Archive for October 13, 2009
Good luck to Robert Wexler (D-FL). So sorry to see one of the most committed progressives and a seven-term member leave the House.
(Can’t wait to hear the back story on this.)
This one is amazing:
I watched him — off and on tonight — for the first time in about a year. He’s way younger looking (well, you know, relatively speaking).
Business and financial expert Don Imus “premiered on the Fox Business Network (FBN) on October 5 to 177,000 total viewers…” Ratings for his first full week however, weren’t so good: “Imus in the Morning averaged a .2 rating and 148,000 viewers P2+ in its 6-9 a.m. time slot for the week of October 5-9.”
Then again, all this is speculation because, as with all things Fox, facts are verboten: “A spokesperson for FBN would neither confirm nor deny the numbers, as the network is not publicly rated by Nielsen.”
Not publicly rated? That is FBN afraid of? I thought coming clean was a big deal over there. (Oh, that’s right. That only applies to Democrats.)
I have a very close friend who has been a letter carrier for more than 20 years. The other day I asked her what the United States Postal Service has said about its plans to deal with the Swine flu. You know, stay home? Cough into your sleeve? Use hand sanitizer? No, none of that. She has been told to “wash her hands and stand back when you talk to someone.”
Moral of the story: Wash your hands after you retrieve your mail. Wash your hands after you open it. Wash your hands after you dispose of it and don’t talk to your carrier. Knowing the P.O. as I do through my friend, he/she is probably being pressured to come to work even if they’re sick as a dog.
That’s what I get from what President Obama said this afternoon after the Senate Finance Committee approved the Baucus “health care bill:”
He also praised Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, for being the only Republican to support the health care bill being voted on by the Senate Finance Committee, and lauded the overall committee for its “excellent work.”
“In particular, Sen. Snowe has been extraordinarily diligent in working together so that we can reduce costs of health care (and) make sure that people who don’t have it are covered,” Obama said.
They’re pissed. They want real reform: “About 30 unions will run a full-page ad in newspapers Wednesday announcing their opposition to the Senate Finance Committee’s health overhall bill, a top labor lobbyist said.”
Good for them. The labor unions and labor lobbyists are just about the only voice the people have in Washington and the people want real reform too.