cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial page carried a surprise. The editorial board indicated that it could/would support concealed carry laws IF…
The ‘Tea Party’ movement has prompted all kinds of commentary, including some that is intentionally derogatory from quarters that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Will Tommy Thompson finally decide to get back into the political fray and run against Feingold for the Senate seat that is up for grabs?
Bipartisanship has been the cry from the Obama Administration since it took office. “Give us your recommendations Republicans, don’t just sit on the sidelines and snipe at ours.”
Liberals have, somewhere along the timeline of politics, become Progressives. I presume this occurred as the result of them having sufficiently sullied the popular interpretation of the meaning of the term “Liberal” more that it did as the result of any preference for the new term “Progressive”.
The nature of ‘bipartisanship’ is for there to be a real relationship between the two major political parties rather than simply ‘lip service’ to the concept.
Where do we go and how do we get there? Where do we want our government to go and how do we propose to get it from here to there? Can we afford all the government we have or should we find ways to curtail the pure cost of government? Do we have too many layers of government, or do we need all the representation we have?
We are in a most interesting political year. It has already been tumultuous simply from the perspective of the number of current officeholders who have opted to drop out of politics.
The rules of offense that our troops are laboring under today in the ‘Stans are offensive to me; and, I suspect, to the troops although they’ll likely not say anything to that effect.
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Things aren’t good around our community and around our state, and around our nation. We see unemployment running rampant, and there seems little real indication that our economy has regained the bounce in its step.
Instant heroes are those people who find themselves in the moment where they decide to render aid and assistance to others rather than turning their backs and driving away.
The President called for a bipartisan health care summit; it is scheduled for Thursday, February 25th. The President will be the ‘moderator’, and has just posted “his plan”. He will be a very impartial moderator if we are to believe his rhetoric.
The President’s efforts to revive the health care reform debate are looking more and more like pure politics. In other words, his push looks like it is “all show and no go”.
There appears, from time to time, a debate amongst commenters to this Blog that discusses “for-profit” and “not-for-profit” organizations and the relative merits of each. The general thrust often devolves into the relative good or bad that ‘profits’ represent.
The Health Care Summit is just over as this is being written. The discussions pretty much followed the general party lines; the Democrats want to continue down the path they have had us on for the past year or more; the Republicans want the current efforts scrapped and the entire process begun again with open discussions and incremental rather than wholesale changes made.