Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:


Be warned that there’s a new acronym on the street: HEBBS. This is not to be confused with Donald Hebbs (a Canadian psychologist), Bobby Hebbs (singer and songwriter of the hit song “Sunny”) or Hebb’s Auto Service in Halifax, NS.

HEBBS, High-Earning Baby Boomers, are defined as Baby Boomers who live in households that have an annual income of at least $100,000.

Just where did HEBBS come from? Apparently they were discovered by Scarborough Research, those data-collecting folks who do things involving mixing up a lot of numbers and then flinging them out randomly as “statistics.” Statistics of all kinds are then available to both normal people and politicians who can use them, usually erroneously, to both impress and appall people.

Why care about HEBBS? According to Scarborough Research, HEBBS account for 9% of the adult American population. To put this into perspective, 9% of men are colorblind. 9% of…

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Originally posted on My Voyage Through Time:

Clip taken from a section of a document in the Trial of Galileo (1633). The document is in the Vatican's Secret Archive- Clip taken from Vatican’s Secret Archives turn 400 years old- http://www.romereports.com/

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Today is the birthday of the Vatican’s Secret Archive, which dates back to January 31, 1612. The archive is full of amazing documents. Despite the colorful comments that can be found tied to the fact that the archive remains “secret,” this archive houses some of the most fascinating documents in the world. Documents in the archive have been made available with the pre-approval of authorities (of course) to academics and historians over the years. My guess would be that preference is given to scholars whom convey a positive image of the church. There are more than 50 miles of shelves in this archive. The records contained in the archives span 12 centuries of history. As an archivist who loves history, science, and the stars, my favo
rite documents housed in the archive would likely be those associated with the Trial of Galileo. He was a bit…

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Originally posted on Uppity Woman:

So…….what do you think the outcome for the Affordable Care Act before the SCOTUS will be?

What do you think the Court will decide?

How do you think the People will react to that decision?

Who do you think will benefit most by the decision?

Who do you think will lose the most by the decision?

Do you think the decision will impact the outcome of the election in November? If so, how. No wishful thinking!

We will keep this post for posterity and see who comes the closest to what actually happens.

The Uppityite who comes the closest to guessing what the Court will do will win forever the title of Blog Nostradamus.

Not that he’s always right, but here’s what Rasmussen has to say:

Even if it survives the Court, the health caretp law is doomed.

Here are his polling stats:

56% favor appeal

54% expect SCOTUS to…

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Keith Olbermann Fired

To start with, what channel was he on? And when the viewrship has to be measured with imaginery numbers, you have to wonder what took so long. I guess he can go live with that dude who look a lot like him: Rachel Maddow!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/03/30/keith-olbermann-fired-current-tv/

Keith Olbermann has been fired by a cable network. Again.

Current TV released a statement saying it was parting ways with the outspoken liberal news pundit, citing a difference in values. Current also announced its giving former New York governor and CNN personality Eliot Spitzer a show in Olbermann’s 8 p.m. slot. Spitzer’s show starts tonight.

The decision comes less than a year after Current hired the former MSNBC personality as lead news anchor to help energize the cable network’s primetime ratings. Olbermann’s stint was marred by infighting, including a public spat last fall over whether he would anchor the network’s election coverage. According to the New York Times, Olbermann had a five-year $50 million deal with the network, but Current is accusing Olbermann of violating the terms of his contract.

The Conservative Hill Billy:

Your “We all supported an investigation that is taking place. I think that’s an issue in the justice system, and if that doesn’t seem to be working, then consider some other options, but I’m pleased that the investigation is going forward.”

Originally posted on Rat Nation:

EX-SPEAKER STEPS OFF THE CRAZY TRAIN FOR ANOTHER UTTERANCE OF BRILLIANCE

Of all the crazy loons from whom the Rat will never tire of hearing – especially in the middle of polarizing political debates – none other than Madame ex-Speaker herself, Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi is without equal. While Crazy Joe Biden may give her a run for her money from time-to-time, no one is loonier than the Queen of Loons.

Who can forget Pelosi’s hysterical “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” gem as the vote on ObamaCare was approaching? Ironically, Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer admitted this week that he hadn’t read the bill “in its entirety,” either; so in the Rat’s book, that makes him just as qualified to rule in its favor as was Nancy Pelosi’s case when she voted to pass it.

What better issue than…

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Darn Typical Liberals!

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Typical Friday for the unemployed liberal

10:29 Wake up to the alarm clock blaring Air America Radio.

10:42 Shower with hemp shampoo and pumice stone.

11:00 Towel dry hair put on pajama pants, tie dye t-shirt and slip into Birkenstocks.

11:05 Brisk walk with little dog to Starbucks, order ‘café of the day’ and scour the Modesto Bee for the op-ed pages.

12:15 Places op-ed back in communal pile on table #3, grabs want-ads, places under arm and returns home.

12:20 Change bird cage liner with newly acquired want-ads and flips on CNN. Proceed to tell parents how G.W.B. jr is still screwing you, and how Fox News is doing the same.

2:45 Trudges towards mailbox, stubs toe, curses George W. Bush and collects unemployment check from mail drop. Back inside on the couch for a nap. Dream about the days of past wealth,work, and living the life.

6:00 Awoken by telephone. Informs potential employer that interview next Monday is out of the question! Slams phone down, blames George W. Bush for losing another job, mutes CNN and turns on Air America radio on the stereo.

6:38 Microwaves two Soy Burgers and pours a glass of boxed red wine.

7:15 Friend calls and offers job. Job declined because starting salary is less than unemployment check. Blames George W. Bush for losing two jobs in one day.

7:30 Becomes educated on topics of the day by surfing moveon.org, michaelmoore.com, dnc.org (et.al.).

9:00 Writes on blog how everything GOP,conservative, and GWB jr is keepin them down.

9:15 Log on to Scam.com/politics, blame conservatives for all of life’s problems and condemn George W Bush for everything else.

2:38 Finish off the box of cheap wine, approach the life-sized cardboard cutout of Nietzsche and kiss him goodnight

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