Archive for April, 2011

Trump May Announce Presidential Intentions On Celebrity Apprentice Finale

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Television, Trump

Well, at least now we know it’s a stunt. From Yahoo: The real estate mogul has chosen the season finale of his NBC reality show, “The Apprentice” as the venue for announcing his presidential decision, Newsmax reported late Wednesday. The show is set to air May 15. Newsmax reports that Trump will announce plans to […]

April 14th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama’s Budget Speech Litigates The Past

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Deficit, Democrats, Money, Obama, Video

It was forceful, it was direct and it was very pointed in putting the lie to the Ryan’s budget cuts that don’t include any revenue plans. And let me say this for the record…Ryan’s plans are cruel. He had a chance to lead on this, but he failed. In any event, Obama said that EVERYTHING […]

April 13th, 2011 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Trump Tied For First In CNN GOP Poll; Might Run As Indy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, The Donald, Video

If this poll holds up, the GOP is truly lost. Especially after his birther nonsense. From CNN: Nineteen percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents questioned in the poll say that as of now, they’d be most likely to support Trump for next year’s GOP presidential nomination. Trump says he’ll decide by June whether he runs […]

April 13th, 2011 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

More bodies found on Long Island

By Jacob | Related entries in News

I’m not sure what kind of national attention this story is getting, but it’s a pretty big local story. The investigation into a suspected serial killer who may have preyed on prostitutes, dumping their bodies near beaches on Long Island, has spawned new warnings for sex workers who advertise online. Seems to me like more […]

April 12th, 2011 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Mitt Romney Forms 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Video

And he did it on Twitter no less. Very 2011 Mitt. But why not a #tcot hashtag? Here’s the video: Looks like Mitt is taking the “insulated President” tact and it’s an easy hit. As President, Obama doesn’t come off as the warmest guy and this is a good place to start. However, as a […]

April 11th, 2011 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama’s To Unveil Debt Reduction Plan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Deficit, Money, Obama, Taxes

It’s pretty basic. Increase revenues and lower expenditures. Here’s more from NY Times: In his remarks, which come after Friday’s bipartisan deal to cut domestic spending by about $38 billion for the remainder of this budget year, Mr. Obama will not offer details but will set deficit-cutting goals, White House officials said. The numbers were […]

April 11th, 2011 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Earth endures

By Jacob | Related entries in News

I’ve watched several videos of the tsunami in Japan. The following is the most demonstrative of the inevitability of the event. The ocean just comes. Most disconcerting is the pace. It’s not a giant wave wiping everything out at once, it’s the ocean slowly and thoroughly claiming the land and everything on it. Tweet

April 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Open Thread

By Jacob | Related entries in News, Open Thread

I lived in Baltimore for about four years. The city is flawed in many ways but it’s beautiful in many more ways. American history runs through Baltimore’s veins. The War of 1812: Stand on the point at Ft. McHenry and imagine watching British ships coming up the Bay. Imagine seeing them well before they are […]

April 6th, 2011 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Scott Walker’s Hiring Problem

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Wisconsin

At the same time he’s fighting the unions in Wisconsin…he hired the kid of a donor to oversee a very important, high paying regulatory position? Yikes… Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions. Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

April 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Up the creek…

By donar | Related entries in News

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April 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »