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Talking sense on the drug war in Mexico

Obama's SoS:

The United States is at least as responsible as Mexico for the violent drug wars that are roiling its southern neighbor because of an insatiable U.S. market for narcotics, the failure to stop weapons smuggling southward and a three-decade "war" on drugs that "has not worked," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

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There's more than one way to skin a cat, Hillary

The Secretary of State, on the relationship between U.S. illicit-drug use and Mexico's escalating violence:

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said.

Listen to Uncle Walter:

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A petty and small minded critique of my own

Bobby Jindal is still a GOP favorite. Athenae, over at First Draft, nails the M$M on this in her commentary today. But there's more to the menace Jindal poses than his oversold aura of "not a fat old white guy and still a staunch Republican." From the Politico piece:

Tuesday night, Jindal was playing to a friendly crowd at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual March Dinner.

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Politics and Media Headlines 3/25/09

Politics and Media Headlines 3/25/09 Read below the fold...

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If you don't like petty, small minded critique, don't read this.

A casual story confirms my uncomfortable feeling that President Obama is not always the magnanimous, self deprecating gentleman he presents. I categorize this under "having fun at someone else's expense" Read below the fold...

Wednesday Morning Lo-Fi blogging

RL calls. Speaking of urban gardening...

Simple answers to simple questions

What matters

Geithner-san's bailout explained: We assume the risk, the banksters get the rewards (if any)

Tables and everything! Go read Willem Buiter, I'll wait. The first thing Buiter asks is where the money is coming from:

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Writing the History of 2012, Today

And, apparently, those same selected victors are already writing it for 2012:

The Democratic Party is launching a review of the nominating process that served Barack Obama so well last year, and given that those leading the process are all Obama loyalists, any revisions for 2012 almost certainly won't stand in the way of his renomination.

“This commission will focus on reform that improves the presidential nominating process to put voters first and ensure that as many people as possible can participate,” Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, Obama's pick to lead the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement.

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Health Care Reform Action Training

March 26, 2009, Levittown, PA

We Won’t Get the Health Care Reform We Need Unless We Fight For It.

When: Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:00pm
Where: United Christian Church, 8525 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19067
Contact: Robin Stelly at 267.240.9819

Please bring a non-perishable food item to help the Emergency Relief Association Food Pantry, which assists families who are struggling during this difficult time.

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A remedial theatre take on the Geithnerist bailout


Via goddammitkitty, who sometimes used to post around here until real life made her cut back. Language a bit NSFW for workplaces where you are forbidden from using vernacular terms to discuss excrement:

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No, not Geithner-san


Let's use the right honorific for the Oyabun, shall we? Read below the fold...

Obama in presser: It's a liquidity problem


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