BUT FIRST: A REALITY CHECK
The President’s approval rating is back down to 43% — never mind that the American Ebola death toll has peaked (at zero), job growth’s healthy, the deficit’s down by two-thirds, health care inflation’s at a 50-year low . . . and on and on and on. (“By any standard,” Senate Majority Leader […]
With luck, we’ll get John Oliver and all will be well. (And Jon Stewart won’t, like, disappear. He’ll find ways to be relevant.) But while we have him, watch this. For days now it’s be making me crazy how overblown the reaction’s been to the VA Secretary’s attempt to connect with that homeless vet. Even […]
“It’s the ultimate ‘Cooking Like a Guy™,’” my pal Dan gushed when he sent that link.
“But . . . but . . . ” I sputtered . […]
Ladies and gentlemen . . . the President of the United States.
Politifact checked and approved.
You’re paying his salary and he’s delivered: a depression averted, a stock market tripled, a deficit cut by two-thirds*, health care inflation lowest in 50 years, home prices firm and rising, Detroit booming, energy independent, graduation rates up — […]
It was conceived after a bout of tennis four years ago, when Boston University economist friend Larry Kotlikoff asked me my own Social Security plans, found that my wife and I were […]
WHAT THEY’RE READING IN MOSCOW
Sam P: “Just saw someone reading The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need on the Metro here in Moscow. Tough times here, if they’re turning to you.”
☞ Fifty-one years ago I was riding the Moscow subway, startling passengers with a smile and (in terrible Russian), “Guess where we’re […]
THE AMAZING RANDI (YET AGAIN, BUT WHY NOT?!)
Tom Galloway: “A bit belated, but [those of your readers who’ve become intrigued with him] might want to look at this video of the Amazing Randi at the Googleplex back in 2007. At the time, I was a Googler and part of the @Google speaker coordinating group and […]
So this ISIS/ISIL thing is either the end of the world — if the nut jobs who’ve decided it’s they who’ve been called to fulfil the Koran’s End Times prophesy manage to get their way (which includes drawing us into a ground war of civilizations) — or a horrible blight on mankind that will play itself out […]
THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITH WHEELTUG
Classic photo. “Oops.”
CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK
In case you missed the link Friday. Too funny.
Thursday, I linked to a report of Governor Brownback overturning a ban so that Kansas could once again discriminate against its gay state employees. Jon Stewart’s take on this (and Alabama) […]
THE DARK SIDE
You thought you’d never see the dark side of the moon, let alone on my ridiculous little web site — but here it is. (Technically “the far side,” as it’s only dark to us.)
A SIDE OF THE PRESIDENT YOU HAVEN’T SEEN EITHER
You have GOT to see this video. Not […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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