Biden is the quintessential political Cheshire cat. (The Washington DC subspecies.) The guy can smile through anything. Probably a good thing to be able to do if one is Vice President Biden.
What isnt there to love about Obamacare?
Left-fascism is the version of fascism which is generally associated with the so called Left which is exhibited in many nodes of American culture but particularly at some universities. Many people know it as political correctness but it goes much deeper than just that.
I think at times he can be very funny. I think he is absolutely smart. But he has spent far far too long in the crony media echo chamber.
Strange things happen occasionally. Frogs rain from the sky, ships disappear without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle, rivers flow backward, a union president pens a good article...
One of my personal pet peeves as they say is when the suburban DC congresspeople start telling the US taxpayers that the federal workers which populate their districts need more money.
I certainly hope not. Williams lied and he should be fired. There are no 2 ways about it. There is no defense of what he did. There is no misremembering going on here. The NBC anchor is very clearly a liar.
If the Koch Brothers really wanted to get even richer theyd be calling for larger government not a smaller one. Big government, absolutely, indisputably works for the already rich and connected.
So the Kochs are going to spend a billion (on think tanks, etc) in the next election. You know what? I dont care.
There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hairs breadth short of being a dictator.
Where I live they are building houses again. The neighborhood beside me should have been built 5 years ago and finally the bulldozers are in motion again. But dont call it a recovery.
We the People beat back SOPA and we beat back 2 prior versions of CISPA. But as we predicted the government has returned with another version of the bill.
Word coming down the anecdotal (and now non-anecdotal) grapevine is that Obamacare is a developing nightmare.
I grew up with football. I like football. I still watch college football. But the NFL long ago lost its shine for me.
The GOP believes that the rank and file will vote for their candidate no matter what
We should do a lot more than complain. We the taxpayers should insist that the salaries for government employees be indexed to the average pay in a municipality.
People want movies. They want stories. That isnt going to change. But the old way of doing movie business, with large fixed costs and huge personnel overhead (at least for Hollywood movies) just doesnt make sense.
The biggest variable (perhaps its more of a constant) in the crony equation is the culture of unaccountability which pervades Washington DC.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist.
In the wake of the Cromnibus debacle, Republican congressional leadership pretty much turned their backs on wave voters for short term gain (and Democratic leaders did the same). Multiple readers at have asked, Well... now what?
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