Stories to Watch: 8/15/11
Going to grill some chicken breasts and have them on home-made pitas with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and lemon honey mustard sauce. Envy me. Now here’s the news…
Rick Perry’s and Michele Bachmann’s Dominionist ties should have all sane people worried.
Although Beth Reinhard at National Journal makes a good case that we really don’t have to worry about Bachmann anymore.
Worry about Rick Perry though; not the least because he all but endorsed raising taxes on the retired, impoverished, and disabled in his announcement speech.
Matthew Yglesias learns that it’s terribly unfair and dishonest to quote Rick Perry verbatim. Victim cards at the ready, rightwing blogosphere.
Tomorrow is the last round of Wisconsin recall elections. Democrats are defending seats in three races and, while they all poll ahead of their opponents, it’s gonna be tight. Or not.
Mittens already seems to be suffering from touring candidate burn out.
The good news: USA Today polled economists and they forecast only a 30% chance we’re heading into a second recession. The bad news: that’s twice the odds from three months ago.
Finally, Republicans are blocking a tax cut. No, really.
Stories to Watch: 7/21/11
Thursday, which means Futurama. I generally catch the second airing after Stewart and Colbert, so my night’s all mapped out. Now here’s the news…
USA Today reports that openly lesbian, gay, and bisexual candidates are becoming less and less of a big deal with voters.
Boehner says the House GOP’s doomed and insane “cut, cap and balance” plan is not their final offer, signalling an openness to compromise. Meanwhile, the labyrinthine McConnell-Reid plan isprobably dead.
Grover Norquist further retreats from his statement on his anti-tax pledge. The guy seems to be flailing. I’m not sure you can logically reconcile the two positions.
GOP prez hopeful John Huntsman is already experiencing a staff shakeup.
"Barbarians" storm Marcus Bachmann’s clinic.
Mitt Romney’s pitch to big donors is actually fairly honest; it’s either going to be Mittens or some Tea Party crazy who can’t possibly win.
I never went to Home Depot anyway. Plenty of lumber yards and hardware stores and plumbing supply shops. Keep the money local whenever possible, I always say.
Finally, Ohio’s anti-union law faces a repeal referendum.