ACORN – THOSE UNDERCOVER TAPES WERE DOCTORED
Here, belatedly, is the story of how ACORN got Swiftboated. One weeps for democracy reading it.
This is not to say ACORN is perfect – anymore than, say, the Republican Party is perfect.
But it is a measure of the right’s effectiveness […]
But first . . .
GOP Lawmaker Demands Recall of Car That Drove Him to Gay Club
Andy Borowitz is a riot.
GIVE THE PRESIDENT 5 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME
This video was made specifically for OFA supporters. But even if you’re not yet one of them, […]
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION
We need a real Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Putting it inside the Fed, as some senators now propose, would be “a joke.” Or so say both Barney Frank and George Soros. (The Republicans would prefer to kill it altogether, just as they would kill health insurance reform, embryonic stem […]
HEALTH REFORM IS GOING TO PASS
I yield the balance of my time to Rachel Maddow, in this clip – on “the people [she thought] we were supposed to take seriously,” like Chuck Grassley, Lamar Alexander, and John McCain. “I don’t get it,” she says. “Do they think they’re so respected, so […]
It is just a bit frustrating when a single legislator (Republican Jim Bunning, in this case, for 17 years a major league pitcher) can grind the Senate to a halt (in this case, causing thousands of workers to be furloughed and jeopardizing unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of others).
We need to […]
CHUCK GRASSLEY V. CHUCK GRASSLEY
It’s still a cliff-hanger, but I think we’re finally going to get health insurance reform. Here’s the latest from Rachel Maddow.
If you don’t watch her every night, the only reason can be that you lack TiVo.
And if you lack […]
One of the best things about this column is that, for the most part, you write it for me. I toss out something – as yesterday, on Haiti, etc. – and you take it from there. I should be paying you.
George Mokray: “I’ve been participating in some of the discussions at MIT […]
NOT A BIG DEAL BUT . . .
Turns out the President and CEO of the 2010 Olympics is gay. (We’re good at running things – hotels, weddings, cities, Olympics.) And he threw us a party.
Asked later why he felt it was important to hold a party specially for the LGBT […]
NOT ANNOYING LINKS
John Seiffer is the reader who pointed out that a pound of gold weighs less than a pound of feathers. (Because precious metals are traditionally measured in Troy ounces, of which there are only 12 to the pound.) Well, just for the record, I weigh MY gold on […]
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Quote of the Day
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.~Alexander Tytler, historian
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