Friday, January 25, 2013

Harry Reid lets progressives and President down by agreeing to greatly weakened changes in filibuster rules.  No talking requirement, no shifting vote burden, etc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"House Republicans Plan to Delay Crashing U.S. and World Economy until May 18th"

And of course never considered a sensible long term increase in the debt ceiling artificial limit on the country's ability to pay its bills.  So the ceiling will remain as a hostage to extract concessions the Republicans want.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


A terrific inauguration - moving ceremony, great speech, good music, huge crowds, fun parade. But the songs and First Couple dancing at the balls fell far short of the"At Last" performance in 2009.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thank You / You're Welcome

What  is it about radio and television that makes people forget how to respond to "Thank You"? Time and time again a host thanks the guest or a remote colleague and the response is " thank you " or something like "sure", "OK", or " my pleasure".

Very annoying. Why not the appropriate "You"re Welcome"?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Mars rover Curiosity has traveled roughly a quarter of a mile since landing in August."

Just about my speed