DISCLOSE bill has passed the Senate. Just a little less liberty in"the home of the free".
.@dmataconis @jaseliberty @beckychr007: 2. Multiple-party government trends to be unstable. See Italy, and 60 governments since WWII.
.@dmataconis @jaseliberty @beckychr007: 1. The Constitutional structure of the US government makes more than 2 parties…problematic.
Gallup says economic pessimism is on the rise, as consumer confidence drops to its level 15 months ago. http://bit.ly/c4iwsq #RecoverySummer
Gallup says economic pessimism is on the rise, as consumer confidence drops to its lowest level in 15 months. http://bit.ly/c4iwsq
.@jaseliberty @beckychr007: Re "the two party legal monopoly"| I'm not sure what you mean by this. What laws require 2 parties?
Mortgage applications sink to a 13-year low, while foreclosures rise. http://bit.ly/9hm991 #RecoverySummer
The big honkin' Droid X Android phone, with its 4.5 inch screen, goes on sale today. To Verizon customers, anyway. http://bit.ly/bx93Xw
BP Says Cap Is Repaired and Oil Cutoff Test Can Proceed. http://bit.ly/adjSrp
Initial jobless claims dropped today, but seasonal factors may be giving us a misleading view. http://usat.me?39284834
Well, the dogs have ripped thecable hookup to the outside of the house apart. That's just the end to a perfect day.
BP has started a pressure test to see if the leaking well is truly capped.
The Fed has lowered its estimate of economic activity. http://usat.me?39274478 #RecoverySummer
http://bit.ly/9ln4o4 U.S. retail sales tumbled a second straight time in June, falling more than expected. #RecoverySummer
RT @dmataconis: Megyn Kelly-Kristen Powers. Those two don't like each other.| I'm surprised we got out of it without a C-bomb being dropped.
I wonder what workman's comp will charge my company for this.
The nice thing about an emergency room in a small town is that you get right in, even with a minor complaint. They gave me ice.
Well, I managed to burn my hand at work first thing this morning, so I'm off to the hospital. Great.
I guess the NAACP cut off the live web feed of their debate on the Tea Party resolution. Transparency!
RT @libertypapers: Tweeting from my new BlackBerry Bold | Blackberry, huh? Cool. How are things back in 2006?
Whoopi Goldberg: Mel Gibson isn't RACIST racist. http://usat.me?99735
RT @daveweigel: My post at the Daily Dish about why Sullivan is wrong about Trig Palin: http://bit.ly/cY7NoN | Kudos for that.
Legal expert Lindsay Lohan has no intention of going to jail, "has seen 'Chicago' several times" to develop strategy. http://bit.ly/duAx2Q
NFIB's business optimism index falls 3.2 points to 89. 90% of small businesses plan no hiring. http://bit.ly/b5TKv7 #RecoverySummer
The future is now: BMW announces two new motorcycles powered by a 1649cc inline-6 motor weighing only 250 pounds. WANT! http://bit.ly/b0A2fw
More trouble for BP: Now senators want to know if BP had anything to do with the Lockerbie bomber's release. http://bit.ly/cCLbYf
Dianne Feinstein comes out against California's marijuana legalization initiative. http://bit.ly/dtxaa3
Moody's downgrades Portugal; Greece raises $2.04 billion http://usat.me?39249234
Backlash grows against full-body scanners in airports http://usat.me?39243942
BP: well could be contained today if new cap works http://usat.me?99677 | Keeping fingers crossed.
.@MelissaTweets: Ready for President Palin?|The sun will set in a blazing red sky to the east of Casablanca before she is elected president.
RT @daveweigel: Thus end the airline hell tweets. Up next: Not crashing!" | You hope.
RT @jaseliberty @dmataconis @griftdrift: "headed tongue runoff" | Sounds naughty.
Now you can build your own Google Android apps, even if you're not a programmer. http://usat.me?99590
More Americans' credit scores sink to new lows http://usat.me?39232584 #RecoverySummer
RT @GaltsGirl @biggovt: NAACP Proposes Resolution Condemning Tea Party as Racist. | Well, that's sure to promote tolerance and inclusion.
Democrats plan to Europeanize the DoD, reducing the ability to project force, in order to fund social programs. http://bit.ly/cys4vP
Consumer Reports: iPhone4 is teh suxx0rz. http://bit.ly/cV5Jnn
Microsoft wants to sell Windows tablets by the end of the year. Huh. Well, I'm sure it'll be as good as their phones. http://bit.ly/cPFTOS
Democrat governors really don't want their party to address immigration. At least not in an election year. http://bit.ly/9m8rPd
Predator drones: Our way of reminding Muslims that their past contributions to science have led to Hellfire missiles. http://bit.ly/af0kpl
Swiss free Polanski; won't extradite director to U.S. http://usat.me?39232306 | Whew! Artistic crisis averted.
This is, sadly, quite insane. Yet it's still better than any job creation program Obama's come up with. http://bit.ly/chZA7o
If the 10th Amendment kills DOMA, then it should also kill the Health Care Reform law passed this year. http://bit.ly/cGpG8Y
Bad polling news for California's pot legalization initiative. http://bit.ly/bRvni3
Joe Biden at a Barbara Boxer fundraiser last night. That must have been like Einstein meeting with Fermi. But opposite. http://bit.ly/d7oDwS
Obama touts green jobs at an electric vehicle plant, where literally tens of jobs may be created. http://bit.ly/bj62U8
Media is shocked to learn that one of the top people we have in the shouting and killing people trade speaks bluntly. http://bit.ly/blPj2q
Special election cleared to fill Byrd's seat http://usat.me?39197678
Apparently, some gentleman involved in sport will cease playing a game in one city, and begin playing it in another. How…usual.
RT @EdMorrissey @andylevy: Goodbye, Anna Chapman, et al.// We'll always have Facebook. | Now they get to go back to the Rodina as heroes.
RT @ErickaAndersen: Wow never would have known this is what @maddow looked like back in the day! | Time is a bitch.
RT @markknoller BHO: Reps want car keys to the economy: "They don't know how 2 drive." | Driving on the wrong side of the road's no better.
Palin video: 'Look out Washington,' here come 'Mama Grizzlies' http://usat.me?99223 | She's a rock star, bless her empty little head.
Preventing you from doing a line of coke is more important than the safety of little Mexican children. http://usat.me?39177718
Initial jobless claims are still stuck at around 450k. June retail sales were sluggish. http://usat.me?39182882 #RecoverySummer
Six months old. Seventy pounds. Titus Pullo Corso. http://twitpic.com/23d4ly
I completely missed the earthquake. I was sitting down in the back yard being smothered by dogs, and never felt a thing. Nor did the dogs.
Stone Russian Imperial Stout. 10.5% alcohol by volume. Yeah, its been that kind of day. http://twitpic.com/23cd6m
Mommy's Black Eye: A Guide To Keeping Daddy Happy #failedchildrensbooks
Why Mommy Hates Daddy's Secretary. #failedchildrensbooks
All My "Uncles": Mommy Needs to Have a Life, Too #failedchildrensbooks
Today's P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 19.3. The historical avg is 15.7. that implies the S&P index could drop another 200 points to 862.
The general rule is, if you're taking vacations to Thailand, you're probably up to no good. http://bit.ly/cAzi7f
I can't figure out who I care less about: Lindsay Lohan, or Levi Johnson.
Wow. Seems like a slow news day.
You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many bananas, maybe a thousand. #moviequoteswithbananas
Take the gun. Leave the bananas. #moviequoteswithbananas
Apparently, California has solved every major problem the state faces. http://bit.ly/dhNJMA
RT @bdomenech @JimPethokoukis: What would it take to get unemployment below 9% by Election Day? | An act of God. #RecoverySummer
I'm sure the Republicans had a good reason for putting Mr. Steele in as RNC Chair. I wonder what it was.
Kristol to Steele: "Your [RNC] tenure has of course been marked by gaffes and embarrassments." Not BFFs, I guess. http://bit.ly/9jIdQh
Huh. The weather widget on my HTC Incredible says we'll have a high of 77 today, with mixed rain and snow. That should be interesting.
Expect up to 400k government layoffs at state, local level. http://usat.me?39146644 #RecoverySummer
ISM says service sector growth slows in June http://usat.me?39151612 # RecoverySummer
Turkey just keeps pushing the Israelis. It looks to me as if Turkey is intentionally sabotaging the relationship. http://bit.ly/aaldBx
3 headless bodies found in car in Mexico http://usat.me?39146528 | And my cruise to Mexico begins in just 7 weeks!
Defense chief restricts interviews after McChrystal flap http://usat.me?39120926 | Closing the barn door after the horse has left, are we?
McCain: Steele must assess his future as GOP head http://usat.me?39132882 | Is there some sort of pool on Steele resigning I can get into?
So far, I've goren a total of about 1.5 hours of sleep overnight. I'm gonna try to get another hour or so before Chris wakes up.
One of the dogs ate my glasses last night. I'm enjoying Great Khan while Lens Crafters whips up a replacement set. http://twitpic.com/2262zu