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Access bloggers still think they're hippies...

Via Eschaton, quoting Digby in toto (go read), since I need to quote all the way to the end:

From a personal perspective, this would be a godsend:

Senate Democrats are discussing the idea of expanding Medicare by lowering the age at which the elderly could enter the government-run insurance program, Democratic sources on the Hill tell the Huffington Post.

Thank god for the econoblogs!

Quote of the day

"Ax Max"

Go read. She's singing our song!

Gotta go, RL calls.

NOTE Via Arthur. Read more about "Ax Max"

Interesting

Bowers gets tetchy, and gives others the model for setting up a "progressive" organization. The subtext: "See if you can do it better, assholes!"

But obviously, if you care about policy results, the model is broken -- Exhibit A, the health care debacle and the "progressive" access bloggers who did so much to enable it -- so why is Bowers propagating it? To spread the despair around?

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Turning off the spinning globe

If the spinning globe causes you problems, you can turn it off in from the Update My Account link at top right. Look for "Block Configuration" and uncheck Globe.

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The pissant "public option" as a symbol of political power

The privatized war in Afghanistan

An index from Facing South.

One more for the blogroll! Read more about The privatized war in Afghanistan

Designed to fail. And did.

["Fail" depends on what your metric for success is. As a fundraising device, Jane's thread is an obvious fail, but the comment thread makes it clear that wasn't what the post was about anyhow. --lambert] Read more about Designed to fail. And did.

I was thirsty and you gave me water

(Matthew 25:35). Oh well:

A judge has threatened to sentence an Arizona man to 25 days in prison for leaving jugs of water in the desert for illegal immigrants.

It's like we're living in 18th C England, or something. I mean, what next?

He gives 'em a loaf of bread and gets his hand chopped off? Read more about I was thirsty and you gave me water

Violet needs help

National Nurses United

To get rich is glorious

Banksters at play.

I'm told that power relationships in Versailles are much the same. How nice for everyone!

NOTE Via Susie. Read more about To get rich is glorious

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