The White House predicts that the economy will add two million jobs this year. Haven’t they learned by now not to stoke any such expectations and let Americans be surprised?
The Obama campaign can’t come up with a campaign slogan for 2012. Here’s one idea: “Yes, We Can Do No Better Than Me.”
A list of everything the latest payroll tax cut extension will also mean. My interest is in the unemployment extension; what reforms did the Republicans get besides a shortened benefit period? Merits exploration.
The FBI wins again. Is it just me or are attempted terrorists getting more gullible?
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) accuses President Obama of basing his policies on “a phony theology.” I’d rather have a president who based his policies on no theology at all.
Congressional candidate and Ret. Col. Martha McSally (R-AZ) wants to kick Santorum “in the jimmy” for his comments about women in the military. Admittedly, that’s the kind of violent hyperbole I’d expect from an Arizona politician, but, hey, I can’t disagree with her.
Final Santorum story of the day: He and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) have a slap-fight over the latter’s role in the 2002 Olympics. “You did it with earmarks!” “That you voted for!” How cute. They’re like an overdramatic high school couple.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) blames negative campaign advertising, not dissatisfaction with the available candidates, on low primary voter turnout. Has it ever occurred to him that negative advertising might contribute to dissatisfaction with the available candidates?
The FCC looks into auctioning off television airwaves to wireless companies. Since more of us are watching TV programs on iPads nowadays, I’d say they have the right idea.
The Canadian government cracks down on “bogus” refugee claims from Hungarian Romas who are discriminated against, but not persecuted by the state. See, Ben? This is what they’re talking about when they talk about bogus refugees.
Angelina Jolie insists that someone “intervene” in Syria. Why is it a story when celebrities with no policy-making experience comment on foreign affairs? That would be like making an article out of one of my posts: Like her, I’m just an asshole with an opinion.
Latvia votes on making Russian its second official language. My mom lived in Latvia until her early 20s and only speaks Russian and English. Still, a language of business and governance is always a benefit.