Archive for December, 2010
As we enter a shiny New Year, let us not forget the charms of the one that’s passing. 2010 was a memorable year. Economic depression, massive job losses, riots around the world, scandals, disasters, epic crimes and conspiracies. To top it all off, we enjoyed one of the most raucous, hilarious, unpredictable election campaigns in recent memory.
Colorado’s recent gubernatorial race was entertaining on many levels, but a particularly hilarious component was the Great United Nations Takeover Bike Plot. This dire conspiracy theory was first outlined to a giggling public by Tea Party candidate Dan Maes in an effort to discredit Democrat John Hickenlooper, the eventual winner of the race and a big supporter of bike paths and bike-sharing in Colorado cities.
(Ed. note: Alaska has since decided to ring the last call bell on Miller Time and has certified Lisa Murkowski as their Senator)
It’s hard to believe, but even after:
- The tallied votes show Lisa Murkowski ahead of Joe Miller by 10,328 votes,
- Throwing out all 8,159 contested Murkowski votes, she still leads by 2,169,
- The Alaska Supreme Court found against Miller’s claim that the contested votes should not count, and
- The Alaska Division of Elections has announced that they will certify Lisa Murkowski as the winner of November’s election…
Miller hasn’t given up. He intends to appeal in federal court. The grounds of his claim have yet to be disclosed.
I know I mentioned this before, but why is it that it seems to be only conservatives who want to go against the will of the people in elections?
- Miller won’t contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit (cnn.com)
- Miller Says He Won’t Block Murkowski Senate Win (huffingtonpost.com)
- Joe Miller Won’t Oppose Certification of Murkowski as Alaska Senator (politicsdaily.com)
- Miller won’t try to block Murkowski Senate win (msnbc.msn.com)
- Miller won’t block Murkowski Senate certification (msnbc.msn.com)
Whether you’re a Blue Santa or a Red Santa, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all from your Logarchism staff.
Now that the lame duck session has ended and the 111th Congress has adjourned, let’s take time to discuss what we liked—and didn’t like—in the legislative calendar for items considered between November 3, 2010 and today.
- Where lame ducks soar | Michael Tomasky (guardian.co.uk)
- The Yin, Yang Of The 111th Congress (blogcritics.org)
- Senate ratifies START deal (politico.com)
- Akaka Bill Won’t Be Enacted in Lame-Duck Session (volokh.com)
- DeMint keeps playing the Christmas card (washingtonmonthly.com)
- No Congress Since 1960s Makes Most Laws for Americans as 111th (businessweek.com)
- Lame duck go home (thehill.com)
- Passing a test of the president’s mettle (washingtonmonthly.com)