Late-Night Sneak Attack Voting In Question

The state that is home to the ‘city that never sleeps’ has an interesting new piece of legislation submitted for consideration. A few days ago, New York Senate Bill #S03412 – which seeks to prohibit lawmakers’ taking votes on legislation after 9pm and before 9am – was put forth and is now pending senate investigations and action by the government operations committee.… [Read more]

And The Gloves Come Off: Welcome to Obama 2.0

Waving “hello!” to the second term

With the sacred oath of office and the conclusion of the inaugural address, we have officially entered the second term of Barack Obama’s presidency. Presidential inaugurations are typically very formulaic: left hand on the Bible, right hand up in the air; a nod to equality here, a toast to freedom there.… [Read more]

Everyday People

“Don’t hate the black Don’t hate the white If you get bitten Just hate the bite”

~ Sly and the Family Stone

Everyday people spoke, petitioned, protested, occupied and marched.

Everyday people made their voices heard on Election Day.… [Read more]

Shed those holiday dinner pounds: ‘Inauguration Lite’ Suggested for the POTUS

There are perfectly logical topics which simply bring out my “inner wiseguy.” It was a long campaign. In his entirely sensible piece on NPR bringing up whether, as it is a reelection and we have this sizable umpteen-trillion dollar deficit, Linton Weeks wrote, perhaps we could trim some of the pomp and circumstance from a usual American Presidential inauguration.… [Read more]

The Not-So-Super Committee

Who came up with this dumb-arse idea? A committee evenly comprised of Democrats and Republicans to do the dirty work of finding over $1 trillion in savings within the federal budget and reduction to the nation’s debt. Really?

I’m sure some of you are wondering if I’m saying that it’s wrong to find ways to save money in the budget; that is not what I’m saying.… [Read more]