Neal Barton's POV


Federal workers aren't special

This has to be my favorite story of the week -- if not month -- all because of the wrong reasons. Here we are looking at a so-called fiscal cliff. It's a tax-maggedon-slash government cutback cocktail.

Privacy, please!

Look at ol' Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate. Too busy to pass a budget. He wants those rascally Republicans to stop filibustering every time he wants a bill slammed through.

Spend, spend, spend

Well, are we feeling good about the next 4 years?

Petraeus testifies

General Petreaus gave testimony this morning on Capitol Hill. The main thing seen by Congressman Peter King of New York is that the CIA's talking point were watered down to play down terrorism in the Benghazi attacks

Back to global warming

Yesterday, at the first news conference the president had in 8 months, he was bombarded with questions. I mean, he had to be. It may be a year before he ever has another news conference.

Keep your eye on the ball

Beetle Bailey meets Housewives of DC continues this day. I mentioned Tuesday my disgust of the media loving this story about sex and a real-life cat-fight before our very eyes.

Obsessed with Petraeus, but not the dead

I don't know if you have been following the Petraeus mess, but I have to. What a nasty mess. I'll bet he'd rather face the Taliban right now rather than Mrs. Petraeus.

No nursing home needed

With the cost of everything going up now a days and I'm getting older, my wife found a way to make our retirement cheaper. Obamacare, nursing homes, no problem.


Next Tuesday, a Texas icon will be memorialized on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

FEMA, closed for winter?

This from today's New York Post. Looks as if FEMA is just a fair-weather friend. A snow storm hits the New York City area and FEMA puts out a sign which says "closed because of weather."

What changed, nothing

Here we are. The morning after, $2 billion later. The most expensive presidential election ever.

We get the government we deserve

While everyone else on whatever news channel you were watching was talking about the election, I'll bring up another topic.

Let's help each other

I had to call an audible this afternoon because the original POV was about the lunacy of Mayor Bloomberg carrying on with the New York cCty marathon despite the death and destruction which just happened.

Get a load of this

If you don't believe this country is on the wrong track, listen to this. A woman in California -- knock me over with a feather -- wants to build a memorial statue in the state for fish.

We need answers

The news this week rightfully so has been about Hurricane Sandy. It's even shut down the presidential sprint to the finish line -- at least for a few days.