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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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Alabama PACT Board to Seek Help from Legislature

Countrycat has the preliminary report from the Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition board meeting in Montgomery today. A large crowd of PACT contract holders attended the meeting.

The board unanimously rejected dissolving the program. The plan is to keep the program with modifications.

“These include: close enrollment (no new contracts until current contract holders are secure); take $1.3 million from a state scholarship fund to help secure PACT (I’ll have to look up the details on this); and ask for legislative assistance with funding.”

Lt. Governor Jim Folsom Jr. stated unequivocally that PACT is going to survive, and that the legislature will fix the problem. Read below the fold...

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Politics and Media Headlines 3/24/09

I present the first bumper sticker (by Joseph Cannon at Cannonfire))

Uprising on Main Street (by Gary Kamiya, Salon)
Today's populist rage could regenerate America -- if Obama handles it right.
And this is the damn shame, the sad waste of the Obama administration. He started with the good will to really make some fundamental changes in how our country does business, and he’s squandering more and more of it every day.—Caro Read below the fold...

Obama administration: Fines of $750K to $150K per downloaded song warranted

I don't illegally download --that I know of, and I assume I would know if I did-- but, still, this seems like ridiculous overkill.

Susie Madrak posts about this, and I love her parenthetical comment:

Since the Founding Fathers called for a ten-year limit on copyrights, I’m taking this position, not the one being pushed by Obama. (I wait with bated breath for a similiar fine on copying book pages on a copy machine):

The Obama administration for the first time is weighing in on a Recording Industry Association of America file sharing lawsuit and is supporting hefty awards of as much as $150,000 per purloined music track.

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He'll have to read us, first!

P.O.S. Politico:

Obama himself plans to meet soon with liberal bloggers, according to an administration official.

Nothing in 2009, nothing in 2008.... Obama's going to have to catch up on his reading!

One question though:

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Health insurance companies getting desperate?


Insurers offer to stop charging sick people more
For the first time, the health insurance industry is offering to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to sick people.

Insurers are trying to head off creation of a government insurance plan that would compete with them.

What next? Not denying coverage to people who've already paid for it? Read below the fold...


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