Politics

IT’S A FEATURE, NOT A

IT’S A FEATURE, NOT A BUG….A friend of my mother’s decided to get a cat the other day, so she went down to our local shelter and picked one out. This was the first time she had owned a cat, and the next day she called my mother and told her worriedly that she thought… Read more »

WORDS MATTER….The LA Times ran

WORDS MATTER….The LA Times ran a story today about David Frum’s new book. Here’s an excerpt about Bush advisor Karen Hughes: It was Hughes who laid down various rules for speech writers, Frum says: Parents would be referred to as “moms and dads”; “tax cuts” would be called “tax relief,” to come across as “a… Read more »

MORE ON BUSH-ONOMICS….There’s a PR

MORE ON BUSH-ONOMICS….There’s a PR problem with the Bush plan too. A PR problem for the Democrats, that is. Here is RealClear Politics’ take on the issue: “THEY’VE TAKEN STEROIDS”: That’s how one GOP aide described the White House’s $674 billion economic stimulus plan…. By contrast, the Dems $136 billion proposal looks positively paltry….If the… Read more »

MORE FUN WITH POLLING….Daniel Drezner

MORE FUN WITH POLLING….Daniel Drezner points to a Zogby poll showing that John Edwards has “surged” into second place with support from 9% of likely Democratic voters. But considering that the poll has a statistical error of ?5%, says Drezner, Zogby’s breathless prose probably means that “some public relations flack had way too many lattes… Read more »

BUSH STIMULUS PLAN UNVEILED!….WELL, I’M

BUSH STIMULUS PLAN UNVEILED!….WELL, I’M STIMULATED, ANYWAY….So the Bushies ran their “stimulus” plan up the flagpole last week, presumably to gauge reaction and fine tune it before going public with the real thing. So what happened? They made it even worse. Here’s what they came up with: Proposal 10-Year Cost End dividend tax $364 billion… Read more »

AND YOU THINK OUR SCHOOLS

AND YOU THINK OUR SCHOOLS ARE BAD?….Saudi Arabia is apparently planning some educational reforms: Education Minister Dr. Muhammad Al-Rasheed has said that the Saudi school syllabus has ?several defects? and his ministry is making every effort to address and eliminate them. Hopefully the “defects” he’s planning to address include stuff like this: Following a lesson… Read more »

THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE….Rush,

THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE….Rush, responding to a caller: You’ve got to get over 2000. It’s 2002 now. I know that conservatives like to look to the past, but this is ridiculous.

POWER BLACKOUT….Justene Adamec just suffered

POWER BLACKOUT….Justene Adamec just suffered through a 32-hour (!) blackout and apparently no one knew about it: Imagine my surprise this morning when the power company indicated we should have called the moment it went out, even though vast areas were out and gradually being reconnected. Apparently, our call during hour 14 was the first… Read more »

FREUD WOULD HAVE HAD A

FREUD WOULD HAVE HAD A FIELD DAY….I had no idea Ann Salisbury had such kinky tastes. Single guys take notice.