Archive for January, 2009

Democrats are the Good Government party, and there is none as pure of Tom Daschle. Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader who President Obama has tapped to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, was paid $220,000 to give speeches to outfits that have a vested interest in the result the work he would do once confirmed […]


Smoking Budgets

30Jan09

Before teachers lose their jobs, are they going to cut the tobacco cessation program completely? After sharpening his red pencils and spending long nights squeezing the treasury for every penny, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to tell New Yorkers that the budget for the next year will be excruciatingly painful. Are they de-funding the programs […]


Right to Hell

30Jan09

Bill Ayers is unhappy with the way the anti-war movement is going. More than three decades after he co-founded the radical Weather Underground – the ’60s anti-war group condemned by critics as a “domestic terrorist” organization – Bill Ayers said that today’s anti-war movement “is not as strong and not as focused as it needs […]


Here’s the good news for the Times. The New York Times Co. said Wednesday that ad revenue at its news media properties dropped 15.8 percent in December as the recession weighed on what is usually a lucrative holiday season. Why is that good news for the Times, you innocently ask? December’s reduction from a year […]


Bigger Piggies

27Jan09

The pigs at the top are starting to wonder if it’s worth getting up in the morning. The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President Obama and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million corporate jet from France. Have you seen the little piggies Crawling in the dirt And […]


Barack’s strategy thusfar? Disposing of liberal expectations early so that he can ignore them from now on, perhaps? More overseas abortions, pretending to close Gitmo, pretending to end the war in Iraq, pretending to get lobbyists out of government – all of it points to Barack doing the “liberal hustle.” Does today’s bizarre bit of […]


Supremely Bad

26Jan09

How bad is it? A financial crisis is forcing Brandeis University to close the school’s 48-year-old Rose Art Museum and to sell off a prized collection of contemporary American art, the university announced today. Ah, that ain’t nothin’. Check out this headline: Miserable Monday: More Than 40,000 Layoffs Major Companies From Communications to Retail, More […]