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    Hearing is believing: The torture memos.

    I'm not much more than a semi-fan of John Hockenberry's The Takeaway.  It's a bit too rushed, a bit too sarcastic, and a bit too New York for my taste: but the theme music does serve to jar me awake...
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    Torture Memos Released

    Obama Releasing Four Torture Memos By Zachary Roth - April 16, 2009, 3:05PM In a statement from President Obama, the administration announced that it would release four of the Bush Justice Department memos justifying harsh interrogation techniques that had been...
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    "I Was Only Following Orders"

    The President today did a good thing by releasing the Bush regime's "torture memos".  Sadly, at the same time he also chose to avoid doing what he was elected to do: bring change to the country.  Instead, he chose, once...
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    The Inevitable Result of Police State Powers? ABUSE!

    As today's front page at TPM makes clear, the executive branch of government cannot wield the sort of police state powers it has unlawfully and unconstitutionally claimed for itself without abusing those powers over and over again.  You can find the story...
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    What to do with a million tea bags ...

    Washington D.C. park service representatives said that the one million tea bags the protesters wanted to dump in the park, couldn't be dumped because they, (the protesters),  don't have the proper permits... So, one million tea bags and no place...
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    The Myth of the 2nd Amendment: Shoot the damn thing already!

    The National Rifle Association, with their blind devotion to a lawless gun culture, has become the enemy as surely as if they were standing on our borders passing out heavy artillery to anyone with cash in hand. Their members--millions strong--are constantly, incessantly, being bombarded with dangerous faulty logic. They defend the supposed Second Amendment "right" to bear arms without feeling any accompanying obligation to defend the rights of the society in which they live.
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    Temples of Mammon Redux

    About two weeks ago I presented a piece entitled Temples of Mammon, the thesis of which was that political battles over the banking and credit systems are as American as Apple Pie, and the sub-thesis of which was that more...
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    Court Declares Franken the Winner

       Next . . ."The overwhelming weight of the evidence" indicates that the Senate election "was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately," the judges wrote. "There is no evidence of a systematic problem of disenfranchisement in the state's election system, including...
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    A Day Without Dick...

    I suppose I'm not the only one to notice that DD (or Arthur, as I lovingly refer to him) hasn't been here for a couple of days...Would it be inappropriate to say that a day without dick is like a...
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    Gore Vidal And The Two Right Wings

    Bill Maher interviewed the incomparable Gore Vidal this past week on his show on HBO.  Vidal's wit and brilliance are still there despite his advancing age and obvious physical infirmities (he was in a wheelchair).  Seeing this great man for...
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    What Does Democratic Centrism on Health Care Get Ya'? A Waffling Agnostic . . .

      I thank my lucky stars . . .. . . . that Mrs. Decoy watches this crap for me and later tunes me in on it . . .  Yesterday, as the majority of the country strutted around in...

    John Bolton: "We should go after (the dead pirates') villages" What a degenerate scumbag!

    I have already busted myself for savoring the distress of the Foxniks. I was enjoying the all the schadenfreude you can stand to eat buffet, this time over the reluctance on the right to credit Prez with any chops in...
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    Is It Time To Reconsider The Two Party System?

    Over in ProfB's post a day or so ago, a discussion was started about the merits/problems with labels such as conservative, progressive, etc. and the two party system.The discussion got me to thinking about how we got to where we...
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    Tea Party Reporting

    Huffpo is asking people to report on April 15th TeaParties.  I have volunteered, and was surprised to note the large number of speakers scheduled for Charlottesville this Wednesday (including my neighbor, Lawrence Eagleburger).  To find out what was scheduled, I...
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    An Emergency Post

    Obligations elsewhere mean that a full post under this name can only appear generally once a week, usually on Saturdays. This week's was published yesterday.  But it is hard to ignore a growing noise that could well become dangerous. As...
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    Anybody Need a Lift Today?

    I caught this over at Huffington Post.  I love the Sunday Liveblogging;  so I think you'll agree that Huffo is still good for something.With special vibes to Bunnykitty!...
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    Karen Ignagni: Health Plan Sales-Pitch Dripping in False Concern and Compassion

         This all sounds so compassionate and reasonable . . .Here is Karen Ignagni  the CEO and chief spokesperson for America's Health insurance Plans (AHIP) being interviewed by USA Today:truveo.com/Newsmaker-Ignagni-on-health-care/id/1770283112But the real fear tactics come out in a video funded...
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    The Sacred and The Profane: Fulton J. Sheen

    Fulton J. Sheen was the Archbishop for Rochester, New York, once upon a time. A pretty awesome and powerful position in those days. As a child of six or eight, he was THE representative of God on earth. I mean...
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    In this week, particularly, may God Bless the United States of America

    In its vain, and vaguely sickening attempt to find some way to bring President Obama down to their level or to find something as base about him as the embarrassment who was identified as our president for the prior eight...
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    GOP Underestimates Conservative America

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE GOP Underestimates Conservative America While President Obama is going about his valiant and statesman-like attempt to rescue America and restore our image at home and abroad, the GOP's politics as usual, diehard...
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    THE BATCHELOR PARTY at The Daily Beast

    I enjoy it when I agree whole heartedly with a beast such as rush. I get my biggest response when I play with a known fascists own language.  Most of the time I not only quote word for word, I...
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    The Political Scandal The Conservatives Didn't want you to Know About

    Former Thomas More College Board Member Joe Monaghan Speaks About Mismanagement and Investigation of Abuse of Columnist Robert Novak 's Minority Scholarship Program by University President Jeffrey O. Nelson.

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    LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: Lessons Learned

    Ahhh. Leave it to Beaver. Make fun of that show if you will, but I learned valuable lessons watching that show as a tot. I recently caught a classic lesson the other day.Beaver and Larry Mondello (The most 'ethnic' the...
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    Bishop Joe Simon Sings the Blues Over Rappers and Ministry

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Bishop Joe Simon Sings the Blues Over Rappers and Ministry I call this column "Beneath the Spin" because it's dedicated to an honest search for truth, an attempt to stimulate thought, and an...

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