Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"Senior members of the Obama administration are pressing lawmakers to use a shortcut to drive the president's signature initiatives on health care and energy through Congress without Republican votes...
The shortcut, known as 'budget reconciliation,' would allow Obama's health and energy proposals to be rolled into a bill that cannot be filibustered, meaning Democrats could push it through the Senate with 51 votes, instead of the usual 60. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both used the tactic to win deficit-reduction packages, while George W. Bush used it to push through his signature tax cuts."
I for one think that Obama isn't ruling the way he promised.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
"For years, newspaper executives whined that parasitic bloggers thrived by
merely linking to newspaper stories. But they're no longer linking enough:
Newspapers now demand Google rig its link-counting system in their favor"
Write stories that people want to read, about things they care about and you don't need to cheat the Google system. Professional newspapers have staff (which I am one of), that means writers and editors. Clearly they should be able to compete against Bloggers - many of whom have no training.
"TMZ will soon be giving Lindsey Graham the Lindsay Lohan treatment,
as the company sics its 'reporters' and camera crews on politicians. Because if
there's one thing Washington needs, it's more frivolous reporting."
I think this is a good idea. I love TMZ for its gossip news, if it can bring the same coverage to DC it might get more people interested in government.
"Primatologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy says that while most scholars believe our
evolution was driven by the need to fight, she believes that a human baby's need
for attention is what separates us from animals."
It really makes sense that society would be more concerned about adapting for the weakest members. That would be children.
"New research on consumer behavior suggests that interrupting an experience can
make it more intense, which is why commercials may actually make TV more
I of course disagree with this in theory, but in reality I understand the logic behind it and think there is a solid point to be had.
"Harrison Ford and girlfriend Calista Flockhart are engaged to be married,
sources close to the couple confirm exclusively to PEOPLE."
Congrats to both of them, I wish them luck. It has been long enough coming hasn't it?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
"All of the government's pesky market intrusions have people snapping up copies
of Atlas Shrugged like they were bailout packages. Since it's not like Ayn
Rand's laissez-faire fantasies got us into this mess."
I love the book, everyone should read it.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
He may not have received any death threats, but Nadya Suleman's
representive – Victor Munoz – has decided to call it quits. 'In good conscience,
I can't continue representing Nadya,' Victor Munoz tells PEOPLE. 'I wish her the
best of luck. She's going to need it.'"
This womyn is NUTS!!!!
"(CNN) -- Actress Mariska Hargitay went to a hospital for tests Wednesday after
she 'experienced some discomfort' related to the collapsed lung she suffered in
January, her publicist said."
Best of wishes to her.