Political Round-up: Republican Grinches, Trillion Dollar Bills, & First Responders

As this week wraps up, let’s take a look back at what’s happened and make a few educated (entirely speculative) guesses about the future. But first, do you ever feel like you’re on a carousel and keep passing the same waving parent, or it’s Groundhog Day and you keep eating the same diner breakfast, or you fell in a black hole and now every day is the worst day ever? You’re not alone–millions of people feel this way, and it’s because our government keeps debating the same issues, over and over, ad nauseam, and true change has gone the way of the 8-track and typewriter. Read More Political Round-up: Republican Grinches, Trillion Dollar Bills, & First Responders

Your Guide to Lowest Common Denominator Blogging

Looking for ways to rake in the pageviews, stir up shitstorms, and generally attract a buttload of viewers to your blog? It’s actually quite simple. Abandon all integrity, ye who enter here: I’m about to lead you down a primrose path of debauched, salacious, Faustian buggery, complete with examples of the stories that will simultaneously sell your soul and buy you a mansion way up in the West Hills. Read More Your Guide to Lowest Common Denominator Blogging

Expired Unemployment Aid Leaves Two Million People Out In the Cold

Thanks to Congress doing what it does best–delaying decision-making until programs just die and float up to the big bureaucracy in the sky–two million people who received extensions on unemployment benefits will be cut off by the end of this month. These so-called “99-ers” (for the total of 99 weeks they were on unemployment) will likely have a terrible holiday season, that is, if they’re even able to contemplate the holidays amid worries of finding a place to stay and food to eat. Read More Expired Unemployment Aid Leaves Two Million People Out In the Cold