Saturday, February 11, 2012

Things to Know - 11 February

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1.  If an effort to weed out corruption and bad behavior in our elected officials, this is a good start.  Insider trading by legislators who influence regulations is an old game, and needs to be exposed, and brought to justice:

2. Courtesy of the Georgia News Bureau (C.C.Maloney), we have some great White House Pictures of 2011:

3.  By picking a fight with Clint Eastwood, the rabid-right pf the GeeOpee has demonstrated its total and utter lack of comprehension on the affairs of state.  It has permeated its dim view of just about everything that is reasonable and patriotic:

4.  One of my favorite TV news programs is The Rachael Maddow Show (TRMS) on MSNBC.  She has written op-ed piece for the Washington Post about the absurd positions on birth control and personhood by the GeeOpee:

5.  The authors of a great book, Winner Take All Politics (which is a very good read), have come together again to detail some differences between George Romney (the dad), and Willard Mitt (the son).  There is not much similarity. Read for yourself:

6.  All the unnecessary drama on the issue of providing contraception through non-believer employers (Catholic churches and universities), is nothing more than a hot potato created by the hypocrites on the right.  It is basically a health-care benefit that is already in place.   The "compromise" announced today is nothing more than a great example as to why employers should be completely removed from the health insurance program, and be replaced with a single-payer system like Medicare.  Wait a minute...we already have Medicare.  My educated guess is that Medicare should be provided for all of those who don't already have it.   Makes sense to me:

7.  Progressive steps to improve our renewable energy resources and improve our environment are met with obstacles and issues at every turn.   Just trying to build a solar collector in an area our where very few people ever stray, we have problems:,0,5232686,print.story

8.  Gail Collins, raised a Catholic, and a woman, does about as good as any in putting the big brouhaha on available contraception to an end:  The only ones who appear to be wailing about it are 4 old men and a level of hypocrites wearing a bunch of silly robes and acting like their institution is in full control of what is proper sexual conduct:


"If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'"
       -- Jeff Foxworthy
"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."
       -- Harold Wilson
"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."
       -- Dorothy Parker
"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
       -- Mark Twain
"Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected."
       -- Robert Orben

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