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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: The Era of Capoeira

     

    FYI: William K. Wolfrum's mornings will be spent on a beach in Bahia until Nov. 8.

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    A Time of Cholera: Death toll hits 300 as Haiti tries to contain cholera outbreak.

    Reid sure seems to be ahead in Nevada.

    I'm going to open with a big 'ole caveat that our resident prognosticating expert thinks I'm all wet here. But to me, it sure looks like Reid is increasing his lead in Nevada daily. The biggest point of disagreement is the GOP crossover vote - he finds the number from the latest CNN/Time poll to be overly optimistic ... while I find it to be understated.

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    FL-Sen: Steele Queues Race Card for RNC Re-Elect Bid

    On today’s menu for political scandal du jour is a report that Bill Clinton tried to encourage Kendrick Meek, the Democratic senate candidate in Florida, to drop out of the race in favor of independent candidate Charlie Crist.  At the moment, Kendrick is trailing in very distant 3rd place, splitting

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    Just Desserts

    I'm very sorry that I'm about to pile on Obama again.  But I'll keep it short.  And really, it's less about Obama than about the mood of the country at this point.  Via Atrios I give you a transcript of Obama talking to bloggers about the economy.  I should preface this by saying that it's an awesome thing that we have a President who talks to people of all walks in such a reasoned and open way.  But search for the word "deserve" and read the paragraphs around those words and then reread cmaukonen's post about the

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    Anachronism: The well-oiled machine

    Cmaukonen's terrific blog "What happened to us?" aka "When did we turn into selfish jerks?", and the great comments that followed it, reminded me of something I started to write almost a year ago.
     
    I had been meaning to post it on TPM, but never did, because, well, I suppose I'm insecure, ok? At least when it comes to this kind of writing.
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    The Price

    To the Magnificent People of The United States of America:

    It is with much humility that I offer you these words. But it is, in my opinion, time for a full recognition that the United States has been utterly and completely conquered by Corporate Interests.

    Wars are often re-fought, however, and the time to reengage is upon us. And as the recent past has shown us, the road to winning a war depends mainly on will and the understanding of the battlefield and enemy.

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    Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Schedule Leaked

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been keeping the Rally to Restore Sanity schedule under wraps, but they had to reveal it to the Park Service in order to get a permit. And the Park Service revealed it to the world.

    From the Christian Science Monitor:

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    Free Speech Cafe Serves Tea Only

    Free Speech Cafe serves Tea Only

    Crossposted at www.Kavehadel.com/blog

    Artwork 2010©KavehAdel.com

    For more Political Cartoons, sketches or just thoughts visit Kaveh Adel's Art & Humanity Blog

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    What happened to us ?

    When I was around 2 years old, according to my mother, my parents had just purchased a small house in Altoona Pa.  Shortly there after a tropical system came up the coast and was threatening Long Island NY where my grandparents had a large house boat.

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    The Corporate Cure For Middle Class Malaise

    I spent most of my life in heavy industry and aerospace endeavours.  I saw , first hand, the effects of the off-shoring of the heavy industries that once stood side-by-side and flourished in what we now call the "Rust Belt."  Thanks, Mr. Clinton, for NAFTA. 

    Laissez-Faire

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    History Never Repeats Itself

    Election day is next Tuesday. Papers like the New York Times and Washington Post began publishing their post-mortem analyses of the election results last week. What should Obama do now that next Tuesday's results are in? Highly paid opinion writers have opinions.

    The current conventional wisdom has two basic pillars:

    1) It is currently 1994.

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    Why Stay in College?



    Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
    Gonna be different this time?
    Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard
    I can't write nothing at all

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    Anarchy, Death Nazis! Fox News gives up on 'Elitist' complete sentences

    NEW YORK – “Anarchist, terrorist, commie, death!” said Glenn Beck.

    “Obama 9/11 9/11 Muslim!! Nazi death Democrats!” shouted Sean Hannity.

    While the above appear to be little more than random scare words thrown together, for Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, they institute a new pre-election strategy.

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: Paul is dead

    Paul octopus dead
    Don’t be sad, Paul saw this coming.

    News/Politics

    Paul the Octopus: Famed psychic cephalopod is dead. Luckily, he’s also delicious.

    Iran: Loading fuel into a nuclear reactor for the first time, Iran takes another step toward getting bombed.

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    Rally to Restore Sanity - New York City Solidarity Party

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    The Village Lantern, 167 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)

    For New Yorkers who can't get to Washington DC for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive, you can still show your solidarity for the cause at the Village Lantern in Manhattan, sponsored by dagblog.com.

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    It's time to tax God

    “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

    If there has been one phrase reverberating across the United States the past decade or so, it’s that “Freedom isn’t Free.” So why is Freedom of Religion free?

    As conservatives and liberals alike fret over the current U.S. deficit, Republicans have made it clear that they believe any new taxes would stifle growth and hurt business both large and small. But religion is not a business.

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