"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

February 05, 2010

Bits and Pieces for the Week of January 31 - February 6

How to Fall 35,000 Feet—And Survive (Mike)

Iran finds a very expensive way to solve the country's animal overpopulation (Mike)

I've tried many internet radio sites. I find RadioTuna to be one of the easiest and fastest to use. (Mike)

A master of the art of parking in tight spaces. (Mike)

For those conservatives who think different, "Obama Largely Inherited Today’s Huge Deficits". (7 of 6)

With a sampling error of only +/- 2%, here is a new poll assessing how Republicans stand on today's social issues. Hint: it's worse than you can imagine. (Mike)

"President Obama will be doing another televised question-and-answer session tomorrow morning -- this one with the Senate Democratic Caucus." Will any Progressive Senators be asking him tough questions? (7 of 6)

Hell freezes over!! Sarah Palin and I agree on something, she wants Obama to fire Rahm Emanuel. I think it's needed for Rahm's right-center domestic policies... she feels it should be for, "...remarks he allegedly made about the intellectually disabled." Damn it Sarah, Rahm wasn't talking about you or your son... he was talking about us Liberals! (7 of 6)

If large real estate firms walk away from responsibilities and debt why shouldn't the small borrower? "Arizona law professor Brent White says the only thing standing between many
'underwater' homeowners and a better financial future is a misguided sense that walking away from a loan commitment is morally wrong." (7 of 6)


Mike said...

7 of 6:

That's weird how the single quote mark makes it do a line return.

And hey, welcome back!

Seven of Six said...

Hey Mike, The SOTU inspired me a little bit... though I still do not trust Rahm Emmanuel. Maybe Obama can try talking to Blue Dog Democrats like he did the repukes.

Not sure what you mean on "single quote mark", I always do a left click and open a new window anyway.

I'll be back for a while, until I become disenchanted with the Democratic leadership, again... a couple months perhaps?

Mike said...

The single quote mark preceding the word (underwater) apparently caused a line return. I didn't know that about HTML coding.

Mike said...

7 of 6:

Regarding your feelings about Rahm: Since he works for Obama, he's a direct reflection of the latter. It's up to Obama to steer Rahm in a more progressive direction is that is what he truly wants.

Seven of Six said...

Oh, I get it now... I had to change it to single quote in order for it not to interfere with my original quote of the newspaper article.

That is the thing about Rahm... I thought Obama was going to lead the Nation in a more Progressive manner... I get that he had to save the investors from fleeing the stock market completely but the rest of this shit... damn, ask for the moon with health reform and meet in the middle... instead, him and Rahm started from a middle position and gave in from there. I just want Rahm gone, fire his ass, or let him resign so he can run for Mayor of Chicago.

I feel Howard Dean got totally fucked in this deal... he's the one who helped the Democrats to victory the last couple of elections. And if they go down, it will be because they didn't retain his services.