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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Report card and predictions

Well, this is going to be an extended post. At first, I thought of splitting it in two, but it’s really one subject, and really, if you have nothing better to do on New Year’s Eve than to read this (as I have nothing better to do than to write it), then you probably need […]

A better way to a better House

A David Roberts (drgrist) tweet directed me to this article, which I thought I would pass along. I believe I’ve made similar suggestions in this blog (I know I’ve verbalized them), but for the life of me I can’t find the posts. Here’s the gist of it: Executive summary: The lack of fairness and accountability […]

Friday Night Music-a bit topical

Seems apropos, given the way in which the fiscal ~~cliff~~ bump has been negotiated in Washington. I guess Obama can relate to what Sir Paul has to say. On the other hand, let us all give thanks for crazy tea party types. Were they not around, Boehner might just say “yes” when Obama does. Instead, […]

Hard bargaining

This doesn’t excuse Obama’s eagerness to screw social security recipients; there are other ways to cut costs, but it may explain it a bit. Kent Conrad, the budget chairman on the Senate side, and a putative Democrat, suggests compromising with Boehner by giving him more than he’s asked for. Philosophically, I don’t believe in them, […]

If this is failure, give me some

Dick Armey’s attempt to take control of FreedomWorks is being portrayed as a failed coup attempt, but, personally, if I could get someone to pay me $400,000.00 a year to just stay away, I’d consider myself a success. Still, we on the left can take some satisfaction in knowing that so much of that right […]

Putting lipstick on a pig

It is a curious fact that it is often the case that the headlines or article titles in the New London Day are skewed rightward, even when the content is not. I believe it’s the case that the articles are titled locally, even when they come from other sources. The latest, and one of the […]

Friday Music

There are those who feel that, the 21st having arrived, we are safe, and the Mayan prediction has proven false. However, the 21st is still here, and the end may still approacheth. So, I don’t want to defer this a moment longer,and I can’t wait until tonight. All in all this seems more appropriate than […]

Shock from the South

Sometimes, surprising signs of hope from the most unlikely places. The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) voted in favor of two policy amendments proposed by outgoing president Thomas Robichaux at last night’s December meeting at McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School. Robichaux’s updates included adding “zero tolerance,” among other discipline actions, to its “bullying, intimidation, […]

Sarah gets it right

When she’s right, she’s right. 

Obama blinks again

In the past I’ve observed that, politics being a dirty game. When one has one’s opponent on the ground, the thing to do is stomp on his head, especially in this political clime, and especially if you are a Democrat, since you know that you’d get even worse treatment if you were down. Obama had […]