- House Ethics Committee investigates Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Robert Andrews (D-NJ).
- A new Rasmussen Poll shows that 35% of Americans have a favorable view of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
- Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg flies around Jordan with King Abdullah II.
- Three big questions for Fed Chairman Ben Bernake.
- Pressure on Obama to intervene in Syria on reports of chemical weapons and Sharia law infiltration.
- While NYT reports that GOP opposition to immigration reform is fading, TIME’s Alex Altman shows there are still 4 major hurdles to passage.
- Labor Secretary Thomas Perez might have made some shady deals at Justice Dept.
- Obama arrives in Israel.
- 10 Great C-SPAN moments, Obama’s March Madness bracket.
OT, but how embarrassing for the Cavs. The scoreboard is leaking and the teams have been sent back to the locker rooms.
@sacredh I left the same time as you did last week after the troll attack on mantis but I guess no one missed me. Plus I flagged Paulie everyday since then only to find out it's useless. But I got plans for the next troll attack.
I just got back a few minutes ago and got a call from work. It looks like our waiver for furloughs was approved because of it's effect on industry.
I have mixed feelings. I'd be able to handle it myself financially, but I was kind of looking forward to getting alot of time off. I'm happy for the other guys that were worried about it though. I'll call work in the morning to get all of the details and if they're sure, I'm going to go out and buy a 3D tv for my bedroom tomorrow afternoon.
My wife likes crime movies and I don't. She hates chick flicks and would rather watch something gory.
Does she have a chainsaw?
He says he reads the murder mysteries because he's planning one. Not sure if it's a joke.
We both like movies and share some tastes, but she's into slasher movies and ultra violence. My little princess likes chainsaws. We have a collection of about 8000 movies.
Same problem here. I like movies but my partner doesn't. He'd rather read murder mysteries. So the TVs are plain. LED but plain.
retiredvet, my wife doesn't like sci-fi or super hero movies. I have a bunch of 3D blu-rays that she won't watch. She wanted me to buy another 3D tv before all of this furlough stuff.
OT, but I had to go out and run errands earlier. My wife wanted me to pick up three things. I won some money and brought home three bags of stuff. I forgot all three things she asked me to get. Gotta run. Again.
Paul Ryan's budget plan cost Republicans House seats in 2012
Second poll shows Rick the Batboy would get waxed.
I'm late to the party today...I don't know if this is a Must Read, or watch as the case is, for everyone, but it is for me.
Today is Fred Rogers birthday. He would have been 84. The world is a better place because of him, and that is no lip service. The sheer number of lives he touched, and the ripple effect of those lives to others, is immeasurable. The respect and love for children, and humanity, he had is something we could all use a little more of in ourselves.
To keep it mildly political, have a link of him testifying before Congress to preserve PBS funding in 1969. It should be required viewing for every single Congresscritter.
What an unbelievably gentle man. I love how the senator just slowly backed down. Mr. Rogers will have none of your bluff and bluster good sir!
Here's his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement Emmy. I defy anyone to watch this and not tear up.
God love you Mr. Rogers. Forgive us for being just a little bit angry you called him home.
God I miss Fred Rogers. Easily one of the most compassionate human beings ever to walk the Earth.
Always compassionate. When a group of fellow Presbyterian ministers called upon him to speak at an anti-gay rights rally, his response was that God loves you, just the way you are.
I link I will not provide, but that you could easily find, is a clip of those Fox and Friends chuckle-effs finding fault with him. He would be compassionate even to them though, I know it.
I suppose your typical Christian would suggest that we all live our lives to emulate Jesus, but I'm Jewish, so that's a bit much for me -- and anyway, the part about miracles looks pretty tough to match. I would suggest Fred Rogers instead. We could hardly do better in life than to be constantly asking ourselves WWFRD?
If "greatness:" has any meaning, he was a great human being.
Whoops, other link.
@AlistairCookie We raised three children. Having Fred Rogers help us for a half hour a day when they were small was a blessing.
Senate Dems Furious With GOP Filibuster Of Budget Vote
Calm down and FIX IT!
Just call their freaking bluff. Make them actually filibuster instead of just threatening it.
"Then he made a stern face (a REALLY stern face!), stomped his right foot (twice!), turned away from the podium and whispered to an aid (for the 4th time today) if they'd been able to locate his balls."
@grape_crush Did Fred Thompson lure Rudy to the Dark Side?
After or before he descended into the abyss?
The Federal Trade Commission dented Lifelock with a whopping $12 million fine in 2010 for failing to deliver the identity security they promised and balking on refunds to clients.
The brash company was also roundly mocked after CEO Todd Davis brashly announced his Social Security number in a commercial as a sign of confidence, and then had his identity stolen repeatedly.
I remember the latter part but I didn't know he had his identity stolen. That's hilarious.
@sacredh Shh - No trolls (so far) in MMR today.
@sacredh Hey sacred!! I just got back home after being out all day - assume as I read further on others will have welcomed you back, but we really missed you! Now it's a happy spring.
Maybe lifelock and life-alert could join together so our trolls can make a commercial saying "I just got my @ss kicked and I can't get up".
I had to move The Onion bookmark from "Humor" to "News".