Day’s End and Night Watch

It’s WaMo’s great friend Blue Girl’s birthday today, and to celebrate it, I recommend you check out the Facebook page she maintains for us, among her other contributions.

In news remainders of the day:

* Pelosi rejects Medicare eligibility age increase as part of fiscal deal.

* Nice work if you can get it: Dick Armey receives reported $8 million severance package upon leaving FreedomWorks in a huff. No wonder conservatives think pensions are unnecessary.

* Rush whines about demonization of “perfectly legal” tax loopholes as loopholes.

* At Ten Miles Square, Austin Frakt argues that any measure that doesn’t increase the efficiency of Medicare or of the health care system should not be called a “reform.”

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer mocks Bill O’Reilly’s suggestion of affirmative action hiring policies for conservative academics.

And in non-political news:

* Michelob, Michelob Light, Bud Select, Milwaukee’s Best, Old Milwaukee, and MGD are all beers whose U.S. sales have dropped more than 50% since 2006.

Selah.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.