Saints Versus Bears…

Since every team in the division lost, can we just pretend the season starts today? A destruction of the Chicago Bears would sure be a nice place to start…because as I wander around the windy city on my day off tomorrow, it would be a beautiful thing to wear some Saints gear and laugh, and…

GOP job killers…

Tonight is Obama’s jobs speech. That’s nice and all, but not really important as evidenced by the reactions of Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell and Jim DeMint who have already figured out nothing Obama could propose will work. “Same failed approach,” McConnell called it. Interesting, considering for the past two years the GOP hasn’t said…

In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

Required reading from Mike Lofgren at Truthout: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult “Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -“Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political…

An “adult crisis” metaphor for the economy…

Hey everybody… So, the patient is wheeled into the emergency room on a gurney, after letting his best friend, George W Bush, talk him into slitting open his right wrist. He’s bleeding pretty bad, could die if the doctors don’t act quickly. Hearing the call, Dr. Obama rushes into the room and quickly stitches up the cut, but only a…

Congratulations, David…

Congratulations, and thanks much for the continued coverage of the spill and aftermath… “Times-Picayune reporter David Hammer won a national environmental reporting award Monday for his coverage of the BP oil spill. The Society of Environmental Journalists announced the winners of the 2010-2011 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. Hammer reported on the risky decisions…

I’m not a child, Barack, but I do still work in the community, you?

On ABC’s This Week, White House Political Director David Plouffe said: “This isn’t about playing on a Republican playing field. This country, our economy, has to reduce the deficit, we have to live within our means. And if you’re a progressive, there’s a powerful case for deficit reduction. Things like college loans, college scholarships, spending…

GOP…if not the economy, the environment…

Seriously? “The House of Representatives, led by anti-environmental Republicans, are sharpening their knives to gut key health and wildlife protections that could benefit millions of Americans,” Marty Hayden, Vice President of Policy and Legislation at Earthjustice, said in a statement. “These are no small cuts; this is a complete butchering of environmental safeguards. Riders attached…

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling

Responsibility and irresponsibility to whom, a people, a political party, a pledge… As we’ve sat back, watching this debt ceiling debate rage on, I continue to be struck by what Democrats and Republicans deem to be okay, what they consider to be responsible. It is responsible for both parties to give three trillion dollars in tax breaks…

BP does George Orwell proud…

From the National Resources Defense Council’s report on the water quality of the nation’s beaches:  “The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded on April 20th, 2010 killing eleven workers and sparking the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Over the course of two months, approximately 170 million gallons of oil and 200,000…