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    Bill Moyers shines light on the health insurance mess - a Journalistic Best

    There are so few mainstream investigative journalists in this country anymore, I have to wonder in whose pockets the MSM has cozily slipped--and why.When one of our best investigative newspapers has slipped to such depths that it's publisher invites health...
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    MOST FOLLOWED USERS?

    I was floating around, and just happened to notice the list of the "most followed users," and I realized that many of them haven't posted anything for quite some time.  I wonder if it might be more helpful --  if...
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    TOCQUEVILLE & TWAIN

       Western Philosophy 19th-century philosophy Alexis de Tocqueville                                                      Samuel Langhorne Clemens What men called 'the people' in the most democratic republics of antiquity was very unlike what we designate by that term. In Athens all the citizens played a...
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    David Brooks has his inner thigh fondled by a Republican Senator at a dinner party.

    In his MSNBC interview, he tells that part of the story, then says he was "like eww; get me out of here."  Now I have read some of the online comments about it, and mainly they are sick jokes claiming...
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    A Quick Techie thing.

    I know a lot of the addicted TPM-ers follow folks here.  I don't know how many are familiar with Change Detection dot com.  I use it mainly to monitor changes to my blog by being notified of those changes by...
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    Holder Investigating Torture?

     Just a quick note . . .I'm not holding my breath ... but . . .Jul 11 2009, 4:41 pm by Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic Holder Considers A Torture ProsecutorA Justice Department official confirms Newsweek's report that Attorney General...
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    Now we know why

    No. I don't mean that there is anything surprising about tonight's revelation that it was the Vice President from the late administration who directed the CIA to conduct some activities without any notice at all to Congress, hardly news to...
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    THE TAPES

    Two tapes were sent to 'The Pajama Blogs' and reached me by mistake. I thought I might share parts of them with you. March 10, 2004 I WANT TURDTACO IN THIS HERE OFFICE PRONTO!!!!! So rang the message from...
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    A RANT - Stilli Style! (or...a case of the ass)

    I am a born mediator. I don't know if this is a curse or a blessing. I can see both sides of most issues, and have few beliefs that are set in concrete. I put myself in the other people's...
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    Tocqueville

    As Chappelle or Chris Rock might put itWHERE THE WHITE WOMEN AT?This fine 'clip' is from Drudge. And they do not call it Drudge for nothin. They have played the actual video of this mishap.  Our president slips on...
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    Progressivism gone awry? IV: A Tale of Two Houses

    No, Not the House of Commons and the House of Representatives.    There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real...
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    KILL THE WABBIT

                                                                                                Jeff Sessions Elmer Fudd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKp3Nj7lXhM&feature=relatedJefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the Republican Party, and the new ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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    FISH STANDING AGAINST THE CURRENT

    Steve King You know, I am working on something with LisB, so I was going to skip a blog today. But it is exactly at those times that I come across something so awesome that it is hard to just...
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    83-year-old blogger skewers Palin and Pals - Priceless!

    Some mornings I just ramble around, reading online stuff here and there, finding things that either inspire me or crack me up--and I ramble so much I have no idea how I got to the places I've been. Such was...
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    These new Palin poll numbers indicate it's almost head-in-the-oven-time.

    A new USA Today/Gallup poll (post resignation presser-by-the-lake) shows a whopping 71% of Republicans polled say they would vote for Palin in 2012!  Also scary, 51% of Independents polled say they would not vote for her.  For President!  Even now! ...
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    WHERE THE HELL IS THE NEWS?

    Michael Jackson Ok, now sometimes I must speak of things that I do not like. There is no news today, AGAIN. Oh, by the way, Michael Jackson is dead. I recall 25 years ago watching VH1 and this skinny guy...
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    STARDUST

    Jesse, a friend of mine here introduced me to:   THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN VALUES   We the people of the United States of America at this crucial time in History affirm the core consensus values which form the...
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    Progressivism Gone Awry? Direct Election of the Senate

    Section. 3.The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the...
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    Help fund health care public option with an increase in alcohol taxes.

    I am having trouble finding accurate national alcohol sales numbers, but one site claimed that americans spend $77.8 billion on take-home alcohol.  More, obviously, is consumed in restaurants and bars. Tobacco has taken a huge federal tax increase, and some...
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    Health Care Reform or Promotion of the Health Insurance Industry? It's All a Matter of Perspective.

    According to a letter in today's paper, Bill McGuire, former CEO of UnitedHealth Group, accumulated total compensation of $1.6 billion during 2005, "just a hair over $4 million a day if he worked all 365 days of the year."Like me,...
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    Obama an Embarrassment on 4th of July

    (The following was originally posted as a comment to TPM's Fourth of July Roundup, which discussed holiday pronouncements made by President Obama and John McCain. The responses focused mainly upon McCain, criticizing him for his political opportunism.)I think McCain...
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    Back into the Bereshit: UNINTELLIGENT DESIGN

    http://w One of my favorite films is "Inherit the Wind" starring Spencer Tracy (As Clarence Darrow, sort of) and Frederick March (As William Jennings Bryan, sort of) The film was based upon a book by the same title. The book,...
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    ASSET RELOCATION

    What is Goldman Sachs, exactly? The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), is a bank holding company that engages in investment banking, securities services and investment management. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered...

    The right to health care

    We are born to be healthy and lead productive lives. Otherwise, the unalienable rights endowed by our Creator -- "among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" -- amount only to meaningless puffery. Without health, life cannot endure...
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    The Glorious Fourth

    This may require some careful use of your powers of imagination and, maybe a dash or two of poetic or historical license. You will need to ignore today's geo-political realities, particularly the military power available to powers big and small...

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