Archive for January 20, 2010

Republicans: You’re On Your Own When it Comes to “Saving for Retirement”

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.”


January 20, 2010 at 11:43 PM Leave a comment

Vancouver To Truck Snow in for Olympic Games

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.

Guess not:  Olympic Officials Say They’ll be Trucking in Snow.

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?

Since never.

January 20, 2010 at 9:17 PM Leave a comment

Fox News Claims African-Americans Are Leading the Tea Party Movement

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.

Nice try.

January 20, 2010 at 7:42 PM 1 comment

Yes We Can, If…

Arianna Huffington was on The Ed Show just now:  “Nobody said ‘Yes We Can,’ if we get Olympia Snow on board.”

So true.

January 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

From David Sirota:

January 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM Leave a comment

A Voice From Deep Inside the Democratic Machine

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.

Money quote:

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.

January 20, 2010 at 4:49 PM Leave a comment

Pro-Rape T-Shirts

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.”

January 20, 2010 at 4:20 PM 1 comment

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