Sorry, spent this weekend working at all things. For Mom's b-day we bought her a new garbage disposal and installed it (she's been wanting and needed a new one, old one was fritzed and never worked well). Also discovered she was having problems with her other drain (solved that). Today was maintenance on the mower and mowing (first time in 3 or so weeks). Then today was studying for test tomorrow.
Surely a sign of the approaching apocalypse, I've received an invite to Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for community colleges).
Paul Krugman on the social contract. Lots of good points in there, including real statistics about the tax rates of the rich and another reiteration on just how fast the incomes of the rich have gone up (with a side commentary of how their tax rate is now lower than the middle class, but because of the size of their increase in wealth, that is why they're still paying a large percentage of all income taxes). (Grokked from Absolute Write)
An insight into the conservative mind concerning voter registration for the poor. Hint, they think it's un-American. That article, friends, is your standard class warfare engaged by conservatives and is a product of 3 decades of conservative political non-thought. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell).