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Unemployment rate falls!

The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8%.  Under 8%.....I'm sure this must be good news for Mitt Romney. http://www.boston.com/...

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The (Racist) Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative

According to Republican State Representative Jon Michael Hubbard, slavery was a good thing for African-American people.  Furthermore, the reason your white kid isn't doing well in school is because...

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Margin of Error

The concept of margin of error has been much discussed here in the last few days since clearly the morons who babble on TV don't get it.  Now I know must people don't want to delve into the dark arts...

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Banksters Gone Wild.....Again

People invest their money in fixed annuities as a conservative way to provide a stream of retirement income.  The Wall Street Banksters have discovered fixed annuities as a new pot of money to raid....

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More Evidence of Republican Self Destruction

In Illinois District 13, Erika Harold is running in the primary against incumbent Rodney Davis.  Urbana native Harold is a former Miss America, Harvard Law grad, and attorney with a long established...

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Snowden not on plane to Cuba

and not yet seen in Moscow.  However, a whole lot of press people are going to be visiting Havana. http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

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Another benefit for someone

who would be provided for by a safety net if we had one. http://www.news-gazette.com/... These are held constantly around here.

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Bond Market "Roiled"

Municipal bond and government bond sales postponed as the world bond market is having an interest rate panic.  Apparently there is a lot of leverage at work in the bond market forcing liquidations by...

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US Snailmail now logged

According to an article in the NYT, all domestic paper mail is being logged by taking a photograph of the exterior. http://www.nytimes.com/... Just another part of that Total Information Awareness...

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Equifax Hired to Screen Incomes for Health Insurance

The New York Times is reporting that Equifax has been hired to screen applications for subsidies for health insurance.  According to the NYT they will use credit report and credit application...

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74 Million Dollar College Football Palace

The University of Arizona in Tucson just opened its brand new facility for the football team.  Just the latest of these things a building on campus around the country. And people wonder what the hell...

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Manning Conviction should be overturned

Judges in the armed forces legal system have gone on record stating that comments by the President regarding accused rapists in the armed forces have the force of orders from the commander in chief....

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Building Team Spirit with Broomstick Rape

At a high school soccer camp, 3 upper class players are accused of brutally raping a freshman player with a broomstick.  Two other freshman players were able to avoid the assault. Rape culture knows no...

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NSA the gift that keeps on giving

Latest in the continuing saga reported in the Guardian today is that US provides raw sigint to Israel that contains our phone calls and electronic communications without any restraints on use....

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Nearly all DOD workers recalled

according to a New York Times online masthead banner.  No article has been posted at this point so no information as two what is going on.

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Republican Plan Rejected

New York Times banner reporting the President Obama has rejected the proposal by the Republicans on the short term debt limit increase.  No details yet

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Tax Filing Season Late Again

Due to the government shut down the IRS will not be able to open the tax filing season in January on time again in 2014.  It takes a lot of time to program those computers, so don't expect to be able...

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Just Did The ACA Thing

I just minutes ago finished signing up using the much maligned Fed ACA site.  It worked pretty well but I can certainly see where many people will need help getting through it.  I also got a decent...

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You don't need to know "times tables" to learn Algebra

The NY Times has had a series running on math and science education.  There was a comment in a response about expecting students to learn algebra without knowing "times tables. Now, in my experience,...

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Confused Republican Congress Critter

Republican Curt Clawson of Florida mistakes two senior U.S. officials as representatives of the government of India just because they're Indian-American!! Here's the article via SF-Gate of the...

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How low can they go?

Blind 21 year old black man arrested and then left stranded in the country by Miami-Dade PD back in August. http://miami.cbslocal.com/...

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Fight Song

A musical interlude… x YouTube Video

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