My Current Facebook Status

I’m getting my quarterly tax estimates ready to mail. I would join the tea parties in protest over sending all this money–except that I’m a rational adult who realizes that if not for the infrastructure provided by government I wouldn’t have the income to pay taxes on.

I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t have to pay for Iraq, Afghanistan, the drug war, or abstinence based educational programs, but these don’t seem to be the things the tea parties are upset about.
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Obama Promises All-Out Relief Effort In Haiti

Barack Obama has promised an all-out relief effort in Haiti. If only George Bush had reacted so quickly and decisively after Katrina hit New Orleans.

Poll Shows Many Americans Are To Left Of Obama On Health Care Reform

There has been a lot of talk lately about polls showing decreased approval for health care reform, such as in the latest CBS News poll. Obama’s approval on health care fell to 36 percent but, as Greg Sargent points out, the internals on covering Americans, controlling costs, and regulating insurance companies all show that more disapprove because the health care reform measures don’t go far enough than disapprove because they go too far.

Other polls which have broken down reasons for opposing health care have also shown that much of the dissatisfaction comes from people who believe the measures do not go far enough.

Republicans are excited about Obama’s 36 percent approval on health care  but the internals also show that Obama polls better than Congressional Democrats, and Congressional Republicans fall even lower:

President Obama — 36% approve and 54% disapprove

Congressional Democrats — 29% approve and 57% disapprove

Congressional Republicans — 24% approve and 61% disapprove

Top Ten List: Highlights of Sarah Palin’s First Day at Fox

David Letterman, commenting on Sarah Palin starting at Fox, claims that the network’s new slogan is Hair & Unbalanced. He also stated that Simon Cowell, who announced his retirement from American Idol, is the only judge who Sarah Palin could identify. The Top Ten list was:

Highlights of Sarah Palin’s First Day at Fox News

10. Ruined office floor by drilling for oil.

9. Detached a retina from winking at the camera

8. Got confused –Thought she signed with QCV

7. Pistol-whipped three guys who called her “Tina”

6. Released a statement saying she won’t follow Leno

5 .At lunchtime, Tod picked her up driving snow mobile through lobby

4. Sad to learn there was no actual fox to hunt

3. Hosted a “Fire Dave” roundtable

2. Actually found a place with more white people than Alaska

1. Announced plans to run for president in 2010