Archive for January, 2012

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Died. Moman Pruiett, 73, shaggy-browed Oklahoma criminal lawyer; of pneumonia; in Oklahoma City. Sent to jail for robbery at age 18, he vowed “I’ll open the doors of your damned prisons!” Later he became so expert at bringing tears to backwoods jurors’ eyes (343 murder cases, 303 acquittals, no executions) that he was considered a […]

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series

Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by keeping the sliced apple together with a rubber band. photo credit: Ben Husmann From @ home with real food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More clever ideas and clever tools Cool Tools […]

“Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: Legal Issues” CRS Report for Congress R42124, January 23, 2012

“Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: Legal Issues” CRS Report for Congress R42124, January 23, 2012

“Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: Legal Issues,” by Adam Vann, Kristina Alexander, Vanessa K. Burrows, and Kenneth R. Thomas, CRS Report for Congress R42124, January 23, 2012 (32-page PDF) photo credit: jeffk In 2008, TransCanada Corp. applied for a presidential permit from the State Department to construct and operate an oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border […]

Posted in: CRS, Energy
April Hale Completed Communication and Advocacy Certificate from TheCapitol.Net

April Hale Completed Communication and Advocacy Certificate from TheCapitol.Net

April Hale completed her certificate in Communication and Advocacy from TheCapitol.Net. The Certificate in Communication and Advocacy is awarded to participants in the program who have completed more than 75 hours of communication and advocacy related training. “I strongly recommend this program to those who want to stay on the cutting edge of advocacy and […]

“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 […]

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

(From “Moman Pruiett, Criminal Lawyer,” by Moman Pruiett (1945)) Speech by Moman Pruiett to the Oklahoma Electric Club, Oklahoma City February 21, 1927 “The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement” “They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing and […]

Debt Limit – A Guide to American Federal Debt Made Easy

Debt Limit – A Guide to American Federal Debt Made Easy

Starring Brian Stepanek and Eddie Jemison From debtlimitusa.org More Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations Advanced Federal Budget Process The Defense Budget The Federal Budget Process Federal Budget Links and Research Tools

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series – Hull Strawberries Using a Straw

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series – Hull Strawberries Using a Straw

photo credit: Christine Ann Dunne Use a straw to remove the center from strawberries. See Hull Strawberries Using a Straw, from New Nostalgia, Amy Bowman . . . . . . . . . More clever ideas and clever tools Cool Tools Festival of Frugality Home Ec 101 New Nostalgia Squawkfox The Dollar Stretcher ToolMonger

Congressional Pay: Lower pay means more corruption?

Congressional Pay: Lower pay means more corruption?

Too much money in politics or too much politics in money? “Hush money–or money for the sewer,” by Frank Beard, Judge V. 5, March 1, 1884, pages 8-9.From Library of CongressFrank Beard (1842-1905). | Interview (1895) First, let me point out that congressional salaries already put members of Congress in the top 5%. So it’s […]

Congressional Calendar for 2012

Congressional Calendar for 2012

The Congressional calendar for the 112th Congress, 2nd Session – 2012 Published Schedules, is now available at CongressSchedules.com. The calendar is also available as a PDF and is online at TCNPS.com or CongressSchedules.com

Posted in: Congress, House, Senate