Thursday, November 18, 2010

UnemploymentExtensionDefeated In House

Mostly by Republicans. If GOP gets its way the rich will have a much better Christmas with Bush tax cuts being extended.

First GOP-Ordered Vote Since Election Is To Defund NPR

This is how the Republicans address our country's needs and the elections message of jobs, jobs, jobs?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


NY Times "....British government said on Tuesday that it had agreed to pay compensation running into millions of dollars to 15 former detainees at Guantánamo Bay and one man still held there who have accused Britain’s intelligence agencies of colluding in their torture in the American-run detention system."

What have we done regarding those who engaged in torture, or who authorized it?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Making It to the NBA

In the news a couple of months ago was the story of a 14 year-old student who had unlocked the secret to better SAT scores. The statistics he gathered showed that a longer written essay led to higher scores on SAT tests.

Without the need for real statistical research, I can reveal the secret for improving a basketball player’s chance of making it to the NBA. Thousands and thousands of layers, from grade school, colleges, and pick-up leagues dream of a career in the NBA. This can improve your chances:

Make sure that your last name is Williams.

A quick count shows that no fewer than 10 players are named Williams, each on a different team. The next most common name comes nowhere near this number. It also means the one-third of the NBA teams have a Williams on their roster.

Young players, take heed! Change your name if necessary.