Friday, June 27, 2008

Republicans urged to run as Democrats...

And speaking of neo-con meme addiction, here's another example.

If this keeps up much longer we'll be able to do our own COPS-style syndicated TV show on the "badboyzbadboyz" from the wingnut right. Maybe then the remaining sane members of the Republican party -- assuming there are any left -- will wrest control back from the guys. For now, my friends over there are still being held hostage to the narrow ideological agenda of guys like Tom Reynolds.

One Wisconsin Now | Republicans Run as Democrats in Democratic Primary

Yadda yadda Warden.


Republicans cause shorter life expectancy?

Hi everyone,

Maybe it only feels that way. On the other hand, this addiction to the crystal meth of free market profits really only works for those who get the crank. The sting of economic inequality isn't always morally corrective. [Maybe I should post this for Glenn Grothman too....]

Unequal America: Causes and consequences of the wide—and growing—gap between rich and poor.

[a snippet]

In a study of baseball players, teams with wider pay dispersion performed more poorly—and so did individual players within those teams. “In a world in which each individual is looking out for themselves, players will tend to concentrate on improving their own performance to the exclusion of team goals, since their own performance is what matters for moving up the pay scale,” Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy (a former HSPH professor who passed away this year) wrote in The Health of Nations: Why Inequality Is Harmful to Your Health.

And so it goes.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ziegler: done for now?


State Supreme Court reprimands Ziegler in unprecedented ruling.

Okay, I can't restrain myself any longer.

Told you so.

Still, as I've said from the beginning, even if she confessed a bit late in the game -- happily after she won the election -- she admitted her mistakes, paid the fine, and has been busily recusing herself from the appropriate cases.

Maybe next time voters might consider electing someone who won't have to recuse themselves so often.