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    Hey Paul Krugman!

    This brief music video will warm the hearts of Krugman fans and drive those who don't want to hear what he has to say aboslutely crazy! I highly recommend it!  It's worth a couple of your minutes. Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOYAuk809fY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrooksandli......
    Richard Day's picture

    How to Wright Good: Orwell & Twain

                                                                             Eric Arthur Blair You cannot rebel against a government unless you know something about that government. You cannot rebel against a set of rules unless you first understand those rules. If you wish to go where no man as...
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    Rollingstone Says We Are "Royally F@#%ked" (and I agree!)

    Ran across an article in Rollingstone that gives an interesting perspective on AIGs role in this mess. It is a little lengthy, but funny and disturbing and should be a "must read" for all taxpayers. I apologize in advance for the...
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    CANON X OF ETHICS FOR THE NET BLOGOSPHERE: Life is Just a Wonderful Bunch of Coconuts

      Email Me George W. Bush Pictures I usually do not like rich, powerful or famous people. That is mostly because I am not rich, powerful or famous. The fame part does not bother me much because I would...
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    Shades of Dr. Phil! Pop Psych at HuffPo, and AIG is the patient

    Today is Sunday and I started my day by reading Frank Rich, Maureen Dowd, and Tom Friedman. They all talked about AIG and the current money crisis, and I have to say--the wheelings and dealings and sheer dollar amounts are...
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    Iran rejects, rebuffs and rebukes Obama overture. Really, is that what just happened?

    Well, can't say we didn't try. Back to the War Room! My God, our media don't do nuance very well, do they? Thank God Obama will read the actual translation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's speech. Because it had lines...
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    Talk About Scary...

    Let's face it...this country is in a mess. No, not "a" mess, a bunch of messes. In fact, it IS a mess. There are so many things that are screwed up it would keep you up at night every night...
    Richard Day's picture

    Arthur of the Roundish Table: Chivalry Part Deiux

      Back at Camelot, the School for Squires had reconvened, the little monsters who would take the reins from the best of all knighthood were throwing things at each other and saying the most nasty things...WHAT IS ALL THIS...
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    Trying to Focus

    It's always the same thing. A cascade of bad news includes one item which seems to allow for howls of outrage or other displays of heightened morality which a) blots out all the other bad news, b) diverts attention to...
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    What Liberal Media?

    We continually hear about the "librul media." And we hear this expressed as a complaint against our mainstream media which is regularly made by conservatives appearing on mainstream media outlets in higher proportions than their more liberal counterparts.It doesn't take...
    Ramona's picture

    There's Chutzpah and Then There's A.I.G

    This is what happens when you treat corporations like royalty. They actually begin to think they're entitled. And why not? The leaders of the land are their humble servants, and the rest of us are out there in the latrines with slop buckets.
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    S.391 Healthy Americans Act Private Insurance Plans (HAPI)

    TITLE I--HEALTHY AMERICANS PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS Subtitle A--Guaranteed Private Coverage SEC. 101. GUARANTEE OF HEALTHY AMERICANS PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERAGE. Not later than the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, each adult individual shall...
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    My sister's rant about men with pensions and Soc. Sec.

    My older sister was born in January of 1947. (I was born in December of 1950.) She got married right out of high school. Her first marriage in 1966, lasted 25 years, (although, truth to tell, the last nine and half years...
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    Class war ya say? Bring it on Baby!

    On TPM's front page,  in a post headlined "Just What is a Bonus?" reader TR points out that a big part of the outrage on the part of the public is that people commonly see a "bonus" as a reward...
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    Obama on Leno (Video)

    I love the analogy he makes about the toaster. It shows his remarkable skill to cut to the heart of the complex problems and yet is able to convey this information in a way that is accessible to Jay's...
    Richard Day's picture

    Ethics of the Netwebblogosphere: TROLLING IN SHALLOW WATERS

    We should be grateful for what we have. Coveting is strictly prohibited in Exodus and Deuteronomy. You should not covet thy neighbor's goods or his wife.  I do not know whether or not you can covet someone else's husband.  I...

    The Stimulus Bill Was Small Relative to the New Deal: My Unsuccessful Efforts to Get the WashPost to Set the Record Straight

    Much of the economic policy discussion over the next few months will be about how to stop the bleeding in the financial sector, and then, how to prevent it from happening again.  Understandably so. Paul Krugman is not alone, however,...
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    God has a Lousy Job.

    Should the position ever become open, I'm not applying.  Lucifer might be a wanna be god, not aMike.  I've known that for a long time, but it came home to me yesterday when I had to play god for a...
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    HEALTH CARE: A Tale of Two Countries w/video (updated)

     What's the real story? __ And these are the folks that have brought you that video:<br />HealthCareVoices.org~OGD~...
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    AIG bonus clawback: I'm outraged by the outrage over the outrage

    Well, not really. Just amused and not buying it one bit. The House did what it had to do, legal niceties be damned. And the Senate and the White House, tone-deaf or not, will fall in line. Is this just...
    Richard Day's picture

    w's Biography: Decisions, Decisions

                                                     WHAT, ME WORRYA well-placed source in the publishing industry says George W. Bush's book deal is valued at about $7 million. The former president has already written 30,000 words of the book, to be published by Crown and...
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    How Loyal is the Loyal Opposition?

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE How Loyal is the Loyal Opposition? From this point on I pledge to stop using the terms "conservative" and "Republican" interchangeably. I'm beginning to realize there's a big difference between the two. Conservatives...
    Ramona's picture

    Is a Blog really a Blog if you're talking to yourself?

    Thanks so much for commenting on my first blog piece.  I'll try and get back here more often!  I've been busy with my blog, but I'm really terrible at promoting.  My grandson put this piece on Fark and from there...
    Richard Day's picture

    CANONS OF ETHICS ON THE WEB: THE CASE OF THE AD HOMINEM ATTACK

    When I was a kid in the fifties there were certain truths, truths that could never be questioned. The Pope was God's representative on Earth and he should never be questioned even if he spent a lot of time wearing...

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