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Monthly Archives: February 2012

A great Democrat

A few days ago I put up a post that included this paragraph about our hapless Democrats: Today a poll was released showing that 47% of the people in this country want the health care law repealed. And why not? All they hear is a steady drumbeat of criticism from the right and a deafening […]

Big surprise: Catholics don’t like Saint Ricky

This really should come as no surprise: Despite Santorum’s devout Catholicism, Romney beat Santorum, 44% to 37%, among Michigan Catholics, who comprised 30% of the state’s electorate. In Ohio, by contrast, Catholics were just one-quarter of the vote in 2008. Meanwhile, Santorum trounced Romney among Michigan’s Evangelicals by sixteen points. Such voters amounted to 39% […]

Where’s Colbert?

If you’re a Colbert fan, you know he’s currently in a deadly rivalry with his former best friend Jimmy Fallon. Well lately Jimmy has been hanging out with Michelle Obama, seen here in a potato sack race against Fallon at the White House. So, inquiring minds want to know. Is Colbert going to take this […]

When will they ever learn

In an apparent attempt to please the beltway punditocracy, Steny Hoyer has announced that he’ll soon be announcing a deficit reduction program, which, whatever its merits will be rejected by the Republicans. Apparently Hoyer believes that the American people will reward the Democrats for attempting to address the most critical issue facing the country, as […]

Feeling Down

I’m feeling a bit down lately. It was Mitt that made me feel this way, sort of empty and dissatisfied. It all started when I saw him deliver this heartfelt paean to the joy he feels when he returns to his native earth.     It’s so terribly unfair that the press and much of […]

Friday Night Music

Well, in keeping with the topicality requirement, I thought I would try to find a song that celebrated something all the Republican candidates had in common, and I think I’ve found it, in two versions. This group was a true one hit wonder, though according to what I read while wandering through youtube, they parlayed […]

They truly serve who only sit and tweet

Yesterday’s debate is over, and I think it’s only fair to pay tribute to the true heroes. The internet has done some wonderful things, but perhaps for none can we be more grateful than the ability it affords the millions to avoid actually watching the likes of Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney bloviate […]

No democracy allowed in Greece

This, (via Atrios) along with the extreme austerity imposed on Greece, really should give Germany, of all countries, pause: When Wolfgang Schäuble proposed that Greece should postpone its elections as a condition for further help, I knew that the game would soon be up. We are at the point where success is no longer compatible […]

Night scene on Park Street

Last night we went to Hartford to see an old friend of mine, who I hadn’t seen since High school. We went to a pizza place in Hartford, just around the corner from where I lived until I was six. When we left, what did we see but this old car sitting by the curb. […]

Lazy Sunday

Honestly, there are times when blogging becomes a difficult ordeal. I just can’t bring myself to comment on current events. Partly this is because, deep down, I know I lack the talent to adequately address our current situation. To think that people out there, all over the country-indeed, all over the globe, are having to […]