Monthly Archives: October 2010 «

 

If this is a recovery, where are the jobs??

Posted by: Phineas on October 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm » 9 Comments

President Obama (and especially his fawning sycophants in the media) likes to compare himself to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who lead the nation during the Great Depression. In this brief video essay from Reason.TV, Ted Balaker looks at the current jobless recovery and see other similarities to FDR that Obama might not enjoy: Balaker and Professor […]

 

NFL Sunday Open Thread

Posted by: ST on October 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm » 3 Comments

Sorry I’m so late with this, y’all. Just been a crazy last few days. Tomorrow I should be back to a normal blogging schedule (whatever “normal” is!). In fact, I’ll probably be blogging more than normal tomorrow, since I’m off this week. I see the Panthers are still “staying the course” against St. Louis. What […]

 

Gerrymandering: the legal way to rig an election

Posted by: Phineas on October 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm » 5 Comments

Why bother stuffing ballot boxes and getting felons to vote when you can just draw the district boundaries to ensure your guy or gal wins? Via Reason.TV, here’s an interview with Bill Mundell on the dangers of gerrymandering: It may not be the sexiest political issue of our time, but it is of fundamental importance […]

 

You are a criminal if you deny global warming

Posted by: Phineas on October 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm » 8 Comments

Don’t try to weasel out of it. We see you over there, with your doubts and your skepticism, muttering about Medieval Warm Periods and “hiding the decline.” You don’t believe in anthropogenic global warming, do you? You’re a denier, and that makes you a criminal! And I have that on the authority of two experts […]

 

Founding Fathers and Mudslingers

Posted by: Phineas on October 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm » 4 Comments

You think modern American political campaigns are vicious, mudslinging affairs in which no smear is too vile to be hurled? Hah! The modern candidates are nothing -nothing!- compared to the men whose dignified portraits grace our history books. Reason.TV presents just one amusing example: Remember that the next time you hear someone whine about “tone” […]

 

Saturday morning open thread

Posted by: Phineas on October 30, 2010 at 11:38 am » 4 Comments

Howdy, folks! Our hostess is off dashing* around North Carolina today, and I’m tied up until the afternoon, so blogging will likely be light until later today. Consider this your open thread. *(No worries. The NC Highway Patrol has been alerted. )

 

AP

Posted by: ST on October 30, 2010 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Obama: Appeals for common ground, yet jabs GOP

 

Fox News

Posted by: ST on October 30, 2010 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Colorado Senate Race: “The Wild West of Spending”

 

Sarah Palin

Posted by: ST on October 30, 2010 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

Lisa M., are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?

 

The Hill

Posted by: ST on October 30, 2010 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day