When Up Really Means Down

    Stumbled across this post the other day: “Driving increases* in metro area (* actually decreases)” Apparently, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance released a report that stated that “more people drive, while fewer walk, bike and ride public transit.” However, as reported at Greater Greater Washington, this report contained a long footnote explaining that the data actually shows the opposite of the report findings. Gotta love | Read More »


    “They won’t work in my White House!”

    Back in 2007, then-candidate Obama pledged: I’m in this race to tell the lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign; they will not work in my White House. Watch him say it here: Embedded video from CNN Video The call for improved “ethics” in Washington was part of his campaign stump and his website. | Read More »


    Cleaning Up Obama

    President Obama vowed to clean up American politics; he said “enough to the politics of the past.” But this story from World Net Daily points out that this “cleaning up” is being taken too far by some people out there on the Web. Apparently, Wikipedia editors have been cleaning up President Obama’s Wikipedia page. In fact, the page is currently protected from editing “until disputes | Read More »

    More Presidential Double-speak

    OR: Today’s Paradoxes of the Presidency Earlier, I wrote about some “Presidential Double-speak” that discussed the disconnect between President Obama’s Proclamation to make March 2009 “American Red Cross Month” with its call to “support this organization’s noble humanitarian mission” and Obama Administration Budget Proposal that included a plan to “to impose new limits on charitable tax deductions for wealthy people.” Now what’s see what more | Read More »

    Take 5

    A fun jazz number performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Or, in cinematography, the filmed version of a particular shot or set up. You keep counting up until the shot/scene is completed. It’s in this light that Mimi Hall of USA Today talks about “Tax Troubles: Take Five.” Although not as cool or smooth as the Brubeck version, this fifth take regarding an Obama Administration | Read More »

    Presidential Double-Speak

    In a Proclamation released February 27, 2009, by the White House, President Obama proclaimed March 2009 as American Red Cross Month. The Proclamation recounts a time in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt, at the height of World War II, challenged the American people to raise $125 million in six weeks. The American people stood up and met that challenge, raising the funds in under | Read More »

    Change. Has. Come.

    A friend of mine just blogged: My former command [USS Port Royal]- and home for 3 years – is stuck in shoal water next to Honolulu International Airport. This is easily one of the five worst things you could ever do to a ship. Read more. RADM Walsh, according to the KHON2 article, said: “[An] investigation will determine exactly why the ship got to the | Read More »

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