2PP053 – 11 April 2011

We have Special Days, and after that Jason talks about some special posts his brother is posting celebrating The Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month. Our politics begins with talk abut Glenn Beck’s departure (we’re not exactly sad about it). The budget battle is next, and we take down the Republicans. Arthur says the underlying problem for Democrats is that they don’t challenge on the Republicans’ constant drumbeat about how awful government is—it isn’t and, in fact, does some things very well, indeed. Jason talks about the phony numbers from Representative Ryan. We go onto the philosophical agenda behind Ryan’s budget axe. Arthur has a double-dog dare for Ryan—which he’d too much of a coward to ever do.

Comments are next, and let us comment a bit further about the issues discussed. And finally, Arthur was out of sorts this week (week before was hella bad).

Please leave a comment (anyone’s welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
Jason’s brother’s blog
Jazz Appreciation Month 2011 at the Smithsonian
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2 Responses to 2PP053 – 11 April 2011

  1. Brother Cinaedus says:

    Next time the government is shut downed, the Congress should have their Health insurance canceled until they do their job. There would be a double lesson there.

  2. Roger Green says:

    I’ve been a big fan of the NYS legislature permanently docked whenever they don’t pass their budget on time, and I see that this would be applicable on the federal level. Of course, since the FY2011 budget was due on September 30, 2010, if it had been in effect, it would have meant added revenue to stimulate the economy!

    Oh, and Arthur, I wasn’t making fun of you, I was EXPLAINING your brain lapse. Now JASON, HE was making fun of you!

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