Archive for February 7th, 2013
Senator Carper reacts to the U.S. Post Office ending Saturday service. The Senator’s Postal Reform Bill would have ended the ridiculous pension saving requirement the Service is saddled with by statute, which is mostly responsible for the USPS’s continued financial woes.
Senator Coons gets the chairmanship of the Senate Bankruptcy Committee. Senator from Delaware, but of course.
Kavips asks an important question: is the Wilmington port deal the next Fisker?
Idaho state Sen. John Goedde (R), chairman of the the state Senate Education Committee, introduced legislation to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and pass a test on it to graduate from high school, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reports. The reason for this is reading the book made Goedde’s son a Republican, so he wants all of Idaho’s school children to be Republicans.
If a Democrat did this (although I cannot think of a comparable book or author that singularly informs the liberal mind if only because we liberals tend to be more intelligent and we read many books, not just one), can you imagine the outrage? Fox News would self immolate.
I get why New Jersians like the fat blustery guy routine. In an age of stiff, over-programmed, cyborgs like John Carney and Tom Carper moving stiffly and guardedly across the public stage, the fat blustery guy is a breath of fresh air. Like a bowl of chocolate chip mint ice-cream after nothing but white bread toast and saltines.
Nevertheless, you can’t bluster away facts. The fat man is more likely to have a stroke. The fat man is more likely to drop dead of a heart attack. The fat man is driving up your health insurance rates with his undisciplined, devil-may-care approach to the buffet table.
Just as we know that “cutting taxes on business” has never helped the economy – the fat bluster guy should never be mistaken for a healthy person. Facts are facts.