Three Cheers For Sequestration

‘Tis the season for sequestration. Or almost, anyway. You may have been hearing that word an awful lot on the nightly news lately and wondering what in godswallop it means. Why is Congress running around like a bunch of terror-stricken ants trying not to get squished to death by giant sneakers? Clearly, they’ve pushed the panic button, and out come the impassioned rants. The political class is treating this like the difference between life and death. You’d think a series of solar flares were about to fry us all to a crisp.

But enough with the bizarre analogies. What the @!*#& is sequestration? There’s a term you won’t learn in Civics Class. Continue reading

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Apologies For the … Mysterious, Unexplained Disappearance

A big moment of gratitude to my family for giving me the stomach flu. Yay. I’m a little behind on the blog posts, also in part due to that ideologically skewed, all-hail-the-mighty-State, the-government-has-our-best-interests-at-heart Civics Course I have to finish if I want to, well … prepare myself for a lifetime of debt bondage to get a (probably) worthless degree at some Che Guevera-worshipping university, only to not find any work in the profession I trained for.

Grr. Can you feel the cynicism emanating from my pores? That’s the abdominal cramps and grogginess talking. Deal.

Over the next fews days (weeks?), I’ll try to give my two cents on that crazy thing that happened in Colorado, the supposedly “definitive” study that proves global warming exists (pshh), the political football games being played with Pentagon budget cuts (oh no, not that), drones flying over our backyards, how the Olympics (contrary to popular wisdom) is probably screwing over the economy, Mitt Romney’s unsurprisingly Obama-esque political record, why Bain Capital was right to ship job overseas, and those effin’ al Qaeda-backed Syrian rebels that everybody seems to love so much. And probably some other current events, if my “American Government” textbook doesn’t successfully brainwash and de-program me first.

Tah-tah.