Bush brought an unprecedented level of systematic dishonesty to American political life, and we may never recover. Think about his two main “achievements”, if you want to call them that: the tax cuts and the Iraq war, both of which continue to cast long shadows over our nation’s destiny. The key thing to remember is… Continue reading Untitled
The massive Bush tax cuts mark their 10th birthday this week. Sadly, despite my best efforts to find something redeeming about them—honest!—there is little to celebrate. By nearly all of the metrics set out by President Bush himself, the cuts were a colossal failure. From Bush tax cuts 10th anniversary: They’ve been a failure in… Continue reading Bush tax cuts 10th anniversary: They’ve been a failure in every conceivable way.
The recent saber rattling with Iran has reminded of a quote from Londo Mollari of Babylon 5: “Only a fool fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the kingdom of fools fights a war on twelve fronts!” There are three classic military blunders. Getting into a land war in Asia. Opening a… Continue reading Londo Mollari on Iran?
Yosses is also co-author of the cookbook “Desserts for Dummies,” an Amazon.com review of which promised: “Before you know it, you’ll start creating desserts that you’ve only dreamed of.” From Washington Wire – WSJ.com : Sweetest Job in Washington The guy who wrote the Desserts for Dummies book is now the White House pastry chef.… Continue reading Sweetest Job in Washington
An analysis done for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that the PATH train tunnels under the Hudson River are more vulnerable to a bomb attack than previously thought, and that a relatively small amount of high explosives could cause significant flooding of the rail system within hours. From New York… Continue reading PATH Tunnels Seen as Fragile in Bomb Attack
And yet Bushenfreude—the phenomenon whereby high-income beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts use their windfalls to fund Democratic candidates—is still raging this election season. If anything, it’s more intense than in 2004. Around the country, high earners with million-dollar homes, foreign cars, and fancy jobs, people who have won the meritocratic race, are furious at… Continue reading Bushenfreude