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William Greider on Obama's form of Monoply: Real money, no losses to Playahs

William Greider writes about Obama's new type of Monoply game, one with real money for the Big Bankster Boiz to play with, no losses, and all provided for by the taxpayer. Us Joe Schmoes. Read below the fold...

Obama to bankster parasites: Hey, guys, careful you don't kill the host!

Just translating:

President Barack Obama told chief executive officers from some of the largest U.S. banks to “show some restraint,” [With what? Their 401(k)s? Their houses? Their health care?] even as he courted their support for his plans to stabilize the financial markets.

Way to leverage that "populist rage" (translation: "justified outrage"), there, big guy! Read below the fold...

Alaska's Mike Doogan, Democrat, is an asshole

Just go read Mudflats.

It's the same deal up here in Zone 5b. Somehow, the Big D on the jersey doesn't mean the people who run the state are accountable, or transparent in what they do.

Imagine that!

NOTE Via Avedon. Read below the fold...

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Ceci Connolly explains the proposal for a new denial of care system

Update - please read the National Nurses Movement diary at Open Left.

Pravda:

More Support for Health-Care Fix, But Funding Coverage Still Sticking Point
A coalition of hospitals, insurers, employers, physicians, drug makers and consumers released a report yesterday endorsing a set of policy changes that could cut in half the number of uninsured Americans.

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If it's bad to govern out of anger, why is it good to govern out of snickering?

What Paul Rosenberg said on Obama's pot marijuana legalization comment, especially the part about clueless overlords.

I'm so glad that everybody who is anybody, including Obama, realizes that hippies suck. And the terrific part is that they don't feel intimidated about saying it, even if it is politically incorrect. Yay! Book 'em, Barry! Read below the fold...

Uh oh

I think I know where the banksters are going to "innovate" next:

... a proposed system for trading carbon-dioxide permits that would be one of the world’s largest derivatives markets ....

Yay! Sure, let's give control over stopping global warming to Goldman Sachs! What could go wrong?

Sorry to be cynical. But.

NOTE Of course, anybody who is anybody knew this was coming all along. Dammit. Read below the fold...

Light posting from me today!

Deep thought: Bloomberg needs new servers; their front page is slow to load. Why, I wonder? Read below the fold...

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Holy Fuck! U.N. resolution condemns blasphemy.

Bank of America to use bailout money to increase bankster's salaries by 70%

Looks like that meeting with Obama was very productive!

Bank of America May Raise Investment Banker Salaries
Bank of America Corp. plans to increase some investment bankers’ salaries by as much as 70 percent following the takeover earlier this year of Merrill Lynch & Co., people familiar with the proposal said.

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Obama: "You go in and you just say, 'I'm sick,' and somebody treats you, and that's it."

Tell me again why that's so bad? Because I keep forgetting.

Oh, wait... I'm "accustomed" to going naked and not having any health care. Or "accustomed" to being denied care by some fucking accountant. Or "accustomed" to getting care and then having the insurance companies not pay for it when they said they would. Or "accustomed" to having my rates raised after I make a claim, as if getting sick was the same as getting points for a traffic accident. Yeah, I'm "accustomed." We're all "accustomed." Read below the fold...

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose...

Pravda:

resident Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft -- though far from planted -- questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day.

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Remember the air traffic controllers? One of those "ideas," I suppose....

Izvestia:

The Obama administration is likely to extend more short-term aid to General Motors and Chrysler on Monday, but impose a strict deadline for bondholders and union workers to make concessions that would help the ailing automakers become viable businesses and avert bankruptcy.

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Banksters are the ones we've been waiting for

cnbc.com headline: "Bank CEOs Meet With Obama: 'We're All In This Together'' Read below the fold...

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Wastin' Away Again in Banksterville...

I've seen a number of folks call the tent cities popping up Bushvilles. But I think Banksterville is a better term. Read below the fold...

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