Update from the Editor538Refugees has been parked since the 2012 election. Given the current election activity commentary may resume however the site name and format will change and these articles will exist as an archive on the new site.
- @JewelStaite Alan took it pretty well, tho 5 years ago
- @JewelStaite Okay, that was just sad. In a funny kind of way 5 years ago
- @JewelStaite Could be worse. You could be baking a Wraith. 5 years ago
- @JewelStaite Your Dad died. I think we can forgive you. And we do. My prayers are with you 5 years ago
- @WillMcAvoyACN Ah the plot line from last week. Life really does imitate art. 6 years ago
Monthly Archives: September 2011
538Refugees will be in semi-hiatus mode for another week or so. We’ll be back in action in October.
This past week saw Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas petition the United Nations for for recognition of statehood. It took less than 72 hours for South Sudan to be recognized so, why not? In reality, it will take the coucil several … Continue reading
On Wednesday night, after repeated attempts for clemency, Georgia executed Troy Davis; a man convicted in 1989 of killing an off duty police officer. Up until now I had never heard of Troy Davis but because the evidence against him … Continue reading
(Red Right Returning, a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which to pilot a ship in order to stay in the channel, is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates … Continue reading
Oh no, not again. Another budget impasse in Congress? This one is over disaster relief funding. FEMA is running out of money to fund on-going disaster relief programs so Congressional Republicans inserted offsets into the temporary budget bill that Democrats … Continue reading
Know Thy Enemy: Mitch McConnell I mentioned an analogy in the previous article of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and possibly Paul Ryan as the outlaw Miller Gang from the movie High Noon. The more I thought about it, … Continue reading
Remember that scene when Gary Cooper walked the streets of Hadleyville, New Mexico Territory trying to elicit help from it’s citizens to deal with the Miller Gang bent on terrorizing them? Well think of Obama as the Marshall who’s tried … Continue reading
And it has been waged by Republicans now for more than thirty years. It was declared by Ronald Reagan in his first inaugural address on January 20th 1981 when he exclaimed “Government is not the solution to the problem, Government … Continue reading
(Red Right Returning is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates in the 2012 primary. RRR is a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which you should pilot your … Continue reading