Ken Is Speaking Blog

A Defining Choice

“We are told that there two sides to every issues. In Washington, it’s a Democratic point of view, or a Republican one. Here at UF, it’s often Greek or independent, establishment or insurgent. These...

The Ethics of Appointments

As long-time readers know, my political history has sided with those who prefer more transparency in government, better ethical policies, and no legacy appointments. In SG parlance, that made me an “independent”. I have...

SG Slating Open Thread

Alright, SGers – how are things going with slating? Any closer to that winning coalition? Will this be a repeat of 2005, with Unite Party winning 50% and the GDI’s splitting the rest? Too...

Thought of the Day

Every single House Republican voted against the stimulus plan last night. When Republicans attack Democrats on taxes, they include any vote that is even tangentially related to tax cuts (like motions to proceed, filibusters,...

Elephants Never Forget (But Should)

Doom and gloom seems to be a very appropriate emotion for the Republicans these days, as they face a bleak political forecast, with perhaps a half-dozen of their Senate seats up for grabs in...

Canada’s Opposition Enables Harper Budget

If you thought Nader was right that the Democrats and Republicans are identical twins, check this latest development in Canada: Today, Mr. Duceppe ridiculed the Liberal proposition [of regular status reports on the economy...

Snow in DC!

We finally get some decent snow in the DC area today. Accumulation expected anywhere between 2-5 inches by late tonight. Too bad I have the day off tomorrow anyway, otherwise I might get a...

Basketball Coach Fired After 100-0 Win

I’ve heard of good sportsmanship rules, but this is unbelievable: The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail...