Archives for: November 2010

The Tea Party, the "establishment", and political reality

As I write this around noon on Wednesday, the day after the 2010 elections, it looks increasingly likely that Ken Buck has lost the Colorado US Senate race to spineless appointed Senator Michael "Who?" Bennet, a man who has no idea what he believes, who gets permission for his votes, and then to change those votes, a man who almost laughably ran as a fiscal conservative after voting for every nation-bankrupting piece of legislation which our Dear Leader wanted passed. more »

The mind of a liberal...

From time to time, I can't help but wonder whether it's some sort of unjustified elitism (an attribute I usually attribute to the left) which causes me to wonder whether people who support Progressive policies and politicians despite months or decades of… more »

Backbone Radio, November 7, 2010: Colorado election post-mortem

While Republicans made huge gains in the House of Representatives -- the largest pick-up by a party in the House since 1938 -- and while Colorado did boot two incumbent Democrats and give Republicans control of the state House, it's hard not to see this… more »

Two cheers for the stock market

The stock market had a massive rally yesterday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up over 200 points and the S&P 500 up better than 22 points.  (The Nasdaq, while still up big, was a relative laggard in percentage terms.) But before we start wi… more »

The mind of an Ivy League "philosopher"

H/T (or maybe curses) to Mike R. who sent me the link to the professor's web page... Brown University "philosopher" and Assistant Professor in that discipline (and after reading this page, I use the word "discipline" very loosely except for what he wan… more »

Whose priorities?

A nugget for thought: In his press conference this morning, John Boehner, soon to be Speaker of the House, repeatedly referred to the GOP's focus on "what the people want", "what the people expect", "what the people demand", etc., i.e. focusing on the… more »

Si se puede indeed

Just what does it say about Colorado elections when, as Senator Mark Udall, stood up at noon in Denver today to introduce newly elected (formerly appointed) Senator Michael Bennet, the chant of the crowd behind him was "Si se puede!"? When our election… more »

Can't we all just get along?

As we go into this evening's elections, the Dems' theme is already clear.  Whether it's Jon Stewart's "Rally for Sanity" or the liberal talking heads on the Sunday morning talk shows, all the liberal whining is about whether Republicans will be willing t… more »

Heartland Institue election prediction contest; winner gets P.J. O'Rourke book!

Enter your guesses in the comments section of this blog note: http://somewhatreasonable.com/2010/11/heartlands-election-night-predictions/ more »

If you need help choosing which casino not to patronize, start with Harrah's

http://www.nationalreview.com/battle10/251906/harrahs-bosses-put-squeeze-employees-vote-pro-reid-effort-elizabeth-crum? more »
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