Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wisconsin Recall Update III

It’s midnight in Wisconsin. Polls have closed and the results are still being tallied but most of the projected winners have been called. Republicans have retained three of their seats, Democrats have won two (Randy Hopper and Dan Kapanke), and … Continue reading

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The Badger Revolution Begins

As Nate Silver has noted at Five Thirty Eight, the crystal ball is a little murky regarding the recall elections going on in Wisconsin. There certainly is some enthusiasm for the prospects of some of the Republicans being recalled as … Continue reading

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Club 27

I don’t have anything particularly political on my mind today. I mean I always have something political on my mind but today is different. This past week I made an off the cuff remark about Amy Winehouse joining the twenty-seven club. … Continue reading

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Well, There They Go Again

Please read the title in your best Ronald Reagan impression. You may recall that I have previously written about the Air Traffic Controller strike in the 1980’s. During that period, Ronald Reagan fired about 11,000 Air  Traffic Controllers who went on strike … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday August 5th Edition

Big news of the week was the debt ceiling. We did it. Everyone hates it. And the stock market burped anyway. It dropped over 500 points in one of the biggest drops ever. Congress goes on break until labour day. … Continue reading

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Good Will Calling

Freaking Matt Damon. I’ve never been a fan of Matt Damon. Sure, he’s been in some movies I liked. The Bourne trilogy, Good Will Hunting, a good contretemps to Ed Norton in Rounders and a couple of other notable roles … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Crap Sandwich

Let’s not mince words. I have been agonizing over the results of the debt ceiling debate for several days.  One Congressman described it as a ‘Satan Sandwich’. I am now prepared to call it what it really is: a Satan … Continue reading

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