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Appalling racism on DU

US Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla) is a not always well-spoken Congresswoman. Some racist joker on Youtube took one of her short House floor speeches and jazzed it up with loops and splices. A DU jagoff linked to it, and general hilarity
ensued. (I'd quote some of this shit, but then you'd have to ban me.) Read below the fold...

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IF you could read any book you wanted NOW, what would you choose?

I think I'll go down to the public library and borrow Gone With The Wind again.

PS -- The Old Farmer's Almanac is NOT a book. It's time-and-tides and phases-of-the-moon and planting advice and (bad) weather forecasts. So no, that doesn't count. If you're going to send me somewhere to read periodicals about gardening, at least let it be Mother Earth News. Read below the fold...

Socialism on the way down

I'm playing the world's smallest violin:

For the bonus class, the work-hard-play-hard mentality was a badge of success. It began with the scrum to get into the best schools, the best grad programs, the best firms and ended with the push to be the best in one's community. Social and professional competition was a way of life.

Money is the one thing that gives this group a sense of solidarity. It's the admission ticket but also the defining factor of their identity. It's hard for someone to feel shame when admitting fault means resigning from their way of life.

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Dead Palestinian babies and bombed mosques - IDF fashion 2009

A headline from Haaretz that it's hard to improve on.

Beyond disgusting. Read below the fold...

Saturday Night Lo-Fi Geithner Bailout Blogging

Versailles is a sack of pus waiting to burst

So, you think the banksters haven't been looting your pension fund? Think again.

Almost excessively linky goodness. Read below the fold...

Saturday Night Lo-Fi Geithner Bailout Blogging

Call your Congresscritter and say "Show me the loan tapes!"

Until then, not a dime. Atrios.

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Alabama PACT: Taking It To Montgomery?

Today I found comment at my blog from a member of this Facebook group that is worth sharing:

We feel we need to work together- get numbers- and take this to Montgomery!

Alabama blogger BrokeSnake is thinking along the same lines. We’ve had a bit of discussion about this. He’s been all over this issue, and has even corresponded with some state legislators and posted about it at The Snake Pit. Read below the fold...

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What is a Loan Tape?

Lord Atrios says "Not all things are unknowable" about how bad the toxic/troubled/misunderstood Assets are. There is actual documentation for the subprime loans in the form of "LOAN TAPES" (caps in the original): Read below the fold...

CT Attorney General: AIG lies again; bonuses $40 million more than they said

Don't banksters always lie about money? Bloomberg:

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc., whose compensation policies before and after its U.S. bailout are being investigated, turned over information on its executive bonuses to Connecticut’s attorney general, who said the insurer paid out $218 million.

That amount is more than the $165 million in bonuses previously disclosed by the New York-based company. The insurer provided a list of bonus amounts and contract terms to Blumenthal, who said the information supports his view that the basis for paying the bonuses is “completely unjustified,” according to a statement he issued yesterday.

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Liquidity and risk

On a Canadian economics blog I read (and often disagree with, BTW), we have this discussion from Carleton University economist Nick Rowe on the relationship between liquidity and risk, as (presumably) a prelude to answering the question of whether we have a liquidity crisis or a risk crisis in the US and world economy. Read below the fold...

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Blog ponies!


Via Republic of Dogs, where you can test it out, I found this awesome widget that, when clicked, adds unicorns and rainbows to your blog. I thought that Lambert might get a kick out of it.

Does it work here?

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The only political cartoon you'll ever need


"Who stole the people's money?"

"'Twas him!" Read below the fold...

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Sidestepping the obstruction at the top

No Associated Press content was harmed in the writing of this post Read below the fold...


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