Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Another Boner From Boehner

Maybe it’s just me, but I get a little offended at the sheer lameness of the lies that pour daily out of the GOP; it’s as though they don’t even care what the truth is anymore, since they rightly recognize that their “base” consists of, well, stupid people.  Today, right-thinking Americans everywhere are aghast at [...]

Chris Wallace, Hippie

I’m sure that once Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes see this video, they’re both going to have stool in their blood.  You see, right-wing automatons like this numbskull from Alaska only go on Fox to be worshipped, never questioned, and when a normally housebroken Republican poodle like Chris Wallace accidentally commits a wee bit of [...]

SSSHHH… Not in Front of the Servants

Is it just me, or is GOP giddiness about their chimerical but purportedly inevitable “sweep” in the next election leading them into near daily outbursts of unseemly candor?  Those of us on the left know quite well that they hold their non-rich supporters in utter contempt, but they at least used to recognize that most [...]

The Sun Will Come Out….

There’s a lot of talk right now that the Citizens (!) United decision and the Scott Brown victory might give the Administration the perfect opportunity (or kick in the pants if you prefer) to summon that long lost populist voice, which has been suffering from laryngitis the last year or so, to finally sing an [...]

Is that a boot on my desk?

The story is depressingly familiar; working in the construction industry, I’ve grown accustomed to cutbacks all around me, from suppliers to the city permit office and everything in between.  For the first time in recent memory, multiple empty retail spaces punctuate every walk through downtown, the condo market has completely collapsed, and those projects that [...]

Recession news from chnn

I’ll be interviewing one of the newest of the newly unemployed this evening, my buddy Aaron next door who just got laid off today, and seeing a visiting  friend, Jo, from back in the old days, when I was the Production Manager at Ballet Oregon, 20-some years ago and she was our premier soloist dancer, [...]