Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Cruising the Web

Shocker from Iowa - Senator Grassley may vote against ethanol subsidies if such provisions are part of a deficit reduction package.

New York Magazine takes a look at Karl Rove's move back to political influence.

The chart to show why we are screwed.

How crazy is it that New York closed the rubber rooms but kept nonteaching teachers on their payroll?

The truth about RomneyCare - it's not working out well.

Is this the most irritating contest ever - ESPN's "Suggest Dickie V's Next Catchphrase" contest to win $10,000. His catchphrases are so overused and obnoxious and now he's going to put them up for a digital suggestion box? One shudders to anticipate the winning phrase being inserted every five minutes into the next several years of Dickie V's ruining basketball games. Why can't we have more Bobby Knight providing intelligent and informative analysis and keep Dick Vitale for some middle-of--the-night ad substituting for Billy Mays? And while we're at it, get rid of the nauseating use of Vitale in a Hooter's ad. That's a juxtaposition I'd prefer not to imagine.