Submitted by Monkeyfister on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:01am
Black waves. We're in serious trouble.
The "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd needs a thorough collective punch in the fucking throat. This is an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions. How many more like this must we suffer to keep the Teabagger's SUVs on the road?
I sincerely hope that President Obama rescinds his Executive Order opening up new Off-shore Drilling areas. The yields are negligible, the risks are enormous. I'd also like to see this Administration hold BP's rights to lease-renewals hostage to make them fully pay in a responsibly timely manner. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 6:30pm
Dear Healthcare-NOW! Supporter:
We're writing to call your attention to an extremely significant event in the Cleveland area.
Dr. George Randt and his colleague are board-certified internists who have had a contractual relationship with St. John Medical Center covering some 2,500 patients for several years. These two doctors have excellent records with the hospital, high patient satisfaction and retention rates, and have never had an unfavorable review.
This past month they were notified by the president of their hospital, Mr. Cliff Coker, that their contracts were being terminated because they were not sufficiently profit-driven and "volume oriented," i.e., not seeing enough patients quickly enough. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 11:25am
[Selise on Fiscal Sustainability at Down with Tyranny. Read and comment! -- lambert]
[James Galbraith on the Fiscal Sustainability Counter-conference:
The Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter Conference will be the important
event in Washington on April 28. Unlike the other meeting, this one will
feature important work by honest scholars. It deserves at least equal
attention, and very much more respect.
James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin
Alrighty, then. --lambert]
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Fiscal sustainability is very much in the News these days because of the activities of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, The Peterson Foundation's very vigorous efforts to present a point of view on fiscal sustainability that reinforces and expands the outlook of the National Commission's statement of purpose, The Washington Post's continuing expression of the deficit hawkism point of view, and CNN's “news alliance” with The Peterson Foundation. All this and more is part of a steamroller being formed to ensure that only one point of view on fiscal sustainability, namely a neo-liberal point of view dominates the landscape of public discussion. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sun, 04/04/2010 - 1:10am
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 3:26pm
Last weekend that so-called epitome of liberal media bias called The Washington Post continued its on-going war on economic recovery and the American people with two salvos on the “crisis” in Government finances created by our “unsustainable” deficits, written by Fred Hiatt and Robert Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 3:07am
Both General Petraeus and Secretary of State Clinton used the mild-mannered adjective “unhelpful” in statements regarding Israel during the past year or so. Yes, in different contexts, but I couldn’t help being startled by the repetition.
Clinton’s use of that, in her case, “reined in” word concerned the 3/2009 demolition of dozens of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. She said it was “unhelpful” to peace efforts . I thought at the time it was an incredibly lightweight word – ironically minimal considering the reality of dozens of homes being razed which was, also, as I understand it, the breaking of international law. She, as the United States Secretary of State, was registering a public objection. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 9:40pm
I recommend you read this article by Vi Ransel ... and weep. I did. It tells all. Too many fresh hells listed but I will cite some of the most compelling passages for me. I know I went quote crazy, but as I was reading and note-taking I knew I couldn't paraphrase it well enough to do it justice. I bolded some sentences I found most infuriating.
BTW, the quote in title from the following passage: Read below the fold...
Submitted by BDBlue on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 6:08pm
Submitted by madamab on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 10:27am
Irony, that is. Just look what our Dear Leader done wroted to me in duh eeeeeemail!
The subject is: "What You're Doing is Working."
(pause for crying, laughing, pounding table and biting down on leather strop)
Okay. Okay. I'm a little calmer now. He continued:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you directly for the outstanding work you've been doing for health reform. I can tell you that your voice is heard in Washington every day. I see how your efforts are moving us toward victory. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 7:00am
On International Women's Day, the anti-choice movement almost succeeded in exacting the most drastic ovarian penalty yet against women of childbearing age who dare not to carry their children to term. Yes, it was thisclose to being a crime to miscarry one's child in the great state of Utah. (The governor vetoed H.B. 12, but it passed both Houses in the State Legislature). La Macha writes in VivirLatino: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 12:19am
According to M.J. Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Media Matters, Obama’s laudable willingness to use non-“sledgehammer” diplomacy on Iran is being scuttled by an AIPAC-driven, hawkish -- especially during an election year -- and heretofore (re health care, at least) glacially moving Congress. Read below the fold...
Submitted by ntoddpax on Fri, 02/12/2010 - 11:56pm
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Submitted by letsgetitdone on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 3:40pm
For some time now discussions have been going on in the blogosphere about the filibuster and whether or not to get rid of it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 3:12pm
The corporatist-centrist politicians, such as Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad, Evan Bayh, no longer afraid of a total collapse of the world economy, are using deadly innocent frauds, scare, myths, and lies about the deficit and the national debt to undermine the possibilities of progressive change in the United States. Read below the fold...