Humor

You have two cows – Congress

You have two cows – Congress

Here is a new “You have two cows….” CONGRESS: You have two cows. You milk them, drink the milk, then you borrow two buckets of milk from your neighbor, drink it all, give the two empty buckets to your grandkid and ask him to go fill them and give them back to your neighbor. For […]

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

Washington is an endless maze of funhouse mirrors, a fact we’re reminded of once a year when the Hill publishes its 50 Most Beautiful list, replete with people who are Washington hot, which is a step above rehab hot and two levels below jury duty hot. All are miles below what the rest of the […]

Campaigns and Elections: Heaven and Hell Edition

Campaigns and Elections: Heaven and Hell Edition

While walking down the street one day a U.S. Senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around […]

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Larry’s High Silk Hat

Larry’s High Silk Hat

VeggieTales: Larry’s High Silk Hat – Silly Song Top Hat – Wikipedia VeggieTales Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations Advanced Legislative Procedure Publications Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy […]

Christmas Panto

Christmas Panto

Christmas Panto Pantomime – a Great British Tradition In the DC area: The Princess and the Sprout through December 16, 2012 The Christmas Revels through December 16, 2012 Also see this great list from TheDistrict: 2012 Holiday Events in Washington DC People’s Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, PA, presents a Christmas Panto every year. […]

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories give true believers the illusion of power by offering a “secret” and, to believers, a convincing account of how the world works; but they simultaneously disempower the believers because they buy into a narrative in which the Powers are so smart, so well-organized and so far-sighted that nothing short of an apocalyptic meltdown […]

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Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Also see Federal Debt; Budget Deficit / Budget Surplus; Date Shifting / Fiscal Transparency / Fiscal Illusion; Public Debt / Debt Ceiling; “We Don’t Want Your Clunkers“. Related PostsBasic Federal Budgeting Concepts and Terminology President’s Budget (CongressionalGlossary.com) Deeming Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com) Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio (CongressionalGlossary.com) Baseline / Baseline Budgeting / Scorekeeping (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Assorted Links – 2/16/12

Assorted Links – 2/16/12

The German-Style Board Game Revolution – “A Euro-style game fan I spoke to referred to Monopoly, Life, and the like as ‘Amero-trash games.’ Settlers of Catan originated in Germany, as did most of the rest of its ilk; Germans are famously crazy about board games, and mainstream German magazines often review games along with new […]

“Congressional Review”

“Congressional Review”

From Urban Dictionary Congressional Review January 21, 2012 Urban Word of the Day To loosely read or breeze through a document, likely missing a fair amount of the information contained within. How tough will the upgrade be? I’m not too sure, I only gave the guide a Congressional Review. See also: Nancy Pelosi on Health […]

It’s Sweater Weather!

It’s Sweater Weather!

HT Zach Weiner