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    Flight Suit George

    Flight Suit George The revisionists are out in force in an attempt to rewrite history regarding the rein of George W. Bush as president of the United States. But fortunately, the internet is brutally tenacious in recording how the vast...

    The game's afoot - but what's the game?

    The thing that gets me about these AIG "bonuses" is that they have been known since well before AIG got the initial $85 bn.  Nobody hid them.  Congress, the press, the Fed, bloggers, everyone knew about it.I understand why the...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: Chivalry and Master Rumpole

    Back at Camelot we move into the Squire's School, run by Master Rumpole...All right, so which of you are sure that you shall become knights upon reaching that magic age of 13.  Come, come, SPEAK UP.  Richie, tell me, are...

    "You're talking about running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River...."Well, Thank You Jesus!

    Judd Gregg (you remember this putz, don’t you) pisses and moans thusly: “That would be the Chicago approach to governing: Strong-arm it through…” referencing the use of an umbrella, budget reconciliation bill to carry our agenda past the menacing jaws...
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    Canons of Ethics in the Netwebblogosphere: IS THIS THE PARTY TO WHOM I AM WRITING

    The rules of the netwebblogosphere are important to us all. What we are looking for is clarity. The purpose of course, is to communicate with another human being (most of the time) in a manner that will make it possible...
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    The Common Man: Where's his Fanfare? IV. Radio...Just like Television Without Pictures.

    A short post today, well, at least short for me.  As my avatar indicates, I grew up with radio.  My family was late to television-we didn't own one until 1954, as I remember.  But there were radios.  Great big Philco...
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    GLOBAL MUSIC: Saint Lips ... Roma Italy

    Saint Lips @ MySpacewww.myspace.com/saintlips Valentina BarlettaVoce Marco SimoncelliChitarra solista e ritmica Antonio Di GirolamoChitarra solista e ritmica Matteo CenciarelliBasso Valerio GalassiBatteria...
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    Has it really come to this?

    Whatever you may think of the individual decisions he made, President Truman stood his ground with the Soviet Union in Greece, in Berlin, and he acted decisively in Korea.  It was clear that he was in command.  President Kennedy stood...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Secret of the Moat

    Back at Camelot the King had just announced that there was "Peace in our Time" per the fine work of the Marquis de Sot and had awarded the greatest warrior in the battle against the Angles, Sir Dobbs a Medal...
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    The AIG Contracts - Let's Take a Look!

    OK.  I want to see the clause that promises a bonus.  I want to see if it looks ironclad to me.  If everyone is guaranteed a bonus, why not just increase their salaries? I don't ask to see anyone's name,...
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    SUPERACCOUNTANT: The Monstrous Math

    This is the age of the comic book super hero. Superman, Batman, Aquaman, The Xmen, ...

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    SIMPLE HAND BILL: On Single-Payer Health Issue for Friends & Fellow Workers

    . . . here's something that may help folks . . .In my previous blog post ACTION: Overcoming Slanted Reporting in the Press I brought up the subject of contacting friends, family, co-workers and various types of local associations...
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    Surprise! Surprise! Health Insurance Parasites Going for the Kill on Capitol Hill and the Democrats are Willing Victims

    I just saw this AP article on the predictable metamorphasis of the insurance industry and how they are now suddenly and miraculously making themselves into something they are not: organizations interested in providing the best health care possible to the...
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    The Netwebblogosphere: THE PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING

    I thought we might take some time to discuss exactly what a blog is. If we do not have an adequate understanding of what a main post is, we cannot discuss what a comment is. And if we cannot discuss...
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    ACTION: Overcoming Slanted Reporting in the Press on Single-Payer

    . . . just in case folks didn't take the time . . .In my last blog, Single-Payer Health in the News?   I had posted a series of links to articles relating to the ongoing debate with the "single-payer"...
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    Right and Wrong

    This never happened: A President, a Democrat, whose daughter has been kidnapped, possibly by Arab terrorists, decided to step aside temporarily so that government policy was not directed by a distraught father. Since there was no Vice President at the...
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    Meet the new boss?

    As Josh points out on the front page,(http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/03/if_you_remember_not_lo...) the Chinese, in the usual subtle manner of tyrants and despots throughout history, are reminding us that they have us by the financial balls and are not shy about reminding us of...
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    Universal Canon of Ethical Blogging: THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

    Craig Crawford revisited our little group again yesterday and gave us more positive reinforcement for continuing our look at the universal rules of the newtwebblogosphere. And ever since I got those depends I was prepared for such a visit. Now...
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    The Common Man: Where's his Fanfare? Musicals III.

    Spring break is upon us and the students are leaving in droves.  I have a couple of hours before I leave campus with my colleague (not to Fort Lauderdale I hasten to add), and this may just be long enough...
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    Single-Payer Health in the News?

    . . . what's up in the press?Healthcare fix crucial to recovery: Michigan forum Reuters - ‎Mar 12, 2009‎By Michael Strong DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - "Michigan is the poster child of why reform needs to happen," Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm told...
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    Stewart's Triumph: What it says About "Journalism" and Government

    LIke, I think, everyone else, I was delighted to see John Stewart put the screws to Jim Cramer as he did last night.  He was reasonable, prepared, made his points clearly and without the use of any ad hominem attacks. ...
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    Universal Canon of Ethical Blogging Five: THE TIME/SPACE CONTINUUM

    As we travel through the universe called the netwebblogoshphere, we come upon many strange and wondrous new worlds filled with both familiar and alien peoples. In just a short period of time I have learned that there is life on...
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    Jon Stewart is my hero -- and he should be yours, too

    After watching Jon Stewart last night expose and eviscerate Jim Cramer for his stock-bubble pimping, the question we all should be asking is: Why is a comedian, an admitted "fake news show" anchor, the only journalist in America to have...
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    Have You Heard This Health Care Song & Dance Before?

     . . . wanna buy a new improved vacuum cleaner ?Warning in advance -- the following commercial announcement is brought to you by:Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $5 trillion...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: Lancelot Meets Marlowe

    Camelot had a lot going on inside those walls....Almost everyone was in the Room of the Roundish Table. There was a special presentation to be made. And a special announcement.We are finally at peace in our southeastern quarters. We sent...

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