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    Enchanting Video ... "Grain of Sand"

      Just for those of you who may enjoy . . .How about dropping your favorite links to something enchanting . . .~OGD~...
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    KUDOS: For The Cafe Management's Swift Action

      Much thanks goes out to . . .. . .  Josh and his entire staff here at Talking Points Memo, and special thanks to TPMCafe Intern  Kyle Krahel-Frolander.This is the comment that Kyle left earlier today at the blog...

    Andrew Cuomo: What a difference a political opportunity makes (update).

    Walk with me if you will down memory lane.  Back to a time before everyone had achieved selective amnesia that allowed them to blame everyone's problems on a small group of people working to fix them.The date is October 16,...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Search for Thera Part Two

    Our two and a half heroes proceeded toward the castle on the hill.  Sir Tristan noted that although it was growing dark, he could see the top most turret of the castle just above the horizon. Elfin would have pointed...
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    House Dems: The Process Begins on Hammering Together The Health Care Plan

    Hang loose . . . the pig is ready for take-off  ...From : thehill.com/leading-the-news/hoyer-playing-health-reform-refereeHoyer playing health reform referee House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has taken on the role of mediator between the three powerful House committee chairmen tasked with...
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    Obama's Outreach: Is The President Remodeling the Pyramid?

    If so . . . It's about time...Pyramid?  You may ask, what the hell's this wacky Duck talking about now?It's fairly simple to understand. Instead of all the voting public being relegated to the bottom of the rock pile,...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: THE SEARCH FOR LADY THERA

    Sir Tristan and Sir Quinn were now three days from The Wall, happy that the sun was out and enjoying the fresh air and aromas of the grasses and flowers.  I mean, they still liked girls and everything. But nonetheless...
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    ENOUGH is ENOUGH: Out with this Jackass John aka/McCainWins Member

    This has gone on too long . . .Yeah Yeah ... I know the old saw, Keep you friends close and your enemies closer, but...Take your time and read this so-called member of the Cafe.Here's the most recent post...
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    Do You know Versus? You Should, Really You Should.

    I'm not sure what I might call Versus.  It's rather like a blog of musical satire, with out a place to put comments (wish there were such a place).  I love satire.  I love music.  Put them together and I...
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    John Hope Franklin

    In the past day or two you may have seen in the headlines that John Hope Franklin died.  His death is even noted on the TPM front page.  He lived a long and extremely productive life.  He was, in my...
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    Obama Using Web to Bypass News Media ... Online Townhall ... TODAY 11:30 AM EDT

    Very very interesting . . .From an AP report (see top 10 health care questions below):Obama turns to Web to bypass news media WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it Round Two of the news conference, with a big Internet twist.President Barack...
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    Health Insurers: Screwing Doctors and the Patients at the Same Time?

    Exactly why we need a competitive public planThese companies are way out of control.Doc groups sue WellPoint, allege underpaymentWednesday, March 25, 2009The California Medical Association, along with the American Medical Association and other physicians and medical groups, filed a lawsuit...
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    My midweek correction and another one long overdue

    Post under this name usually appear only on the weekend, since I am barely able to eat breakfast during the week, much less dispense gibberish. Last weekend, trying to put the issue of the week in some perspective, and to...
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    Associated Press has been taken over by space aliens who want to turn our brains to mush so they can eat them!

    There! Much better than my original headline: "Enough with the teleprompter bullshit, AP!" Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier began his analysis of President Obama's press conference last night: "What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?" And...
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    More Crap From the Health Insurers: They Want Us All... But Only on Their Terms...

    They can kiss my tailfeathers . . .Please Note: The was originally posted at 1:25 AMRe-posted for further input, if anyone wishes to addtheir comments.From the LA Times, March 25, 2009 Health insurers say they'll lower premiums for the sick,...
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    ALERT THE MEDIA; rush limbaugh has told the truth!!!!

    Wall Street's well isn't completely dry: The New York Times reports that, last year, the top 25 hedge fund managers made $11.6 billion. Leading the way was James Simons of Renaissance Technologies, who made $2.5 billion. John Paulson of Paulson...
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    Opinions on Public Health Insurance

    Academic Opinions on Public Health Insurance "The Case for Public Plan Choice in National Health Reform," Jacob S. Hacker (ourfuture.org) "Can a Public Insurance Plan Increase Competition and Lower the Costs of Health Reform?," John Holohan and Linda Blumberg (urban.org)...
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    Watch Out for Big Business Watching Out for You

    So a recession isn't a good time to be talking about forming unions. How about when times were good and Big Business was raking in the dough? When CEOs and COOS and stockholders were sitting on their satin cushions singing the praises of Free Market capitalism? When American jobs were being outsourced to third world countries, paying the lowest possible wages so that profits could go toward living the lavish life and not toward anything as mundane as sharing? Could they talk about forming unions then?
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    Rate the President's Press Conference Performance and That of the Press

    Two simple and short items here.  1.  On a scale of 1-10 (1 being worst and 10 being best) how would you rate the President's performance at the Press Conference?  2.  Using the same scale, how would you rate the...
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    It Is Time To Start Worrying About the Supreme Court (sorry, but it is)

    The financial crisis that is so obvious to all of us is no more important than the one we will soon face if the Supreme Court  continues on its current course. What follows is a list of our current Justices...
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    Ignagni's Corporate Jibber Jabber Interview about the Health Care Plan

        We'll help write the rules . . . If the government requires everyone is mandated to join a health plan.Yabba Dabba Doo . . .~OGD~...

    Serious election fraud in Kentucky.

    Here's a little gem from last week.  Not as important as a total spaz over .001% of the financial industry bailout funds going to people who were *gasp* in the financial industry when it collapsed, but significant none the less. ...
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    DIVINATION: Or How to Succeed in Life Without Really Trying

    There was a marvelous advertisement on PBS last year. I really do not know if they are still playing it since I usually check into a PBS show a few minutes after the hour so I do not have...
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    How Much Time and Attention does Democracy Take?

    I have to make this post a quickie, which in a way will prove its point.  I'm in the middle of grading papers, and I need to avoid a riot by returning them to the kiddies in the next day...
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    Obama, It's Krugman. Please Pick Up

    I don't see the tunnel, I see the light at the end. If there's a rainbow in the sky, I'll look past the dark clouds and find it. Pollyanna and I are BFFs, for God's sake. But when I see a Nobel-laureate in Economics practically self-immolating on the White House lawn in order to be heard, I'm not just scared, I'm petrified.

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