Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Washington Post
Is this what America needs? http://wapo.st/n9inJu

How billionaires could save the country
www.washingtonpost.com

‎"What we need is a new and much improved version of what Ross Perot modeled in 1992."

The Opinion Pages: "At a time when high income households are paying their lowest share of federal taxes in decades, when corporations frequently avoid paying any tax, it is clear who should bear a larger burden and who should not."

The New Resentment of the Poor www.nytimes.com
Several top Republicans want to raise taxes on the poor and working class. But the problem is how many Americans are poor, not how much they pay in taxes. In terms of negative and seedy political campaigns, do the ends sometimes justify the means? A new political thriller explores that question.

When Good Candidates Go Bad www.thedailybeast.com
George Clooney explores the seedy side of a presidential campaign.

His era is over, he must go now, democracy now for the people in the ME

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Labor Day: Republican Politicians Not Welcome at WI Labor Day Parade crooksandliars.com
I wish more organizations stopped inviting Republicans to events honoring things they don't support. May I suggest Tom Morello instead? Community parades often feature local politicians waving to the crowds, but this year's annual Labor Day …

Happy Labor Day: Republican Politicians Not Welcome at WI Labor Day Parade crooksandliars.com

I wish more organizations stopped inviting Republicans to events honoring things they don't support. May I suggest Tom Morello instead? Community parades often feature local politicians waving to the crowds, but this year's annual Labor Day …
Michele Bachmann Says She Would Drill For Oil In The Everglades If Elected President www.addictinginfo.org

On Sunday Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told The Associated Press that if she became President, she would approve drilling for oil and natural gas in the Everglades, a vast wildlife and wilderness refuge in Florida.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ron Paul Trashes FEMA Just Hours Before Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall www.addictinginfo.org
Just hours before Hurricane Irene is scheduled to reach the East Coast, Ron Paul decided it was appropriate to trash the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
John Boehner and Eric Cantor Won’t Commit To Hurricane Relief Without Budget Cuts thinkprogress.org
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R VA) is insisting that “any potential emergency disaster aid be offset by spending cuts.” Huffington Post reports that “Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring on Friday declined to say where Republicans would look to make cuts to pay for a potential storm aid package.” S...
Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney www.reuters.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for crimes against our Constitution,
The Economic Times
Have a great Sunday, friends! The latest morning news is that Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in seven States including New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as hurricane Irene hit North Carolina.
Hurricane Irene hit North Carolina; Barack Obama declares emergency in seven states
economictimes.indiatimes.comObama visits response center as Irene moves up east coast | The Raw Story www.rawstory.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama visited Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Saturday to keep a close eye on preparations for Hurricane Irene as it charged north along the U.S. East Coast.
Empire State Building to Shine Green to Celebrate End of Ramadan | vinienco.com vinienco.com
The Empire State Building will celebrate the holiday, Eid al Fitr, by shining its world-famous tower lights green on August 30, 2011. In Islam, the color green symbolizes a happy occasion and the importance of nature.
History Is Repeating Itself, And Republicans Need To Learn Before We Hit 23% Unemployment Again www.addictinginfo.org
Americans are constantly told by Republicans that the best way to balance the budget and stimulate job growth is to lower taxes, but looking at history it is not hard to see that their theory doesn't work.

A Poll Tax By Another Name www.nytimes.com
Since January, Republican led state legislatures have passed or considered election-law changes that, Rep. John Lewis writes, "constitute the most concerted effort to restrict the right to vote since before the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Bush administration squandered the surplus of the Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems...
Tax cuts : 3 trillion dollars,
Bushs wars : 4 trillion dollars
deregulations = the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Gop's dictionary.
51 million people without HCI = freedom, democracy, the rule of law, civilization
....Tax the Rich
Deficit Rx: 1)Tax the Rich 2)Tax Corporations 3)Tax Capital Gains as Income. 4)Raise Soc Sec Tax Cap. 5)Tax Inheritance. 6)End the Wars
Frank Schaeffer Denounces Michele Bachmann & Calls Her Christian Reconstructionist Politics 'Anti Am videocafe.crooksandliars.com
From Democracy Now Ex Evangelical Denounces Michele Bachmann & Calls Christian Reconstructionist Politics 'Anti American': We speak with a former evangelical Christian, Frank Schaeffer, whose father’s writings and work played a key role

Friday, August 12, 2011

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reagan-insider-gop-destroyed-us-economy-2010-08-10

Hurricane Irene pounds Bahamas on path to US east coast (VIDEO)
www.globalpost.com
U.S. east coast residents begin evacuations as Hurricane Irene intensifies to category 3 status while approaching the eastern seaboard near North Carolina's Outer Banks.
No space exploration without Russia RT
rt.com
Possessing the biggest-yet space telescope, just launched into orbit, and the only manned spaceship that can take cosmonauts to the ISS, Russia’s role in world space programs is irreplaceable, the country’s space chief Vladimir Popovkin told RT.

Perry Reveals Plan For Total U.S. Anarchy: ‘Put A Moratorium On All Regulations’ thinkprogress.org
Today, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) issued the first policy position of his presidential campaign by asking the White House to issue a “moratorium on regulations across this country”: We’re calling today on the president of the United States to put a moratorium on regulations across this country, because ...Ron Griffing The Republican Party issues a statement saying the earthquake occurred on a little known geological feature known as "Obama's fault."
This Is How To Beat The Republicans and Tea Party www.addictinginfo.org
Many of you are not aware of how the tea party infiltrated and effectively took over the Republican Party in one short year...less even. We were all caught with our pants down when November 2010 saw the election of so many tea party. And yet, how they managed the feat was actually quite simple.
LIBYA: Transition leader thanks Sarkozy, talks constitution
During a meeting in Paris Wednesday, one of the leaders of Libya's transitional government thanked French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his support as battles continued against troops loyal to Moammar Kadafi and talked about plans to draft a new constituti...on. Mahmoud Jibril said regional representatives from across Libya would be convened to draw up a "constitutional project" that would be put to a referendum. Sarkozy vowed to continue supporting Jibril's government. "For as long..

Tourists abandon #Bahamas as Hurricane #Irene approaches. http://on.cnn.com/oFg72A
cnnbrk CNN Breaking News
NATO discussing how to secure mustard gas supplies stored in #Libya, source says.
Earthquake-damaged Washington Monument closes indefinitely
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Earthquake: Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake didn't just jangle nerves up and down the East Coast, it also did lasting damage to one of the...
Conservatives are so easy to anger these days. Even the most insignificant statement can set off their tempers. If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest saying the following:

1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free.
3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch hunting sissy.
4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors.
5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it.
6. The Founding Fathers were liberals.
7. Fascism is a right-wing trait.
8. Sarah Palin is an ugly cow (said to conservative males).
9. The Earth is round.
10. Reagan raised taxes eleven times as President.
11. Reagan legalized abortion as Governor of California.
12. Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency.
13. Ronald Reagan supported gun control.
14. Global warming is real.
15. Republicans hate illegal immigrants, unless they need their lawns mowed or their houses cleaned.
16. The military is a government-run institution, so why do Republicans approve the defense budget?
17. The Cold War is over and the Soviet Union no longer exists.
18. Paying taxes is patriotic.
19. Republicans: Peddling the same failed economic policies since 1880.
20. The Republican Party began as a liberal party.
21. The Presidents’ full name is Barack Hussein Obama and he was born in the United States of America.
22. George W. Bush held hands with the King of Saudi Arabia.
23. President Obama saved the American auto industry, while Republicans wanted to destroy it.
24. Hate is not a Christian virtue.
25. Jesus was a liberal.
26. Republicans spend MORE money than Democrats.
27. Tea parties are for little girls.
28. Public schools educate all children; private schools are for indoctrinating children.
29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.
30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.
31. The President is NOT a Muslim.
32. Corporations are NOT people. People are people.
33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist, sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.
34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.
35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights.
36. Women control their own bodies.
37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just ask Rick Santorum.
38. Please use spell check.
39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint”.
40. Social Security is solvent through 2038.
41. Health care is a right, not a product.
42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a conservative leaning Supreme Court.
43. G.O.P also stands for Gross Old Perverts.
44. The donkey shouldn’t be the Democratic mascot because Republicans are the real jackasses.
45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It took him two and half years to do what Bush couldn’t do in eight.
46. Waterboarding IS torture.
47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, therefore he did NOT keep America safe.
48. Republicans invaded Iraq for oil, so Iraq should be allowed to invade Texas to get it back.
49. Separation of church and state is in the Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.
50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just as much as Christians.



51. Barack Obama is the first African-American President, get over it.
52. The Oval Office is NOT a “whites only” office.
53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we are all anchor babies.
54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving.
55. God is a particle.
56. Evolution is real.
57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000.
58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.
59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.
60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the British.
61. Federal law trumps state law.
62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s rights.
63. Corporations care more about profits than they do about people.
64. Getting out of a recession requires government spending.
65. Glenn Beck is a nut-job.
66. Republicans: Paranoid since 1932.
67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.
68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.
69. Fox News is owned by an Australian and has a Saudi prince as an investor.
70. Republicans complain about immigrants taking American jobs, then freely give American jobs to foreigners overseas.
71. Republicans hate communism, so why do they refer to themselves as red states?
72. Labor unions built this country.
73. Republicans hold America hostage as a political strategy; the temper tantrum throwing kind of political strategy.
75. When Republicans see black, they attack.
76. Inside every Republican is a Klansman or a Nazi waiting to bloom.
77. Republicans only care about children BEFORE they are born.
78. Republicans are hypocrites, they’re just too stupid to know it.
79. The Christian-Right boycotts movies that have violence, and then promotes guns and insurrection.
80. I think therefore I am NOT a Republican.
81. Republicans that oppose gay marriage are most likely in the closet themselves.
82. Churches should stay out of politics, or be taxed.
83. People are too poor to vote Republican.
84. Democrats think for themselves, Republicans form think tanks to do it for them.
85. Republicans hate education because they couldn’t hack it in school.
86. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins and Republicans wallow in it.
87. A little socialism on the Left is better than a little fascism on the Right.
88. The current corporate tax rate is the lowest in 60 years, so stop whining about it being too high.
89. Republicans: Anti-Gay Marriage, Pro-Lesbian sex.
90. Republicans: Terrorizing the America people since 1981.
91. Republicans have their own terrorists, just look up Timothy McVeigh.
92. Republicans love outsourcing, just ask the Chinese Communists.
93. The Republican answer to the oil spill was to apologize to BP, a foreign oil company.
94. Democrats will be working hard to bring jobs to Americans, while the Republicans tea bag each other in the middle of the aisles.
95. Voter disenfranchisement is immoral and un-American, that’s why Republicans do it.
96. Republicans would let your house burn down unless you pay them to put it out.
97. Democrats want to take care of the sick. Republicans take their credit cards and then deny them medical attention.
98. Republicans say teachers are union thugs, then proceed to rape and mug the entire middle class on behalf of corporations.
99. Republicans think rape isn’t a crime, but miscarriages are.
100. Republicans are idiots and arguing with them is a waste of time!

Bottom line? If you want to anger a conservative, tell them the truth.

Edited By: Alexis Atherton

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Why S&P is Wrong
motherjones.com
In what sounded at first like something from the Onion, Standard & Poor's postponed its planned downgrade of U.S. debt for a few hours today after the White House pointed out that it had made a $2 trillion arithmetic error in its calculation of future deficits. Seriously. These guys are supposed to ......

Bushonomics, The Meltdown's True Villain
readersupportednews.org
‎'With a double dip recession looming and attacks on Obama mounting, it's amazing the GOP is still setting the US agenda when its own George W. Bush ran up half the debt we've accumulated since Reagan.' Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bombay Informer Indian module behind July 13 Mumbai serial blasts: Chidambaram Economic Times
Fox NewsIndian module behind July 13 Mumbai serial blasts: ChidambaramEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said there were indications of the involvement of an Indian terror module in last month's serial blasts in Mumbai even as the oppositi...
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Source: Big City Informer
Published: 2011 08 04 17:18:59 GMTChina's online luxury shoppers spend $3,000 4,000 on fashion websites
www.huliq.com
Fashion websites like thecorner.com are now bringing their services to China in the face of increased demand for luxury goods, and are trying their best to meet every possible demand of their wealthy Chinese customers.The Economist
The Economist Film Project's latest selection, Made in India, takes an in-depth look at “reproductive tourism”, a booming trade that is now valued at more than $450 million in India. A special segment from the film will be featured on PBS Newshour tonight and on www.film.economist.com after airing. Check local listings for show times.

The Economist Film Project
www.film.economist.com
The documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers.

A U.S. official says the famine in Somalia has killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5.

US: 29,000 Somali kids under 5 dead from famine
www.cbsnews.com
Horn of Africa's drought, famine still leaves 3.2 million Somalis in need of immediate lifesaving assistance, UN saysaustralia


WE NEED GUN CONTROL NOW !
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The New York TimesQuotation of the Day: “I deny all these accusations completely.” - Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt, in court on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters.

In Egypt, Mubarak Trial Is Stark Image of Humbled Power www.nytimes.com
Egypt’s ousted president, Hosni Mubarak, denied charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters.

Iowa’s GOP Governor Vetoes Tax Break For The Poor Because It Didn’t Lower Corporate Taxes thinkprogress.org
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) has a curious justification for vetoing a tax break last week for 240,000 Iowa families making $45,000 or less a year: the plan didn’t also include a tax break for corporations. Members of both parties in the Iowa House and Senate agreed to increase the state’s Earned In…
and Libertarians want to break the glass because it was a conspiracy that created it.

BHL: "It is more imperative than ever to establish what I hope will soon be known as the 'Libyan precedent'—by seeing this operation through to its conclusion."

Stay the Course in Libya
www.thedailybeast.com
Stop overreacting to the assassination of Libyan rebel leader Gen. Abdel Fattah Younès and stay the course.
18 minutes ago · 34 · Unlike · · ShareJerry Lewis Will No Longer Host MDA Telethons
www.npr.org
The comedian has hosted the yearly Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon since 1966. Lewis, the association announced, was also relieved of his duties as national chairman.‎"Most experts estimate that the defense budget would lose $600 billion to $700billion over the next 10 years. If so, let the guillotine fall," writes Fareed Zakaria. Should defense spending be cut? http://wapo.st/qGkrbU

Why defense spending should be cut
www.washingtonpost.com
Threatened Pentagon cuts are a good thing.GlobalPost
Childbirth by the light of a cell phone? It beats the dark.

Sierra Leone's women go through child birth in the dark
www.globalpost.com
Health care fees have been dropped for pregnancy procedures in Sierra Leone, but doctors still face the challenge of working with no light, or with just the light from their cell phones.Goal.com
The 25 year old defender was Joan Capdevila's predecessor at Villarreal and could become the veteran's successor for La Roja as Vicente del Bosque prepares for Euro 2012

Tracked by Barcelona and heading for Liverpool Jose Enrique is ready to become Spain's new left ba
www.goal.com

Glenn Beck thinks the new Spider Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America.

Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama Behind Biracial Spider Man
www.newser.com
Glenn Beck seems to think the new half black, half Hispanic Ultimate Spider-Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America. On his radio show yesterday, Beck groused about the change. “The...Obama 50th birthday: More Clinton than TR www.latimes.com
President Obama turns 50 Thursday, unquestionably older, grayer and less popular than when he took office.
WE NEED GUN CONTROL NOW !


Jeffery M. Cook‎(Reuters) Investors fled stocks on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 into correction territory, on escalating worries about the U.S. economy and Europe.

Stock futures signal lower open; data eyed www.reuters.com
‎(Reuters) Stock index futures pointed to a slightly weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday after a late recovery in the previous session, with futures for the S&P 50, for the Dow Jones and for the
Gun on Va. Tech Campus Illegal? Maybe Not www.nbcwashington.com
Suppose for a moment that it turns out someone really was carrying a gun on the VA Tech campus Thursday morning (which has yet to be determined). Would that be illegal?

White House Pushes For End To FAA Impasse By Week's End tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
Despite passage of a debt deal, Congress went on a month-long recess without rsolving another serious crisis passing a bill extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. President Obama phoned Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Wednesday to urge him to pass the extension and has said he hop…

The Economist
The Economist Film Project's latest selection, Made in India, takes an in-depth look at “reproductive tourism”, a booming trade that is now valued at more than $450 million in India. A special segment from the film will be featured on PBS Newshour tonight and on www.film.economist.com after airing. Check local listings for show times.

The Economist Film Project
www.film.economist.com
The documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers.
ShareGlenn Beck thinks the new Spider-Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America.

Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama Behind Biracial Spider Man
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Glenn Beck seems to think the new half-black, half Hispanic Ultimate Spider-Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America. On his radio show yesterday, Beck groused about the change. “The...
ShareGlenn Beck thinks the new Spider-Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America. Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama Behind Biracial Spider-Man
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Glenn Beck seems to think the new half-black, half Hispanic Ultimate Spider-Man is part of some kind of conspiracy to change America. On his radio show yesterday, Beck groused about the change. “The...
Marie Smith‎"History has a message for us: No fiat currency has lasted forever. Eventually, they all fail."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson‎"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson“Every woman has her own charm. You just have to know where to look for it.” - Montgomery Scott (Scotty)Report: Obama Administration Added $9.5 Billion in Red Tape in July - US News and World Report
www.usnews.com
Republicans are reviving their battle against federal regulations.U.S. Chamber of Commerce
‎"...the administration in July only has put in $9.5 billion in new regulatory costs by proposing 229 new rules and finalizing 379 rules. Among those he cited were EPA, healthcare reform, and financial regulatory reform rules."
about a minute ago · Like · Reuters
Advisers say Geithner has not yet decided whether to leave his post but would likely come to a decision soon. Do you think he should accept Obama's offer to stay? If not, who would you like to see in his place?

Obama urges Geithner to stay as Treasury chief
www.reuters.com
President Barack Obama has asked Timothy Geithner to stay on as Treasury Secretary and a decision is expected soon, officials said on Thursday.The Economist
The Economist Film Project's latest selection, Made in India, takes an in-depth look at “reproductive tourism”, a booming trade that is now valued at more than $450 million in India. A special segment from the film will be featured on PBS Newshour tonight and on www.film.economist.com after airing. Check local listings for show times.

The Economist Film Project
www.film.economist.com
The documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers.


A Thousand Pictures Is Worth One Word | Credit Writedowns www.creditwritedowns.com
History has a message for us: No fiat currency has lasted forever. Eventually, they all fail.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Koch Group Mails Suspicious Absentee Ballot Letters In Wisconsin
tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
Is the Koch-backed conservative group Americans For Prosperity up to no good in the Wisconsin state Senate recalls?..Debt deal agreed but may not save US AAA credit rating www.guardian.co.uk
Agreement criticised on both sides of the political divide, amid concern it may fail to be approved by Congress
True LiberalsWhat some Liberals and the tea party have in common... slamming house-passed deal.

Let's be better than them. I believe we have the right to be upset, but instead of "slamming" the deal- let's be progressive. Let's bring the change we want to see (:
Despite Pulling Debt Ceiling Debate Rightward, Tea Party Activists Slam House-Passed Deal www.huffingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON â Republican Lindsey Graham's position on the debt ceiling deal Monday made one thing very plain: the senior senator from South Carolina is scared to death of the Tea Party. Graham, a 56 year old second-termer, rejected the deal early in the day, arguing that it "adds over $7 trillion
The Reason Why Obama Will Not Invoke the 14th Amendment: The Supreme Court | The Political Carnival thepoliticalcarnival.net
The Political Carnival is a fast paced Progressive political site that combines humor with dead serious, inanity with politics (synonymous?), snark galore, and sprinkles in idiosyncratic posts with breaking news. We aggregate stories from multiple sources, provide original content, have fun with vis
Sources: Joe Biden likens tea partiers to terrorists - Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan www.politico.com
He reportedly joined Rep. Mike Doyle and House Democrats in using the term.
David T. Kurtz and 5 other friendsWhy hasn't the GOP / Tea Party fixed the economy yet? (by FoxEwes.com)
Arguing with Republicans is a Waste of Time!
Judy Calvin
Patrick Flanagan
Minerva Chavez shared a link.
Obama Gives The GOPs’ War on Women™ A Kick In The Groin www.addictinginfo.org
This here's a little story. A story about women, the political party that hates them and the man who just slapped that party across the face.
There's a report that Vice President Joe Biden agreed with another Democrat's opinion that Tea Party Republicans acted like "terrorists" in relation to the debt ceiling debate and the nation's economy though he denied it in an interview. Is that sort of label out of bounds?
Israel to Negotiate on Palestine Borders www.thedailybeast.com
Willing to restart peace talks.
There's a report that Vice President Joe Biden agreed with another Democrat's opinion that Tea Party Republicans acted like "terrorists" in relation to the debt ceiling debate and the nation's economy though he denied it in an interview. Is that sort of label out of bounds?
Vice President Biden and the 'T' word Political Punch blogs.abcnews.com
At a meeting with House Democrats today, Vice President Biden got an earful from Rep. Mike Doyle, D Penn., who said “the Tea Party acted like terrorists in threatening to blow up the economy.” Doyle used the term several times. Several... Political Punch Blog
The Invisible Unemployed: Major Media Ignore Jobless Americans And Obsess Over U.S. Debt thinkprogress.org
As ThinkProgress’s Lee Fang has reported, a handful of right-wing front groups and billionaires have engineered a political consensus that trumpets reducing U.S. debt rather than tackling unemployment. But unfortunately, these front groups have had some assistance from the mainstream media outlets w
Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress To Vote On Debt Ceiling Deal www.huffingtonpost.com
Gabrielle Giffords Returned To D.C. For Vote Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who has been away from Washington recovering from a gun wound after she was attacked in January, returned to Congress on Monday to vote in approval of the debt limit increase. Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress To Vote On Debt Ceiling Deal www.huffingtonpost.com
Gabrielle Giffords Returned To D.C. For Vote Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who has been away from Washington recovering from a gun wound after she was attacked in January, returned to Congress on Monday to vote in approval of the debt limit increase. Federal court rules human genes can be patented | The Raw Story www.rawstory.com
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in a 2 to 1 decision Friday that human genes can be patented because the DNA extracted from cells is not a product of nature.
Dane County District Attorney requests special prosecutor for Wisconsin Supreme Court investigation. www.thedailypage.com
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has announced that he will request the county's chief judge to appoint a special prosecutor to examine the investigation into the alleged physical altercation that took place earlier this summer at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Washington PostDoes the U.S. spend too much, not enough, or just the right amount on its military? http://wapo.st/nZ0qju
Debt deal scares the daylights out of defense hawks wapo.st
Defense hawks see something approaching apocalypse in the debt deal. A “trigger” mechanism would result in $600 billion in cuts


Alternate Historian via Ed TodayinahPlease click on the hyperlink ("What if..") to read this fictional item by Ed, Scott Palter & Jeff Provine. Also please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

What if the October Revolution had failed? www.todayinah.co.uk
July 30th, 1940 the Sparticist Government in Berlin dispatched a Russian Emigre, Commissar Leon Trotsky to Geneva where the League of Nations were debating St Petersburg's request for military assistance to defend Republican Russia's territorial integrity from German Communist aggression.
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the consensus solution that is currently under discussion by the key parties to the conflict

My sweet lord-George Harrison
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un pequeño tributo a est gran hombre, maestro, y guru de la musica donde quiera que estes George vives por siempre! espero que les guste

Eric Sluis
Good article from Marketwatch! Right on "The money" Sell your 401K and we'll meet in Alaska and go deerhunting for a living ;-)

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"Daily Kos: Wisconsin Democrats..." on Progressives United for Change's Wall.

Norton James via Deb Romilly

GOP's Vile Tactics Lead President Obama to Say that There "Doesn't Seem to Be a Capacity for [Repub
www.associatedcontent.com
There isn't much time but this crisis can be averted, unless the GOP senior operatives continue to use the Tea Party freshman as cover as they advance their goal of raping us all of the US social service net.

The Horseflies play "Fourteen Reasons" at the Grassroots Festival 2008
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The Horseflies perform "Fourteen Reasons" at Grassroots the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, New York 2008.

The Horse Flies play Breaking Up Christmas
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Film mix of live performance, glass blowing, and more by the Corning Museum of Glass at their multimedia 2300 degrees Glass Harvest event.

I don't care about your Beck, or your Rush, or your Hannity, or your O'Reilly!!!

Asian markets follow Wall Street plunge
www.cnn.com
Asian stock markets are recording sharp declines Friday, extending a global equity sell-off after Wall Street had its worst day since the 2008 financial crisis.
Greg Duva

My sweet lord-George Harrison
www.youtube.com
un pequeño tributo a est gran hombre, maestro, y guru de la musica donde quiera que estes George vives por siempre! espero que les guste


CHAKA KHAN & BARRY WHITE LIVE
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BARRY was very sick at the time this was filmed , but it's still OUTSTANDING !!!!!!
Earth Had 2 Moons That Merged Into One, New Theory Says
abcnews.go.com
Two scientists say a computer model supports their theory of a second moon colliding with and merging into the current moon seen in the sky.

http://www.marketwatch.com/sto​ry/reagan-insider-gop-destroye​d-us-economy-2010-08-10
www.marketwatch.com

How to Try a Dictator
www.thedailybeast.com
As Mubarak goes to court, Babak Dehghanpisheh on what Egypt got right and the lessons from Iraq.

Democrats, It's Time To Stop Bashing President Obama
www.politicususa.com
Those who have tried bashing Obama have only served to strengthen his opponents. How about we try a different strategy like support???

via Greg Patterson

Snoop Dogg Sensual Seduction
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Music video by Snoop Dogg performing Sensual Seduction. (C) 2007 Doggy Style/Geffen Records

via Reuben Traynham

Democrats, It's Time To Stop Bashing President Obama
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Those who have tried bashing Obama have only served to strengthen his opponents. How about we try a different strategy like support???
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U.S. Stocks Plunge in Biggest Retreat Since 2009
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A global rout in equities drove the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its worst slump since February 2009, while two-year Treasury yields plunged to a record low amid concern the economy is weakening. The yen pared losses, recovering from the biggest drop versus the dollar since 2008 that was triggered...

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Daily Kos: Wisconsin Democrats file complaint alleging multiple felonies against Republican state se
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Via stcroix cheesehead, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed a major legal action against Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling, who faces a recall election on Aug. 9:

Andrew Watson Can't wait til the Feds follow the money in Ohio and Indictments Roll in.

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Train your brain to crave healthy foods
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Looking back on it, Wendy Fox thinks it was the M&M's that did her in.

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The Next Big Boom Towns In The U.S.
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The metro areas most primed for growth in the coming decade.

Dianne L. Gordon Texas leading the pack..


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Lady Gaga Tops Celebrity 100 List Page 2 of 2 Forbes.com
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The Queen Monster's $90 million in earnings and mastery of social media pushed her past perennial winner Oprah Winfrey. Not that Oprah's doing badly. Page 2 of 2

The reason the markets are diving Ezra Klein The Washington Post
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Washington likes to talk about the economy in terms of things it can control. Spending and deficits. Stimulus. Policy uncertainty.


Walter Simon the post is one of Rupert Murdoch's propaganda rags

Billy Joel-Captain Jack (Live 1972)
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Captain Jack will get ya high tonight.

Bruce Springsteen Jungleland
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Bruce Springsteen Jungleland Lyrics: The Rangers had a homecoming In Harlem late last night And the Magic Rat drove his sleek machine Over the Jersey state...

Bruce Springsteen Tenth Avenue Freezeout 1975
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Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Tenth Avenue Freezeout Live at the Roxy, October 17th, 1975


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Bruce Springsteen Born To Run
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Syrian tanks renew attack on Hama
Syrian tanks renew shelling of the restive city of Hama for a second day, as the UN Security Council prepares to hold an emergency meeting on the situation. BBC

Norway 'must resist witch hunt'
Norway's prime minister calls for restraint and tolerance during a special session of parliament for the victims of the 22 July attacks. BBC

De Niro hosts 9/11 film on CBS
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Read 'De Niro hosts 9/11 film on CBS' on Yahoo! News. Actor Robert De Niro will host CBS' update of its award winning film on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to mark the 10th anniversary next month.

Pimco CEO El Erian: Debt Ceiling Deal Will Lead To More Unemployment, Less Growth, More Inequality.

House OKs debt bill with Giffords in attendance
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Read 'House OKs debt bill with Giffords in attendance' on Yahoo! News. Emergency legislation to avoid an economy rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action — the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' fir

After wreck, it’s not just railway safety that worries Chinese – Kansas City Star
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Kansas City StarAfter wreck, it's not just railway safety that worries ChineseKansas City StarBEIJING The chat aboard China's G21 bullet train began with talk about the recent crash of two high speed trains that killed at least 40 people in...

'Bumpy and uneven' recovery warning
Britain will have a "bumpy and uneven recovery" and ministers must be ready to change economic policy if growth and inflation do not develop as they hope, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. In an assessment of the state of the UK economy, the IMF gave its backin
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Where have more than 12,000 first-time and distressed homeowners already turned for help? The Housing Opportunities Collaborative! Read about Citi Foundation's latest support for home clinics, which provide counseling and hope to families having trouble paying their mortgages and looking to buy their first homes.
San Diego non-profit gets $40K to help troubled homeowners www.signonsandiego.com
Tell The President We Want Bernie Sanders On The Super Committee
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If Bernie Sanders Is Not On this Committee We are all done for.. He Will Fight For The Middle Class,, Social Sec...urity, Medicare, Medicaid.... He Has Earned The Right To Be On This Committee. He Has stuck His Neck Out For all Of Us... White House Comments 202-456-1111~~~~Twitter hashtag #WHchat.... See More
Breaking News: The Dow closed down about 266 points, or 2.19%, as investors worried about the weak economy. - http://bit.ly/9Ft6Ko
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10 most stolen vehicles in the country
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Vehicle thefts in the US declined by 7 percent last year perhaps because newer vehicle theft technology deters criminals. The most stolen cars are makes and models that thieves have stolen regularly for two decades now.Chaque été, Cinéma au clair de lune s’installe sur les places, dans les squares et les jardins. Organisé par le Forum des images ces séances en plein air sont gratuites. Ca commence dès demain avec "Fric-Frac" à Montmartre, mais jetez vite un oeil à la programmation, il y a surement un film pour vous !
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Paris se met à l'écran total Paris.fr
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Congress to vote on US debt deal
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US lawmakers prepare to vote on a deal hammered out between the White House and Congressional leaders in an effort to avoid a debt default.

Plastic heart gives dad new life www.bbc.co.uk
A father who was dying from heart failure is given more time to wait for a transplant thanks to his artificial heart.
sonae telefonica santander b viscayaThe GuardianSee the latest in our Greece in Crisis series and you can also join our new Flickr group to help us picture day-to-day life in Greece in a financial crisis here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/g​reek-crisis/
Greece in crisis our week long series continues www.guardian.co.uk
With Greece in financial meltdown and the country rocked by protests we offer a beginner's guide to the crisis
Flexible friend why Real Madrid's €30m man Fabio Coentrao could be Jose Mourinho's joker in the pa www.goal.com
With a month of the window now gone, we have taken a look at some of the biggest and best moves to have taken place so far and chart the deals that look set for success
Rep. Doug Lamborn was responding to comments about whom voters would hold responsible for actions on the nation's debt ceiling when he said he thought voters would blame the president. Lamborn said: "Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It is like touching a tar baby and you get it — you're stuck, and you're part of the problem now." Some people consider the term "tar baby" to be a racial epithet.
Rep. Lamborn apologizes after "tar baby" remark www.cbsnews.com
Colorado Republican sends apology letter to President Obama; spokeswoman says it was just a misunderstanding

The Boston GlobeThe change in coverage removes a significant barrier many women face in obtaining contraception. Copayments for the pill can range from a few dollars a month to $50, but doctors say the cumulative cost can be a deterrent. Breast pumps will also be free of charge for nursing mothers.
US health agency says insurers must provide free birth control for women www.boston.com
Women covered by private insurance will soon be able to fill their birth control prescriptions at no cost, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday. Starting in August 2012, insurers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and family planning, along with se

At Last Hour, Debt Bill Moves to Senate www.nytimes.com
In a vote of 269 161, the House passed a landmark agreement, drawing a solid majority of Republicans and about half the Democrats.
The New York Times Quotation of the Day: “I would like to say this bill solves our problems. It doesn’t. It is a solid first step.” - Jeb Hensarling, Republican Representative of Texas, on the budget agreement.

Mirko Vucinic may not be Juventus‘ saviour, but neither were Sergio Aguero or Giuseppe Rossi Goal. www.goal.com
With a month of the window now gone, we have taken a look at some of the biggest and best moves to have taken place so far and chart the deals that look set for success
Richard Cohen writes that the Tea Party's passion, while it has recklessly diminished America's power, is admirable. http://wapo.st/pyVKTc
Green with Tea Party envy www.washingtonpost.com
Hate the ideology, love the passion.
Wisconsin Citizen Jumps Through DMV Hoops to Get Photo ID in Order to Cast Legal Vote www.truth-out.org
‎"This is what voter suppression looks like." Those are the words on the final title card in the video shot by a Wisconsin woman documenting her experience at the DMV in Madison last week.

GOP's disrespect of Obama goes beyond the debt fight USATODAY.com
The disdain for this country's first black president has been on a low boil virtually since the day he took office.
70-year-old man arrested as part of London's Metropolitan Police investigations into phone hacking & payments to police
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Gabrielle Giffords returns to DC, helps pass debt bill www.nypost.com
WASHINGTON Cheers and applause broke out on the House floor Monday evening as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D Ariz.) returned to Washington, D.C. to vote for the debt limit compromise bill, which the
The House passed a bill to avoid default by raising the debt ceiling and reducing government spending a day before its Aug. 2 deadline. Rep. Giffords also made an appearance on the House floor for the first time since her shooting. Read more: http://yhoo.it/mOXB8m
Gabrielle Giffords votes for debt limit deal Political Hotsheet CBS News www.cbsnews.com
Democratic lawmaker shot during assassination attempt in January makes surprise return to Washington, gets standing ovation Read more by Brian Montopoli on CBS News' Political Hotsheet.
Sen. McCain: Debt agreement ‘is a success,’ but worried about defense cuts
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A vote on the new debt deal is expected in Congress some time this afternoon. The plan includes raising the country’s borrowing limit in exchange for major spending cuts. Earlier on American Morning this morning, CNN’s Carol Costello talks with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, who explained that...
Debt deal rankles liberals, Tea Partiers in the House www.cbsnews.com
Debt deal not a done deal. Liberals or conservatives in the House could still derail it
Republicans keep spinning this myth that if companies and rich people have more money, they'll use it to create jobs. This is a LIE! Corporate profits and CEO bonuses are at their highest rates EVER, and unemployment is still ridiculously high. Tax cuts do NOT create jobs!!!. Arguing with Republicans is a Waste of Time.
In terms of promoting economic growth and creating jobs the Bush tax cuts have been a miserable failure. 1) Tax the Rich 2) Tax Corporations 3) Tax Capital Gains as Income. 4) Raise Soc Sec Tax Cap. 5) Tax Inheritance. 6) End the Wars. Amer...icans Against the Tea Party ..Teabaggers don't want to raise the debt ceiling unless spending is cut even though they raised it for their Lord and Savior GWB 7 times? Ok in exchange for not raising it: 100% IMMEDIATE REPEAL of Bush tax cuts for the top 5%, Immediate revocation of all taxpayer subsidies for big busi...ness, Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, IMMEDIATE revocation of all church tax-exempt status. Deal?
Los Angeles TimesArchitecture critic: As the owners of Kronish House weigh its future, it's past time for the city of Beverly Hills to put into place a sensible review process for protecting important architecture. Should Beverly Hills have a historic-preservation ordinance in place?
Critic's Notebook: Neutra's Kronish House in the cross hairs www.latimes.com
There are signs that the new owners of Richard Neutra's Kronish House, in Beverly Hills, are determined to knock it down.

The Blame Goes Beyond Obama For Debt Ceiling Compromise www.politicususa.com
When the the nay-sayers are throwing words like sellout and President Obama caves again around, it is worth a brief perusal of exactly who is at fault.
The GOP’s Own Website Concedes The 2012 Election To Obama www.politicususa.com
In another sign that Republicans are subconsciously throwing up the 2012 white flag, a GOP.com a graphic at the top of their fundraising page lists President Obama’s last day in office as January 20, 2017.
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Story of the Week: The Amazing, Regenerating Dolphin motherjones.com
Next week is "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel. While I do enjoy watching sharks on TV, I find their sometime-prey, dolphins, more interesting. This week, there was a thought provoking letter in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that explored how dolphins heal from shark bites that would be f
Congressional Progressive Caucus: We're All Trapped In The Tea Party Agenda www.politicususa.com
Today the Congressional Progressive Caucus warned America that the debt deal has trapped us all in the tea party agenda.
Pimco CEO El-Erian: Debt Ceiling Deal Will Lead To More Unemployment, Less Growth, More Inequality thinkprogress.org
The White House and congressional leaders last night struck a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling, agreeing to cut $1 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, create a special committee to find another $1.5 trillion in cuts, and instituting “triggers” that will lead to automatic cuts if the c
Dan Savage takes on Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum on Real Time with Bill Maher www.youtube.com
Dan Savage takes on Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum on Real time with Bill Maher. Visit ontopmag [dot] com for LGBT news.
Fareed Zakaria Debt Ceiling | Tea Party Deficits | CNN Video | Mediaite www.mediaite.com
Fareed Zakaria continued venting his frustration with the ongoing debt negotiations, insisting that an increase in the debt ceiling should be an undisputed no-brainer. Given that only two countries in the world even have a debt ceiling (Denmark shares the honor with America), Zakaria suggests the ap
• The Wall Street Journal and Breaking News shared a link.

Live Blog: The U.S. Debt Battle
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The White House and congressional leaders are scrambling to agree on a deal to raise the U.S. federal borrowing limit. Negotiators appeared to be making progress toward a deal the latest in a series of starts and stops for the debt talks.

The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. House has begun voting on a deal to raise the national debt ceiling. Follow along at: http://on.wsj.com/mOD8nu
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BS...Quit bitching about the "rich and the oil companies" CLASS warfare is another SCAM....the fact is the toilet needs to be flushed...all of the politicians in DC need to go! From the pres on down...they have been giving us a crap sandwi...See More
Update: Democratic led Senate is expected to pass the debt ceiling deal, but uncertainty lingers about its fate in the House

Jeffrey D Cox ‎"A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group." Beautiful theory! No relation to real life. It is often discussed over a drink!

Lakecounty-Illinois Democrats-United Watching now on C Span...it in my opinion will be a close vote.

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BREAKING: The Congressional Budget Office says the debt deal will cut $2.1 trillion over 10 years. Congressional leaders and the White House had said the deal would cut as much as $2.4 trillion. Details:
o Update: Democratic-led Senate is expected to pass the debt ceiling deal, but uncertainty lingers about its fate in the House
o BREAKING: The Congressional Budget Office says the debt deal will cut $2.1 trillion over 10 years. Congressional leaders and the White House had said the deal would cut as much as $2.4 trillion. Details: http://on.wsj.com/mOD8nu
• 'Bumpy and uneven' recovery warning
Britain will have a "bumpy and uneven recovery" and ministers must be ready to change economic policy if growth and inflation do not develop as they hope, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. In an assessment of the state of the UK economy, the IMF gave its backin
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