Thursday, 09/10/09, Public Square

lucyAccording to BrainyHistory on September 10, 1992, Lucy in Peanuts comics raised her Psychiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents.  I found the strip and wondered two things.  First, what would her rate be today when costs have gotten sky high; and, does her advice in the strip above remind you of the Republican tactics in compromise?

What did you think of President Obama’s speech last night?



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12 responses to “Thursday, 09/10/09, Public Square

  1. G-stir

    I’ve seen/heard from both sides that they agree on 80% of the proposed items. If they got that much thru Congress, it would be a win/win for all concerned. What’s the hold up?

    ( Gamesmanship??)

  2. G-stir

    I thought Rep Boehner ( OH) looked particularly oily last night. Nothing a dose or 2 of Industrial Strength Beano can’t cure.

    • lilacluvr

      I think Boehner has had too many tanning bed appointments and those ultraviolet rays have affected his brain.

      That, and the fact this man is just plain mean.

  3. lilacluvr

    I did not watch the speech last night – but I am catching all the highlights today.

    I’ve had fun on the nameless blog spinning some CONS into a hissy fit – but that’s okay – I feel like a Republican today – mean and nasty.

  4. 6176746f6c6c65

    Speaking of things that were on television last night, did anyone (but me) watch the first episode of “Glee”? It will be reshown tomorrow night on 24/4. I recommend it.

  5. I think the first episode of Glee was last week. But, yes, it is the best television show about high school I’ve ever seen.

    For some reason it reminds me of the movie Heathers.

    • 6176746f6c6c65

      That which was on last week was the pilot; last night’s was billed as the series premiere. So, I guess we’re both correct. 🙂



    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the committee’s ranking member, found the conclusions difficult to swallow.

    “I don’t think we should suggest that those proven scientific principles that we’ve been using for decades are somehow uncertain,” said Sessions.

    The problem, according to the report, is that many forensic principles are neither proven nor scientific.


    Sen. Al Franken said that in the face of such strong evidence of flaws in the justice system, a punishment as irreversible as the death penalty is, at the least, ‘problematic.

    • lilacluvr

      I wonder how Mr. Sessions would feel if he was the one on the gurney waiting for execution?

      But, the guy is from Alabama and that state is not known to be on the cutting edge of progress.

      They are just now starting to realize that marrying your cousin may not be the best to do.

  7. tosmarttobegop

    “My wife, sister Janis and I are God fearing moral Christians!”
    Said the fundamental Baptist preacher from Arkansas to the reporter.
    “So how did you meet your wife pastor?”, asked the reporter.
    Oh I thought I told you, she my sister Janis!”

    A old joke I made up.

  8. David B

    Joe The Shouter Wilson has this scientific survey on his site:

    Congressman Joe Wilson is the only member of the South Carolina congressional delegation who will sit on the committee responsible for drafting a new health care plan for America. He needs to know what you think about health care.
    1. Please choose one of the following:
    ___I support President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi in their quest to force a government takeover of our health care system.
    ___I believe in a conservative alternative that opens up the market to greater competition, ultimately lowering prices. Families should own their health care plans through tax relief as well as access to health savings accounts and association heath (sic) plans.
    ___I believe in something completely different.

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