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This Week’s Video Vault Selection

Thanksgiving, American Style! “Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.” ~Mason Cooley In Part 5 of our series that explores why Republicans want to take the country back to the 1950s, we’ve found another answer: Back then, you could be too poor to eat, but still be happy that you’re … Continue reading

Rolling in the D’oh!

This Week’s Poll! OK, we’re big enough to admit it: Like a lot of Americans — including many of our elected representatives — we never pretended to understand everything there was to know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Heck, no one in Washington can even seem to agree on how many pages … Continue reading

This Week’s Video Vault Selection

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” ~Timothy Leary Why does the GOP want to bring us back to the 1950s? Here’s one of their utopian visions.

Aunt Betty’s Almanac: On Faith

“God hasn’t always been good to me, but She’s been a Hell of lot more patient than Bank of America.”

Make Your Own Penny Candy!

In this economy, who can afford the million-dollar feeling we all used to get from Penny Candy? Not to fear – Lester & Charlie can show you how to make your own!

The Daily Double Punch

This Week’s Poll! Extraterrestrial Culture Day is coming up next week, so we figured it would be a fitting time to hold up our Romper Room mirror and find what Michele Bachmann has been up to. Lo and behold, we learned about something new that’s happening called the Bachmann Curse – and no, it has … Continue reading

Keep Hope Alive

This Week’s Poll! Like all Americans, we believe in the promise of the American Dream. You know what that means: work hard, be smart and play the lottery. Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend — the lottery seems to us like the last … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

A carpool lane is for two or more persons per vehicle. The definition of person in California’s Vehicle Code is a “natural person, firm, co-partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation.” So when Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in a carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, … Continue reading

Where Would Jesus Shop?

This Week’s Poll! Last week, we assured you that your government is anxiously readying to quell an imminent Tea Party armed insurrection. We wondered if — despite threats from loonies like failed Senate candidate Sharron Angle – gearing up for battle with the musket brigade isn’t just a little bit paranoid. Perhaps not. As it … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

January 2nd – 8th is “Someday We’ll All Laugh About This Week.” “There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.” ~Otto von Bismark

The Week in Politics

According to the U.S. Clerk’s Office, the 112th Congress will unseat the 104th Congress as the least productive on record — unless it can find 100 items of legislation to pass by Tuesday. Congratulations, 112th. You’re history. “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

Yes, Virginia, the NRA must have a sense of humor.

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