Archive for January 20, 2010
OK, so I’ll take them up on that:
I went to my local credit union today.
I stood in line to deposit a check.
While there, I looked around and saw a billboard advertising current interest rates.
The highest? 1.25% for a 60-month — that would be five freakin years — “jumbo” deposit of $100,000.
Now someone, please — Scott Brown-Nose? Jim What’s-a-Mint? John I’m-a-Bone-Head? John McCan’t? — tell me how that translates into “saving for retirement.”
My guess is that when Vancouver, Canada bid for the 2010 Olympic Games — eight or nine years ago? — it had a reasonable expectation that snow would be on the ground at its ski venues such that skiing wouldn’t be a problem.
Gosh. Could climate change have something to do with this? Not to mention tornadoes in Southern California. I mean, since when are there tornadoes in SoCal?
You know, hey, we’re talkin’ Faux News here so something tells me this is a wild, wild, exaggeration:
Especially when I read the article associated with the picture:
Marcus is one of a number of black conservatives who have joined up with, and helped lead, the conservative tea party movement since its inception.
“[O]ne of a number…?” Are we talking two? Five? Ten? Not exactly the picture of “Blacks” taking a lead in the movement.
Arianna Huffington was on The Ed Show just now: “Nobody said ‘Yes We Can,’ if we get Olympia Snow on board.”
Talking Points Memo has published an email it got this afternoon from a long-time Senate staffer (whom it has grant anonymity). It’s enlightening but, sorry, pretty damn depressing.
The worst is that I can’t help but feel like the main emotion people in the caucus are feeling is relief at this turn of events. Now they have a ready excuse for not getting anything done. While I always thought we had the better ideas but the weaker messaging, it feels like somewhere along the line Members internalized a belief that we actually have weaker ideas. They’re afraid to actually implement them and face the judgement [sic] of the voters. That’s the scariest dynamic and what makes me think this will all come crashing down around us in November.
It’s hard to know what to say when you come across an article about pro-rape T-shirts and ones that say things like “Anti-Abortion! But Pro-Date-Rape” and “NO means YES.”