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Entries from March 2011

A Ridiculously Unserious Budget Debate

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Ridiculously Unserious Budget Debate

Via Don Surber, here’s a graph from the Washington Post which demonstrates just how completely, utterly insane the current budget debate in Washington, DC is.  Just keep scrolling:

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Tags: Deficits and Debt

We Need an Ambassador, Not a Gatekeeper

March 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on We Need an Ambassador, Not a Gatekeeper

I was really hoping that Sharron Angle’s new campaign would at least show some signs of learning from the past.  I wasn’t impressed with her “reset” press conference – you can’t just demand respect like a petulant teen, you have to actually earn it all on your own.  But it beats not talking to the […]

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Tags: Campaign '12 · Sharron Angle · Veterans

Progressives are REALLY Bad at Math

March 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Or, An Accidental Admission that “Taxing the Rich” Won’t Help I listen to lefty talk radio sometimes.  No, not NPR – I gave that up awhile ago.  No, I’m talking about the real deal, the hard core lefties who try to out-Rush Rush.  I tell you what – nothing will reaffirm a guy’s conservatism more […]

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Tags: Class Warfare · Deficits and Debt

Badassiest Mascots 2011 – Final Games

March 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here’s the last of them – scroll down for ever-increasing badassity, and find out who is the badassiest mascot of the field of 68!  (Here are the First, Second, and Third rounds, in case you missed them.) Sweet Sixteen (12) UAB Blazers over the (8) George Mason Patriots Interestingly, the Patriot mascot and the dragon […]

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Tags: Sports

Badassiest Mascots 2011 – Third Round

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Badassiest Mascots 2011 – Third Round

Which team’s mascot badassity will lead their team to victory?  Scroll on down.  (Here are the First and Second Rounds, in case you missed ’em.) East (8) George Mason Patriots over the (16) Alabama State Hornets  

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Tags: Sports

Badassiest Mascots 2011 – The First Two Rounds

March 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

It’s time once again to break out your brackets, and discover who will REALLY make it to the Final Four!  Sure, you could check RPIs and win-loss records and injuries and player size and all that, but that’s a lot of stuff to keep track of.  For those more casual sports fans like myself who […]

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Tags: Sports