Long-time readers of my blog and friends of Team Actor212 know I’m in the tank for Apple products. By my count, I’ve either purchased for myself or as gifts about two dozen Apple products over the years. Without getting into a Windows v. Mac debate here, I find Apple’s technology and ease of use, combined [...]
Inside this rather boring if frightening story about the problems at hedge fund SAC Capital, lies this sentence (highlighted):
A legal deadline looms for prosecutors to bring a criminal case against Mr. Cohen related to charges against Mathew Martoma, a former SAC portfolio manager accused of illegally trading in the shares of two drug companies, [...]
Here’s the thing: the best strategy for Republicans is to just let it go:
WASHINGTON — The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses. It’s not clear, however, how Republicans can best capitalize on Democrats’ woes, legislatively or politically.
Last November’s [...]
I realize conservatives have to strike while the iron is hot, but this is pure stupidity:
And they’re off: With no defined field of candidates and the last election just six months in the rearview mirror, American Crossroads on Sunday aired the first attack ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, panning Hillary Clinton for her [...]
This fight could shape up to be the nastiest of the next three years ahead of the Presidential campaign:
WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, aggressively pushed back Tuesday against a Heritage Foundation report that estimated new immigration legislation would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion by using the foundation’s longstanding support for dynamic scoring [...]
Washington Post, By Karen Tumulty, May 7
Mount Pleasant, SC — The conservative electorate of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District voted Tuesday to resurrect the political career of disgraced former governor Mark Sanford (R) by returning him to his former House seat.
Sanford’s special-election race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, 58, a businesswoman and first-time [...]
To say that Kelly Ayotte has had a very, very bad couple of weeks would be an understatement. It wasn’t bad enough that she voted against a universal background check bill favored by 91% of Americans and then tried to defend herself at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. First she said that she [...]
(smh.com.au) – President Barack Obama has recommitted to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison following the arrival of “medical reinforcements” to deal with a mass hunger strike.
Nearly 40 Navy nurses, corpsmen and specialists have gone to the detention centre, as 100 inmates who have been held for more than a decade without trial refuse food.
But then, this was Mark Sanford, who needed to be called on it:
As the NRCC’s move suggests, Sanford’s recent history is the main reason the race is so competitive. In 2009, he admitted to traveling to Argentina for an affair with his mistress without informing the public he was out of the state. The [...]
(Al Jazeera) – Paul Kevin Curtis, charged with threatening the US president and others, says he is innocent.
Witnesses to them that died,
The blood avengers at his side,
The Furies’ troop forever stands.
Aeschylus was more right than he knew.
I’ll leave it to Gabby Giffords to explain what this post is about:
SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that [...]
In the wake of the national focus on the Boston bombings, you may have missed the other act of terror that was committed this week:
WASHINGTON – Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.
“The person [...]
(McClatchy) – A letter addressed to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., contained a suspicious substance that might have been potentially deadly ricin, sparking new fears of security threats in Congress at the same time the country was reeling from the terror bomb attacks in Boston.
President Obama, I mean:
WASHINGTON – In his fifth annual budget proposal to Congress on Wednesday, President Obama once again has put forward a fiscal mix of investments in infrastructure, education and research with further deficit reduction through tax increases and spending cuts. But for the first time he has included changes to Medicare and [...]
…I wish I was an ignorant Republican, Inc-er.
I did my taxes last night. It was not pretty.
I had an instructor for Tax Accounting when I was Actorino212, and he once said something really profound.
Which is to say it would mean nothing to a Teabagger.
He said, “Never regret having a large tax [...]