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The banksters are running the country


And I'm sure they have only our best interests at heart. Read more about The banksters are running the country

Reminder - MoveOn's Howard Dean healthcare briefing tonight at 9:00 ET

See hipparchia's post for details. I just submitted my question. My link speed/reliability won't allow me to listen, so if anyone wants to report, that would be great. Read more about Reminder - MoveOn's Howard Dean healthcare briefing tonight at 9:00 ET

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Politics and Media Headlines 5/4/09

Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again (The Onion)
'From now on, just tell me the bullshit I want to hear,' one Ohio resident said. 'Tell me my savings are safe, everybody has a job, and we're No. 1 again.'
Do I have to tell you it’s a satire? I get in trouble when I don’t. But then, I get in trouble a lot, anyway.—Caro

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Plotting the urban window garden

When I first moved to my current digs, I dealt with my depression and the wealth of window space in the new place by planting found seeds. The second year I had this:

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AHIP's Ignagni shows us how not to do health care reform

AHIP's Campaign for an American "Solution" sent me a link to a transcript of a recent live web chat on health care reform with Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, and Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Ignani's answers make a joke of Pollack's attempts to make common cause with these creeps.

Ignagni and the people selecting the questions make some classic moves:

When in doubt, don't answer the question:

MarinCA asks: Do your organizations support a public plan option? Why or why not? Read more about AHIP's Ignagni shows us how not to do health care reform

Single Payer Action sez AARP = Ain’t Arguing with the Ruling Powers

At Single Payer Action's web site, PNHP's Dr. David Himmelstein defends single-payer against the health-insurance-peddling AARP's anti-HR676 propaganda. Read it all for specific factual criticisms, or just enjoy the summing up:

AARP: In addition H.R. 676 has not gathered bipartisan support which is important to enacting and implementing any reform.

Dr. David Himmelstein: If freeing the slaves failed to attract bipartisan support would the AARP also oppose it?

Massive takedown of for-profit "health" "care"

The health insurance parasites don't need to be "nudged" -- they need to be beaten down with a very large bat. Clark Newhall: Read more about Massive takedown of for-profit "health" "care"

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Attracting Bees To Your Garden... And To Health!

I'm reposting and updating this from last year, for the top of the gardening season for most folks.

Our good friend MadSat, is still in Iraq, and still safe, and thankfully, he still has access to blogs.

MadSat is a rather remarkable beekeeper and bee remover (among a host of other amazing skills and talents). He sent along a great recipe to encourage and feed bees in a very healthful way.

It was so good ( posted my experiences with it last year), I want to share it here, with better measurements from MadSat: Read more about Attracting Bees To Your Garden... And To Health!

Half empty? Or half full?


What strikes me is the parallel downward trend of both parties since the inaugural.

NOTE Pew chart via TPM Read more about Half empty? Or half full?

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Defining Bigotry


In the Audacity of Democracy, I define bigoted language as language that relies on demeaning cultural stereotypes for its punch. One of the things that went badly wrong in the primary is that no one with a big enough megaphone to provoke a cultural discussion defined bigoted language. As a result, it became a matter of opinion whether something was sexist or racist. In point of fact, there are objective standards available to define these things. Read more about Defining Bigotry

Flood's Howard Dean email inbox

I get mail... from Democracy For America:

hipparchia -

Next week, Congress will begin making the actual decisions about what reforms will make it into this year's healthcare bill. Read more about Flood's Howard Dean email inbox

Bruce Fein: Obama should prosecute Bush and Cheney -- or pardon them

One or the other returns us to the rule of law (however disgusting pardoning war criminals might be). Sweeping it all under the rug and "looking forward" doesn't cut it.

Unless you're a bankster, of course. There's that.

NOTE Via Avedon. Read more about Bruce Fein: Obama should prosecute Bush and Cheney -- or pardon them


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