Tag Archives: Debt-Limit Debate

Fatally Flawed

There are some problems that cannot be solved. No one is ever going to come up with that perpetual-motion machine – the laws of physics, which every scientist from Newton to Einstein has carefully observed and documented, preclude that. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Authority, Constitutional Law, Debt Limit, Government Shutdown | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Confused Alarms

Matthew Arnold wasn’t a fun guy – although when he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857, he was the first to deliver his lectures in English rather than Latin, which should count for something. It no doubt made note-taking … Continue reading

Posted in Debt-Limit Debate, End of the Republican Party, End of the Tea Party, Republican Party Breaks Apart, Republicans in the Wilderness, Tea Party Movement, Tea Party Republicans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Land of Fluff and Nonsense

The move to Southern California was thirty years ago, almost exactly. And the move to Hollywood was almost seventeen years ago. And no one back east understood either. We had all grown up knowing Southern California from the Gidget surfer … Continue reading

Posted in Consequences of Default, Debt-Limit Debate, Hollywood and America, Life in Hollywood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Necessary Unnecessary Foolishness

The middle of July and a full moon on a Friday night – and the nation rushes headlong toward an amazing self-induced catastrophe. It does not look like there will be a deal to raise the debt-limit, so we will … Continue reading

Posted in Balanced Budget Amendment, Debt-Limit Debate | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment