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
There are election races today in New York state, New Jersey and Virginia that may provide an answer to the question of the country's mood. Polls seem to indicate that there is a growing feeling amongst people that the hoped for "change" is simply more of the same.
Those of you who are regular readers will remember that I think highly of the opinion of Robert Laszewski and his blogs.
Nancy Pelosi spoke glowingly of being humble and simultaneously proud of the complete House health care bill. All four reams of it. A ream, if you're unfamiliar, holds 500 sheets of paper. The usual copier-quality paper reams measure two inches think per ream. So, we have a new House bill that measures nearly eight inches thick. Do you really think that our elected representatives will read that before they vote?
The health care deal working its way through Congress has so many moving parts that it is questionable if anything substantive will pass both the House and the Senate.