Charity on April 30th, 2009

When I saw the headline on my news feed, I thought, this must be FOX News.  But, no, it was the AP.
FACT CHECK: Obama’s job, deficit claims are iffy
Could it be that the ban on reporting anything that might cast the president in a negative light has been lifted and the media is finally going [...]

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Charity on April 29th, 2009

So, Arlen Specter is now officially a Democrat.  Big deal.  I have been reading the polls for weeks showing that he was losing heartily against his conservative primary challenger.  This is not really surprising.
What is surprising, although I guess it shouldn’t be, is that everyone is saying this is bad for the Republican Party because [...]

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Charity on April 28th, 2009

This video I found via GeekSugar is so funny, in a cheesy sort of way.

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Charity on April 27th, 2009

Sunday was “Debt Day,” the day the US government spent all its tax revenues.  For the rest of the fiscal year, all money spent by the government is borrowed money.
For perspective, last year, Debt Day fell on August 5.  It was September 9 the year before that.
The fiscal year ends September 30.
Imagine if you already [...]

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Charity on April 27th, 2009

They Hate Him Because He Is “Black,” reads the headline of a post from Daily Kos, reprinted on the blog Green Mountain Daily.
I was about to dismiss it entirely, as I think is the proper response at this point to the accusations of racism that follow every single criticism of President Obama by anyone on [...]

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Charity on April 23rd, 2009

I mean bites of news.  Not that Burlington actually bites.  I should probably change that title.  Done.
On to the news…
First up, SAVE LEDDY PARK!  I read in the Front Porch Forum that we need to “Save Leddy Park.”  From what, you might ask.  A strip mall?  A parking lot?  An evil oil company?
No, Frisbees.  I [...]

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Charity on April 22nd, 2009

I want to wrap up the Tea Party talk and, hopefully, address all of the issues that I left out of the last post and touch on the ones that were raised in the comments there.
I found out this morning that Bill Simmon and Steve Benen talked about my tea party post on their Poli-Sci-Fi [...]

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Charity on April 22nd, 2009

I do not have video of the homeschoolers day at the State House.  I was not feeling well, so I did not make it down there.  I read that there were over 300 homeschooling parents and children in attendence.  Go homeschoolers!

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Charity on April 20th, 2009

I was away for the weekend and decided to stay offline.  I appreciate that there were no inappropriate comments while I was gone.  You guys are great.
I am still slogging through my e-mail, but I will get back to the discussion in the Tea Party myths post as soon as I get a few minutes.  [...]

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So says Brian Austin Green, on a possible third season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“There were no intentions of this being a series finale. It was absolutely a season finale. There’s a plan where this can go and it’s so good.”
FOX maintains that no decision has been made on whether or not to renew [...]

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