Thursday, 4/28/11, Public Square

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10 responses to “Thursday, 4/28/11, Public Square

  1. prairie pond

    Ok, that’s funny, and I don’t care who ya are!

  2. G-STIR

    I wonder how much gridlock there would be if everyone was voted out at the next election event, yeah, like that could happen. It could be called ” De-lousing the House” , and “Fuming the Senate”, or”The Big Flush”.

    ????

    • Only 1/3 of the Senate could be subject to “fuming”, G-Stir.

      A more serious (?) response is that it actually could increase gridlock if that were to happen. It would depend upon how much tea the newly-elected had consumed, and were planning to consume in the future.

  3. http://www.npr.org/2011/04/28/135785797/supreme-court-imposes-limits-on-class-actions?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Hope this link works for you. If you think this decision does not affect you, please rethink after examining the various contracts and agreements you have entered into, including cell phone service, credit cards, cable, etc.

    In response to the statement in the last paragraph: I guess that all depends on the definition of “do well”. Using the subject matter of the original litigation as an example, refund of the sales tax paid on the “free phone” might be considered as the consumer doing well in arbitration by some.

    BTW, in light of a SCOTUS decision a few years back involving arbitration clauses in brokerage agreements (IIRC), this decision is not surprising, which is to say, it wasn’t a first impression question with no precedent. That’s not to say I like it.

  4. Well, Chrysler is paying off ~$7.5 billion in bailout funds. Things must be looking up, as the payoff is from selling new debt, new agreements with institutional lenders, and capital infusion from Fiat.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/28/135806328/chrysler-to-repay-7-5-billion-in-bailout-money?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  5. indypendent

    The above cartoon looks like just one big mess…….that pretty well sums up why the approval ratings for the current Congress is so abysmal.

  6. indypendent

    What a difference two years makes…..seems these Republicans who boasted about Americans demanding to be heard about health care reform in those infamous townhall meetings are now on the receiving end of Americans demanding to be heard about why they voted for the Paul Ryan Medicare-killing plan.

    I guess it’s true – what goes around, comes around…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/gop-freshmen-backlash-house-budget-vote_n_855083.html

  7. WSClark

    Happy finally sunny, decently warm, not raining/misting/piddling from the sky, not too windy, just a nice Thursday afternoon.

    I took the oldest granddaughter to the store after school to buy her a birthday big-girl bike. She will be eleven early next month and her party is Saturday, so she got an early present and I got an empty wallet.

    Anyway, I have a ton of things to do, so off to do more chores and spending more money.

    Hey, with that agenda I could be a Congressman!