Monthly Archives: February 2009

Who is Sitting in That Empty Chair?

Mark Kleiman is unhappy that Norm Coleman persists in his election bid: If I were a Minnesotan, I think I’d be pretty angry about the way that Norm Coleman and his friends in the national Republican Party have deprived the … Continue reading

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Our Own Stumpistic Story

We ourselves had a slightly paler version of Stump’s saga. Our Miss Lacey, after a distinguished specials career, was felled by a near-fatal case of pyometria in September, 2005. She was only just saved by our own perceptiveness (she didn’t … Continue reading

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Westminster 2009

Stump (Ch. Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee), a Sussex Spaniel handled by Scott Sommer, won the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club dog show under judge Sari Brewster Tietjen. At 10 years old, Stump became the oldest dog ever to win Westminster, … Continue reading

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That Bailout Plan in Full

  1) Spend lots of money 2) Er… 3) That’s it.

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Dopey Letter of the Day (I)

Where else but in the New York Times? President Obama is letting bipartisanship stand in the way of what’s best for America. We need a still-larger stimulus package, not one pared down to obtain the votes of a recalcitrant Republican … Continue reading

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