Archive for August, 2010

Not on the rug (2010-8-31)

The White House unveiled the newly-redecorated Oval Office today and showed reporters the new rug that President Obama ordered to replace the one designed by Laura Bush for her husband.
The oval-shaped carpet — made with 25 percent recycled wool, White House aides gushed to reporters — features the presidential seal in the center and [...]

California’s economy is so bad… (2010-8-31)

How bad is it?
Even the hummingbirds are hitting the bottle.
Here, a hummingbird finds that a little Cabo Wabo tequila dulls the pain of her latest retirement account statement:

And here, a hummingbird discovers that Sutter Home Merlot nicely complements the latest drop in home values.

It’s bad around here. No wonder the latest Gallup poll shows the [...]

Ayn Rand’s triumph (2010-8-20)

Here’s why, no matter how bad things look, you should never jump off the roof in despair.

That’s a screen shot from the website of Signals, a catalog company that sells merchandise to the kind of people who watch public television.
At least, that’s what it seems to be. The cover of the Signals catalog declares, “Supporting [...]

Obama’s weird neutrality (2010-8-17)

We think we know why President Obama endorsed the construction of a mosque and Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan.
He didn’t have to do it. It was no favor to the Democrats he claims to be trying to help win in November.
Yet he did it, and he did it in prepared remarks [...]

Anybody home? (2010-8-5)

Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 24 felony counts of perjury and voter fraud.
They claimed that they lived in a house in Panorama City in Alarcon’s council district.
But they didn’t.
“Alarcon faces two felony counts of filing a false declaration of candidacy, once in [...]