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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Friday Night Music-A Teabagger’s Anthem

Or is it lament? Whatever. In light of the recent decision, this seemed like a good pick. Dedicated to our friends on the right. It appears to express their feelings, at least in the refrain. I couldn't find a decent video of this from the late, great, Ray Charles, but this version by John Mayer […]

Cut them loose

17 Democrats voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt. They preferred to take orders from the NRA than stand with their party. There are some things that, even for Democrats, should be beyond the pale. They should be cut loose. Not a dime from the DNC or the DCCC. Let them get their money from […]

My take, as if it matters

  I would never have predicted that Roberts would be the fifth vote for the health care law, but as a blogger I have the absolute right to give an opinion about why it’s not surprising, now that it's happened. So here’s my theory. It’s not the Scalia court, and it’s not the Alito court. […]

Casey wants my money, he’ll stick it to me later

  I get at least 10 distinct fundraising emails a day, so I normally just scan the subject lines and go on, but for some reason I read an email I received today from Ed Rendell on behalf of one of my least favorite (Democratic) senators, Bob Casey. Casey is one of those guys you […]

Is it possible? One small step?

A stopped clock is right twice a day, so why can’t a stopped Congress get it right once in two years? Suggesting that something good can even come from the reflexive anti-Obamaism of the modern day Republican party, we learn that there is a bi-partisan movement afoot to severely curtail the government’s use of the […]

The ACLU at the right wing money trough

  A couple of years ago I became involved with a local branch of the ACLU, but I found that I just didn’t have the time to attend the meetings. Even then, I had my doubts about the organization, when I learned from a state legislator that the ACLU had opposed attempts to outlaw political […]

Friday Night Music-Heat Wave

Not a great video, but this, in one or more reincarnations, is pretty much it for this song. It’s a great song, and we’re certainly having a heat wave, so…

Low hanging fruit

  Thank God the SEC is out there protecting us from the guys that are really destroying the economy! The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Florida man with running a Ponzi scheme whose trading was dictated by celestial forces. In a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court in Florida, the SEC alleges […]

A liar for the ages

  To say that Willard Romney is a liar is to say nothing new to anyone who has been paying attention, but alas, quite a few people aren’t paying attention. And while, in 2000, the press worked vigorously to spread the false meme that Al Gore was a fabricator, we can rest assured that having […]

A plug

  Ever since I got my Ipad, I have searched for the perfect app on which to write these blog posts. I now think I’ve found it. Actually, a combination of apps, that together do everything I need. The first is called Writing Kit, which allows you to edit Markdown documents. There are lots of […]