Archive for June 23, 2011

Elizabeth Turner, USPS — More in the Coming Days

Let me put it this way:  There was a time when you got a “gold” watch for 30+ years of busting-your-ass service.

You won’t believe what they do now.

More to come.

June 23, 2011 at 8:21 PM Leave a comment

NH Republicans Vote to Cap Minimum Wage

It is amazing how unabashedly vicious Republicans are:

New Hampshire legislators voted to override a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday, paving the way for a new law to restrict the state’s minimum wage.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Carol McGuire and strongly backed by GOP leadership, automatically ties the state minimum wage to the federal minimum wage, assuring that New Hampshire’s rate is as low as it can legally be.

With its minimum wage currently set at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, New Hampshire is ensuring that it will continue to have the lowest minimum wage in all of New England. Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut all have state minimum wages between $7.40 and $8.25 an hour.

June 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM 1 comment

“Dems in Disarray”

The “liberal media” loves to claim that “Democrats are in disarray” but check this out:

Barack Obama holds double digits over all of his potential opponents for reelection in Oregon: he’s up 12 points on Mitt Romney at 50-38, 18 against Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann at 52-34 and 53-35 respectively, 21 against Herman Cain at 53-32, and 22 against Sarah Palin at 57-35.



June 23, 2011 at 2:53 PM Leave a comment

Eric Cantor Puts His Personal Power Before Country

So, Eric Cantor has taken his ball and gone home huh?  He has pulled out of the budget/debt limit negotiations and handed the responsibility for striking a deal to John Boehner.

Here’s what the wise Ezra Klein (love the name Ezra) has to say about that:

Cantor is putting personal power before country here, and in a very dangerous way. If Boehner actually does manage to cut a decent deal despite Cantor’s effort to throw him under the bus, he may not hold on as leader of his party, but unlike Cantor, he’ll deserve to. For better or worse, this is when we learn whether anyone on the Republican Party’s leadership team is actually prepared to lead.

We don’t have a deficit problem, we have a Republicans-need-to-start-doing-their-job problem.


June 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM 1 comment

Pic of the Day

Wow.  Check out this image of solar flares captured by NASA on June 16:



Cool.  Er, well, you know what I mean.

June 23, 2011 at 9:45 AM Leave a comment

Police State America

Watch as a woman, standing in her own front yard, is arrested by Rochester, New York police for filming them handcuffing a guy they later released.

(Video via.)

More here.

On a related note, go here to watch a reporter at a PUBLIC MEETING in Washington, D.C. yesterday, being arrested for recording the PUBLIC MEETING.

June 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM Leave a comment

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