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jollyroger's picture

Rebuking Ronald Reagan--The Real City on a Hill swears in a Sandinista as Mayor

By the time "Imagine" (the Hippie Internationale...) was being sung, I had completed the transition from teary, to weeping to uncontrollable sobbing.

 

(I know, I know, I am a pussy...)

 

If he had retained enough cognitive function to know his own name when he died (he didn't...) Ronald Reagan would be spinning like a top.  

 

As you will by now have surmised, I watched Bill de Blasio be sworn in today as Mayor of New York City.

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OldenGoldenDecoy's picture

Some Families Witnessed The Manger Scene a Little Different This Year



Shocking to some... Thought provoking to others . . .
 

 


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OldenGoldenDecoy's picture

Now That Santa Has Flown Off Into the Sunrise


And... As 2014 dawns on the horizon...

 

 

We are each our own answer...

~OGD~

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Richard Day's picture

2013 LISTS; HERE'S TO 2014!

I think the biggest stories of 2013 relate to energy.

Over the last four or five or six years, some things have changed dramatically.

Forget politics for a sec; capitalists decided that wind energy and sun energy became profitable enterprises, and this Administration has provided the tax credits and income tax provisions that add to this new substantial contribution to the national energy grid. [Read more]

The Splendour falls on castle walls

and snowy summits old in story

The long light shakes across the lake

And the wild cataract

Leaps to glory

 

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Blow, bugle blow

Set the wild echoes flying

Answer echoes ,answer

dying

            dying                    

                              dying

 

Tennyson

 

Enjoy the holidays , whatever you call it. [Read more]

Votes for Chair of the Fed

From Brad Delong

 

Volker  first time          83

His reappointment        84

Greenspan                     91

His reappointment       100

His third term                91

Fourth                            89

Disasterous Fifth         100 [Read more]

The Phone is Ringing

The phone is ringing and Hillary is not deaf.
I would like to believe that anyone with two brain cells working, and also a working conscience, would want the negotiations with Iran to achieve a successful agreement that avoids war. But, what I do believe is what is obvious, there are powerful individuals and groups within the U.S and our allied countries which are working hard to prevent that outcome and they might very well be successful.

Wishing for, and then looking for, some positive contribution towards a successful deal by Clinton I could not find even moderately supportive words, much less strong support by our most recent Secretary of State and possibly our next President. [Read more]

jollyroger's picture

Va. Attorney General race recount aborted--attempted theft by fraud exposed.

A strange thing just happened on the way to a (true blue) full Democratic sweep of Virginia .

 

The Attorney General election ended with a razor thin victory by the Democrat, Mark Herring. (169 votes out of millions cast).

 

This being well within the .5% margin entitling the loser to a recount, Mark Obenshain availed himself of the statutory remedy.

 

Several days into the recount, he decided to concede, rather than let it run its course.

 

Huh??!!

 

The examination of ballots, rather than yielding the statistically likely spread of errors in which some votes first counted for Herring go to Obenshain, and some vice versa, was quintupling the original Herring margin. [Read more]

Richard Day's picture

MORE TO DUCK SOUP THAN ANTICIPATED!

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(THE DEVIL STILL LIVES)

Just an add on to Ramona's essay, actually:

http://dagblog.com/media/whats-name-depends-whos-calling-it-17952

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Richard Day's picture

REPUBS SCARE THE DICKENS OUT OF ME!

TINY TIMS

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

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As a fellow copywriter, I feel your pain...whoever you are.

So I just got this piece of junk mail from AMEX touting their "high yield" savings account. They go further and ask me to compare it to the average of the rates offered by the top 50 banks.

AMEX: 0.85%

Top 50: 0.07%

Naturally, they exaggerate this difference in a bar chart that shows the AMEX rate towering over the Top 50 rate. And in truth, it is 12 times more. Which means that, for every $1 your earn with the Top 50, you'll earn $12 with AMEX.

Gallup Polls, How to Bamboozle the Public

The Gallup Poll question:

In your opinion, which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future - big business, big labor, or big government?

The poll seems like some stupid question on a grade school standardized test:

'Billy is playing his plug in radio while bathing in the bathtub, in your opinion, the biggest threat to Billy's future is big water, big electricity, or big slippery soap?' [Read more]

Wattree's picture

If God Rewards Those Who Follow His Word, White Folks Must Be Better Christians, Because They're Sure Being Compensated Better

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree
 

If God Rewards Those Who Follow His Word, White Folks Must Be Better Christians, Because They're Sure Being Compensated Better

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jollyroger's picture

You know it's ugly when a Bush judge smacks down an Obama civil liberties infringement

I have in the past, in colloquy with the lamented, gone-but-not-forgotten Articleman, urged the utility of deconstructing the arguments advanced by the Department of Justice as offering guidance to their inherent devotion (or the contrary) to civil liberties.

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Richard Day's picture

I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET

THEEARTHMOVES

 

Oklahoma has never been known as earthquake country, with a yearly average of about 50 tremors, almost all of them minor. But in the past three years, the state has had thousands of quakes. This year has been the most active, with more than 2,600 so far, including 87 last week. [Read more]

Wattree's picture

A Contemplation of Good, God, and Evil

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree [Read more]

Richard Day's picture

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

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At times we must cull the sick and the sore and the disabled from the flock so that the majority might survive! [Read more]

The breakfast club

Perhaps  10 years ago listening to an interview with BishopTutu, the host asked him whether Mandela ever saw Helen Suzsman now that they were both retired from active politics.

He laughed and said "Every Sunday morning he phones her and asks whether she's thinking of making pan cakes today."

A nice memory

 

    

 
Wattree's picture

Tavis Smiley: "Mr. Accountability" Shuns Professional Accountability

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree [Read more]

Richard Day's picture

COLD AS HELL

HAPPINESS IS A WARM CLIME

Everything is closed HERE, up here in the middle of nowhere.

The snow keeps on keepin on and roads are closed and schools are closed and buses are closed and stores are closed and....

We are closed up here in the middle of nowhere.

I mean the schools were closed and the roads were closed and …

I mean we were closed. [Read more]

Wattree's picture

Nelson Mandela: Homeward Bound

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree


HOMEWARD BOUND [Read more]

Proof that Jay Carney et. al. rarely talks to the president but

just puts on a useless dog and pony show every day, riffing off of and babbling general talking points, or what his staff can find in books and on the internet if there are no applicable talking points:

White House corrects record, says Obama did live with uncle briefly in 1980s
By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2013 [Read more]

jollyroger's picture

They have not the standing to sue, nor the balls to impeach.

Not content to have wrested from their lackeys on the Supreme Court the right to exclude from Medicaid millions of low income citizens of Repugnant governed states, the punks infesting the lower house of congress writhe in continued agony over their impotence.

 

They promise, therefor, continued frivolous lawsuits, such as the one presently in train purporting to object to the extension of federal subsidies to low income consumers seeking coverage on the (fallback) federal exchange, Healthcare.gov.

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