Suppose We Gave a Tea Party and Nobody Came

I’ve been away for a while.  I hoped that when I returned I would have something funny and non-political to rant about.  Alas.  And this has the makings of a long one. I’ve had very little direct interaction with the Tea Party.  I have one friend who’s a member.  He’s a great guy, very smart … Continue reading Suppose We Gave a Tea Party and Nobody Came

Cliffhanger II – Did I Turn Into a Right Wingnut?

A handful of friends reacted to my last post by telling me they thought I'd taken a hard hook to the right.  I guess that would actually be a slice – unless you’re left-handed, which I am, but I don’t play that way.  Some thought it was great, others not so much.  In either case, … Continue reading Cliffhanger II – Did I Turn Into a Right Wingnut?

Cliffhanger – Part. . .(I Don’t Know, I Lost Count)

I'm back after a break, and I'm afraid I'm going political again.  I try very hard to be non-partisan here, to focus on facts, underlying causes and solutions that might actually work, to bash systems rather than people.  Today, I’m going to allow myself a partisan moment, although in this case I don't think it's … Continue reading Cliffhanger – Part. . .(I Don’t Know, I Lost Count)

Angels and Pinheads

Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recession that began in December of 2007 officially ended in June of 2009, some 14 months ago.  I’m sure relieved to hear that.  I’ll bet you are too. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NBER goes on to “warn” that any future downturn would … Continue reading Angels and Pinheads