Category Archives: Government

Days of unrest, continued

Reinvigorated by the idealism and fighting spirit on display right now in America’s heartland, the movement for “hope and change” has a rare, second chance. It can renew itself and become again a national force with which to be reckoned. — Van Jones I caught the last half hour of Meet the Press yesterday, a [...]

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Coming up this week in Madison

Current law requires the Governor to deliver the biennial budget message to the Legislature on or before the last Tuesday in January this year (extensions are permitted). The Governor must also provide the Legislature with a biennial state budget report, the executive budget bill, and suggestions for the best methods for raising any additional needed [...]

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The war on nutz

You can’t be friends with a squirrel. A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit. - Sarah Jessica Parker Corporate white-hat hackers and the Mossad have set back Persian plans for nuclear bomb production by at least three years according to an article in today’s New York Times. Fact checking the Times puff [...]

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Census 2010

Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio. — Thomas Malthus, 1798 How many of us are there? How many of THEM? The results of the 2010 census will be released today but the census doesn’t do a very good job of counting hedge fund managers, housing bubble [...]

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Food Safety

That damn FDA, founded a hundred years ago, just to make sure the milk bottles you got were full of milk and not white paint and rat shit. - Jon Stewart Corporate shills and Senatorial obstructionists have taken a last whack at the Food Safety bill. Filthy conditions in food plants will continue unabated if [...]

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Keeping sanity alive and my mouth shut

Yesterday, my carry-on packed, I headed off into the dark of a midwestern morning, on my way to the Rally to Restore Sanity. At the airport I was questioned by Transportation Safety officers and I admitted to possession of toothpaste and shampoo. They made me unpack so they could examine my Dopp kit. I had [...]

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Full Transcript of President Obama’s Meeting With Progressive Bloggers

Oliver Willis reports on his meeting with President Obama today… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ Internal Transcript October 27, 2010 ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT WITH BLOGGERS Roosevelt Room 3:14 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, listen, I know we’ve got limited time, so I’m not going to give a long speech [...]

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Ben Manski the Progressive Choice for the 77th Assembly District

Ben Manski provides a progressive alternative in the best tradition of Midge Miller and Spencer Black.

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