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    RUSH LIMBAUGH: A New Voice of Hope in Trying Times

    I have read some blogs recently that appear to put a damper on hope, hope for a new America with our New President. With our fairly new Speaker of the House. With a real majority in the Senate. I am...
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    Kindness is such a wussy word.

    How to Perform Free Random Acts of KindnessLast fall, passing through South Station in Boston, I was approached by station staff and given a little business card.  "Commit to Kindness," it read, and on the reverse was a picture of...
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate is the title used in two films. The one released starring Sinatra and Lawrence Harvey in the early 1960's and kind of hidden following the Kennedy Assassination. And the most recent starring Streep and I never remember...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Quest of Tom Delay

    Sir Quixotic and Beau Manes had been traveling east from Cornwall for five days. They had delivered the treasure, taxes or ransom or whatever to the midget king. Well they had to go north a little too if you look...
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    Why Haven't we Seen More of Prof. Wm. Black on TPM? Why not Help Focus Attention on What he has to Say?

    Why haven't we seen more of or heard more from Prof. Wm. Black of the University of MO, Kansas City on TPM?  There may have been some mention of him, but there hasn't been a whole lot or else I...
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    This is not going to be easy

    When President Harding died in San Fransisco while on his Voyage of Understanding in 1922 (White House spin being what is was even then, even if it was not called that yet) the national outpouring of grief caused people to...
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    Anthropomorphism: A Theorum

    We begin with animism. In order to even get to this concept of anthropomorphism. Besides, it is easier to spell.  Animism is: The belief that plants and inanimate objects have souls. Anima meant soul in Latin. I do not think...
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    Temples of Mammon

    Towards the beginning of the week I wrote a little number under the title The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same.  In it, I promised something more extensive on the theme of the piece, which was that...

    Can you smell what Nancy P. is cookin'? It's Roast Rump of Reconciled Repugnant. Welcome to dinner, Senator; now choke on it.

    Harry Reid has grown a pair, or maybe he borrowed my own representative’s. (Suddenly I’m feeling warm and fuzzy about Nancy Pelosi, after voting for Cindy Sheehan last year…). We are advised, in the final graf of an otherwise unimportant...
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    FRONTLINE: Voices Respond to "Sick Around America"

       Did anyone actually catch this on PBS?Sick Around AmericaInvestigating the stories of Americans whose lives have becomes a quest to find and keep health insurance...pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/Following are the comments in response from across the country.posted march 31, 2009pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/talk/Dear FRONTLINE,I am...
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    An Ode to Days Passed: The End of Life as I Have Known It

    All is lost.I have learned to survive on very little. I figure things out. I cannot figure how to become a contributing member of society, but I know how to make coffee last, how to go grocery shopping with less...
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    Another Smart Guy in DC figures out Healthcare is Expensive

    In an article linked to on the TPM front page, yet another oh so smart guy, Jonathan Cohn, writing in The New Republic amazingly reveals his insightful discovery in a piece titled "The Single Biggest Issue that Could Undermine Reform". http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_treatment/archive/2009/04/01/the-sing...  Along with everyone...

    Harry Reid Smackdown - who got slapped?

    I think the emerging belief that Harry Reid delivered a "smackdown" to liberal pressure groups is totally off base.  Yeah, I think a smackdown was delivered. But some people have totally misidentified the smackee.Sure, a statement like "this isn't helping"...
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    THE PRISONER

    This really began in the twenties. I had graduated from Anapolis and entered the Marines as a First Lieutenant in '19. I served thirteen months in Bagdad, before Iraq became the 51st State, was promptly sent to South Carolina where...
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    Democrats Insist: Public Health Plan as an Alternative to Private Insurance

        For general info and knowledge . . .April 1, 2009 Democrats Agree on a Health Plan; Now Comes the Hard PartWASHINGTON -- Efforts to overhaul the health care system have moved ahead rapidly, with the insurance industry making several...
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    THE CONFICKER WORM

    Amidst the false claims of treasonThat go beyond all real reasonComes an omen too horrible to think onToo terrible for anyone  to imagineOut of the crazy cyber world, Comes the most important testThe greatest single threat we have had to...
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    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    The battle between citizens and banker/financiers is as American as Apple Pie. If I wasn't afraid of being accused of being a Francophile (and we know what that did to John Kerry) I'd have titled this wee post,  "plus ça...
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    HEALTH CARE PLAN (part 2): Pushing the Stone [Solutions]

       Continued from my previous post . . .Americans Speak on Health Reform:Report on Health Care Community Discussionshealthreform.gov/reports/solutions.htmlhealthreform.gov/reports/communitydiscussions/PartIVSolutions.pdfIV. Solutions to the Problems in the U.S. Health Care SystemThe Health Care Community Discussion groups did not pinpoint one specific problem with...
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    Pointing Fingers and Bringing GM and Chrysler Back to Life

    With the government moving in and essentially acting as a new majority stockholder would act after a takeover, by demanding all kinds of changes in the auto companies in return for their investment, including the immediate removal of a...
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    Mr. President, you have two daughters.

    I cannot imagine they will want to realize one day that you, their father, their President, got in the way of investigating the previous administration for War Crimes.  Yes, during your campaign you assured voters that you would "look ahead,...
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    HEALTH CARE: Pushing the Stone Up The Hill Begins

       Heave ho . . . here we go . . .From Reuters : March 30, 2009 WASHINGTON,  Reform of the U.S. healthcare system is vital this year because of growing costs and worsening care, the Health and Human Services...
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    Artappraiser/Glaivester

    .Now with the above out of the way . . . Let's place this next one in perspective that Artappraiser brought up upthread  ...Here he is complaining right after the election that SFCWallace won't come back and replay old debates:...
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    Ubermensch as a Hobby

    There are some sports where you must begin with the proper announcer. Madden is one of those. Watching a football game is just not the same without Madden 'doing color'. The guy on Mad apes him the best. But...
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    An Experiment at TPMCafé? ... Give Me a Break !

       Sometimes I'm Too Busy to Catch the Keepers . . .I've been so tied up I missed this thread.Here's the blustery "Big-Mouth Bass" that got away.So as another mundane Monday comes upon us, let's take a trip down the...
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    Temporary FDIC/Banks

    ..............This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000. Bank Name Closing Date Updated Date Omni National Bank, Atlanta, GA March 27, 2009 March 27, 2009 TeamBank, National Association, Paola, KS March 20, 2009 March 24, 2009 Colorado...

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