Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 4:15pm
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 2:54pm
I'm glad somebody took this one on. The Howler on Krugman:
You’ve got to be kidding: Good grief! We scanned his words a second time, to see if we’d read them correctly. We’re fairly sure you know our view: Paul Krugman has been the very best, at the top of the pile, for a very long time now. But golly Ned! Here’s how he started this morning’s column. We had to read it twice: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 2:10pm
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 12:51pm
It's already started, so let's do our part for party loyalty.
Please add your own to this list:
* Two terms is too short to judge a presidency
* Because of the economic crisis, we can't...
* America can't accept a black man doing / not doing... (is this one still playable now that all racism has been eliminated forevah?)
* The Clintons made Obama pick party regulars like Biden, Emanuel, etc.; Obama was crippled by the Clintons' smears; Obama was saddled with the disastrous legacy of the Clinton presidency
* America has always been center-right
* Now is not the time to... so, check back in one or two
Friedman Obama units
* The scary Republicans threatened to filibuster, so we had to fold on the spot Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 10:55am
Dunno. Wishful thinking? Or real science? Bloomberg:
A solution to the world's energy problems may lie in a Chinese mushroom growing in Novozymes A/S laboratories.
The Danish company's scientists in China, Brazil, Denmark and the U.S. are testing mushrooms and lichen to find one that will turn corn cobs and sugarcane stalks into biofuel. An affordable alternative to gasoline made from plant waste would end concerns that global hunger for energy is driving up food prices worldwide.
Novozymes said it will find the answer by 2010, getting to the market before its closest rival, Danisco A/S. Read below the fold...
Submitted by a little night ... on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 10:44am
Rev. Jesse Jackson:
"Dr. King fervently supported Kennedy over Nixon. We still had to march for a public accommodations bill. He supported President Johnson over Goldwater. We still had to march for the right to vote. Now when Mr. Barack Obama gets to Washington, there'll be competition for his attention. And so the Civil Rights Movement must make its presence felt. And the labor movement. And the women's movement."
Amen. Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 10:27am
Meet the new Ari/Scottie. A little history on Obama's new press sec'y--his role in destroying Dean while working for Kerry, reviving the "lincoln bedroom" against Clinton, and other totally Rovian and "old politics" methods. So far, we have Gibbs and Emanuel and Axelrod -- 3 old-school, old-politics, attack dogs. Who's next? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 8:39am
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 8:29am
The tech guy (not; he's a classmate of Obama's from Harvard Law) on the advisory board for Obama's transition team is Julius Genachowski.
In the summer of 2006, Deven Parekh, a VC at New York-based Insight Venture Partners, got a call from Genachowski inviting him to meet the senator. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 7:47am
It's more than troubling that "we can talk about this later" keeps becoming "we will talk about this never." We're not supposed to advise and critique? We're supposed to trust but not verify? We're supposed to shut our yaps because Obama is smarter than we are and knows what he is doing?
Simple answers to simple questions:
Yes, yes, and yes. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 12:38am
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 12:22am
They don't even try to hide it any more:
"You know what?" Matthews said. "I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new Presidency work."
Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski pressed Matthews on his claim, asking if it his his job as a journalist to make the Presidency work. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 11:48pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 11:14pm
Yeah, I paraphrased. Sue me. MSNBC:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking to limit expectations on what a new Democratic regime will be able to achieve in the 111th Congress. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 10:46pm