Month: August 2010

Metro Charter Commission Wrapping Up

With just two meetings left, the Memphis and Shelby County Metro Charter Commission is wrapping up the proposed charter for submission by August 10th. Last night the Commission decided on a date for elections. This Thursday they will look at…

Strange Signs

There are a lot of things I don’t understand, and this picture is one of them. How does someone support the most liberal member of the Tennessee delegation to Congress, and two Republicans who are anything but liberals? I won’t…

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

As I noted in yesterday’s Happy Hour, former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton had a presser yesterday. I was only able to listen to a little of it because I was working, but what I heard was interesting, and not entirely…

Equal Protection Under Attack

Just to prove how intent Senate Republicans are in turning the United States into a backwater of patchwork state laws, they’ve picked their new enemy, the 14th Amendment. Under the guise of an attack on illegal immigration, Senators Jon Kyl…

The Bush Tax Cuts

Turns out, ending those tax cuts only negatively impacts people who make more than $300,000. Who knew? Oh yeah, just about everyone. Check out Southern Beale for the money quote.