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    Just In ... What My Life-long Conservative Friend Thinks of Jindal

    Yowzer . . .I received the following email missive from a life long family friend (40 years) who has been a conservative his entire life. It was in answer to my question to him about Gov. Jindal:Gov. Bobby Jindal? I...

    Prominent Economists Endorse Employee Free Choice Act

      Lots of distinguished names on this list of signatories endorsing the Employee Free Choice Act (scroll down below the article for the full list).  Notable for their absence are Krugman and Stiglitz--perhaps a fellow denizen knows the stories there. ...
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    Dennis Ross's shrinking world

    Steve Clemons posted yesterday at the Cafe on Dennis Ross's odd new appointment at State: as Hillary Clinton's Special Advisor for the Gulf and Southwest Asia. Not as the plenipotentiary envoy to Iran he'd been angling for. In fact, as I...
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    SENIORS & SOCIAL SECURITY -- Protect Social Security

    Just keeping things clear . . .The following was presented in Lorne Guyland's Blog:What was that about Social Security? February 25, 2009, 1:05AM It was an easy to miss paragraph toward the end of Obama's speech tonite:  To preserve our...
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    What would you rather do than Follow Obama to the Speaker's Podium?

    Anything!Well, nearly anything.  aMike, a.k.a anti-climax personified....
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXVI)

    (Please note: No Mastodon were harmed during the creation of this blog)Shiteface began work early today. Sun not even up. This was a chance to get in some over time and get his hands on those early bonuses. They were...
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    Quick Take on a New Leader

    I am watching him right now. I actually shed tears as they introduce THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.Just look at him. Nielson reported a while back that 2/3 of viewers WOULD TURN THE CHANNEL WHEN w SHOWED HIS FACE...
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    My Name Is Stillidealistic, And I'm An Addict...

    I resisted confronting that reality. As many of you know, I'm on an extended vacation. I never even considered going without my laptop. I need to stay in touch, I told myself. Week one, no problem. Just me and my...
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    The Law of Justice and the Law of Mercy

    I really have to stop reading TheraP's blog.  It gives me far too much to think about and whether or not my brain is up to the workout I don't know.  But I'm addicted, and perhaps the workout will keep...
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    The Land of the Dead

    It was a chilly October day. I met her at the old courthouse. She was in her latter twenties and was very prim and proper but courteous and it was easy to get along with her. We were the first...
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    Bill Gates: Hypocrite?

    This is pretty awful.

    So Microsoft overpaid severance to some laid off workers and has the gall to go to them and ask for it back?


    This really erases any good feelings I may have had for Bill Gates based on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation work. I think before Bill gives another dime to charity he should show that he can take better and more humance care of his employees.

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    Fun & Nonsense with Johnny Nash

    Face in the Crowd thinks we need a song to begin the week. He suggested one of my favorite songs of all time to serve as the template. Once he suggested it I could not get it out of my...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXV)

    I lost her again. Damn! said Sir Quixotic as he carefully blessed himself. He proceeded to the southwest on the path towards Justice as he remembered it.  He recalled his old estate as he proceeded on the quest.  He recalled...
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    National Governors Assoc. ... Health & Human Services Video

    For your general information . . .This forum was held yesterday, Sunday February 22, 2009.Bookmark the link to my blog here if you don't currently have 1 hour and 24 minutes to view this forum. Health Care Reform (C-SPAN) Format:...
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    Oscar Opinions Anyone?

    Departing just for a moment from politics, what do you think about this year's nominees and their chances on Oscar night? In my opinion, this really was one of the best years for films in a very long time.  The...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXIV)

    (Notice, no animals were harmed in the creation of this thread)Announcer: And now welcome to Meet the Heralds with Sir GregoryHi I am Sir Gregory and I would like to welcome all you heralds in the audience for this segment...
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    The Assassination Cartoon

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE   The Assassination Cartoon  I'm all for freedom of speech, but there are limits. Along with freedom comes responsibility, and the New York Post demonstrated the complete absence of responsibility with the publication...
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    Office of Legal Counsel

    We are going to try this again. I will explain this amended blog in a comment.PROLOGUEI am sitting listening to a tape of a discussion with the Mississippi Freedom Riders on CSPAN dated July 19, 2008. There was present Lewis...
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    Confessions of a "Coward"

    I've been following the "controversy" over Attorney General Eric Holder's Black History Month speech haphazardly in the mainstream media for the past few days and yesterday I caught a piece on NPR where All Things Considered featured a "debate" between...
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    Hope

    This is the last weekend of the winter, at least the way I see it. It is the last weekend that will pass without a Red Sox game to occupy some of the time, and to accompany me while battling...
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    Intelligence Squared: Three Part Universal Health Debate

    For you general information . . . With Comments DisabledFor info:About Intelligence Squared DebatesThere is a twelve-part video after the debate lead in. It's 90 minutes in length.So for those of you who have the ability to concentrate longer than...
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    Comments Saved from Health Debate

    25 Comments Wow! 58% in favor of Universal Coverage! I love it. Thanks OGD! I'm going to go back and check the ones I didn't watch. This is good stuff. I love the one where the guy says that...
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    Kerry visits Gaza, shuns House delegation

    The actual headline was "Kerry visits Gaza, shuns Hamas." But nobody expected him to meet up with Ismail Haniyeh, did they? What's more puzzling is the elaborate Kabuki that saw the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee touring Gaza on...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXIII)

    Sir Moshe arose with his normal aches and pains. He was to make an appointment at the Room of the Roundish Table where there was to be a discussion of the border issues up north at Hadrian's Wall and the...
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    The Republican Leadership-They Just Don't Get it

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREEThe Republican Leadership-They Just Don't Get itIt is completely unconscionable how far the Republican leadership has strayed from anything resembling responsible governance. While they thrive on their claim of patriotism, their petulant obstructionism during...

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