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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Mission Accomplished

31-Jan-09

From Bloomberg via Think Progress: Richest Americans’ Income Doubled as Tax Rate Slashed By Ryan J. Donmoyer Jan. 30 (Bloomberg)—The average tax rate paid by the richest 400 Americans fell by a third to 17.2 percent through the first six years of the Bush administration and their average income doubled to $263.3 million, new IRS […]

Heh-Heh. Heh. He Said 'Stimulus.'

30-Jan-09

It is a crying shame how the House vote went on the stimulus package, but it was a valuable object lesson for the Democratic Party and its leader, President Barack Obama. The package isn’t perfect, but nothing is in Washington. It should have done more for infrastructure, and the provision expanding contraception programs should have […]

Rush Limbaugh Is A Big, Fat Idiot

29-Jan-09

Wait. Has that title been taken already? Well, what the hell. If the shoe fits…then haul them both at Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh writes an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal—I know, right?—advising President Obama to blithely indulge in the Two Santas strategem. Really. Why President Obama should listen to a man who has conditionally hoped […]

Ms. Crowley: What Went Down in Your Head?

27-Jan-09

Monica Crowley and I are very different people. On the most recent McLaughlin, the post-resignation Nixon aide (::headscratch::) said that President Obama’s determination to close the detainee camps at Guantánamo Bay “…will prove to be one of the most irresponsible things ever done by a Commander-In-Chief.” You see, I was thinking the exact opposite, that […]

Your Church. Welcome to it.

27-Jan-09

In 1998, The Catholic Church excommunicated an entire parish in Rochester, NY. Now they have a new church called Spiritus Christi (you can Google it up). The reason for this drastic measure was the prominent role of women on the altar (they had women deacons, they now have a woman priest), the blessing of gay […]

:: wave ::

26-Jan-09

We had an interesting commenter stop by and mark up my recent entry* on the abortion issue.* ‘Twas someone who knows me or knew me, enough to refer to me not by my nom de web. More interesting, though, was the nom de web the commenter left. Comment by A Planned Parenthood Nurse I won’t […]

Busch 9/11 Redux

26-Jan-09

Curiosity about what The Moron George W. Busch was doing on September 11, 2001 will not be satisfied by viewing the Nation Geographic Channel’s special on Air Force One, which aired Sunday night. At best, this presentation, made with the full cooperation of The Moron AND Barack Obama, is hot air drama typical of this […]

John Boner's Stimulus Package

26-Jan-09

Before we take too seriously John Boner’s whining about the stimulus plan, we should look closely at the GOP economic record. Not good…particularly if you are trying to make the case…as is House Minority Leader Boner… that the GOPers know what they are talking about. In the beginning of VooDoo economics, The Raygunner, traitor to […]

They Missed The Biggest One Of All

26-Jan-09

The British Guardian newspaper today runs Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown …, an attempt to quantify the crisis. The list includes Al Greenspan, Bill Clinton, Chris Dodd, and The American People, but it neglects to mention the most at fault of all: Milton Friedman and his band of merry maniacs from Chicago. […]

Like The Weasels That They Are

25-Jan-09

From TPM: …because the central objective of burrowing is for political appointees to fly under the radar while Washington changes hands, it’s often hard to tell when the practice is actually occurring. Consider the case of Kathie Olsen, who just made a very curious move: going from the No. 2 post at the National Science […]