Monthly Archives: February 2009

“Stick-it-to-us”

February 17, 2009
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As the great one is splashed all over the news today signing President Pelosi’s “stick-it-to-us” bill, you might want to think about what is really happening. Here are just a few tidbits found in but only the first couple hundred pages of the over fourteen hundred page behemoth: $50,000,000 to assist eligible “aquaculture producers”...

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Ranking The Presidents

February 16, 2009
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Just in time for President’s Day, C-Span has released the results of it’s updated ranking of the Presidents survey. While no survey will please all, over 60 historians and professionals contibute to this particular one and all in all it has some excellent methodology. Of course Lincoln and Washington are at the top, but...

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Hey Buddy, Can Ya Spare A Few Billion?

February 13, 2009
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At the end of this introduction is actual text of just THREE pages from the stimulus bill conference report posted on the House web site. It is from Division A which has a total of only 496 pages. Division B has 577 pages and THEN there’s the “explanatory” statements for each that are 136...

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Friday Follies 2.13.09

February 13, 2009
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Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad. While no folly this week tops the wonderful “stick-it-to-us” bill Prince Obama and President Pelosi...

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FLASH: New Species Discovered: An Honest Politician

February 12, 2009
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Just off the wires. Politico is reporting that a new political species has been discovered (my words). One who believes in his principles over political expediency. “Republican Sen. Judd Gregg abruptly withdrew his nomination as President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary Thursday, telling Politico that he “couldn’t be Judd Gregg” and serve in the Cabinet.”...

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Another Corner

February 12, 2009
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The hackers have been beaten back, the cyber attacks have abated and the new local Corner is now live on the Joplin Globe online site. If you’re ever having one of those “down days” and just don’t think it could ever get any worse, come on over to southwest missouri and check out the...

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