HOW OVER THE TOP IS THIS?
So this guy walks into the White House press room under a fake name (Jeff Gannon) and President Bush calls on him for a fake question, and . . . well, I imagine you’ve seen all this by now, perhaps here, in The Daily News (‘his real […]
Warren Spieker: ‘I must respond to Jon R. who writes in today’s column ‘…the system is taking in more money than it needs to pay benefits. End of story.’ This may be the end of the story for Jon, but, as a young worker, it isn’t for me. The CBO (neutral third party) […]
Jon Frater: ‘According to Globalsecurity.org, the U.S. spends $466 billion per year on defense, compared with the $500 billion per year the rest of the world spends (combined). It’s not as dramatic as twice or ten times, but heck, ‘almost as must as the rest of the world combined’ is a […]
So the budget is in, being reported as a $427 billion deficit when it is really $627 billion (because we are not only spending $427 billion more than we are taking in, we are also borrowing this year’s $200 billion surplus from the Social Security Trust Fund) . . .and it is really more than […]
How I cracked half my molar eating a slice of tomato will go down in The Annals of Dental Mystery as its own separate chapter. But when I settled into his chair, my dentist announced that I needed a new crown, which I always modestly accept, being the King of Patience. Because we dental patients […]
But first . . .
HOW FAR CAN A CARTOON BUNNY GO?
Just last week, as her first official act, Bush’s new education secretary, Margaret Spellings, an evangelical Christian, launched an attack on the PBS series Postcards From Buster, which stars an 8-year-old cartoon rabbit who travels the country […]
Coming soon: The State of the Portfolio
Mike Lynott: ‘I was once invited to speak about the then Soviet Union to my daughter’s high school class. I took a number of books with me and passed them around. At random times during the hour, I asked who held a book (say, Doctor Zhivago, […]
☞ Not sure how many other major continents there really are besides Europe and North America – five? six? – but this seems […]
AMEND THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
[W]hen told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.
– AP, […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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