While I was in hiding-- tax season ended. Congrats to all professional tax preparers,especially the tax bloggers.
 The Wandering Tax Pro (Robert Flach) resumed his blog. Welcome back.
 The 52nd Carnival of Taxes was published. I had a post on the House Small Business Committee challenging the IRS on increased frequency of audits.
 The "tea party" phenomenon occurred. While my opinion probably was closer to Joe's than Kay's (see links above), I can see where there would be suspicion that Republican leaders may have had a hand in the coordination of the parties.