Where is everyone? I can talk to myself any day of the week but y’all can’t be that busy.
Good/bad stuff is happening:
Update: I mentioned in another diary that Jim Bunning single-handedly blocked the extension of unemployment and COBRA benefits. That’s just part of it: Bob Cesca lists what Bunning’s obstruction means, including funding for highway projects and the impending furlough of 4,000 federal employees. Sorry, but Reid should have made Bunning continue his crap until the Final Four.
Gov. Paterson of NY is not running for re-election.
Does anyone remember that the Senate has already passed a health care bill? What’s all this talk about reconciliation? And, seriously, what else is the Senate supposed to do? I am really confused about this because I had forgotten the Senate had voted; maybe they did, too? Or, do they have to vote again because of Scott Brown?
US Men’s hockey team will play for the gold medal.
Rep. Trent Frank of
asshattery Arizona (what’s with politicians in AZ?) thinks African Americans were better off as slaves. Waiting on Michael Steele to criticize comments and then retract same.
Rep. Dean Heller of
asshattery Nevada thinks extending the unemployment benefits will lead to too many hobos (because homeless, starving people is a good thing).
The South Korean Women’s figure skating gold medallist broke her own world record score; Joanie Rochette, the Canadian woman whose mother died last weekend won the bronze. No US woman was on the podium for the first time since 1968.
Updated: Tiger Woods
spoke did not speak with both Presidents Clinton and Obama. President Clinton did speak with the world’s number 1 golfer; the current president did not.
Wednesday is town meeting day here in the great state of Vermont. I’ve got some time coming to me so I might see if I get skip out of work for a few hours.
Don’t leave me here talking to myself. It’s a sign of senility and I ain’t that old yet; birthday coming up, though.