We're the only industrialized nation without a high speed rail system. If the government works with private industry to build it, is that "out of control spending" or "investing in our infrastructure"?
Representative Michelle Bachman of Minnesota is a raving moron. She thinks the founding fathers, including "John Quincy Adams" ended slavery. First, JQA was the son of founding father John Adams. But why let facts get in the way of a good tea party story. Second, can someone go tell her about the Civil War. Anyone...Bueller...anyone? Please. She just erased the deaths of 600,000 Americans. Third- we get what we deserve. If we continue to elect anti-intellectual right wing nuts, the age of "American Exceptionalism" will end with our current elected officials who cannot spell it.
We miss Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
We also miss Judge Manny Crespo.
Off to watch the SOTU and read how John Quincy Adams fought with George Washington at the San Fernando Valley in California and freed the slaves from the British.
Also brushing up on how private industry and innovation built the interstate highway system (Eisenhower administration) and won the space race (Kennedy and Johnson administrations) without meddlesome government interference.