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Hey, Boston Globe! Don't bullshit me about Rick Warren.

Featured on the cover of today's Boston Globe is an article titled, "Effort to surmount polarizing debates backfires on pastor." It begins:

Rick Warren arrives in Washington this week in the midst of the culture war he has spent years trying to transcend.

I'm curious. Do they mean this Rick Warren?
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A Martin Luther King Speech for Martin Luther King Day

In its entirety:

Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen:

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The Power of the Imperial Pageant Narrative

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For those (few) not taking part in the current mad, frenzied humping leading up to the explosive Obamagasm (could someone please get this dog off my leg?), that will historically change history for all of history, take heart that Arthur Silber feels your pain.

Is there an Obama Coronation Festivus?

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The time to hesitate is through

So, what are you going to name your pony?

Will it be...

* "FDR" or "Hoover"?
* "Truth and Reconciliation" or "Conciliation"?
* "Single-Payer" or "Uniquely American"?
* "Green" or "Gasoline"?
* "Peace" or "War"? Read below the fold...
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Letters to the editor supporting Medicare for All

Montana: Letter to the HelenaIR.com

In presenting his national health care plan, “A Call to Action — Health Reform 2009,” Sen. Max Baucus said, “My door is open and I seek partners with ‘can-do’ spirits and open minds.” Earlier though, in the health care forums he held around Montana, Baucus stated very strongly that a single-payer health care plan “is off the table.”

Believing that the Senator’s “door is open,” I maintain that a single-payer system must be on the table because it can help save our present and future economic well being as a state and nation. ...

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Leader Nance: Social Security benefit cuts are on the table

Only Nixon can go to China:

Pelosi and Obama appear to be on the same page when it comes to entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare. Obama announced last week that he would convene a "fiscal responsibility summit" in February to focus on long-term problems with the economy and the skyrocketing costs of benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

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"There are no rescue funds for the homeowners."

I wonder why?

Especially since Big Money's "entitled" to be rescued with two trillion from those same homeowners, the taxpayers.

Read the whole thing. Lots of good data there, lots of numbers that I don't have time to post on right now. Read below the fold...

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In case you missed this --

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Prayer for the President Elect, Given Earlier Today

By The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire

Opening Inaugural Event
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
January 18, 2009

Welcome to Washington! The fun is about to begin, but first, please join me in pausing for a moment, to ask God’s blessing upon our nation and our next president.

O God of our many understandings, we pray that you will…

Bless us with tears – for a world in which over a billion people exist on less than a dollar a day, where young women from many lands are beaten and raped for wanting an education, and thousands die daily from malnutrition, malaria, and AIDS.

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Pour encourager les autres

Haw.

Good one.

NOTE I see that my call for the imposition of sharia law on bankers -- or, more precisely, on the right or signatory hands of bankers -- didn't go nearly far enough! Read below the fold...

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Truth in religion

Haw:

Catholics who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary will be forced to remain silent about the apparitions until a team of psychologists, theologians, priests and exorcists have fully investigated their claims under new Vatican guidelines aimed at stamping out false claims of miracles....

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Speaking of "shared sacrifice" and "grand bargains"

Blog_CBO_Income_Inequality_2007

The picture tells the story.

Look, I'm totally down with "shared sacrifice."

As long as it's clearly understood that I've done my part of the sharing already. Over the last 30 years. Read below the fold...

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Oh, what a relief it is!

Some euphemisms don't smooth over much of anything:

"most [Circuit City] associates will be relieved of their duties immediately"

34,000 people are now, or soon-to-be, unemployed. Perhaps they could be given the dignity of an honest description of what's happening to them. Read below the fold...

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