The Morning: April 8, 2011

It’s been a banner week for Mississippi: First, we find out how little Governor Haley Barbour and his state care to fix the child welfare system.  Now we learn that 46% of Mississippi Republicans want to see anti-miscegenation re-instated. Nuclear facilities really need to avoid anything that explodes right now: An “unusual event” occurred at … Continue reading

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The Morning: April, 7 2011

This has nothing to do with the budget: Speaker Boehner and Senator Reid meet with the President about the current budget.  With little movement, the Speaker lets us know the real reason: abortion, the EPA, etc, “There’s no agreement on the policy riders.” Is this what retirement is like? An 85-year old builds a raft … Continue reading

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The Morning: April 6th, 2011

To the people of New York: Bellevue is stupid and has nothing to do but bother other cities. They do it to Seattle all the time: A “Gun Rights” organization from Bellevue, WA sues Mayor Bloomberg and NYC over a reasonable gun permit fee.  Apparently a gun permit should only cost $10, less than a … Continue reading

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The Morning April 4th, 2011

The exact thing not to do: A fringe pastor burns a Koran and Sen. Lindsey Graham responds by hoping to curtail free speech rights during war. Still not as bad as Chernobyl? Japanese power company is forced to release 10,000 tons of radioactive water into the ocean. Tim Pawlenty is eventually going to hire John … Continue reading

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I Get It: Congress is an April Fool’s Day Joke

I’m not sure what’s more frustrating: the report that shows a family of four needs to make $68,000 to find stability in this country or the fact that it’s not going to change.  The Federal poverty level has long been an inadequate, but the discrepancy between the what the Federal government considers poverty ($22,050 for … Continue reading

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