The Quipper

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

No On Gonzales

Hey guys.

Just vote no.

He's had two jobs for Bush, one in Texas, one in DC. He's done a bad job on both of them. His status as a Bush family loyalist can get him plenty of jobs, but that doesn't make him qualified for Attorney General which, perhaps more than any other cabinet level post, requires independance from the President.

Just say no.


dbt@tQ, sean@tQ. [Steve could not be reached at press time.]

Monday, January 24, 2005

Harry Reid continues to kick ass and take names

Steve Soto has the details. Good stuff.

One more thing I'd like to see, though I don't know if Senate legislation is the right place to put this.

We need to start talking about the link between the Republican economic agenda, the drop in per-person earnings, the need for two incomes, and the resulting family problems that occur.

This is not a "get your bitch ass back in the kitchen" thing, this is simply about the fact that it's very very difficult for one parent or the other to stay home and take care of the kids.

That's a family value.

Update: a commenter named RT over at MaxSpeak has another good family values + economics pitch: Cube dwellers - who are largely 'professionals', but are really the line workers of the information economy - need overtime too. Cast it as a 'family values' issue - if employers are going to take their workers away from their kids on evenings and weekends, they should at least have to pay for the privilege. Because those kids need parents.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Right Wing Bloggers are Stupid

Today's "I'm stupid" moment of the day: cites a case about a 17 year old kid suing his school district because he was given homework over summer vacation, which made him cry like a little girl. Now, this kid should suck it up, doubly so because he was given the extra work because he was in an Honors class -- dude, if you can't hack it, just shut it down.

But the irony? The boy and his father are representing themselves, probably because they couldn't get find an attorney who would take such an idiotic case. Overlawyered? I guess not...