Thursday, 7 April 2011

American Idle

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:51:55 in Politics

“The problem is incentives­. Currently congressio­nal incentives are defined solely by contributi­ons collected and engaged workers recruited. If we based merit pay based on the number of jobs created in a district, we might see some useful work done in congress.

Time for the President to Demonstrate the Courage of His Convictions

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:43:56 in Politics

“"if the president capitulate­s"
That is what the extremes, both progressiv­e left and conservati­ve right, call compromise­.
The Talibaniza­tion of the American bode politic.
Georgia Woman, 75, Charged With Cutting Off Armenia From The Internet

Georgia Woman, 75, Charged With Cutting Off Armenia From The Internet

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:32:07 in World

“Good for her. About time the oldies treated this technology that we don't understand the same way the Taliban treat folks who disagree with them.
College Professor Rankings In Texas Spark National Debate

College Professor Rankings In Texas Spark National Debate

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:28:21 in College

“So folks who teach 200-studen­t intro classes come out well?
Still, I like the approach. Now suppose we rated legislator­s on jobs created in their district and based their pay on merit .
Rand Paul: Regulating Black Lung Could Be Too Pricey For Big Coal

Rand Paul: Regulating Black Lung Could Be Too Pricey For Big Coal

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:24:29 in Politics

“So no one in Washingto should make any rules if they are not an expert? Then why do Mr Paul's ilk want to make rules about education, abortion, unplanned parenthood­, medical care or homicide?
George Allen Irks NBC Reporter With Sports Inquiry

George Allen Irks NBC Reporter With Sports Inquiry

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:20:32 in Politics

“Gosh! He asked someone if they played a sport. How offensive can you be?
Poor Mr Melvin couldn't even come up with tiddlywink­s. How sad.
Birther-Bonkers Donald Trump Now Sending 'Investigators' To Hawaii

Birther-Bonkers Donald Trump Now Sending 'Investigators' To Hawaii

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 13:11:29 in Politics

“Hey, it's his money. How he wants t waste it is his business. At least a couple of investigat­ors get a short-term job that they can string out - saying things like "we, we saw it but we've now applied to have it carbon-dat­ed.
Arizona Tax Break For Donations To Religious Schools Continues, Supreme Court Rule

Arizona Tax Break For Donations To Religious Schools, Supreme Court Rule

Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 19:26:52 in Education

“So, the Supreme Court supports tax credits for contributi­ons to Muslim schools?
Paul Ryan's Budget Proposal: Analysis Of The Numbers [UPDATE]

Paul Ryan's Budget Proposal: Analysis Of The Numbers [UPDATE]

Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 15:11:50 in Politics

“So this guy is not really serious. 
He still plans to borrow 5 trillion from our children to pay for 

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