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GAO chief warns economic disaster looms - David Walker's Appeal

What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows , or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.

Yo! CD, what’s the skinny on this? Aside from we’re FUBAR. Where are the leverage points politically? How the hell do we conceive of politics at the bureaucratic level? None of these people are elected? This is starting to look a lot like the Donation of Constantine – the clerics are running the country. OK you were right. Read below the fold...

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Wow -- just how crazy are these people?

UPDATE I can't figure out how to embed this video (I pasted the text and everything!) but just follow the link I've provided to Roy Temple's blog to see the video. Sorry!

You've got to check out this "humorous" parody of the Michael J. Fox ad from the "comedian" at Scrappleface: Read below the fold...

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Democracy and Media – the looming impossibility of choice.

Given the nature of mass media in the USA is democracy possible in a Nash Equilibrium ?

In contrast to previous research, we find little evidence that citizens are mobilized by or learn from presidential advertisements, but strong evidence that they are persuaded by them. This research supports the contention that political communication is best conceived of as propaganda rather than a vehicle to enhance democratic accountability. We find that campaign advertisements are able to persuade voters to support one candidate over another.

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The Silently Shrill Kick Ass

Can you be shrill in sign language?

Shit yes. You can also organize, coordinate, stage a mass protest nonviolently, recruit allies, get media attention, and FUCKING WIN without ever saying a word. Out loud I mean.
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Trouble in Oaxaca

There has been a deafening silence over the situation in Oaxaca. The real question is how close are we? Maybe that fence ain’t such a bad idea. Read below the fold...

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People everywhere just got to be free

Government repression comes in many forms. From the always radical Christian Science Monitor we learn that: Read below the fold...

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Jesus Considering Dying For Your Diseases


Possibly Over-Medicated Messiah Seen Leaving Rave Concert

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(Jivester News, Lmtd.) After suggesting that dying for mankind's sins was too limiting, Christ Jesus has been speaking (off the record) lately to His friends and some--not all--of His neighbors, about His plans to return to Earth and "...dying this time not for sins per se, but for a litany of various maladies, diseases, nagging back aches and of course male pattern baldness." Read below the fold...

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Iraqi Bloggers Say...

I've got to run, so go to the original post for the livelinks. But I try to read several Iraqi bloggers at least several times a week, and I found quite a bit of news, perspective and other types of useful information that I never see in the SCLM.

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Way too aggravated for anything good to come of it ...

Those of you who read here regularly know my opinion of Rush Limbaugh. For those of you who don't -- lying druggie creep without the brains to pour piss out of a boot if it hasn't got directions on the bottom -- please note that I don't like the guy and I think his popularity is a scam. Read below the fold...

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Sunday Viagra Blogging

(Consider this post innoculation against charges that I've forgotten my unserious, naughty blogging roots)

I read stories like this with some frequency, and I can't find it now but recently I read a blog post about American males and decreasing levels of testosterone. I just finished clearing out our comments inbox, and I suppose it won't surprise you to know that easily half of them were spambot posts selling Viagra. Read below the fold...

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South Dakota: Gilead

Chastity balls. Forced pregnancies. And now: hanging judges. No, not that kind, I mean mobs that want to hang judges. Via BIO, I missed this lunacy.
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Econ for Dummies: Jobs Edition

Boom my ass. Anyone (including yours truly) who's been on the job market recently can tell you this, but Mr. Newberry has a pretty color graph that makes it very, very simple to understand. The word you're looking for is "pathetic." Go check it out, and forward the post to all your Republican friends, so they can see how Prince Chimpyboots stacks up against the Clenis and Ronnie when it comes to providing jobs. One comment notes that during Clinton's era, job creation was ~20 million. Like many, I guess I just have to be glad "our long national nightmare with peace and prosperity if finally over." I particularly like this line:

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Sunday Bozo Bashing: Clemons Endorses Chafee

Feeling a little ticked off over my previous post? Here, here's someone you can slap around. I'll just give you a little taste, let your bile and vitrol flow freely here or at his place. This is the very textbook definition of "Insider Beltway cluelessness:"
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Posse Comitatus: Fuggedaboudit

Via Jersey C, we find that the Black Day of October 17 was a little, well, more fascist than we first thought. Say it with me kids: "ICE Detention and Removal Operations." At least Leahy complained about it. I'm sure the rest of the Senate was just too busy to be bothered to read the fine print:
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