Category Archives: Notes from the Household

A bit of self-indulgence

So, there is a story about Jon Stewart, the comedian, being singled out by the rude dude in Tweets, which are public communications designed to get attention. Stewart, who eventually responded with a suggestion that the dude should have a name change to more accurately reflect his demeanor, claimed not to know what had prompted the gratuitous denigration in the first place.
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Krugman’s Myths

In today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman spouts off about the Republican elites’ dismissive attitude towards people who actually work with their hands.

But the Republican elite can’t handle the truth. It’s too committed to an Ayn Rand story line about heroic job creators versus moochers to admit either that trickle-down economics can fail to deliver good jobs, or that sometimes government aid is a crucial lifeline.

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Caroline’s Hat

Someone should write a children’s book about Caroline’s hats. Caroline French introduced Howard Dean to New Hampshire back in 2003. Then she promoted his candidacy with hats she embroidered herself. Now, they’ve become works of art. But, the object is still the same — to promote democracy in the land.
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I’m posting this in honor of having made a monetary commitment to the Democratic Socialist’s endeavors. I might mention that my maternal grandfather was a Social Democrat and postal worker in the 1930s, who got transferred into the Alpine hinterlands because he refused to join the National Socialists.