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    Confessions of an Investment Banker

    It's been kind of quiet and depressing at work, so I've been doing a lot of web surfing lately. It seems like everyone just wants to bitch about how pissed off they are that bankers like me got their bonuses this year. Well, like we say in my biz: go f--- yourselves.

    Wattree's picture

    Secretary of the Arts? Sounds Like a Plan

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE   Secretary of the Arts? Sounds Like a Plan Quincy Jones, musician, composer, and arranger extraordinaire, has started a petition that has drawn to date more than 220,000 signatures , asking President Obama...
    OldenGoldenDecoy's picture

    Pushing Obama...

    Timely when it's time . . .And the time is near at hand to understand how to start pushing Obama on re-thinking his health care coverage plan.I've elected to copy the following article in total due to the nature of...

    American Marijuana Policy - an allegory.

    A man walks down a sidewalk.  Another man says "Don't walk down that sidewalk, I'll ruin your life".  The first man, says "I've walked on this sidewalk my whole life, and I'm quite successful. You must be mistaken".  The second...
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    Election Peripheral? So Moved.

    I'm having withdrawal pangs from Election Central, and for me, DC is no substitute.  I know that DC is where the action is.   After all, the village elders all over the media tell me so.  And I know it...
    oleeb's picture

    Hopeful note for Medicare for All!

    Don't know about anyone else, but I didn't see the following story in the news last week about a coalition that has formed to press the Medicare for All legislation in Congress.  If you can get two very different kinds of...
    oleeb's picture

    Gore is right! We need action on climate change this year: not next!

    In this piece running right now on TPM  http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/02/obama_urged_not_to_backbur...  Al Gore advocates the President take strong action now on Climate Change.  He is right and everyone who loves humanity and this precious blue jewel of a planet needs to join him in demanding...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-7)

    We must now return to the NW quadrant of the SE. Fathead, Field Marshall continued, these illegal Angles are under some assumption that this is their island.  Field Marshall, Dobbs answered but ignoring the moniker, I have actually heard one...
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    Avon Ladies on the Superbowl

    I personally loved seeing the Avon Commercial on the Superbowl.   This definitely looks like a "guy" blog, but excuse this Avon Lady for putting in a plug.   

    The money I make from my Avon biz has helped put my kids through school, purchased cars, vacations, and actually pays the mortgage on our beach house in Upstate NY

    Men and Women do well selling Avon at work, home, or wherever because it's very low cost to get started and you don't have to spend your time doing all those crazy parties.   Just pass a book around and get orders.

    Wattree's picture

    Republicans: "Look Y'all-We Got Us One Too!"

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Republicans: "Look Y'all-We Got Us One Too!" I hate to be cynical, and I certainly hate to drag the issue of race back into the public debate while President Obama and literally millions...
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    Connecting the Dots (or the dot.coms)

    I know y'all are watching the Super Bowl. That's a really good thing; relaxation is important (or, as they say in Charleston, "impoewtndt"). None of us needs to be en pointe, 24/7; all of us need all the harmless diversions...
    oleeb's picture

    Super Bowl Poll

    Taking a momentary break from politics... who are ya for in today's Super Bowl and what's your prediction? Personally, I'm for the Steelers but if the Cardinals win it won't upset me.  They are a good team too and Warner is...
    oleeb's picture

    Move the shoe to America!

    I just saw the following short news item on yahoo. I propose moving the sculpture to America.  In fact, why not just make copies and place them in ever major city in the United States to show our solidarity with...
    Barth's picture

    Shibboleths

    In one of the endless number of great West Wing episodes, the biblical story of the shibboleth comes front and center as only WW could do. The point of this diary is not to repeat that story, or its West...

    Social Security Reform

    The Republicans want "Social Security reform" to solidify and make permanent the tax gains they achieved in the 1980s and under Bush the lesser.  The Social Security Trust Fund surplus, generated by increases in the payroll tax passed in the 1980s, has made the massive tax reductions for the wealthy possible.  Surprisingly, the wealthy are so greedy they do not want to share this money with the rest of us.

    Michael Wolraich's picture

    READER BLOGS!!!!

    Hello dagsters. Several weeks ago, longtime dag reader California Paige suggested that dagblog should add a "reader comment interface." I was very keen on this suggestion and enthusiastically promoted it to the whole dag crew. The whole dag crew was open to the idea, but some of us were troubled by the fact that we didn't know what a reader comment interface was. So we scratched our virtual heads and engaged in a tedious semantic debate over the term "interface" until Orlando came up with the brilliant idea of asking Paige what she meant.

    OldenGoldenDecoy's picture

    Just Another Day ... Paradise?

    Listen and enjoy . . .Here Comes the Sun . . .~OGD~...
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    Calif. Physicians Defend the San Francisco universal access program ... Once again...

    For general information . . . A wee bit of background information about the "Healthy San Francisco" program:In February 2006, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom created a Universal Healthcare Council (UHC) to develop a plan to provide access to health care...

    Bipartisanship, the Stimulus Bill, and Dealing with Bad-Faith Hill Republicans

    Oversimplifying somewhat, there are two basic reasons for the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership to be open to accepting ideas/requests for changes from individual or groups of Congressional Republicans to a bill they are trying to move....
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    Dramatic New Study Presented in Congressional Briefing

    Where's the outrage?Yesterday, January 28th. Dramatic New Study Presented in Congressional Briefing Today OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a day in which Congress prepared to vote on the Obama administration's proposed $800 billion economic stimulus package, the nation's...
    CVille Dem's picture

    Two For Two: Podesta Answers My Question about Single-Payer -- It's Off The Table

    Thanks to all who went over to ThinkProgress.org yesterday and rec'd my question.  It was ranked as 3rd.  When Podesta answered it (about half-way into the first screen), the answer is clear.  The Health Care proposal coming out of this...
    Wattree's picture

    Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip?

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip? Ultra Conservative Political shock jock, Rush Limbaugh, seems to have finally slipped off the reservation. It is hard to know...
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    Who is the brightest, most charismatic Progressive in Ohio 8?

    One of the frustrating things about our federal system is when one's own state has a fine set of Senators and Congressmen one feels helpless in the face of bull-headed intransigence elected elsewhere.  I watched Minority Leader John Boehner, sourer...

    I take it back (update).

    Well, I'm embarrassed to say that our new democratic congressperson in Idaho is one of the 11 who voted against the stimulus package.  I'm not sure what this means for my long-term support of the man, but today I am...
    CVille Dem's picture

    These Ads Are Hurting My Eyes!

    Ok, Am I the only person who cringes every time I click on anywhere here at TPM, and either see hideous abdominal flab staring back at me, or contrasting yellow next to amazingly white (but both unappealing) teeth?Yuk!  Yuk! Yuk!...

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