Thursday, August 18, 2016
Not feeling it today re: any Photoshopping, and no links, but...earlier I did some google searches for stuff like "flood control American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," "flood control and earmarks." No, I didn't find anything specific, but did come across this interesting story about a Comite River diversion canal project that's languished...a project that likely in previous eras could've or would've been financed by an earmark (or a stimulus bill)...
Maybe the flood couldn't have been totally prevented, but small government certainly doesn't help, and neither does it fix the mess. Just saying.
Posted by Michael at 6:08 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The party's over, the balloons are deflated...well, ok, maybe not...stranger things can happen, but...barring the bizarre, the Triumph of The Trump has fizzled. Good.
Posted by Michael at 5:54 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Or they're flogging a long dead horse, or whatever other metaphor you like (note: I'm with Bernie on this one -- I don't give a damn about the emails). I guess at this point the only rationale is to do all they can to make HRC a lame duck on arrival...which, hey, is modern politics...on the other hand, there are plenty of ways to stymie an executive, starting with, oh, I don't know, an actual agenda
(Here's a suggestion: flood control. Back before earmarks became the work of Satan incarnate, they were often used to finance projects like flood control, general infrastructure, and so on.)
Posted by Michael at 6:40 PM
Monday, August 15, 2016
Ghouliani channeled his inner Rick Perry today. Sure, Slate will play the contrarian -- and everyone's conveniently forgotten the anthrax attacks -- but the Mayor of 9/11's slithered through the last decade and a half on this, despite it being, you know, something that should have resulted in his resignation if not political or actual exile. Creep.
In other news, I'm high and dry over here, and grateful to be so...wish I could say the same for lots of other folks around here. Keep them in your thoughts.
Posted by Michael at 5:22 PM