Monday, March 22, 2010
Ann Jones has an incisive look at Obamamericas experience in Afghanistan. Who didn't see this train wreck coming? More to the point, why are we still sharpening a broken sword? Paul B. Farrell has my back with his take on our most recent national debacles.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I'm off to Advance Auto Parts. Got to roll my pickup down a hill to start it and burn that foreign oil. I bought a starter for $60.00 and it was defective. The problem is I wasn't aware of its shortcomings until it was tested in real time. Twice the installation, three times the gas (replacement had to be ordered), now we have an underpants gnome situation. Where's my horse. Somebody give me my horse. Or a Toyota. Sometimes it is just difficult to be an optometrist.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
"Senate Drops Funding For Summer Jobs Program And Enhanced Subsidies For Poor Families With Children".
The cost of these jobs for our children...they would probably rather have the money now and pay for it at a discount as their income rises in the future, if we give them a future. "Who's gonna give a job to old Slim Carter?".
3/1/10, 3:41 pm EST
The obstructionist Republican senate minority is blocking an extension of unemployment benefits, through the filibuster of one Jim Bunning of Kentucky, whose state is mired in 10.7 percent unemployment.
When Jeff Merkel of Oregon beseeched his colleague on the Senate floor to consider the impact on Americans hit hardest by this recession, Bunning blurted out:
This from MSN Money: (Published Feb. 23, 2009)
District of Columbia
*State has OK'd a temporary $45 increase beginning May 3. Sources: The Associated Press, state labor department Web sites.