2010 election

"So THAT’S Who’s Running for Governor!"

The (Lawn Sign) Tide Recedes First, a bit of explanation: thanks to the miracle of recorded TV and zipping/zapping, I watched virtually NO TV political commercials this election season. Second, I get almost all my news online, and have for years; so, I’ve become very good at tuning out all the commercial noise on the...
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"A (Rock) Star is Born"

2010 Election Notes Did you ever notice how hail always comes in other sizes? Penny-sized; dime-sized; baseball-sized; etc.? –George Carlin Carlin’s observation occurred to me the umpteenth time I heard Michele Bachmann referred to as a “rock star” last night; you never hear a breakout new musician referred to as a “politician.” It was also...
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Did You Hear About the 3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax?

Urban Myths and Election Chatter Got this one in my email box the other day from a friend: Under the new health care bill – did you know that all real estate transactions are now subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax ? The bulk of these new taxes don’t kick in until 2013 (presumably after...
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