Thursday, February 19, 2009

Adios, Au Revoir and Auf Wiedersehen

I'm off. Flight to San Juan, via Newark, leaves in 6 hours. Not sure if I'll get any sleep tonight as I'm still doing laundry, but who cares...soon enough I'll be napping on the beach. On the itinerary, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. Oh, and rum. Lots and lots of rum. I hope my liver is up for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Remind Me Again, Why is Bipartisanship a Good Idea?

To reiterate my point on Obama's desire for bipartisan support of his fiscal stimulus plan, but in a much more forceful and cohesive manner, here's Paul "Mr. Genius" Krugman (no, I'm not being facetious, he won the Nobel Prize in Economics for goodness sakes) on why bipartisanship won't work with Obama's plan. Also, can we all stop calling it a "stimulus" bill and call it what it really is... a JOBS bill?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Or maybe not...

Guess the 60 seat majority in the Senate is out, which begs the question why Sen. Gregg is still going to get the nod for Commerce Secretary. I get the desire to be bi-partisan, you know, the whole no blue-state/red- state, touchy-feely, kum ba yah thing, but I'm starting to think it could all be for naught.

I'm going with Rachel Maddow on this one and suggest that our new President pick up the book "He's Just Not That Into You" (or get a private screening of the upcoming movie)- cause, let's face it, the republicans are just not into him...and they never will be.