Yeah! You go get ’em, Mr. Cuomo. These folks got some ‘splainin’ to do. Now if someone just had the cojones to go after Cheney the same way. We learned over the weekend that AIG had, last Friday, distributed more than $160 million in retention payments to members of its Financial Products Subsidiary, the unit… Continue reading AIG: worried? updating resumes? retaining criminal attorneys?
Yesterday Beth and I traveled home by flying Southwest Airlines from New Orleans to Denver. As I was getting dressed, I had this little fantasy: Wouldn’t it be cool if when we arrived they told us, “By order of the Obama Administration, the TSA has eliminated all elements of Security Theater and replaced them with… Continue reading Todd’s TSA Fantasy
Mark this one “duh” but I just now realized after looking at CNN’s election results that we’ll have a Democrat President as well as a Democratic majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Looks like the Dems will have all the chips, so to speak. If they can’t achieve great things in… Continue reading I didn’t realize the Democrats will control the White House and both houses of Congress
ABC News just called the election for President of the United States in Obama’s favor. And that means that for the first time in my life, I voted for a non-incumbent candidate who won the presidency. In 2004, I voted for John Kerry, who lost to George W. Bush. In 2000, I voted for Al… Continue reading I voted for a winner, finally
This is promising: Streetsblog » Obama Builds Rail Cred With Biden Pick Barack Obama’s standing as an advocate for investment in US commuter rail looks to have gotten a boost with his selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. Whereas John McCain is the Senate’s sworn enemy of Amtrak, his colleague from Delaware is… Continue reading Streetsblog » Obama Builds Rail Cred With Biden Pick
A few years back, I was in Canyonlands National Park for a couple days. I went to a talk by a park ranger about the various types of wildlife that live in the park, including coyotes. And I learned something that’s been fascinating to me every since. The park ranger said that studies of coyote… Continue reading how coyotes are like terrorists
Here’s a heaping of good news for us patriots who think government officials shouldn’t be exempt from the law: From: Federal judge rules Bush’s aides can be subpoenaed – Yahoo News A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Bush’s contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress’ power to investigate… Continue reading Federal judge rules Bush’s aides can be subpoenaed – Yahoo News
I’ve kept slightly abreast of the whole “illegal wiretapping” issue from the past few years. In case you live in Osama’s cave, the issue is that the federal government asked the US telecom carriers to tap in on phone calls going through their networks. The reason the feds wanted the info was, of course, the… Continue reading what should I do about illegal wiretapping?
Since reading How to Live Well Without Owning a Car a few months ago, I made a serious effort to change my daily commuting habits. I bought an awesome new bike, and I’m really liking it a lot. Plus, my employer offers free bus passes to all employees, so I decided to get one of… Continue reading nearly car free commuting for 3+ months
2 charged in London with giving Amy Winehouse drugs – Yahoo! News London police say John Blagrove and Cara Burton have been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy.The suspects were released on bail Thursday until their next court appearance on July 1. Police began an investigation after photos from… Continue reading 2 charged in London with giving Amy Winehouse drugs – Yahoo! News