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Average cell phone call costs $3.02 a minute

A very expensive way to yammer in public places, indeed.

The telcos were charging, what? $1000 a pop for each individual surveilled without a warrant? (Can't find the link). You can see why that would be, with profits as anemic as they obviously are. Read below the fold...

Village orgasms as Obama takes on the unions

Teachers! Yay!

Listen, how about merit pay for banksters. No? Not on the table? Read below the fold...

For the record: Amity Shlaes at the FT

This post seems to be "ground zero" of why Amity Shlaes, er, left the FT. Read below the fold...

The new talking point

“Bobby, do you know what a metaphor is?”

“A component, like a capacitor?”

“No. Never mind metaphor, then.”

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Versailles notices

Chris Cilizza, after noticing Hamsher's online chats on what Hank and Timmy's golfing buddies did with the missing bailout trillions, writes:

What's clear is that liberals will not simply lay down for Obama. They are clearly willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but only so much divergence from their core principles will be accepted. It's a fascinating storyline to watch over the coming weeks and months.

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Another Single Payer National Call In Day

In my email inbox from COMA-CT: Another national call in day in support of H.R. 676. But before you do, we all want you to take a minute and dig through your drawers for some of your your insurance papers if you have any. With emphasis on paperwork showing these death dealers denials of service:

So on March 10th, 2009, we will host a deluge of activity in support of HR 676.

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Isn't the market manipulation getting just a little transparent?


March 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks advanced the most in three months as Citigroup Inc.’s profit outlook spurred speculation the worst of the banking crisis is over.

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What we learned in Iraq

Pay 'em off. I mean, that was what the Anbar awakening was all about, right? Funding the Sunnis? And now Afghanistan: Bloomberg:

Vice President Joe Biden said at least 70 percent of Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan are mercenaries who could be persuaded to lay down their arms, stepping up U.S. calls for outreach to “moderate” elements of the insurgency.

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A winger's job is never done: The guilt-ridden consciences of baby-killing liberals

I have made no secrets that I find conservative columnist and pundit Cal Thomas particularly repugnant. What bothers me most about him is that conservatives pass the guy off as some kind of reasonable intellectual, and Cal, himself, often passes himself off as an elite conservative rather than the religious whack-job that he really is.

It should have come as no surprise, then, when I saw his most recent column in my local paper, yesterday, peddling him same old smug and repugnant bullshit, but he never ceases to amaze me in this regard. Read below the fold...

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Catholic Church Prefers Rapists to Their Victims


It's a really good thing that God (Ceiling Cat, FSM, Buddha, Deity of your choice) has claimed vengeance, and the right to judgement (Romans 12:19-21). 'Cause, otherwise, the Catholic authorities who chose to excommunicate the mother of, and doctors for, a nine-year-old girl raped by her stepfather and pregnant with twins after the pregnancy was terminated last week, would seriously be at the top of my list of the most major jerks in the history of the known universe, yo. Read below the fold...

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Isn't fundamentalism cool


Business Lecturing Anyone on Moral Issues
March 8th, 2009 by SocProf and tagged Religious Fundamentalism

Brazil rocked by abortion for 9-year-old rape victim - Americas, World - The Independent via kwout

Let me see if I get this straight: the Church has excom Read below the fold...

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Planning Some Action

Just an update on the Alabama college saving program fiasco I wrote about this morning.

The details of the public meeting on this are being released on short notice. It's on Thursday, and the location still hadn't been announced as of this morning. Honestly, this is looking like there's going to be a railroad-job decision, and everyone who put money in "just made a poor investment decision," and "had their chance to have their say at the public hearing."

No time to get to the bottom of the finance fiasco - trying to do some political work with a limited window of opportunity.
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