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Simple answers to simple questions

Q. What would it take for the Villagers to realize people don't like Republicans and their stupid shit anymore?

A. An eloquent candidate / nominee / president who realizes it. Read below the fold...

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Arthur makes you think

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Iraq invasion accomplished an incredible feat

Think Progress:

In an analysis of trends in suicide attacks worldwide since 1981 (pdf), researcher Assaf Moghadam presents a pretty shocking statistic:

Iraq accounts for 1,067 suicide attacks in the period under review — “a number that accounts for more than half (54.8%) of all suicide attacks since 1981. The sheer volume in which this tactic has struck Iraq is even more impressive since no suicide attacks were recorded in Iraq prior to the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
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OK, it's Valentine's Day

I'm sending a Valentine to Naked Capitalist. And another one to Elizabeth Warren. Smart is sexy!

And so, if it comes to that, so is principled...

Readers? Who's your Valentine? Read below the fold...

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And now for something completely different, a movie review: Push

Basically the front page is usually full of politics and/or wholesomeness, like that whole homemade/cheap schtick you guys have going around here. So I thought I'd leaven it out a bit with some cheap mass entertainment. So sue me, I'm a science fiction geek. Read below the fold...

In the spirit of blogging comity, a link to Chris Bowers' "readable" summary of the Obamas Stimulus Bill

A summary, I gather, originally from Speaker Peolosi's office.

If anyone's been doing some digging into what the bill will do, please share here. Some tidbits are emerging, such as capping banksters' remuneration in some way. Thanks! Read below the fold...

Money quote of the day

Via Digby, The Baseline Scenario on BARF:

A relatively complex and opaque approach to what is really a simple problem - the chronic lack of capital in the banking system - could well generate the (accurate) impression that the bankers are availing themselves of a nontransparent approach and in effect stealing resources from the state.

I'm shocked!

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Truth partisan, phone home!

I'm so behind in my mail I could hang myself. How are things? Read below the fold...

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Once again, who in her right mind would wear

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shoes like these?

I mean, seriously. It's like foot-binding -- first you throw the ankle, knee and hip completely out of alignment, then you squash all the toes into about 1/3 the room they need, and you put all the weight on the front 1/4 of the foot. It's like a bad-engineering contest winner!! (but this one isn't quite as revolting-looking as the red-patent jobs with the faux-gold buckles I found before.) Read below the fold...

Geek love

Very interesting talk on digital culture, the law, and intellectual property from Lawrence Lessig. It's over an hour long, so listen to it, instead of those tools from NPR! Read below the fold...

In the Village, nothing succeeds like "failure"!

(Although, as we shall see, that depends on how you define "failure.")

Dean Baker:

Word has it that President Obama intends to appoint a task force the week after next which will be charged with "reforming" Social Security. According to inside gossip, the task force will be led entirely by economists who were not able to see the $8 trillion housing bubble, the collapse of which is giving the country its sharpest downturn since the Great Depression.

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About that bipartisan schtick

Never mind. But refresh my memory, please: Read below the fold...

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Gang members tell ministers to play nice

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