Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm celebrating the 100th post in Boston. It's a cool city, in therms and history. I walked most of the Freedom Trail this afternoon, stopping by Paul Revere's home, Old North Church and Bunker Hill. Even posed for a pic with Sam Adams. Whatta guy-

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Testing 123...

Nothing to say but...

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Weakest majority ever.

Also, a weak argument for not getting your way:
The smarter elements in Washington DC are starting to pick up on the fact that it’s not tactical errors on the part of the president that make it hard to get things done, it’s the fact that the country has become ungovernable...

We’re suffering from an incoherent institutional set-up in the senate. You can have a system in which a defeated minority still gets a share of governing authority and participates constructively in the victorious majority’s governing agenda, shaping policy around the margins in ways more to their liking. Or you can have a system in which a defeated minority rejects the majority’s governing agenda out of hand, seeks opening for attack, and hopes that failure on the part of the majority will bring them to power. But right now we have both simultaneously. It’s a system in which the minority benefits if the government fails, and the minority has the power to ensure failure...

Incredible. You have the majority - if your ideas were popular, you would be unstoppable. Can't win? Let's change the rules!
It’s insane, and it needs to be changed.
Hah! Didn't the people just vote for change? Another failed promise!

(h/t - insty)

PS - Isn't it incredible that all these democrat wunderkinds (Yglesias, Ezra, et al) keep coming up with the most wonderful, worthless, worn out, and weak bullshit, yet they keep producing (and keep getting heard!)? What a gig! Do they get paid by the word or something?