Eyes Wide Shut, America: The Military Industrial Complex is Alive and Well in the US

I have recently completed an online government training course that I am required to take for an upcoming assignment. While taking the course and clicking the links for associated information, I stumbled upon a fascinating spreadsheet published by our very own government on contractors and “top dollars” paid out in 2008. The results shouldn’t have […]

More Excise Tax Smoke and Mirrors

Following up on last week’s post about the excise tax on the so-called “Cadillac” health plans, Bob Herbert has some new information in an op-ed piece in yesterday’s New York Times. I’m not surprised that there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors involved in the supposed cost-cutting and deficit reduction figures coming from the Senate, […]

Republicans Vow to Run on “No Health Care” Platform

Republicans are vowing to run on an election platform of repealing health care reform in 2010.  Newt Gingrich appeared on Meet The Press this Sunday and indicated that all Republicans running for office will “run on an absolute pledge to repeal this bill.”  Right now, half of Americans support health care reform simply because the […]

I want my ten dollars

It happened innocently enough. I took a quick trip to Tampa Bay back when I was engaged to watch some basketball with my friends. It’s something I haven’t been able to do since my daughter was born. Well, this was back in the winter of 2002 and you know what that meant in terms of […]

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at The Daily Hurricane, a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our faithful readers!  It’s been an exciting year for all of us and we’re looking forward to a great 2010.  Best to you and yours. Jefe

Santa’s On His Way!

NORAD has been tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve trip for years, and now has a website so kids of all ages can follow him as he heads toward their house.  Tonight, Santa has been seen all over Asia and Europe, and has just left the UK headed for Ireland and Iceland.  Here’s his latest video: Have […]