Monthly Archives: January 2010

RTD: The State Budget Cutting Game!

Can’t eliminate departments, only lets you cut up to 20%, doesn’t allow you to cut taxes, and grossly oversimplifies the process? Thank the Richmond Times-Dispatch for the worst example of a budget cutting scenario I’ve ever seen! Actually it’s not … Continue reading

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Oh. My. Goodness. (but it works!)

I’m a big fan of campaign ads that hit hard and are memorable.  Who isn’t? This one was forwarded to me by a friend, and frankly… I like it: Now you could be someone who thinks this goes WAY over … Continue reading

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5.3% GDP in 4Q?

…but something’s not sizing up here: That won’t be enough to significantly reduce the unemployment rate, now 10 percent. In fact, most analysts expect the rate to keep rising for months and to remain close to 10 percent through year's … Continue reading

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The Ruby Chronicles: My warning to the VA-05 Tea Parties

Dana over at The Ruby Chronicles offers some cogent advice to those sympathetic to the tea party movement: (L)et’s not forget that the tea parties started in revolt of BOTH parties and their excessive tax and spend policies, specifically TARP, which … Continue reading

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Once again, DailyKos steps over the line…

No class And the teabagging, bipartisan response in front of an all GOP audience is over. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had a “black woman”, “asian guy”, and “military guy” behind him. The seating chart for this thing must have been … Continue reading

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