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    The Ivy League/Wall Street Connection

    Ezra Klein recently tried to answer the question "Why is Goldman Sachs full of Ivy Leaguers?" by interviewing a Harvard/Goldman alum. (h/t to a righteously repulsed DougJ).

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    New GOP Platform: Microchip Mexicans & use them for barter, cleaning oil spills

    WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee came forward today with a one-page document showcasing its new platform for the remainder of the year.

    The new platform is based on illegal immigration and keeping medical expenses down. From the document:

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    White Supremacy & Hate Groups: A nation-wide problem

    Almost a year ago, NBC reported on the rise of hate groups throughout the U.S.:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking hate groups for almost 30 years. In its spring 2009 Intelligence Report, they found that 926 hate groups are currently operating in the U.S., an all-time high. These groups include the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, racist skinheads and Black separatists.

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    U.S. has 24th most free press; DOJ goes after the media

    Freedom of the press has declined for the eighth year in a row, according to Freedom House’s annual report. And while the media has focused on the lack of media freedoms in such places as China and Venezuela, they’ve virtually ignored the U.S. position – No. 24 (PDF).

    And following in the footsteps of the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration seems intent on making the media less free.

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    Andrew Breitbart accuses me of sexual harassment

    I truly enjoy Twitter. I find it a great place to locate new readers, a place to meet a wide variety of people, and a place to be creative.

    Honestly, for a person like me who considers the Internet his own personal comedy routine, Twitter is just perfect. I tend not to deal much with writers’ block, anyway, and Twitter lets me just hurl things against the wall and see what sticks.

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    There Are No Republican Moderates in the Senate

    The Senate Republicans folded on their filibuster today. This morning The Hill ran an article with this headline:

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    Republicans announce their base – Tim Johnson of Tupelo, Miss.

    Over the past few decades, the Republican brand has become a somewhat-confused morass of ideologies and beliefs, with the party losing large blocks of voters on several different issues. Recently, the decision by the State of Arizona to treat all Mexican and Latin people as potential criminals has crippled the Republican National Committee with the Mexican community, for instance.

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    Immigration and the "Race Card"

    If you harbor any doubt about the racist undercurrent driving right-wing immigration concerns, listen to Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh knows his audience, and when he discussed Arizona's immigration law on Monday, he gave them the red meat, or rather the black-and-brown meat, that they were looking for:

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    A Little Self-Promotion Never Hurt Anyone

    Having grown tired of sending links about my book to friends, I decided to set up a facebook fan page for my book, How Bill O'Reilly Saved Christmas and Other Right-Wing Persecution Fantasies, where I can collect relevent links, pictures, events, rants, and Republican concern trolls.

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    In A Center-Left Country, we should troll Republicans with our concern

    In America, the weekends are for many things – spending time with family, enjoying outdoor activities and sports and just relaxing. It’s also the determined time for Republicans to Concern Troll the brains out of their Democratic opposition.

    For those on the outs. let me allow Wise Geek to give an example of concern trolling:

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    The hottest, most homoerotic, anti-gay diatribe ever!

    Eugene Delgaudio, the Republican District Supervisor in Sterling, Virginia, is a man that works hard to spread homophobia and keep many rights away from gay and lesbian Americans.

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    Gizmodo vs. Goldman Sachs

    If there’s one thing we can say for sure, it’s this: Those Gizmodo guys will get a much worse punishment for having that iPhone than anyone at Goldman Sachs will get for bilking their investors.

    –WKW

     

    Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles

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    Colbert Weighs in on Sue Lowden's Barter-With-Your-Doctor Plan

    Possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen--no further commentary necessary.

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    Humanoid extraterrestrials are living amongst us! (except, they aren't)

    Over at the American Chronicle, they’ve made a discovery of galactic proportions – they have discovered that space aliens live amongst us!

    From the American Chronicle:

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    Be like a Brazilian – Dance and have more sex

    Brazil is a land of paradoxes. One one side of the coin, the nation will fight resolutely for its citizens with HIV/AIDS. On the other, a judge will announce that gay men have no business playing soccer.

    But recently, Brazilian Health Minister Jose Temporao gave some advice to uptight Brazilians that Americans should heed – dance more, and have sex more.

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    The One-Two Punch of Wall Street Reform

    Some conservatives have accused President Obama of timing the Goldman Sachs lawsuit to make it easier to pass Wall Street Reform. It's not true, but the conservatives' anger at the alleged tactic is a sign of what a good idea that tactic is. It's the right general thing to do, and Obama should do a lot more of it.

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    Aliens announce they will now ignore Stephen Hawking - "Screw him," says Glog

    On a new Discovery Channel documentary called Stephen Hawking’s Universe, the legendary theoretical physicist advised that if we countered intelligent life, it might just be best to ignore them.

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    David Duke, the Tea Party and the KKK -- You could see this coming, right?

    David Duke, former Leader of the KKK and hater of all not like him, has finally come out, stood strong and delivered for the Tea Party.

    Via Crooks & Liars:

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    Getting the Tea Party to fight against Wall Street Reform – GOP’s funniest trick?

    As Washington discusses financial reform laws regarding Wall Street – laws that are concerning numbers much, much larger than Health Care Reform – the Tea Partiers are curiously quiet as their Republican Overlords decide what next to do with them.

    They obviously have a problem. No likes Wall Street right now and everyone but serving U.S. Republicans believe something should be done about it.

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