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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Some Photoshop like fun

A little fun with pictures. This is an Amaryllis that is currently blooming here in our house. This is the original version, more or less: And here it is after a little editing in Pixelmator (the poor man’s version of Photoshop). I know this has nothing to do with politics, but it’s the weekend.

Pigs lining up at the trough

Steve Benen, at the Washington Monthly, points out that there are more Republicans leaving Congress than Democrats, though you’d never know it, given the press accounts of Demcrats heading for the hills. The latest, a Georgia Congressman named John Linder, is from a safe seat, so it’s not likely that it will create an opportunity […]


From the Onion, a Congressman gets his own reality show. For reasons I can’t fathom, the embedded videos from the Onion get clipped around the edges, but there’s not much I can do about it.

Friday Night Music-Richard Julian

I first heard about Richard Julian in an article in the Times. He played with Norah Jones, but the article, as I recall it, was about his own work and how good it was. I took a chance and ordered two of his CDs and enjoyed them a lot. Here he is with Good Life:

Candidates forum in Stonington

Scott Bates, our State Central Committee member from this District, has organized a “Meet the Candidates” event in Stonington on the 13th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. It will be held at the Lagrua Center. In attendance will be: Governor: Ned LamontMary GlassmanRudy MarconiDan Malloy Attorney General: George Jepsen Susan Bysiewicz Secretary of State: Denise […]

Two ways of looking at it

From an article in the New York Times today on Obama’s “summit”: Democrats were talking openly about pushing it through Congress on a simple majority vote using a controversial parliamentary maneuver… From a column by Floyd Norris in the New York Times today, discussing passage of the Bush tax cuts: To make 10-year cost estimates […]

Dismal science on a dismal day

I have a soft spot (or is it a hard spot) in my heart for credit default swaps, since I actually tumbled to the threat they posed before the economic collapse they helped cause. Still, the damage they can do, and continue to do, continues to amaze me, as does the tepid response of governments […]

New Heights of Hypocrisy

If they gave a Nobel Prize in Hypocrisy, these folks would be joint winners. The switchers who voted no on cloture but yes today: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Thad Cochran (R-MS) James Inhofe (R-OK)George LeMieux (R-FL) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Roger Wicker (R-MS) And those who were absent Monday but voted yes today: Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Richard Burr […]

The Way it Works

Proving once again that liberals just can’t seem to get over the demise of the Enlightenment (I mean rational thought is so over), Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly makes the obvious point that, contrary to Beltway wisdom, it is not Obama who has failed to meet the Republicans half way: It’s tempting to think […]

Friday Night Music, John Mellencamp

Okay, so last night there was discussion on the Olbermann show about the possibility of drafting Indiana native John Mellencamp to run for the Senate against probable Republican Candidate and corrupt lobbyist Dan Coats. It probably won’t go anywhere, considering the process forced on the Indiana Democrats by DINO Evan Bayh. Personally, I think he’d […]