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    President's Weekly Address February 7, 2009 "Compromise"

    Repeating what the public needs to understand . . .Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at 5:00 am Compromise There was bad news and then there was good news. Yesterday we learned that in January, the country suffered its largest one-month job loss in 34 years....
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    The America I Love

    This is not the America I love. The acrimony, the partisanship, the "I'd rather we destroy the country than see this President be successful" attitude. The America I love is not filled with people who lie cheat and steal to...

    A-Rod Busted! Youth learn lesson: " 'Anonymous test, samples destroyed' my ass"

    Those among us (and there are few...) who went to our *last live ball game at Ebbets Field, we who hate the Yankees more than Satan and all his works, will be rejoicing at the immanent disappearance of Alex Rodrigues...
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    The Consequences of Our Failures

    In July, 2007, we watched the debates in the United States Senate over the progress in Iraq and was struck by the huge gulf between the views of the elected representatives and that of those they represented. That "disconnect" as...
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    The End of Parity

    "What executives have done is troubling, but it's equally troubling to have government telling shareholders how much they can pay the executives," said Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL). HUFPO-TODAY Why is it that every time I see an issue become part...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XII)

                                              Meanwhile, back at Camelot...The King of the Roundish Table was firm enough after his catastrophe a fortnight before, to meander down to the great living room. When I say meander, I mean that he went very slowly because...
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    Centrists and Republicans to America: Drop Dead!

    Now that we have seen just exactly what the influence of the centrists in the Senate has been on the stimulus bill, it is clear that the bill is much worse than when it arrived in the Senate and if...

    NIH research open access policy threatened

    Here's an interesting bit that seems to have slipped through the cracks in all this economic panic.  It seems a rather important policy is under bipartisan attack.The National Institutes of Health, which funds the majority of biomedical research in...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XI)

    Introibo ad Altari DeiSo the morning Mass began. Lancelot was beside himself with a grief gnawing at his chivalrous soul.  Gwenivere had said goodby. He was now alone as he had almost always been, only this time there was a...
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    Ma Joad & The Collapse of the Consumer Culture

    (With thanks to stillidealistic, who prompted the following "lengthy wandering" by asking a most important question: "What can we little guys do to be a part of the solution to today's economic crisis?")*****************************************What do we do to address the failure...
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    March Forth for America!

    Maybe we took our eyes off the prize too soon ... So ... here's a thought: How about we organize a Stand-up-for Obama day, on  March 4th. We could call it March Forth for America, and we could get a...
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    Who really Carries the Book in the White House Office of Health Reform?

    Head's up folks . . .I had posted this as a comment over in Desidero's Dean discussion blog thread. I notice that only one Cafe member, Hillarym99 took note of this in that thread. I think it's something everyone who...

    On the Lack of Engagement of Invited Book Club Contributors

    Some good comments in the book club discussion this week on Andrew Bacevich's book, both by invited contributors and cafe denizens.   It could be so much better if Michael Klare, Bacevich, and others would engage with us riffraff.  Evidently they can't...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-X)

    Quinn returned to Marhaut after having a rather romping time with the previous hedge hogs. It never occurred to him that you could have a romping time with previous hedge hogs. Just as he returned, Marhaut awoke.Laddy, I must have...
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    Just How Screwed Are We?

    I have for some time now been trying to get my arms around how big a trillion dollars is, without much success.John Allen Palous, a noted Temple University Math Professor has simplified it. If you had spent one million dollars...
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    Scummy AP sues Fairey for "copyright infringement" over HOPE poster image

    I am simply amazed at what I've just seen on yahoo news.  After it's shameful anti-Democratic reporting of the past couple of years they now have the gall to attempt to get a piece of the Obama marketing pie by...
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    Truman to Obama: Put them on the defensive

    God how I wish Harry Truman were here today because he would give Obama the advice he needs  to be successful and Harry would quickly disabuse him of some of the more Quixotic ideas clouding the President's vision as he...
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    Groundhog Cheney Rears Its Ugly Head

      The "still President" Dick Cheney addressed a kindergarten class on Monday, February 2nd after emerging from his undisclosed location. In his prepared comments, he forecast six more weeks of winter. He is seen here responding to a question from one...
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    Bizzaro U.S. economy ... a proposal

      Given all the brouhaha going on about the economy and CEOs being paid outrageous salaries and bonuses, perhaps it's time to get out the Gold Kryptonite and turn the U.S. economy into Bizzarro U.S. economy.    In Bizzaro U.S....
    Richard Day's picture

    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-9)

    Palidan packed up forthwith on a quest to Cornwall. King Mark had summoned him since Tristan was otherwise disposed. The Moor was always suspicious of foreigners but he had gotten used to the crowd at Camelot.  They represented something bold,...
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    Associated Press seen by some as arrogant

    The Associated Press seems to have learned nothing from the flak drawn by its blatant pre-election bias: WASHINGTON - Two weeks into his presidency, Barack Obama proved that even a clearly gifted politician cannot escape the gravitational pull of Washington...
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    Obama's Standards Too High?

    I am watching Hardball and the question is being asked whether or not Obama's standards are too high, and that's why he is having problems getting his people through the confirmation process...Are you kidding me????His standards are not too high,...
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    David Gergen's Comb Over

    There are so many issues that face this nation.One payer health coverage.Tom Daschle's retirementMillions dispossessed in Iraq and Afghanistan.David Gergen's comb over.The last on this list of these important considerations that face this country may be of import to the...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-8)

                           THE QUEST FOR THE HEDGE HOG FUNDSMarhaut and Quinn had sojourned a full day from Camelot.  Sir Marhaut had worked 'a deal' with Merlin concerning the impertinence of Quinn....
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    Confessions of an Investment Banker

    It's been kind of quiet and depressing at work, so I've been doing a lot of web surfing lately. It seems like everyone just wants to bitch about how pissed off they are that bankers like me got their bonuses this year. Well, like we say in my biz: go f--- yourselves.

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