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March 05, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Stretch of beautiful weather on the Central Coast about to end, but no complaints here so many miles from Storm Saturn. Here are some mid-day news/view bites:

* House GOP continuing resolution contains provision killing funding for ACORN, which no longer exists. Sort of a metaphor for the big picture, eh?

* Same bill mandates continued Saturday delivery of mail, over protest of Postmaster General.

* Frank Rich offers his own comprehensive assessment of GOP “rebranding” efforts.

* TNR’s John Judis compares populist resurgence in Europe and U.S.

* At TAP, Harold Meyerson assesses Jerry Brown’s second political career in light of his first.

And in non-political news:

* Study shows Canadians bucking global trend towards less hooch consumption.

Back after some domestic chores.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

Comments

  • zandru on March 05, 2013 2:37 PM:

    "Storm Saturn"??

    I'm already sick of giving every little weather occurrence a cutesie name.

    And why wasn't it "Frito-Lay's Storm Saturn: pour down the salsa!!" (retch...)

  • max on March 05, 2013 2:58 PM:

    Stretch of beautiful weather on the Central Coast about to end, but no complaints here so many miles from Storm Saturn.

    Yeah, I'm with zandru: 'the big winter storm' not 'self-promoting name made up by weather channel'.

    Anyways, it's actually nice outside - sunny and sixty or so. Until oh, about 2 hours from now when the clouds roll in. And then tonight 10-15 inches of snow! WOO!

    max
    [''It's planting season,' she said to me and I said, 'This is Virignia, not Texas - unfortunately.'']