Mitt Romney Dunce - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: "Oh Dear. Where Are the Republicans Going to Find a Candidate Who Can at Least Think? I Have Never Had that High an Opinion of Mitt Romney but After Watching This Video Any Scintilla of Respect Has Gone with the Wind"
Bain, Barack and Jobs - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Romney claims that Mr. Obama has been a job destroyer, while he was a job-creating businessman. For example, he told Fox News: “This is a president who lost more jobs during his tenure than any president since Hoover. This is two million jobs that he lost as president.” He went on to declare, of his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital, “I’m very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs.”
But his claims about the Obama record border on dishonesty, and his claims about his own record are well across that border."
Games and Gimmicks in the Senate - NYTimes.com: "It is this transparently obstructionist tactic to which President Obama said “enough,” striking a badly needed blow for checks and balances with strong support both from the text and the original purpose of the recess appointment clause.
Its aims, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 67, included facilitating appointments “necessary for the public service to fill without delay.” Although the main concern in 1789 involved difficulties of travel that kept a recessed Senate from acting swiftly, the broad imperative retains modern relevance, even when the Senate engineers its own unavailability."
This bill needs radical revision. Our President is already detaining at least one American citizen on charges that are quintessentially unjust. So when he revises this hopefully soon, he should also pardon Bradley Manning. Any male honest enough to admit wishing at times he was a woman deserves praise not incarceration.
In addition to not exploding or otherwise following the media narrative, he is packing in good groups and drawing valid contrasts. I believe Santorum will not gain traction. I stick by my sense that Romney will decline from poll highs and that Newt will come in ahead of Santorum. The upshot will be a tepid victory for Romney that will totter the media consensus that he will be the inevitable nominee. At which point of course the media will switch to third or fourth party talk.
After Santorum Left Senate, Familiar Hands Reached Out - NYTimes.com: "Within months of leaving the Senate, Mr. Santorum joined the board of Universal Health Services, where he collected $395,000 in director’s fees and stock options before resigning last year. He also became a consultant to Consol Energy, after years of advocating drilling and extraction policies helpful to the company, a Pennsylvania gas and coal producer. And he consulted for the American Continental Group, a lobbying firm whose clients won earmarks he sponsored."
The answer to children's play is rezoning - zone cars out of residential areas and zone businesses, institutions, kiosks, squares, parks, clinics, small scools and so-forth in. Streets should become walkways. Cars relegated to parking areas beyond an immediate community. Communities define=d by their car-freeness.