… and the beat goes on… 17 February 2009Posted by marisacat in DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy.
A man wears a mask depicting US President Barack Obama during the Carnival of Viareggio in Italy [EPA]
Whew… what a dumb 7 days… mouseless. Catching up, I dropped in at the main page of RCP… for today. What a circus! More floats than Carnevale!
Stu Rothenburg says the the only optimism about Obama IS the optimism. Marie Cocco says workers still need a Pay Day Break (she is right!, the Stumble Bill allocates a tax cut to workers, from what I read, of about 13.00 per week. A rebate check would be better, imo, and in CA that $25 or so every two weeks will be eaten up in tax raises…)
Shrum says the Stumble bill is “just right”. Or that Ob played it just right. Well…. that is Shrum, let’s remember. Even when he wins (8 successful senate campaigns vs his losses for pretzeldent) we lose.
Meanwhile, we are dead or dying in Cali. As I leaf thru the hyperbole over the past months… what I read in the tea leaves (aside from decades of idiocy) is a massive prick vs prick battle between Andy Stern (SEIU and enrolled state government workers) and Arnold. Where is Lorena Bobbit when you need her.
Reading in the Wapo (they say the speech was bad as he retooled the night before!), is it too late to put Geithner in prison for unpaid taxes? Or something?
Here is a sad little tidbit… I heard this week that 40,000 have applied for Section 8 Housing in Contra Costa Co… which is a pretty big county over in the East Bay, with quite a few communities hard hit by foreclosure… There are 325 spaces available. Amazed there are any… tho nowhere near enough.