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
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has announced that he is retiring at the end of this term, and he has tapped the person he hopes will succeed him as the Minority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), as well as having tapped the person he hopes will replace him in the Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto, the current Attorney General for the state of Nevada.
This has probably been around for some time but it just found its way into my inbox, and it must be shared. I suspect there might even be a Democrat or two that are forced to smile.
The Journal Sentinel business section today features the story on the acquisition of Gehl Foods by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago based private equity organization. In order to continue the company on its current growth curve, Katherine Gehl determined that she needed to cede control and made the decision to step aside so that major investments could be made by the new owners. A new CEO steps in immediately.
He flew it into the mountainside. It is apparently as simple as that. The Co-pilot locked the Captain out of the cockpit when he took a break, and then proceeded to fly the aircraft and himself and every passenger into the mountainside.
Mandatory voting; an interesting subject and especially interesting since it was mentioned a few days ago by President Obama who seems to think that people ought to be required to vote so that they would lose their right to complain about the outcome of the election. I doubt seriously that those deciding to not vote are the ones who, the next day, complain about how the election turned out. I also doubt that the President thinks that to be the reason he might like mandatory voting.