January 3rd, 2011

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Not off to a good start

Singapore Air has no record of my request for kosher meal, despite my being repeatedly reassured by travel agent. (SA makes it very difficult to actually speak to a human being, or that was my experience when I tried to call them yesterday.)

It's gonna be a long flight . . . :( Happily, snagged kosher sandwiches at food court. Will horde them as emergency rations.
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Republicans Know How To PANDER To Their Base

Republicans have been in control of the House less than a full day and already they are in full "pander to the base" mode. You never see the Republican leadership telling its base how "fucking retarded" they are, or how they need to compromise for the greater good, or any of those stupid Democrat things. These guys come in to Congress, do a bunch of grandstanding, and schedule a vote to repeal major legislation for January 12.

None of this "governing" stuff or "lets try to be bipartisan" blah blah.

I expect the Democrats to counter with something excessively wussy yet elitist, with a dash of condescension to their base. Because the Democrats are gonna double-down on their winning strategies.