Effectively, taking over our weekly "Quickies" feature.
mediaite.com/online/the-nar…When people ask what I mean by the "political/ruling class", this is what I'm talking about.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) April 27, 2013
"Avid consumers of news, political news, now believe they have to consume journalism as a Kremlinologist of another era would parse the statements of Soviet bureaucrats in order to divine their true meaning."
Too true. Nearly six years ago, this blog was going to be devoted primarily to sports as the figurehead would indicate. Unfortunately, we have become self-styled experts at separating the wheat from the chaff and divining the real news behind the bullshit that we are fed on a daily basis from this country's sad-sack excuse of a 4th estate.
Congress is moving to lift the furloughs of air traffic controllers. What should be considered a no-brainer is viewed in D.C. as a bipartisan breakthrough. The administration is exacting the maximum amount of pain from this sequestration non-sense and they are being called on it. Good. Get this legislation on the President's desk, pronto, and have him undo the mess in which he has been complicit.
More on the same topic:
cnn.com/2013/04/26/pol…Our betters figuring out that air traffic controllers r a more compelling public interest than other domestic progs.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) April 26, 2013
Attempted assassin was going to smear 15 Chik-fil-A sandwiches that he had purchased in the faces of his victims. Where is the outcry for a 7 sandwich purchase limit? And where is the outcry against the SPLC providing the addresses of (conservative) organizations it deems hate groups?
No, Ms. Sebelius, if no one is appointed, you are effectively the highly controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
From Thursday evening and the year-around sport that has become the NFL:
Top end of first round proving the importance of today's #NFL: protecting the QB and getting to the QB.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) April 26, 2013
Strangest draft we have ever witnessed: zero running backs and only one QB taken in the first round. Offensive linemen and defense ruled the day.
"Freedom unleashes creativity, rewards innovation and replaces poverty with prosperity. And ultimately, freedom lights the path to peace."— Jessica Seale (@JessaNaomi) April 25, 2013
... but we could not have said it better ourselves.
Being forced to live with the consequences of their own actions, just now dawning on some folks:
"Journalists" forming a human shield around a gun-control advocate:
Worst mayor in America living out the statist mantra of never letting a crisis go to waste.
A 1 percenter that contributes to the economy by paying his fair (see: legal) share and by creating jobs. Go figure.
OK, gang, computer is starting to act up so we'll wrap things up before everything goes completely south.