The Slightly Amended Tea Party Resolution

Rep. Tom Price, that good ol’ boy from Jawjah, introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives recently expressing “gratitude and appreciation” to the Teabaggers who assembled in Washington on September 12, the text of which can be seen here. It was co-sponsored by the usual Republican bigots suspects like Bachmann, Broun, Gohmert, and Gingrey, […]

Does the Appalachian Trail Run Through the Cemetery?

If you thought the story of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and the Appalachian Trail was bizarre, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet. “Back on Monday, former Republican state representative and now assistant Attorney General Roland Corning (66) was on his lunch break when a police officer found him parked his Ford Explorer at Elmwood Cemetery […]

Afternoon Cryptogram, Courtesy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The following letter to the California legislature contains a special “hidden” message from the Governor.  You could google it but don’t spoil it in the comments.  As far as I can tell, this is not a hoax.  Enjoy.   To the Members of the California State Assembly:   I am returning Assembly Bill 1176 without […]

The Wide World of Sports

I know this doesn’t fit into the political nature of our friendly little site, but if I am known for much, I am known as a huge baseball fan. The Astros hired a new manager yesterday and I wanted to give everyone here a primer in case they don’t follow baseball as closely as I […]

A look at the teacher shortage from the inside

There was an interesting letter in the Chronicle yesterday about education. I always find these interesting. The letter writer didn’t identify himself as a teacher, but if he was he has awfully unrealistic expectations. He wanted five year contracts and one computer for every two students. He wanted tutoring programs for students that fail and […]

“Don’t Let This Happen Again”

The year is 1965 and President Johnson approves a request from General William Westmoreland for an additional 50,000 troops in Vietnam, bringing the total force there to 125,000. The year is 2009 and President Obama is considering a request by General Stanley McChrystal for an additional 40,000 troops in Afghanistan, bringing the total U.S. force […]