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Don't say "disaffected" or "discouraged" Democrats

Say "detached."

As in "detach with love."

Well, maybe not with love. But you see what I mean. Read more about Don't say "disaffected" or "discouraged" Democrats

Headline of the century

Obama defends wars as he accepts Nobel.

"Wars," plural, is an especially nice touch.

NOTE Can't win the midterms without military Keynesianism! And since the blue states subsidize military installations in the red states, military Keynesianism is a winner for both legacy parties! Read more about Headline of the century

Xmas blegging post

I have a family member in cable cut-off mode who would welcome anything you could throw their way.

So, thanks if you can, and I know times are tough! No PayPal account is required to donate.

Yeah, I know cable cut-off is good. But they don't think of it that way.

NOTE This is not a desperate "OMG, I'm out of fuel and I'm losing my house!" post, thanks to your generosity. Read more about Xmas blegging post

"Patriarchal household economic rent"


Sounds like a grand unified theory, anyhow. Could it be? Read more about "Patriarchal household economic rent"

You're on the bus or off the bus

Ian calls his shot for 2010 and the next few decades:

We’re going to hear a lot of triumphalism over the next year, because the economy is probably going to “recover” more strongly than many expect, not primarily because of the stimulus, but because of increased military spending. Military Keynesianism is the only type of Keynesianism both parties agree with...

Ian Welsh and Stirling Newberry in Second Life today

9:00PM EST.(There is also a feed at blog talk radio.)

Be there or be square! Read more about Ian Welsh and Stirling Newberry in Second Life today

Kip Sullivan: Two-thirds of Americans support Medicare-for-all (#3 of 6)

[I'll put this up since I believe that Hipparchia is busy teaching her cats French. Hipparchia, if you've got a long post that isn't up yet, do feel free to unpublish or de-front page this one; you have the power. -- lambert]

Kip Sullivan's The post mortem continues.

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This 40% number keeps cropping up...

On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, at 0:54.

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Some coffins with that Danish?


The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations.

Kos joins the PUMAs, only a year late

[Welcome, Reclusive Leftist readers!]

Pony riffing, I kid you not.

Oh well. At least Kos wasn't a premature PUMA.

NOTE I keed, I keed! Read more about Kos joins the PUMAs, only a year late

Green turns to brown

Hat tip, the great Avedon, for the title. Village Voice: Read more about Green turns to brown



Funny is always better than unfunny, no matter that the funny comes way too late.

And be sure to read the thread at TL for all the "Chickens coming home to roost" goodness.

NOTE Is there a feminist translation of "payback is a bitch"? Read more about Smackdown

Administration to extend bankster bailouts through 2010

Timmy. Meanwhile, they're thinking about a jobs program to bail out the rest of us -- two years into the worst economy since the Depression in the 1930s.

Versailles sucks. Obama sucks. The Dems suck. The Republicans suck. Both legacy parties suck. They all suck.

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Maintaining the "public option" semantic

McClatchy finally reports, and Reid throws "progressives" a bone:

Though he wouldn't offer details, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said late Tuesday that there was a "broad agreement" how to proceed. Several alternative scenarios are being sent to the Congressional Budget Office for further analysis, and Democratic leaders maintained that all could be defined as some kind of public option.

Dems to shit-can [a|the] [strong|robust]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] -- ?

[Readers, please add updates and your thoughts in posts or comments here as more of whatever these guys are doing leaks; RL has called me away from the keyboard. More from Ezra, WKJM, BooMan, McClatchy, Dean, Pravda and Izvestia below, as the stories appeared. -- lambert]

AP: Read more about Dems to shit-can [a|the] [strong|robust]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] -- ?


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