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Rearranging the Deck Chairs


The phrase, “Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” is usually credited to Rogers Morton, President Gerald Ford’s campaign manager, after Ford had lost five of six 1976 primary elections. There’s some evidence that it was used even earlier, in 1972, when the New York Times wrote, “Administrators [at Lincoln Center] are running around straightening out deck chairs…

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USDOJ Disgraces Itself


In a shocking example of the double standard in the American justice system, disgraced former general and CIA Director David Petraeus walked. Specifically, Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and a $100,000 fine. The fine is about the amount of his speaking fee and represents the lightest possible slap on the wrist. And…

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Tammie Wilson: Hypocritical and Damnfoolish


Interior Gas Utility started easement clearing work to install an underground  natural gas system in the North Pole area. When done, it should cut North Pole heating costs in half, and address the air pollution problem that plagues the area. So why is Rep. Tammie Wilson (R, Ignorance) trying to monkey wrench the work? Rep.…

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House Speaker Boehner Shocked Schock Shucked


U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R, Crocodile Tears) told the media he was “stunned” Rep. Aaron Schock (R, Illinois) has announced his resignation. Heh. For those who haven’t been following along, Rep. Schock was caught with both hands in the cookie jar. In the finest tradition of Illinois politics, for example, he billed the federal…