Browsing Month August, 2014
Talk show hosts and other bloviators have spent hours giving their versions of the fiscal cliff.
In fewer than 750 words, I’ll explain the truth.
Taxes and the deficit are intertwined. If Congress can’t come up with a plan to… Read the rest[...read more]
More Lessons From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Containment Failures and the Loss of the Ultimate Heat Sink
On February 28, 2012, PPL filed for a distribution rate increase of $104.6 million. PPL acknowledged the proposal “would produce an average increase in distribution rates of approximately 13%.”
However, the actual rate increase for the average residential electric electric… Read the rest[...read more]
Well, the weather outside is … two inches and still coming down at my house. The son showed up with his two-year-old. I picked up some snow and threw it at the little guy. He handed Dad his piece of… Read the rest[...read more]
10) NASCAR anger management tapes.
9) John Boehner make-up kit.
8) Joe Biden chattering teeth.
7) Anything “Made in China.”
6) Tax cut for Donald Trump.
5) Karl Rove Weegie Board.
4) Twinkies’ gift certificates.
3) Romney top-hats.
2) Fiscal… Read the rest[...read more]
Jan. 8, 2011, Tuscon, Ariz.: A man had gone to a political town meeting at a supermarket, with the intent to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He killed six and wounded 14, including Giffords, who was shot in the head. On… Read the rest[...read more]
A congresswoman in Arizona, movie-goers in Colorado, Sikhs in Wisconsin, mall shoppers in California and Washington. Unfortunately, I could go on. Sons and daughters in Afghanistan.
“These were BABIES. There’s just no comparison,” a friend said of last Friday’s mass… Read the rest[...read more]
25. The Polar Express (2004)
Sure, the performance-capture technology may have rendered the children a touch frightening to look at (at least it improved dramatically with ‘Beowulf’), but there’s still plenty of joy to be had in this fast-moving adaptation… Read the rest
Candy: Linemen who restored power after Storm Sandy.
Coal: The entire Legislature for failing to repeal Act 51 – or the annual COLA they receive each year – which also drives their pension pay outs and per diem… Read the rest[...read more]