the 8 years of G.W. (Bring on the torturers!) Bush’s administration wasn’t pleasant.  It was probably a good exercise for 10 years of Republican obsequiousness to the super wealthy (Obama’s last two and Romney’s eight) which are about to descend upon us.

22 months of frustration.


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