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Take-OUT not Take-down of OBL -- DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES!

(553 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)

Pepe Escobar of Asia Times suggests the motivation for the alleged take-OUT not take-down of Osama Bin Ladin:

The hero, fully equipped, pumped up, is face to face with the real Osama bin Laden, unarmed, just out of bed, trapped in a drab room. There's no possible escape; the whole compound is "secured". This is it - the moment America has been dreaming about since September 11, 2001.

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Osama Bin Laden, Mere Cog in the Real Overlords’ Mighty Propaganda Machine

(554 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)

Mike Whitney has one of the best takes I have read about Osama Bin Laden’s alleged demise. (For what it is worth, I didn’t think Osama was still alive. I still entertain this as a possibility, given the phenomenal degree of lying the Obama administration and military have committed.)

Whitney writes: Read more about Osama Bin Laden, Mere Cog in the Real Overlords’ Mighty Propaganda Machine

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Like a Force of Nature

All over the world the powerful are fighting the birth of the truth because they cannot bear its consequences.

They want you to believe that you are powerless and that nothing can be done, that this is as it should be. Yet we know that is not true, because we can look at Egypt, where we see that people prevailed over a 30 year dictatorship that thought nothing of gunning people down in the street, that hid people in torture chambers while the elite occupied wood paneled offices with marble bathrooms. Read more about Like a Force of Nature

Critical Arab-US Moment Betrayed: Obama & Cong. Won’t Do Right Thing Re Jewish Settlements; Fear 2012 AIPAC Election Punishment

So, let’s get this straight. The United States officially -- at least rhetorically -- disapproves of illegal Jewish settlement expansion. Yet to do ANYTHING SERIOUS to support this position would mean substantial political blowback from AIPAC.

We all know to what degree the President and Congress will sell out the welfare of human beings, their own citizens, and, hell, the rest of the world’s, to protect their own jobs and power no matter what the depth of the sell out. Read more about Critical Arab-US Moment Betrayed: Obama & Cong. Won’t Do Right Thing Re Jewish Settlements; Fear 2012 AIPAC Election Punishment

The Ronald Reagan We Remember, And Not So Fondly

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It would take an entire library to move the mountain of fake history spun around the life and career of Ronald Reagan by now. Sometimes only a cartoon can approach the truth.

Aaron McGruder, in this intro to a Boondocks episode of a couple years ago, comes as close to capturing a piece of the mean and nasty spirit of the Gipper as anybody ever will.

Why, oh why, can't we have a better press corp?

Lordy:

With Cairo in flames, a member of the White House press corp asks a question about the reporting structure involving the next White House press secretary. "Will the new press secretary have your office?" is an actual question.

Shocker! Read more about Why, oh why, can't we have a better press corp?

NEJM on the constitutionality of the mandate

A word about the question: "Is it Constitutional?" One answer to this question is: "We won't know until the Supreme Court tells us what the law is." But there's no reason, after Scalia skewed the nomination process his way in Bush v. Gore, to regard the Supreme Court as anything other than another gaggle of lawyers with abnormally large briefcases. Read more about NEJM on the constitutionality of the mandate

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Philadelphia Weekly: 'Third-party candidates emerge as champions of the working-class'

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From Philadelphia Weekly (read the whole article here):

Hugh Giordano, a 26-year-old, Roxborough native and food workers’ union organizer for UFCW Local 152, ran on the Green Party ticket against Democrat Lou Agre for a seat in the 194th. He lost, but garnered 18 percent of the vote (23 percent in Philly)—an unprecedented number for a third-party candidate. He may have his district’s attention, but Giordano and the Green Party of Philadelphia want everyone to know that when it comes to the ballot, three isn’t a crowd. What’s more, they’ve got heavy union support—typically an automatic vote for Democrats—to help them.

Agent of the Unknown

From flipkart.com:

Book Summary of Agent Of The Unknown

Don Haig had been content to lie around and drink in the synthetic beauty of the pleasure planetoid Fyon, until a woman came into his life. A woman more beautiful and more perfect than any other female in the galaxy. A woman who brought about a curious change in Don.

For she was a pocket-sized doll -- a very strange and miraculous puppet who shed constant tears and held powers that Don never even dreamed of.

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Zombies!

No, not zombie lies, or OFB zombies. But related.

Because of Stirling's recent (and very interesting) post on torture-economy, this post over at the Global Sociology Blog caught my eye:

The Culture of Poverty and Zombies Read more about Zombies!

Why Don't You Two Get A Room?

I've been watching these two flirting while pretending not to flirt since about 2002. The elephant would watch the donkey all the time, and the donkey would watch back, while they pretended to hate each others' guts. The donkey would pretend not to give a shit -- not speaking to him, not returning his calls, but the whole time she'd look for excuses to be around while the elephant was in the room. It got to be pretty annoying after a while -- the donkey would be flirting her ass off, and the whole time saying it was nothing, just a little bipartisanship, all in a spirit of compromise. Read more about Why Don't You Two Get A Room?

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