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"God, I love my supporters, especially the ones with "'reservations.'"

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More rapier-like work from Arthur Silber.

Do send him a few bucks if you can spare it. Read below the fold...

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It's always April Fool's Day when FDL writes about HCR

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Even at this late date, the completely undefined a|the "public option" is written about there as if it meant something concrete (other than in the sense of a concrete block used to deep-six single-payer discussion and awareness).

Once again, where are the answers to these six simple questions? Read below the fold...

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Without comment

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The secular atheist radical Muslims are coming! The secular atheist radical Muslims are coming!

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Say what?

I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9," Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. "I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." Read below the fold...
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Expecting to die

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Ouch!

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Glen Ford:

The theory was that Obama would help the left if the left helped him become president, with no questions asked. Which is really too stupid to be called a “strategy” – as history was very quick to demonstrate. Read below the fold...
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Krugman: 0 day(s) without a category error

"The President Is A Lousy Negotiator."

Still going every which way but admitting that Obama is not a lousy negotiator with inexplicable framing choices. Not admitting that he is, instead, the good cop for rightwing policies.

Still limning the edge of the shallow end of support for the Democrats, never getting out of the pool. Read below the fold...

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The Panglossing of the president

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In which we learn that Obama "is probably as good as it gets." Read below the fold...

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Ouch!

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Linh Dinh:

[W]hen Americans enter another country illegally, it’s never to empty foreigners' bedpans or to wash their dishes, but usually to kill them.

(h/t John Caruso) Read below the fold...

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Yeah, don't panic. But...

... I'm getting tired of hearing people argue that umpteen fires and radiation releases and general instability at nuke power plants in Japan isn't a wake-up call on how toxic that technology is, and what hubris it takes to think we can forever mitigate the risks associated with it.

I know Ayn Rand cries every time someone suggests that corporations shouldn't be trusted with such volatile materials, so sorry about that, nuke defenders. Read below the fold...

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And now for something completely whimsical: UK band Stackridge makes its looong-awaited US debut Monday on "The Late Late Show"

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Stackridge, a relatively (and criminally) little-known UK band that makes music both rollicking and pensive makes it to these shores on Monday night (technically, Tuesday AM, on Craig Ferguson's CBS show)— some four decades after the band was founded. Read below the fold...

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Everybody's prayin'

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Aside from the countless holy tributes on offer to the presumed supernatural founder of the earthquake and tsunamis, what help can people not on the scene provide? What charities will make the most vital use of our donations? Read below the fold...

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One product, two brands

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Have you ever been surprised to find that the "alternative" brand you were buying was really a subsidiary of its more famous competitor?

For example, Starbucks owns Seattle's Best Coffee. I'll bet a lot of people who drink SBC don't know that and think they're drinking something off the beaten path.

Sometimes, same-company branding variants are quite well-known. But for one reason or another, people felt better about buying a virtually identical car under either Chrysler's Dodge or now-defunct Plymouth nameplate. Read below the fold...

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A little-known fact

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I forget where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure I caught wind of a solution to runaway health-care costs and inadequate coverage.

It apparently involves taking the profit motive out of health-care. Unfortunately, there is scant information available about it, because it's only practiced in virtually every single country outside the U.S. Read below the fold...

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A little-known fact

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All the serious people are saying we have a deficit problem that demands austerity on the part of the lower classes.

I forget where I saw it, but evidently there was a pretty bad economic patch in the U.S. in the 1930s or thereabouts. And apparently, it was solved by—get this—increased government spending.

Maybe some history buff should look into this.... Read below the fold...

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