Meeting in the Middle

I had one of those European experiences this morning. There was no room to sit in the local bagel shop, where I’d come hoping to review some writing along with breakfast, so I ended up sharing a table with a total stranger. Turns out we had plenty in common, when we were discussing our kids, but somehow, we got onto politics. We were quite different. One would expect fireworks, and...
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Much Ado About Nothing: Presidential Speech Edition

Just in case you’ve been camping on the moon for the past couple of weeks, today President Obama delivered his socialist agenda brainwashing speech to innocent children, better known to those of us who actually use our brains to think as a Presidential Back-to-School address. Seems President Obama, who knows from both his and the First Lady’s backgrounds that a solid education is the...
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The Bed List/The Dinner List

BED LIST: EDDIE CAHILL We don’t watch much TV at Chez mimi (not having cable will do that to you), but we’re lined up and ready on Wednesday nights for CSI: NY. And let me just say it’s no hardship whenever Det. Flack walks by, usually spouting some smart remark. The twinkly eyes and hard bod don’t hurt, either. Yum.DINNER LIST: SEN.-ELECT AL FRANKEN Several years ago, I...
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This Is Why Banks Are in Trouble

I’m currently at war with one of my credit card companies. A few months ago, they decided to jack up my interest rate from a reasonable 7.9% to a just-this-side-of-outrageous 19.9%. Since my payments are withdrawn automatically, I didn’t know anything about the switch until I got a special note telling me my payment was late. Hmm. So I check the statement, and sure enough, I’m...
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Stuck on Stupid

Is it a lack of home training, or just a dearth of common sense in the upper echelons these days? The more I read the paper, the more I realize how many people in our so-called “privileged class” is, to quote DH, “stuck on stupid.” Usually, the “stuck on stupid” label gets hurled toward dumb criminals in the news, or the clueless who drive for miles with turn...
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