Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fantastic Morning Joe


Friday, February 26, 2010

Newsweek Photos of Companies Started In Bad Economies

Apparently now is as good a time as any to start a new business.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What If Journalism Was Like Medicine?

I really enjoyed reading this article by Nicholas Kristof.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why I Don't Care About Tiger Woods (And You Shouldn't Either)


Tiger Woods apologizes for irresponsible and selfish behavior in FloridaAll robotic apologies aside, I do not care about Tiger Woods.  How many times do we have to see this show before we get tired of watching it?  Trusted public figure does some awful stuff, goes into "rehab" and then apologizes at a news conference.

I'm done.

We should all spend more time looking up to the people in our life who've really helped us and stop wasting our time with celebrities and athletes.

We make these people too important.

PS-My apologies for the preachy tone of this post.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

President Paul Anyone?

Apparently Ron Paul won the straw poll at CPAC the other day for their choice for president.  The conversation on Hardball was interesting.

Buchanan's analysis is particularly good I think.

(Feel free to fast forward through the CPAC one liners if you've seen them already)


Monday, February 22, 2010

Why Do People Do Crazy Things? Texas Plane.

I've been thinking a lot lately about why people do crazy things.  I know human beings get pushed sometimes to the brink, but I just can't understand.  I can't understand what would make someone fly their plane into an IRS building.

I guess there will always be wackos, but I wish there was a way we could prevent things like this from happening.  I mean...is there any way to help people like this?

Jobs Bill Moves Forward

The mini jobs bill moved forward today with GOP support.

Multiply the current bill by 20 and maybe then we'd start to put some workers back to work.  But at least they're doing something.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Is Bipartisanship Possible?

Is it possible to work with the other side when they aren't interested in working with you?  I'm the kind of guy who is all about working together to solve problems, but I have been frustrated with both sides and their inability to even talk to the other side.

Is bipartisanship even possible with all of the garbage out there?

Where are all the grownups?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Toyota Issues?

Toyota Recalls 2010 Prius In U.S. and Japan For Brake Problems
There seems to be some serious issues with Toyota, that are impacting all of their most popular models.  I couldn't help but wonder though, sure is good timing for our car industry. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Earthquake Coverage

Check out this research from Media Matters: How Fox’s top three shows covered the earthquake in comparison to MSNBC's top three shows.  Illuminating or just eh?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stewart and O'Reilly: Civil Discussion *Confused Look*

Who would have thought that we'd actually get a substantive conversation out of these two.  Really it's fascinating.  Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And You Want To Give Corporations More Influence In Washington Why?

Supreme Court Strikes Down Camapaign Finance LimitsWhen I heard about this, I honestly felt a little sick.  Corporations can give unlimited amounts of money to individual candidates.  It is absolutely atrocious.  Clearly conservatives don't believe in "judicial activism."  Oh wait a minute.  They do.

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Welcome, I'm Tom Long.

I've loved politics ever since I was a kid. Mom and Dad always talked politics at the dinner table (and at breakfast and lunch too). Growing up, I was able to get a strong sense of both sides of our democracy, having both a liberal and conservative parent each.

They may not have been Carville and Matlin, but they knew their stuff and they both certainly always made themselves heard. From them I not only learned what it was to be a conservative or a liberal, but also that in order to get anything accomplished conservatives and liberals had to work together.

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