Archive for January 2009
Limbaugh all for bipartisanship as he sees it
Pelosi won’t even go there
Not really political, but it does show that all miscreants are not master criminal geniuses…at least not the ones in New Zealand.
The funding debates haven’t come down to this…yet.
Governor-for-the-time-being Rod Blagojevich is everywhere today (except in Springfield where his impeachment trial is proceeding without him). His most extensive interview was probably on Good Morning America.
In this small Japanese city, some money.
Take that everyone who though Obama was an Irish name…
Many elected officials, from Washington, D.C., to Spokane, Wash., are getting a raise this year.
The fact that they are getting more money in what might charitably be described as “hard times,” has some people angry.
It’s also fodder for some pretty good satire, particularly on late night television. If you weren’t so tired from shoveling snow to stay awake on recent nights, you could have caught comedians getting big laughs by pointing out that Congress, which gets a raise despite landing the nation trillions in debt, was dissing auto executives for their big salaries and being billions in debt.
But the real problem isn’t how much more they get, but how they get it – with very little effort and very little accountability.
Sarah Palin dishes on the campaign, the media, Katie Couric, Carolyn Kennedy.
Here’s a chance to impress your date, courtesy of the City of Spokane. Councilman Richard Rush is hosting a film series, for free, at City Hall.
And even a discussion afterwards to explore your impressions of the film. How deep can you get?
One Friday a month through June, he’ll be showing a film, with the Jan. 16 offering being “The Art and Science of Renzo Piano.”
Don’t go looking this one up in Dan Webster’s Movies and More, though…
What the House did on the first day (after swearing in the newcomers).
Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office has an early announcement of something big — they won’t say what — Tuesday morning.
Early, as in possibly before 8 a.m.
That means it’s timed to something in another time zone, such as Eastern Standard Time, which is what the other Washington runs on.
While they won’t say what it is, there is an indication of WHAT IT IS NOT…
Monday is the opening day of the initiative season in Washington (which lasts even longer than Baseball Season, because it goes from today until the general election.)
There to throw out the first pitch, as expected, was Tim Eyman, with a tax limiting initiative.
But Eyman wasn’t the only one sending paperwork into the secretary of state’s office…
The Magnuson Club, that venerable monthly gathering of Democrats for lunch, news and gossip, has cancelled today’s meeting.
Because of snow…but you probably guessed that.
The following things are reliable indicators that a new year has begun:
The big ball drops in Times Square.
Several hundred brave but foolish souls dash into Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Tim Eyman announces he’s got a new intiative to file with the Secretary of State’s office.
Surprise, surprise, surprise, as Gomer Pyle would say. This initiative is all about….