Let’s Make a Deal

As we’ve heard so many times during the debt ceiling circus, nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to, but reports are emerging of a tentative deal. ABC has this: * A debt ceiling increase of up to $2.1 to $2.4 trillion (depending on the size of the spending cuts agreed to in the […]

Peter Dilbert Parkinson

I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the following. The Peter Principle states: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. This is exemplified daily in Corporate America. Peter also argues that a class or caste system is supposedly more efficient at avoiding incompetence. For example, if you have a gonad-less class […]

Completely Disconnected From Reality

Sen. Jon Kyl: ‘Democrats are blocking progress on a deal’: “Republicans have tried to work with Democrats to solve the debt crisis, but “behind the scenes” Democrats insisted on huge tax increases, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) said Saturday. “Unfortunately, after weeks of negotiations, it became clear that Democrats in Washington did not view this crisis […]

There Is No Debt Crisis

Here’s a talking point you won’t hear from Speaker Boehner, the Tea Party inmates who have taken control of the asylum formerly known as the House of Representatives, or any other Republican involved in this ginned-up “crisis.” Sadly, you’ll hear it from damn few, if any, Democrats as well: The cost the United States pays […]

Just Do It

UCLA Law Professor Jonathan Zasloff and Lawrence O’Donnell last night on The Last Word discussing President Obama invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

O’Reilly Claims Media Attacking Christians Over Norway Attacks

Bill O’Reilly, never missing a chance to play the poor, persecuted Christian card, said on his show that the media is only reporting that the Norway terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, is a Christian because they don’t like Christians and want to diminish social conservatives. I’d like to show this segment to you. As you can […]

The Debt Ceiling Circus Rolls On

In the battle of the dueling plans, after being chastised by Eric Cantor (“stop whining”) and John Boehner (“get your ass in line”) yesterday the House is expected to vote today on the Boehner plan. The Hill is calling it a “referendum” on Boehner’s ability to lead. Meanwhile in the Senate: “Mr. Reid sent Mr. […]

Updated: Hypocrite of the Day: Joe Walsh

Congressman Joe Walsh, (R-IL) released a video earlier this month in which he called on President Obama to “quit lying” and asked the president “Have you no shame, sir?” He also spoke of the need for a balanced budget amendment, and re-iterated his refusal to raise the debt ceiling because he “won’t place one more […]

It Just Seems to Me…

…that if I were president of these here United States and;  I knew for certain, or had been advised by those whose business it is to know such things for certain, that in 6 days the country was facing the probability of a financial and economic crisis; I knew  that there was no plan on […]