Another thing about MTV, everyone is really young. On the plus side, that means they are (or could be) more adventurous (but they aren't, most of the time) and on the minus side, they have no experience - everything is really hard and takes way too long. oooo, and another plus, they are pretty, boys and girls - pretty.
now, besides my shout out to that whole "filibuster fight" thang, the washington post reported on an article which gives a very grave view of the financial future of the United States. (grave = bad) Read it here or I may put the whole article as a comment to this in case there is that annoying "sign up to read" hullaballoo.
here's a little bit -
"Stuart Butler, head of domestic policy at the conservative Heritage Foundation, and Isabel Sawhill, director of the left-leaning Brookings Institution's economic studies program, sat down with Comptroller General David M. Walker to bemoan what they jointly called the budget "nightmare."... With startling unanimity, they agreed that without some combination of big tax increases and major cuts in Medicare, Social Security and most other spending, the country will fall victim to the huge debt and soaring interest rates that collapsed Argentina's economy and caused riots in its streets a few years ago... Walker said, "The American people have to understand where we are and where we're headed."