What a week. No computer, Mrs. Paco struck low by an asthma attack, me getting some kind of pulmonary infection, not to mention a number of etceteras.
Anyhow, trying to catch up, here. The big news this weeks seems to be:
1) Obama proposed the most cynical budget in history. His plan seems to be to punt on fiscal and entitlements reform to the Republicans, then use those reforms (or attempted reforms) as a club in 2012 against the GOP for no better reason than to get his sorry ass reelected.
2) There's a huge showdown in Wisconsin between the unions and, apparently, everybody else (more from POWIP).
3) If you're wondering how serious the Democrats are about the budget crisis, you can stop wondering now.
4) Based on actual coverage, I don't suppose this is technically big news, but the possibility that the ATF may have been smuggling guns into Mexico to bolster its claims concerning the origin of weapons south of the border sure ought to be making headlines.
Thanks for all your good wishes, and for keeping Paco Enterprises going in my absence with your comments. You'll all find a little something extra in your pay envelopes this week. Oh, and whoever cooked up the clam chowder, that ceramic pot with one handle is not a soup tureen.
Rebecca: Glad to hear Mr. H made it through that harrowing experience, and hope he's well along the road to recovery.