The court scholar serving Hermann of Thuringia.

The court scholar serving Hermann of Thuringia.
The scholar


Catfood Commission meets this Saturday

Here's the URL to the official invitation page for the "Catfood Commission" (They want to reduce our senior citizens to eating nothing better than catfood during their golden years):

Here's a list of talking points that concerned citizens can use while talking to folks about how terrible the commission is:

Alan Simpson goofs up and admits the real purpose for the commission's existence:

NY Times columnist Paul Krugman wonders what the major malfunction of the deficit scolds can be:

Lengthy piece (20 kilobytes), with FDR quote and a heart-breaking sentence: "The bill failed 57-41." Note that 57 Senators voted FOR the bill and only 41 voted against it. Yes, under the much-abused cloture rule, that was enough to kill the bill that would have saved American jobs.


Comparing crises

WaPo columnist David Broder had a truly stupid column the other day, suggesting that the American public would soon begin comparing President Obama and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostage crisis that occurred on Carter's "watch."
They haven't built a popular new television program around it -- yet. No one has created a new media franchise for himself out of it [yet]. There isn't a name for it that has become part of popular culture [yet]. [emphases and "[yet]" added]
Broder seems to be awfully eager for the BP oil spill to be blamed on Obama, even though it really can't reasonably be blamed on him. But ya know what's interesting? People are blaming the spill on, well, exactly the people who are responsible for it, BP! HuffPo presents "pictures from two of the protests in NYC and DC, calling for the seizure of BP's assets."