BY RICH GALEN
Reprinted from Mullings.com
There are a number of sites which will recount the month-by-month news for 2010. I’m not going to do that.
There is only one story for 2010 – and it was not Stephen Strasburg needing Tommy John surgery. That was number two.
The only story for this year was the uprising among American voters to produce a 63 seat turnover in the U.S. House plus major changes in the U.S. Senate, in Governors’ mansions, in State Legislatures, county courthouses and city halls from one end of the nation to the other. Continue reading →
Hanging in a hallway where I see it every day is a frame containing a picture of my eldest daughter and me on her wedding day. Below it in the frame is a handkerchief with an inscription:
“For your tears on the day you give me away
October 28, 2007
With Love, Jessie.”
Jessie knew I would cry at her wedding and I did. I teared up a half a dozen times before and during the wedding, and unleashed a gusher when I tried to offer the invocation at dinner. I couldn’t finish it. Continue reading →
Sitting in an easy chair, with the laptop resting easy on your lap, eating dark chocolate with a diet, caffeine-free coke chaser, just contemplating Christmas. The World BoyChoir’s rendition of Joy to the World is coming from the speakers. The tree is lit, surrounded by presents. There’s love in the room and the house is warm while outside it’s nasty cold.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that as of April 1, 2010 there were 308,745,538 people living in the United States – the result of the 2010 census which is required by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 2:
A few years ago, I was inChina and, through the help of a friend, had the chance to spend a few hours with a senior editor of the People’s Daily – the Communist Party‘s voice and the most influential journal in China.
According to the current definition by some people, that is.
We find it amusing when we read that some wag has tagged a politician with a short-hand slap such as ‘RINO’ (Republican-in-Name-Only) and then slaps himself on the back for being ‘so clever and funny’.
Last week, Congressional Republican wrote a new chapter in government reform, convening a meeting in Washington with 16 newly elected GOP governors. To some, the confab looked like just another photo-op celebrating the party’s historic gains in last month’s midterm elections. Continue reading →
Before we get too far into a discussion about the climate conference which just ended in Cancun, Mexico, let me restate my firm opinion on global warming:
I am not a scientist, nor a statistician and have no idea what is what with regard to the data. Here’s what I do know: It is better to put less junk into the atmosphere than to put more junk into the atmosphere.
In the last week or two, an eccentric debate has been dividing Democratic Party pols and commentators in Washington: In 2011, should President Obama strive to be more like Harry Truman in 1947 or Bill Clinton in 1995?
I suppose it is to be expected that the Great Recession should be accompanied by a sweeping national pessimism in which our purported leaders and commentators express historic despair, while the people and corporations mope about, convinced that the sun will not come up tomorrow.
Several conservative outside interest groups are engaged in a campaign to prevent Congressmen Fred Upton of Michigan and Jerry Lewis of California from becoming committee chairmen, Upton on Energy and Commerce and Lewis on Appropriations. That’s according to the Washington Times.