Sunday, May 27, 2012

Things to Know - Memorial Day 2012

Tony Auth

1.  Let me start of by correcting a duplicate from yesterday; #2 and #3 were the same.  This should have been the correct link for #3:

2.  The Post Office is alleged to have a myriad collection of problems.   Upon a close look by this article, it is Congress that cleaned out its piggy bank, and Congress that is to blame.  Where are all these flimflam schemes coming from?:

3.  George Will, at least he can be considered one of the anchors pillars of the real Conservative wing of the old Republican Party, has no idea why Romney is cuddling up to the Birther-Trump in public.  "Bloviating Ignoramus" is about as gentlle 
as Will can be in describing Trump:

4.  School is out for the summer.  The job market is bad.   Students from previous graduations still have no jobs.   The next few months are going to get warmer, and the political climate in an election season will be particularly charge.  Law enforcement is aware of the potential issues.   Not much is in our media about the student protests in Mexico or Canada.   However, armed with a sub-cultural communication system of social networking that the sedentary city fathers do not understand or appreciate, there just might be a convergence of NAFTA ideas, but it does not involve manufactured goods.  It could bring together an amalgamation of frustrations, failed dreams, and activism in response:

5.  Robert Samuelson questions whether having a college education is over-rated.  He presents some disconnected statements and presents some that make sense, and then weaves back and forth.  He, however, ends it with a short paragraph that really makes sense, and puts to rest the questions that I was having during the reading:

6.  Bill Keller analyzes the Supremes on how the upcoming rulings on same-sex marriages will be decided, ignored, or compromised.  Key to the outcome is Justice Anthony Kennedy, and how he has ruled in the past is revealed:

7.  Renewable energy has taken hold in most states.  Standards are in place, and year by year, we are less dependent on petroleum, and that is a good thing.  The biggest thing holding us back is the Republicans in Congress who are obviously infected with Big Energy Oil lobbyist cash, and fossilized brains:

8.  Paul Krugman calls NJ Gov. Chris Christie a BIG phony.   He explains why:

9.  Steve Lopez brings us up on the issues of immigration reform, agricultural labor needs, and the politics of both and why the GeeOpee plain refuses to do anything in an election year:

10.  This LA Times editorial is warning, asking , telling, or whatever term you want to use, to tell John Boehner and his gang to avoid the same debt ceiling stunt that it pulled last year:


"What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day." 
       -- George Bernard Shaw
"Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity." 
       -- Unknown
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." 
       -- Henny Youngman
"Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it." 
       -- Tallulah Bankhead
"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."
       -- Phyllis Diller

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