Between Obama’s fiscal cliff and a Lame Duck desert floor
Calling President Obama and Speaker Boehner for safety net. If Lame Duck doesn’t break fall; after crash, dial 1-80O-bam-acare or an estate tax lawyer. America went over the fiscal cliff years ago I’ve never bungee jumped or sky dived. Heck, since that candy apple leapt out of me at age 12 on the downswing of the roller-coaster at the Piedmont Interstate Fair, I’ve settled for such thrills on the | Read More »
Does GOP want to own Obama’s 20,000 lost Keystone jobs?
Claiming fatigue from kicking cans down the road, Speaker of the House John Boehner engineered a rejection of a Democratic Party-controlled Senate-passed bill that would have cleared the way for the Canadian Keystone Pipeline project that President Barack Obama has delayed for three years of “study”. The bill, which also extends unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut for 60 days, would have authorized construction on the | Read More »
Leonard’s Political, Football Losers: Wildcats, Saints and ObamaDems
Fifth annual Braves-Gamecock Ode to the late radio pigskin prognosticator, Leonard Postero aka “Leonard Postosties” of Athens, Georgia that thanks God for: the return of college football; the mostly non-rushing but still enjoyable NFL version of same; and the Vernal Equinox-induced cooler weather. This year we begin our coverage with the vacation-delayed 4th Quarter of the 2011 ABL (Ain’t Bean Ball League) championship game, scheduled | Read More »
Dr. Gridlock or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Government Shutdowns
Boehner and Ryan may have best strategy on budget battle after all Soon after the new GOP-majority House convened in January, this column endorsed endorsed a “selective government shutdown” strategy in which congressional Republicans would pre-emptively prepare the public for what seemed to us an inevitable confrontation over government spending with the new party of “no”, i.e. status quo Democrats. Like Byron York, we think the political | Read More »