Saturday, August 20, 2011

Remember When?

Do you remember when Wisconsin got national press for having clean government and providing a shining example to the rest of the country?

Harsh state judicial campaigns financed by ever larger amounts of special
interest money are eating away at public faith in judicial impartiality. There
are few places where the spectacle is more shameful than Wisconsin, where
over-the-top campaigning, self-interested rulings, and a complete breakdown of
courthouse collegiality and ethics is destroying trust in its Supreme
Wouldn't it be nice if we could get back to the good-old-days before my grandkids have to make apologies for their home state?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Advice For Pres Candidate, Chris Christie

Your slogan writes itself.

Chis Christie. A proven record of credit downgrades.

The ratings company said the pressure is exacerbated by New Jersey's weak
economic recovery, high debt burden, limited financial flexibility and
persistent structural imbalance.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

S&P 'Splains It

Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now
assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012,
remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of
Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise
revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.
If only Congress could have seen this coming and had the time to act to prevent it.

Friday, August 05, 2011

What Passes for Clear, Level-Headed Thinking in Steve Nass' Circles

Shorter Nass- "There were so many places guns shouldn't be that we decided to allow them everywhere."
Rep. Steve Nass, chairman of the state Assembly’s Committee on Colleges and
Universities, co-authored the bill. The last time legislators tried to approve
concealed carry, he said, they created a list where weapons would be
That list was so extensive that lawmakers this time decided to
let universities, churches and businesses make their own decisions.
The Senator went on, It isn’t clear what carriers could do with their guns if they don’t have a secure spot to leave them, but those kinks can be worked out along the way, Nass said.

Wouldn't it have made more sense to remove the kinks before opening the floodgates?