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The Weekly Ass Clown – Larry Ward – Organizer of Gun Appreciation Day

January 15, 2013

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ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag   January 19, 2013 is the first Gun Appreciation Day, per its organizer – Larry Ward. Mr. Ward has promoted the day, which falls on the same weekend as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday observance, because he […]

Wyoming bill is pure idiocy

January 10, 2013

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In an effort to preempt Vice President Biden’s suggestions to curb gun violence, the Wyoming legislature has sponsored a bill that makes it a felony to enforce any future federal law that enacts gun safety measures… Clearly, this group of GOP representatives are not attorneys or else they would know that the legal theory of […]

A Response to Debt Ceiling Nonsense… #mintthecoin or IOU?

January 10, 2013

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Here is a good piece by Jonathan Chait from New York Magazine on how to combat the hostage taking the Republicans in Congress seek over the debt ceiling silliness. Raising the debt ceiling should be a non-issue as it was in virtually every one of the 106 times it has been raised since 1940, including […]

December job numbers and thoughts on a progressive payroll tax system

January 4, 2013

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A few interesting things I want to highlight (including a social security observation): 155k new jobs vs. 150k consensus November’s unemployment rate was revised up to 7.8%, which is the same as December’s rate – 7.8% 58.6% of population is employed and labor participation rate is 63.6%. These numbers are relatively low, and I would […]

The 2012 Ass Clown – Lord Mittens

January 3, 2013

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ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag The 2012 Ass Clown of the Year is the one and only Lord Mittens, Mitt Romney. From the 47% video, which was precisely the percentage of the American electorate he got to vote for him, to blaming President […]