Friday September 14th will most likely not be remembered by most Americans for any special reason. If you happen to be an advocate for promoting clean, green, renewable energy like solar and wind then there’s a good chance that you’ll know it was the day that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘No More Solyndros Act‘.… [Read more]
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) had better be thankful to whatever loony conservative deity that tells politicians such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to run for the G.O.P. presidential nomination, politicians’ wives such as Anita Perry to nag their hubbies, in this case, Gov. Rick “Goodhair” Perry, to win them that Rose Garden from that black lady growing veggies in it in D.C., and for that mescaline moonshine bottle that keeps bumbling Rep.Todd Akin (R-Mo.) in the race.… [Read more]
Rarely do days go by without some controversial and embarrassing gaffe from Tea Party darling and failed Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). In her last two wins, she and her network of ultra-conservatives probably thought once near certain polling numbers meant she had the latitude to even run for the G.O.P.’s 2012 Presidential nominee with her congressional duties safely on autopilot.… [Read more]
Some things stay the same and some things never change. There you go — easy. You can say the same thing two different ways. The issue here is the Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), or of more concern, the fact that it might soon be history. This credit has been helping wind energy producers get a foothold in the electricity marketplace for some years now.… [Read more]
The morning after the President’s speech at the Democratic National Convention showed a drop in the unemployment rate, but fewer than anticipated new hirings. Immediately, the Romney campaign pooh-poohed the report as yet another sign the President’s plan wasn’t working. When it comes to reducing headcount, the Quarter Billion Dollar Man From Bain is the Jedi Master.… [Read more]
In 2010, there was a midterm election. The Right took a seat majority from the Left. Reactions varied; some claiming to be totally unsurprised, others were more honest. Even in the face of what many termed ominous for President Obama, to his credit regardless of the validity, he took the blame. Some have appointed this stumbling block the reason behind the lack of faith in the European markets still rampant today.… [Read more]
“You mean you were raped?” “Well, at first…”
- Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979
As national Republicans were trying in vain to make “legitimate rape” armchair gynecologist gaffer Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) “take one for the team”, the Party of No merrily blundered on in their crusade against women’s reproductive rights.
Missouri’s statutory party candidate switcheroo deadline came and went, but the errant Rep.… [Read more]
Reminiscent of Japanese fleeing Godzilla, Republicans are scrambling from Missouri U.S. Senate nominee Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s comments on Sunday stating that women had natural defenses against getting pregnant from a rape. Before lunch on Monday, G.O.P. Senators, including Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) put the proverbial loaded pistol (Mitt Romney checked the bullets) on Akin’s desk urging him to quit the race for the good of the Republican party.… [Read more]
Hopefully, all of you enjoyed this Memorial Day weekend. It is appropriate to take a moment to give thanks and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we as a nation can pursue liberty as we know it today. It may not be perfect but we have is due, in great measure, to our military.… [Read more]
Jamie Dimon, CEO of megabank JP Morgan Chase, has a bit of a problem on his hands. No, his problem isn’t as monumental as deciding whether one’s fortune should be spent on adding an elevatored-garage to a beachfront home, nor is it as burdensome as determining how many lobbyists are needed to find congressional members willing to sell their souls.… [Read more]
…They will come.
The weather on the east coast has been unseasonably warm. No, I’m not going to discuss global warming or, as the more politically correct like to call it, “climate change“. Far be it from me to inject a little bit of science (or common sense based on observations) here. I spend the majority of my time in New York City so my thoughts about warm weather often bring two things to mind as I make my way around the city: the damaging effects that the winter weather had on the roads and, as a subway rider, the fact that every imaginable odor known to man will soon be commingled and trapped in the heat of the NYC subway.… [Read more]
There has been a lot of noise in the media and the campaign trails lately about the separation of church and state. Many different things are being said and not much of it is correct.
Let’s examine what “separation of church and state” really means as it applies to United States law, because that’s what it is.… [Read more]
Everyone has a list about something or other. I’m joining the list of people who make lists; my list contains the top 5 annoying things that liberals do.
Bitch andComplain about President Obama even more than those on the right do. Hold your horses — am I saying he’s perfect? No. Not at all. He is, after all, a man.
A Little ‘Something Something’ On The Chain of Command: Respect For Your Superiors And The President
I am a Sailor at heart, and an enlisted Sailor at that. So, taking orders is not something I’m unaccustomed to doing. Also, 14 and a half years in the military left me with a certain degree of ‘military bearing’ that has left me with the ability to handle myself in most situations.
For example, I can handle a butt-chewing from my boss, even when it’s not deserved, because I’ve been down that road many times before and I can remain calm and courteous because professionalism is part of the job, in my opinion, whether my boss shows it or not.… [Read more]
…I can do anything better than you. That is the opening line from a song in a Broadway show, Annie Get Your Gun.
I’m having a good ‘Laugh Out Loud’ moment now that those words have come to life in the recent example of President Obama’s recess appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).… [Read more]
This message was sent by President Obama today:
Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq.
As we honor and reflect on the sacrifices that millions of men and women made for this war, I wanted to make sure you heard the news.
Bringing this war to a responsible end was a cause that sparked many Americans to get involved in the political process for the first time.… [Read more]
Throughout its history Congress has had plenty of moments that are cringe-worthy
and fully deserving of the American people’s contempt. Most of us fundamentally understand that despite the fact that Congress is elected to represent us, they are NOT us. Why do I say that? Because they are supposed to be held to a higher ethical standard but it often appears that they are not required to follow the same rules as everyone else.… [Read more]