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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another Bill Maher Classic

Bill Maher said that last night in the "New Rules" from Real Time. Vintage DUzy (courtesy of Touchdown) and Maher!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

EE and Mr. Benny: Nova SE

Many BW readers know that Mr. Benny has been out of work for awhile, and has been seeking employment in nearly any area of the country except Alaska, Hawaii, California, and New England.

He's about to sign on the dotted line at Nova Southeastern in a couple of weeks.

Now, here's an interesting thing: Elizabeth Edwards is speaking at Nova tomorrow night.

Planets not quite aligned yet, but man, is that coincidental or what?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teh Bayh-Bye

As just about all BW readers know, Sen Evan Bayh (Dino-Indiana) has called it quits after this year. Lots of speculation about the timing as much as why one has $13M in coffers, has won solidly twice, and waited until nearly the filing deadline.

Well, I'm one of those who isn't going to say good-bye to Bayh as I think he will be back, but maybe for a run in 2016 (which presumes--and I use that term carefully--Obama wins re-election). He's also betting that the left will leave him alone once he leaves.

In order not to pile on all of the negatives, I will say something positive about his decision: I've often thought we had too many career politicians, and yes, including Teddy Kennedy, as well as John Murtha, who is being buried in PA as I type this post. Both were good patriots, but many times, they weren't able to get the job done.

My point being (and at the risk of sounding almost libertarian) is that campaign finance reform won't happen. The SCOTUS made sure of that. Lobbyists will continue to take up more jobs in DC and our voices cannot be heard above the loud music played on K street. So, what is the alternative? Term limits --3 for the House, 2 for the Senate--in order to get rid of the asinine chairmanships that keep Joe Lieberman in charge when he should have been kicked out of the Democratic Caucus years ago.

Evan Bayh may be a career politician too. But yesterday, he activated a self-imposed term limit. That's a good thing.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Floyd Cramer and My Momma

My Momma, whom I lost in late March, has a birthday tomorrow. She would be 79 years old.

What is not known with my siblings but I did know in hanging out at my pappy's bars with her and him, was her preference for a jukebox to play an old fashioned country-love song that was a "one hit wonder" on any station, Floyd Cramer's "Last Date."

Not certain exactly why my momma (and to a certain extent, my daddy) loved this tune, but it resonates with me with her memory of loving the tune.

Happy Birthday, Momma. First b-day with the heavens without humans. If there is a heaven, I hope Daddy is listening to "Last Date" as well.

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