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Obama: Doing it Again?

     It seems the Obama administration may be eager once again to 'give in' to Republican bullying, threats and demands, to 'get a deal' on the debt limit raise and the deficit.  We saw it when he dropped single payer. Again with the Dec. 2010 deal on extending the Bush tax cuts. Obama now may be ready to do what George W. Bush with a Republican Congress was unable to do in 2005.

NBA Lockout, 'Losses' and Flimflam

The NBA lockout started yesterday, and one might ask, who cares about millionaires fighting billionaires? Looking at the details, it appears that even NBA player millionaires are, like 'little people', ripe targets for scams by greedy and rich corporate run organizations. I side with the players for the reasons below. The following is my interpretation of facts presented from ESPN articles linked below..

Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Obama's 3 Options

How bold will Obama be, or will he go with leaving the the big decisions to the military? General Petraeus says we have made tremendous achievements in the region, yet, our progress is 'fragile and reversible'. (Is progress ever not reversible, especially in Afghanistan?) Information on options from Yahoo link.

Trump Shucks the Faithful & Desperate

Does anyone feel sorry for these folks, perhaps of the Republican tribe, and likely believers in the magic and morality of unfettered capitalism, for being sucked into expensive real estate deals where they lost lots of money, buying into the image inspired by the name 'Trump'?

Arizona GOP Governor Takes Guns Away from Republicans

Ron Gould (Republican-AZ) will have to disarm when he goes to public events, sporting events, or enters libraries or government buildings in Arizona. Yes, he will have to leave his gun in his car, friends. Is this an outrage??  The Bill involved, dutifully passed by the Republican Legislature and sent to the Governor for her signature, has been vetoed.

Fed Loaned Billions at Low Rates to Libyan Controlled Bank

Bernie Sanders forced the Fed to release this information, which apparently was only produced after lawsuits by news organizations, Sanders website:

A Sanders provision in the Wall Street reform law already had forced the Fed last Dec. 1 to name banks that took trillions of dollars in emergency loans during the crisis.

Feds Get Conviction in Oil Finance Scandal

It's not a conviction of BP, Transocean or Halliburton; none of the companies has even been indicted in the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon oil blowout that killed 11 workers, spilled a gazillion barrels of oil killing untold numbers of marine life and coating miles of coastline with oil and dead animals.

Immigrant Bashing AZ GOP Leader's Son Re-Arrested on Felony Count

Republican Russell Pearce, Arizona Senate President, author of Arizona Law 1070 on 'enforcing the law' on immigrants, has a little problem with his own son breaking the law. The guy who thinks he has the solution to illegal immigration, can't keep his criminal son out of trouble.  Well, what else does one expect from Republicans but hypocrisy? They are ready to run your life and they have all the ideas on how to 'fix' the country, but they can't competently run their family.

Iraqi Leader Who Killed His Own People Returns to Power in New Democratic Middle East

The touchy subject of the triumphant return of Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical anti-American Mullah, to Iraq from his four year sojourn in Iran was handled differently in headlines:

The New York Times had a positive spin
: Iraqi Cleric Embraces State in Comeback Speech

How the Fed's 0% Money is Creating Jobs, Profits

....at the big banks, hedge funds and Wall Street. Homeowners, non-profits, and religious institutions overdue taxes are being sold as tax liens by state and local governments, and bundled by big banks like Bank of America, and hedge funds like Fortress Investment Group.

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