Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



R.I.P. Officer Swasey and the civilians who were killed.

R.I.P. Officer Swasey and the civilians who were killed.
Colorado Officer Garrett Swasey was from my hometown, Melrose, Massachusetts


After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.

Friday, March 27, 2009


In their eagerness to answer President Obama's challenge to come up with an alternative budget, the Republican leadership unveiled their budget yesterday to a skeptical public. John Boehner tried to explain how giving more tax cuts to the top 1 percent wealthiest Americans would increase revenues, but was unable to complete his explanation due to the ear-splitting derisive laughter coming from reporters--mainstream, liberal, and conservative.

DISCLAIMER: No teleprompters were used in the reporting of this story.

UPDATE: The GOP will deliver their detailed budgetWednesday.
Wednesday, April 1.
April Fool's Day.
The GOP is now promising to deliver its budget on April Fool's Day.


James Wolfer said...

Wow. I just choked on my breakfast.

Time said...

It's healthy to interrupt the sometimes depressing dealings with our serious problems, with a little humor.

Lynne said...

A budget without numbers - that's precious!

Arthurstone said...

Interesting proposal from the GOP.

Much more nuanced & comprehensive than I'd supposed.

Weepy John Boehner is, as always, a marvel.

Heh. Heh.

TRUTH 101 said...

I didn't notice any funding for deregulation on there Shaw. That must be on the next installment.