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42%? Really?

With almost every vote counted across the state, it appears about 42 percent of the state’s 17.8 million registered voters cast ballots. Really? Maybe it’s time to register to vote? So you don’t have to do it in a hurry … Continue reading

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Old neocons never die

The Obama administration keeps them around for some reason. “Where’s H L Mencken when we need him? No one ever lost money underestimating the mendacity of the Pentagon/NATO/CIA/State Department system. Especially now, when Ukrainian policy seems to have been subcontracted … Continue reading

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Harry Potter for all occassions (especially stupid ones)

“Liu wrote: ‘If militarism is like the haunting Voldemort of Japan, the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo is a kind of horcrux, representing the darkest parts of that nation’s soul.’” Japan hits back at China over Voldemort comparisons, by Justin McCurry, … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman and I

“Incidentally, these other factors are why I don’t take seriously the claims of market monetarists that the failure of growth to collapse in 2013 somehow showed that fiscal policy doesn’t matter. US austerity, although a really bad thing, wasn’t nearly … Continue reading

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2013 Government shut down these guys voted for and voted to continue cost the country $24 Billion

Shutdown took $24 billion bite out of economy How much did the shutdown cost the economy? Government shutdown has cost US economy $1.5bn a day, S&P says Not to mention we look kind of nuts when these things happen. Here … Continue reading

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House and Senate Nay votes on the budget and temporarily raising the debt ceiling tonight

Are these people insane? Senate Nay Votes Name Party State Vote Lee, Mike Republican Utah Nay Johnson, Ron Republican Wisconsin Nay Cornyn, John Republican Texas Nay Crapo, Mike Republican Idaho Nay Cruz, Ted Republican Texas Nay Enzi, Michael Republican Wyoming … Continue reading

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The Shutdown

Well, anyone who thinks the government shutdown doesn’t have any effect is delusional or a Republican jerk or a delusional Republican jerk or some other unspeakable thing. Allow me to share my Psycho Republicans in Congress 2013 Government Shutdown story: … Continue reading

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A Democrat by any other name…

“First, Ponnuru wants the GOP to recognize the reality of growing inequality that has eliminated the connection between economic growth and middle-class incomes, to shift its focus away from tax cuts for the rich, and to drop the fixation with … Continue reading

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Droning us out

“Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that Dorner has become the first human target for remotely-controlled airborne drones on US soil.” Man hunt for ex-soldier … Continue reading

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I wasn’t going to say anything about Aaron Swartz’s suicide

But Susie Bright brings it, nails it, and tells it: I Have Something to Say about Aaron Swartz’s Suicide and the Special Way the US Justice Dept Hounds People to Death. Just read it, please. If the DOJ wants to … Continue reading

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Republivandals villains all

“The key thing to remember — and what the GOP hopes you won’t understand — is that raising the debt ceiling only empowers the president to spend money that he’s authorized to spend by Congressional legislation; nothing more. Conversely, a … Continue reading

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PROOF! Republicans are WRONG!

Cutting taxes on rich people doesn’t help the economy, it only helps rich people. As if you needed proof, but if you like proof, well, here it is: Congressional Research Service Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman on the 47%

And he has a nice chart, too. “Thanks to the child tax credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, a fair number of working families with young children pay no income tax; thanks to the exemption on Social Security, many older … Continue reading

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Xavier Becerra and Barbara Lee speeches at the DNC 2012

Marcy Kaptur didn’t speak, but if you have any spare money for any of those three on the sidebar, please send them some. They are truly worthy Dems. Oh, and remember to vote on November 6, 2012. Election day should … Continue reading

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Jennifer Granholm at the DNC 2012 (fasten your seat belt)

My new idol.

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Bill Clinton full DNC Speech 2012

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Ew. Worse than I thought.

“Romney, on the other hand, is a perfect representative of one side of the ominous cultural divide that will define the next generation, not just here in America but all over the world. Forget about the Southern strategy, blue versus … Continue reading

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MSM: lying or just lazy, all the same stuff

“Readers are no doubt meant to interpret this as saying that CBO found that the Act will increase the deficit. But anyone who actually read, or even skimmed, the CBO report (pdf) knows that it found that the ACA would … Continue reading

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Hooray for Procter & Gamble

“‘We believe it is in the best interest of California, our company, and our consumers for the state to maintain fair and competitive tax policies for all businesses operating in the state,’ wrote Patrick L. Hayes, Procter & Gamble’s associate … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV 2013

Don’t let this happen to you. So get out there and get registered to vote. And don’t delay, some states have complicated registration processes and you have to be registered 30 days before the election. California Colorado (oooh, handsome SOS) … Continue reading

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41% of Professional women are not having kids because she who travels fastest, travels alone

And the patriarchy runs our society sucks. “First off, 41% of professional women these days are choosing not to have children, and unlike ten years ago, they’re comfortable with their decisions on this front. In the straitened circumstances of a … Continue reading

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Prop 29: it’s not over ’til it’s ver

“The vote count for the tobacco tax on last week’s primary ballot narrowed again Tuesday as elections officials across California tallied hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots. “The measure, known as Proposition 29, was losing by just over 33,200, a … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, he just lies about stuff

(via) I don’t want this man to be president of the United States. I don’t care about anything else, but if I did, it would be this: Mitt Romney is lying about stuff now Mitt Romney doesn’t care that he … Continue reading

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Smoking in California

“If the ballot initiative won, the sponsoring American Cancer Society estimated, 220,000 kids would never start smoking and 100,000 adults would quit rather than pay the extra $1 per pack to fund research on tobacco-related diseases. That would cut deeply … Continue reading

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Leave it to the BBC

To give us historical perspective and quote Monty Python. And, yes, you have to click the link and read the thing to see the Python quote. Geeze, do I have file your taxes, too? I’m just quoting the cerebral part … Continue reading

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Stop the thieving California heath insurance companies now

Okay, this video is funny, informative, and hard hitting. But this new way of gathering petition signatures is brilliant. Please do what I did and go to Justify Their Rates (justifyrates.org), get this petition (pdf), sign it and send it … Continue reading

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Welcome to the wonderful wonderland of California politics

“The state’s ethics watchdog agency on Thursday dismissed allegations against Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) that he misused campaign funds to pay for a motel stay in Orange County for personal benefit. “The state Fair Political Practices Commission overruled its chief … Continue reading

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Someone else who finds Marcy Kaptur a Worthy Dem

“Toledo, Ohio, where I reside, is an old Rust Belt city with bragging rights over very little. Two exceptions are: this is the city that produced the greatest jazz pianist – hell the greatest pianist – who ever lived, Art … Continue reading

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CEO Compensation Bubble

Like many things, compensating CEOs and managers on the success of the stock seemed like a good idea, but it doesn’t take into account performance and luck and is inherently unfair, so it has to go. Unfortunately, it rewards the … Continue reading

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The perils of the unprepared

She might not be a Moonie, but she’s definitely an idiot. “Reporter: No, actually, because when Reagan came in later on, things actually changed. “Brown: No, Reagan came before me. Reagan came after my father and then I came after … Continue reading

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