Sorry the open thread is late. I was down in Maryland for the weekend. We did a 40 mile ride on the eastern shore. It was nice weather, flat roads and lots of fun – save for the last 15 miles riding directly into a strong headwind off the bay. Hope everyone had a great [...]
Archive for March, 2011
Fantastic news from Arizona. From ABC: Doctors at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston provided more information on the Arizona congresswoman who was critically injured during an alleged assassination attempt Jan. 8 at a news conference this morning. Giffords’ breathing tube will be removed next week and her ability to walk with assistance has [...]
Charlie Cook runs the numbers and sees the tide turning against the “less government” crowd. From National Journal: Why is this important? Because independent voters are the ones who matter most in American politics. More than 90 percent of Democratic voters can be expected to vote Democratic, just as more than 90 percent of Republicans [...]
One of the most fair, evenhanded journalists in the game has passed today. Among his many accomplishments… In 1973, Mr. Broder and The Post each won Pulitzers for coverage of the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. Mr. Broder’s citation was for explaining the importance of the Watergate fallout in a [...]
I can’t get too worked up about this latest episode of Jackass Journalism* – the art of pranking political opposition in the hope of getting politically stupid and embarrassing quotes on tape, with extra points for reinforcing your teams worst stereotypes of the other team.
As Kathy Kattenburg of Moderate Voice said earlier, this transcends politics. Here’s the info… She is a University of Washington undergrad and she has been missing since Saturday afternoon, when she left the Rainier Beach neighborhood headed to the UW Seattle campus. Her parents have been trying to reach her all weekend; she apparently never [...]
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For anyone interested in doing a deep dive into the state of the financial budget crisis facing the United States, you cannot do better than Mary Meeker’s recently released report “USA Inc.” Published under the auspices of venture capitalist Kleiner Perkins, it is detailed and comprehensive, yet clear, understandable and served up in digestible bites. It is well worth the time and effort.
It’s been a very busy week at work (thank God). I feel especially lucky in this economy to have the option to diet. I found out this week that my resting heart rate is 42 beats per minute. Turns out that’s a pretty good indicator of your physical fitness. 42 falls in the “excellent” category [...]