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What digby said

Impeach Bybee:

It is unlikely that Bybee would be removed because there are a minimum of 34 bloodthirsty, pro-torture Senators in the congress. And perhaps the man is so rigid that nothing could ever make him resign, not even the disgust of his peers and shunning by decent people everywhere. But he should be impeached anyway, if only so that the Judiciary Committee can publicly consider this outrageous notion that obscure Justice Department lawyers can indemnify agents of the government from illegal activities by issuing a badly reasoned, secret memo.

The counterargument on accountability

WellPoint health insurance parasites offer $10 million dollar prize to save their failing, deadly business model

Because, ya know, the market is always the best -- and a business model of denying care for profit can always be fixed by tinkering round the edges! Fast Company (remember them? From the dot-com bubble?): Read more about WellPoint health insurance parasites offer $10 million dollar prize to save their failing, deadly business model

OpenID log in enabled

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Volcker, outside the tent, pisses in

Since the Economic Recovery Board Obama asked Paul Volcker to head in early February that has yet to meet, Volcker's attending conferences and shooting his mouth off:

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said Congress will probably review the authority granted to the Fed following emergency credit programs doubling the central bank’s balance sheet to $2.19 trillion.

Day 2 of the "Why Won't #Krugman Post On Bill Black?" Watch

From Krugman's home page at the Times:


Just sayin.

Hey, I'd settle for a Pecora commission endorsement! Read more about Day 2 of the "Why Won't #Krugman Post On Bill Black?" Watch

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Poor Economy Taking its Toll on Pets


Our pets have become yet another victim of the poor economy. Though, a few are questioning whether some people are using the economy as an excuse:

Behind boarded doors of foreclosed homes, in Dumpsters and in parking lots are an unprecedented number of abandoned dogs and cats. Their owners, desperate and broke, have left the animals to die without food or water. Real estate agents and landlords are finding the once-beloved family pets in vacated houses all over Metro Detroit.

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Science is Cool

It's even cooler when your fellow Michiganders dominate in the robotics part of it:

Metro Detroit students took home first place at a national robotics competition today in Atlanta.

Huron Valley Schools in Milford earned the top prize along with alliance members from Illinois and California. They edged out an all-Michigan alliance comprised of Utica Community Schools, Berkley High School and Oakland County Area Schools—showcasing southeastern Michigan’s impressive engineering skills—in the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the Georgia Dome.

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The Last Step Away From War

It's Heeeere:

LONDON (AFP) – Israel's military is preparing so it could launch major aerial attacks on Iranian nuclear sites if ordered to by the new government, a British newspaper said on Saturday, quoting Israeli defence and intelligence sources.

"Israel wants to know that if its forces were given the green light, they could strike at Iran in a matter of days, even hours," an unnamed senior defence official told The Times.

"They are making preparations on every level for this eventuality. The message to Iran is that the threat is not just words."

"Get over it" translated into Thai?


I think; it doesn't do, to project too much. Alongkorn Parivudhiphong in The Bangkok Post

Finally it came to an end ... I am talking about hit series Sab Poo Saa (Cursed Apparel), which concluded last Wednesday. The talk of the town since its debut in February, the series revolves around a string of vendettas of a female ghost and her obsessions with unrequited loves from her last life.

[T]he last episode - fraught with fears and tears - gave me the "eureka" moment, when I started to see some similarities between this popular soap and the political situation.

The #Yankees suck

They give up 14 runs in one inning. It's a record! More like this, please. Read more about The #Yankees suck

Obama's Secretary of State on the road

Missed this one on McClatchy's Warren P. Strobel back in March, but I thought I'd quote it; it looks like Obama made a good choice:

I've been fortunate (or foolish) enough to have covered and traveled with five secretaries of state over the last almost 20 years (yikes!): James A. Baker III, Warren Christopher, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and now Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bollocks from Kos

Obama promises to show us the money. But only the federal budget and not not the trillions that went to the banksters. The Federal budget is our money; and the bankster's got our money. So why not transparency for both?

NOTE As always, the first thing to go is the writing. SusanG: Read more about Bollocks from Kos


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