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Why The Post Office Is Broke

Well, it's official, the Post Office is broke! It is stopping Saturday deliveries of your mail. You'll only be able to get a letter five times a week now, instead of six. Does this bother you?

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Posted by Jimm - February 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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5 Approval Ratings Better Than Congress

[ReviewAZON name=”Government Goofs” id=”9″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0440507863″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The other day, Senator Michael Bennet spoke to Congress about its low approval rating of 9%.  It is possibly the lowest approval rating that any legislative group has received by the American public in the history of the United States.  To illustrate his point, he brought out a chart with the approval ratings of other items that have a higher approval rating than Congress.  Some of these include: The President (40%); BP during the height of the oil spill (16%); Paris Hilton (13%); and America “going Communist” (11%).  You would think that America would have a higher regard for our leaders, but we don’t.  Here are five shocking tApproval Ratings Better Than Congress. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm

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Haiku News: Week of July 17, 2011

Haiku News: All the News in 15 lines!Here’s the Haiku News for another week.  Due to the immense popularity of this post we bring you all the news in 15 lines.  Not sure you know what a Haiku is?  It is a Japanese poem (that doesn’t need to rhyme) that is based on three lines.  The first and the third lines have to be five syllables long.  The second line is seven syllables.  The Haiku news examines the politics, entertainment, scandals, and funny stories the news had to offer this week. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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Why Do Republicans Hate Women?

A friend’s 15 year old daughter asked this question the other night at a dinner party.  It might seem odd to many of you, but her concerns were valid.  Note, I don’t think Republicans (for the most part) actually hate women.  I think they are trying to balance our national deficit and they are trying to cut anything that they can find.  Still, when you look at what they are cutting, which feeds their own agenda, it makes you understand why this teenage girl would have these questions.  Here are five topics that came up over the evening and some of the real proposals being made within our government right now. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

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5 Reasons To Be Mad As Hell If You’re Unemployed

Congressmen who voted against Unemployment ExtensionThis post isn’t about being politically Right or Left.  I just wanted to make sure that we all knew who to thank this Christmas if you have lost your unemployment benefits during the Holiday Season!  These people truly have your best interests at heart during the Season of Giving.  I’ve included their web site addresses so you can get in touch with them to wish them a Merry Christmas if you are so inclined.  I am sure if you are not personally affected by this – and let’s face it, only about 10% of the population is – you surely know someone who would love to thank these fine men and women!  So when you are looking at the cold and empty mailbox this Christmas Season, remember – these people only made $174,000 in salary this year.  So, if you want to do something – write your Congressman and ask him why the hell he doesn’t care about you or your family.  The ones, listed below, don’t care about you.  See if your Congressman is on the list. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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Famous People Who’ve Testified Before Congress

Stephen Colbert on CongressA lot of news coverage was given today when comedian Stephen Colbert testified before Congress on the topic of immigration. While reading through various local news blogs, people seemed outraged that Congress would even listen to a comedian. While he did the entire testimony as a joke (I listened to his speech), his words hit home in a plea for Congress to work together (on anything) instead of siding with its own political agenda. A celebrity speaking before Congress isn’t really new, however. Here are five unlikely celebrities who have addressed our government.
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Posted by Jimm - September 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

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