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Mustang Bobby has a new look for Bark Bark Woof Woof, courtesy of his brother. Stop over and kick the tires.

Ted Barlow’s disease has struck PSoTD after almost five years in existence.

I finally go around to adding News Writer’s Stop The Press! to my blog roll, so I don’t have to use Steve Bates’s comments to find her place.

January 1, 2009   Comments Off on Changes

RIP Claiborne Pell 1918-2009

Former Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell has died at 90 from Parkinson’s disease.

Millions of low income student were able to attend college because of Pell Grants, but he also championed the arts through the NEA, and a responsible American foreign policy as chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee.

He was an old school New England patrician in the best sense of the term and a firm believer in the equality of all. He was one of the good guys.

January 1, 2009   Comments Off on RIP Claiborne Pell 1918-2009

Totally Brain Dead

By now you’ve read the quote by Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzeszynski, speaking to my former Congresscritter, Joe Scarborough:

“You know, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it’s almost embarrassing to listen to you.”

Well, that’s pretty much how I feel listening to politicians talking about various tax cutting schemes to deal with the economic problems.

Excuse me, but people without jobs don’t pay taxes, and there are hundreds of thousands of people becoming unemployed every month. Those with jobs are not going to start spending, they are reducing all of their expenses and paying down debts in anticipation of becoming unemployed. Taxes are totally, absolutely, unequivocally irrelevant in the current situation.

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January 1, 2009   7 Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

С Новым годом
Prosit Neujahr
Feliz Año Nuevo
Bonne Année
Felice Anno Nuovo
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Gott Nytt År
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

Thanks to the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska, the United States is the last country on the planet to make it completely into a new year.

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January 1, 2009   13 Comments