30% of Republican voters want more government spending in order to create jobs... why the hell did they vote Republican? WTF?
Orrin Hatch, on whether he sees wiggle room on Bush tax cuts: "No, I don't." Nice.
President Bush, did you order the CIA to torture KSM? "Damn right." War crime or felony? It's one or the other.
"Democracy requires me to respect the results of the elections. It doesn’t require me to agree with them or to admire the process by which voters made up their minds." Michael Kinsley has an excellent piece on American exceptionalism.
Islamic apologetics in the International Journal of Cardiology
World Rally Day!! Hooray! Too bad the entire rise in equities was due to the fall in the US dollar, thank you Mr. Bernanke.. Still no jobs, folks.
Bush's final budget gave us a heart-stopping deficit of $1.41 trillion in 2009, thanks to Wall Street and Detroit bailouts. To paraphrase Richard Feynman, I would call that astronomical but it wouldn't be fair to astronomy. Obama's first budget has a deficit of $1.29 trillion, lower than expected and 9% less than Bush's, but still quite remarkable. Obama promises to cut that deficit in half by 2013.