Friday, September 25, 2009

The Republican War Against ACORN, Starring Karl Rove

The Republican War Against ACORN, Starring Karl Rove

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the Era of Xtreme Energy

Michael Klare:
Our Oil Addiction Is About to Make Life a Lot Nastier | Environment | AlterNet

... our civilization is likely to remain remarkably dependent on oil-fueled cars, trucks, ships, and planes for most transportation purposes, as well as on coal for electricity generation. Much of the existing infrastructure for producing and distributing our energy supply will also remain intact, even as many existing sources of oil, coal, and natural gas become exhausted, forcing us to rely on previously untouched, far more undesirable (and often far less accessible) sources of these fuels


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Media mischaracterize Pelosi's warning against "anti-government" rhetoric as attack on health care reform opponents

FromMedia MattersAnother obvious corporate media smear/distortion.

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Sotomayor Issues Challenge to a Century of Corporate Law - WSJ.com

If only it were true.

The Journal is dog-whistling the right wing attack pack at FreedomWorks, AEI, Heritage, Olin, Fox on a new and phony front in the culture wars.

The socio-economic tyrants are quaking in their boots over a perceived Liberal shot across the bow of their corporate status flagship, because they know it's about to sink on the shoals of Truth, Justice, and Reason anyway.
On today's court, the direction Justice Sotomayor suggested is unlikely to prevail. During arguments, the court's conservative justices seem to view corporate political spending as beneficial to the democratic process. "Corporations have lots of knowledge about environment, transportation issues, and you are silencing them during the election," Justice Anthony Kennedy said during arguments last week.

But Justice Sotomayor may have found a like mind in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "A corporation, after all, is not endowed by its creator with inalienable rights," Justice Ginsburg said, evoking the Declaration of Independence.


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wonk Room » Pelosi Stands By Public Option

We Won’t Pass The ‘Private Insurance Profit Perpetuation Act’

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O'Reilly: "The Conservative Media Is Winning...They're Damaging The President Of The United States"

What's the purpose of the "conservative media?" Is there some? I always thought the media was LIBERAL.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wilson Pleads, "Tough Shit"

Wilson was asked to apologize to the House for yelling out, "You lie!" in Obama's address to the joint session last Wednesday night.

The free speech advocates on the radical Republican side of the issue are extolling Wilson's outburst as free expression.

According to today's NY Times:

House guidelines on the rules of debate say it is impermissible to refer to the president as a liar.

Friday, September 11, 2009

We Don't Know Where Obama Stands, I Hope

At least we know where Obama stood.
In that speech six years ago, Obama said the only reason single-payer proponents should tolerate delay is "because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House."


But it looks like his position has shifted.

The Associated Press: Court skeptical of limits on businesses, unions

The Associated Press: Court skeptical of limits on businesses, unions

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Median Household Income FELL Four Percent Last Year!




That was 2007-2008, the year BEFORE the recession started!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baucus v. Reich

Ezra Klein weighs in for Baucus in the right-raligning Washington Post

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jane Hamsher on The Rachel Maddow Show - Progressives throw down for Public Option

This is the needed publicity that's going to create the indelible expectation in the public mind that there must be a po.