Archive for February, 2011

Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

| February 14, 2011 | 3 Replies

On the surface, it should be good news when a company is doing well enough that it can pay out almost $190 million dollars in bonuses to its rank and file salaried employees. If the directors are good with it, the creditors are in good shape, and the company is doing well, employees ought to […]

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Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

| February 14, 2011 | Reply

Tim Carney has a post today about how an influential chunk of the financial sector has decided not to help repeal the ridiculous Dodd-Frank financial services legislation in place. I suppose that makes sense from their point of view. They are certainly large enough to absorb regulatory costs that will cripple smaller companies and their […]

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NASA's Idea of Winning the Future is Less than Inspiring

NASA's Idea of Winning the Future is Less than Inspiring

| February 14, 2011 | Reply

Remember when the people who ran NASA aspired to great things, like putting men on the moon and exploring the vasty blackness of our final frontier? These days, it takes much less to get then excited. Witness the headline of today’s big press release: NASA Announces Plan To Win The Future With Fiscal Year 2012 […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – The Internet is Important Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – The Internet is Important Monday Edition

| February 14, 2011 | 1 Reply

So I had this plan Friday evening that could not have been more clever had it been a burlap bag full of weasels. I was going to stay home from CPAC on Saturday and blog about the speeches from the warmth, comfort, and reliable internet connection of my own home whist watching the events on […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – My Friends are at CPAC Saturday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – My Friends are at CPAC Saturday Edition

| February 12, 2011 | 3 Replies

I’m going to call my second day at CPAC a mixed bag. While I didn’t exactly have a table seat on Bloggers’ Row and I couldn’t get even a breath of an internet connection all day long (which is why I did no blogging at all), I did get to spend chunks of the day […]

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Bloggers Meet the Cain Train

Bloggers Meet the Cain Train

| February 11, 2011 | 3 Replies

Herman Cain, who is exploring a run for the White House in 2012, dropped by the CPAC Bloggers’ Row yesterday afternoon to talk to us and take a few questions. I broke out the Flip Cam and got all of his remarks. Some of them are a little bit hard to hear because of ambient […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – CPAC Roundup Friday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – CPAC Roundup Friday Edition

| February 11, 2011 | 1 Reply

Well, Day One of CPAC is in the books and, all in all, it was relatively drama-free. No one rent their clothes and sat upon a heap of ashes nor were any gay conservatives consumed by fire from above. The real news was made where it should be made — at the speakers’ podium. Blog […]

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The Group that Makes the President Angry at CPAC 2011.

The Group that Makes the President Angry at CPAC 2011.

| February 10, 2011 | Reply

I just finished sitting in on a blogger luncheon with the folks from Citizens United, and it was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I realize that seems like a terribly backhanded complement, but I do not mean it to be.  CPAC is jam-packed with activist groups who want our attention, […]

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Live-ish, From CPAC!

Live-ish, From CPAC!

| February 10, 2011 | 2 Replies

CPAC 2011, What can I say? The fame! The politics! The absolutely rancid internet connection! I’m actually writing this from my new blogging basecamp in a back hallway behind Bloggers’ Row. The good news is that I think I can get a couple blog entries written today. The bad news is that I can’t actually […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – CPAC Day One Thursday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – CPAC Day One Thursday Edition

| February 10, 2011 | Reply

Blogging will be…unpredictable today. I’ll be at CPAC all day, though thanks to an unexpected minor snow storm I may get there later in the morning than I wanted, and I won’t know how much I’ll be able to do until I introduce my humble G4 laptop to the WiFi. Last yer, my connection was […]

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