Archive for March 15, 2011

Kudos to the Japanese for Their Strength

How the Japanese people are staying sane I’ll never know.

I don’t know if I could do it.  I’d be so on edge.

Look at this “map” of the aftershocks they’ve experienced.

It’s exhausting.

And notice how strong the aftershocks are.



March 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM Leave a comment

Is CNN Doing Peter King’s Dirty Work?

I just saw a promo for a CNN “special” that will air on Sunday, March 27:  “Unwelcome:  The Muslims Next Door.”

Just looked it up.  Here’s the trailer.

Wow. “Does freedom of religion mean freedom from suspicion?”

What’s the deal?  Is CNN doing Peter King’s dirty work?

The timing here is so suspicious.



March 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM 2 comments

The People of Michigan Have Had It

Citizens in Michigan are occupying the State Capitol this afternoon.

This is the crowd earlier today:


Watch — LIVE — here.


March 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM Leave a comment

Boulder, Colorado is #1 Again

I live in Boulder, Colorado and I don’t take it for granted.  Not a day goes by — really — that I don’t feel lucky to live here.

From Gallup:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boulder, Colo., had the highest Well-Being Index score in the U.S. across the 188 metropolitan areas that Gallup and Healthways surveyed in 2010. Lincoln, Neb.; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.; Provo-Orem, Utah; and Honolulu round out the top five metro areas with the highest wellbeing.

Interesting.  Boulder, Lincoln, Ft. Collins and Madison are all liberal towns (I’m not sure about the others.)

And then there’s the bottom of the list:

Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.,-Ohio, had the lowest Well-Being Index score in 2010, at 58.1, and the only score below 60 in the nation. The regional breakdown in wellbeing scores is largely consistent with Gallup and Healthways state-level results, which find wellbeing higher in the West and lower in the South.

It’s no wonder the wellbeing index is lowest in the South.  Republicans have been in charge down there for decades and they don’t care about the quality of life — for most people that is.  Corporate people, yes.  People people? Not so much.

March 15, 2011 at 4:40 PM Leave a comment

What Every Man Thinks About, Apart From Sex

Break time!


I could use a couple copies of this.

March 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM Leave a comment

Republicans Schedule Emergency Meeting

Wow. Those D.C. Republicans are getting down to business folks, just like they promised.  They’ve scheduled an “emergency meeting” tomorrow on, ah, creating jobs?

Nope.  On ending Federal funding for NPR:



Yep.  Priorities.  Priorities.

March 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM 2 comments

Hey, $cott Walker

Billionaire Koch brothers funded a politician…

This video via The Political Carnival’s BLUNT.

See more BLUNT videos (“a lot like letters to the editor”) here.

What a great idea.

March 15, 2011 at 1:14 PM Leave a comment

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