Friday, November 11, 2011

Princess Nancy

In last Wednesday's Republican debate, Herman Cain referred to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "Princess Nancy". He was widely criticized for this and later said it was a mistake. Some said it was sexist.

Maybe I'm dense, butI just don't get it. Yes, it was flip and a bit disrespectful, but wasn't the reference to Speaker Pelosi's power rather than to personal traits? Would it have been better if the reference had been to Queen Nancy or Czarina Nancy?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The nation’s largest retailer and employer now wants to become its largest primary-care provider as well

Well, if anyone can reduce health care costs, Walmart can. I'm eager to see how they do it, since importing doctors and nurses from China would be difficult.


Pundits said that several of these candidates were just one gaffe away from dropping out.

Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrich, and Huntsman did OK.
Cain did well, despite the recent revelations that will probably end his candidacy.
Ron Paul is, well, Ron Paul.
Romney did quite well.

Perry is toast.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Mississippi Voters Reject Anti-Abortion Measure
Ohio Turns Back a Law Limiting Unions’ Rights
So Ohio's Republican Governor learns that stripping unions of bargaining rights is a crazy idea.

And Mississippi voters knockdown a foolish personhood law. But this anti abortion will probably be pushed by the crazies in other states.

Monday, November 07, 2011


As stated by Mitt Romney and the Supreme Court, corporations are people, with free speech rights. Do corporations become persons when incorporation papers are signed, or when filed, or at some other time?