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    Austere Olde England

    I've been reading about the coming austerity measures in the UK and Germany. Guess who loses?

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    Open Thread on the Virginia Thomas / Anita Hill Incident

    Has anyone except me wondered why Virginia Thomas called Professor Hill's office at 7am on a weekend and left a recorded message for all to hear (and parse)? If she had just called and spoken to her she could actually claim that she had extended an olive branch, and it would have been her word against Hill's. Her recorded words completely refute her stated reason for the call; after all, an olive branch doesn't usually include an accusation of perjury.

    we are stardust's picture Pencil

    When I listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. speak, I can believe in God.  There may be other times I have, but I can’t remember them.  In discussions about belief or not, I’ve heard people say that their personal stories have been determinant.  A lot of them include hitting some emotional or spiritual bottom, and hearing a message from God, then being reborn in some state that exemplifies grace, along with which comes both a knowledge of, and a belief in, God; sort of a personal relationship.

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    If it’s Wednesday, there must be Boobies – for Breast Cancer

    “My story begins on a cold February morning, in the shower. I felt a small, hard lump above the nipple on my left breast. I quickly stopped feeling for it and went on with the day I had planned. The next day, and the one after that, and the one after that, it was still there.

    A week later I happened to have an appointment for my annual physical. I mentioned it to my doctor. As she was examining me, her lips were saying ‘I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about’ but her eyes told me something else.”


    Fresh Eyes

    Former Republican stillidealistic wrote, in Genghis's To Vote or Not to Vote thread:

    I am not thrilled with the dems. This party is more dysfunctional than I ever would have imagined. Someone commented that keeping the dems in line is like herding cats, and then there's the old "I'm not a member of an organized political party, I'm a democrat." Both statements are sadly true.

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    “Blowing Smoke” Blows Away Right-Wing Narratives

    Following the election of Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States, writer Michael Wolraich surveyed the political aftermath and came to a simple conclusion – the Right-Wing has gone utterly mad.

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    William K. Wolfrum's Morning: Just a Hairy Guy

    Love your hair.

    Wolfrum’s Word

    I’m starting to get a minor bald spot on the top of my head. This doesn’t really upset me, but I just thought you should know.

    Donal's picture

    Strong Tea

    A Shiny Tea Set

    Tea! I don't know what's wrong with the Tea Party!
    Tea! They're conservative with a big fat C.
    Why can't they be like we are? Why can't they only see?
    What's the deal with the Tea Par-ty?

    Everybody has a pet theory about the Tea Party. The Wall Street Journal thinks they're on to something that liberals are too effete to discern.

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    To Vote or Not to Vote, That Is the Question

    As this grim election stalks up to us--so close now, you can hear its claws click against the stone--the simmering rage and frustration on the left has become a hot frenzy, and my fellow bloggers are snarling and nipping at one another's heels.

    The question that divides us so bitterly is whether to support the Democratic party in its moment of desperation or to thrash it for its many failures.

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    The GOP's big plan: Yell "taxes" in a Crowded Theater, Send in the Clowns, Boffo Box Office*

    I woke up this morning with a mad, radical thought in my head: What if I'm wrong and those damned Republicans really are right?  What if, after all their clowning around, it turns out they actually have what it takes to allow us to pack up our troubles in our old kit bag and smile, smile, smile?


    Am I the only one who missed this?

    So, I've been out of the loop for a few weeks (and heading back out again). Spent a bit of time wandering around catching up on my regular spots and came across this post by at 43rd state blues highlighting some WH PR on Obama's plan for how to deal with Bush tax cuts. Am I the only one who hasn't seen it yet?

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    Flush Bigotry, Restore Sanity

    Flush Bigotry, Restore Sanity

    I wished I could be at the Rally to Restore Sanity (Washington D.C.)in two weeks but I can only make a sign and hope that it would be there in spirit!

    Crossposted at

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    Angle's Latest Angle

    If Sharron Angle took the time to learn some español, she might be saying “Tengo una dolor de cabeza” right now.  Seems Angle has been using some pretty nasty images in her campaign ads in an effort to paint Harry Reid as being soft on immigration/border control.

    But the plan is backfiring on Angle now as she tries to appease Hispanic voters in Nevada.


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