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I got nuthin

I'm looking at the news, and I can't find anything new.

I'm going to clean the kitchen. Readers? Read more about I got nuthin

About those "Cadillac" health plans...

go read Allegre. From the intro at the top:

This is pure bullshit, and one of many reasons why this bill needs to be torpedoed. I pay about $1k/month for my older employees, which means the "reformers" would hammer me for treating my employees well. One of the major reasons our firm is successful is we have loyal, dedicated employees, who are treated well, and with respect. They reciprocate with amazing productivity and quality of work. And Congress wants to punish this dynamic?

No true Yorkshireman...

Quote of the day from Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile discovers the unterbussen. She writes:

Sometime between my celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration and traveling through 33 states this year, listening to folks discuss their frustrations with the pace of progress, it dawned on me: It’s about jobs.

"It's the economy, stupid!"

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A year into the depression and the administration is still tinkering with foreclosure policy. And jobs policy.

What a farce. But good news!

They're going to have a White House summit on unemployment real soon! Followed by a "listening tour"!*

And this is nothing like FDR's relentless experimentation. This is getting their attention after a year of suffering because the polls turned sour. Read more about A year into the depression and the administration is still tinkering with foreclosure policy. And jobs policy.

Everybody wants to be a star....

Yves: The Fed seems to believe its own PR

Common household remedies request

I have a ton -- well, two large Chock-Full-'O-Nuts cans-full of coffee grounds. Would I be better off dumping them right on the garden, or should I dump them in the quasi-compost heap that seems to be developing from Halloween pumpkins and dead leaves?

My sense is right on the garden, and get it started rotting right away.... Read more about Common household remedies request

Migrant construction workers strike in Dubai

This sounds like the real Dubai story to me.

Odd, then, that financial stories are obscuring it. Read more about Migrant construction workers strike in Dubai

Film at 11: Money can't buy happiness

Health Day:

Psychological therapy may be much more effective at making people happy than getting a raise or winning a lottery prize, suggests an English study.

Researchers analyzed data on thousands of people who provided information about their mental well-being and found that the increase in happiness from a $1,329 course of therapy was so significant that it would take a pay raise of more than $41,542 to achieve an equal boost in well-being.

To the ice floes!

Nice to see the Dems make sure elders don't lose their homes and starve. Oh, wait...

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"They have no place to go"

Wrong. Steve Singiser, front-paged at The Obama 527 Formerly Known As Daily Kos:

QUESTION: In the 2010 Congressional elections will you definitely vote, probably vote, not likely vote, or definitely will not vote?

The results were, to put it mildly, shocking:

Or entirely expected. Read more about "They have no place to go"

Authoritarian followership

BooMan's been reading Plouffe's campaign memoir, The Audacity to Win*, and his post is too delicious not to quote: Read more about Authoritarian followership


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