An old saying from the Navy...
Submitted by herb the verb on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 3:57pm
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Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 3:52pm
Submitted by Damon on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 1:06am
Obama apologist Clarence Page let's us know in his December 21, 2008 column that progressives need to get over Obama's pick of Rick Warren as his invocation leader. Now, a few gems, and please count the number of times he uses "pragmatic":
Although some gay activists and other left-progressives might try to dismiss Warren as a hard-line troglodyte, he actually is a pragmatic moderate compared with right-wing evangelical activists like Pat Robertson or the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 9:51am
Spam from well-funded Villagers in my Inbox; play it, Levanna:
URGENT: Send the insurance industry a message!
Er, no. I don't see any point in sending them a message; with their business model of denying care, they must already know we hate them. And sending the insurance companies a message diverts me from sending the real message I need to send to my elected representatives: Pass HR 676, save $350 billion a year, and save 17,000 lives.
And now the main body of the peice; watch for the sudden change of key in the middle:
Today, the leading insurance industry representative, America's Health Insurance Plans, came out and said they would stop denying people coverage due to pre-existing conditions.*
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Submitted by herb the verb on Tue, 11/11/2008 - 1:01pm
In defense of black voters voting at least 2 to 1 for California's Proposition 8 rides Jasmyne A. Cannick. Her argument is that white gays aren't "sufficiently sensitive" to the fact that the word and concept of "rights" was trademarked and copywritten by black churches in the 60's. Therefore, any use of that word by white gays is offensive to the black community, including black lesbians like Cannick. I parachuted in to hearing her laughingly dismiss outraged callers on Talk of the Nation. Read below the fold...
Submitted by herb the verb on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 9:27pm
Big Tent Democrat again calls it right. The Village is desperate to continue the right wing policies of the Reagan/Bush/Bush administrations. To that end they are fear-mongering that it was hyper-partisanism by GWB that was the death blow to the Republicans this year. By framing it in this way they hope to scare Democrats (and Obama) from pursuing partisan Democratic policies. Read below the fold...
Submitted by bringiton on Fri, 10/31/2008 - 10:25pm
While a number of the more cowardly VRWC mouthpieces in the MSM have abandoned the usual the Republican lockstep approach to candidate support solidarity while they try to climb on the Obama gravy train, others in the Party see this schism as a chance for purification and an opportunity to seize the apron strings of power. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 11:50am
Via email, from HCAN's latest mailer:
We are not going to allow our health care system get deregulated to the point that our banking system did.
Forget the illiteracy, what on earth does "to the point that our banking system did" mean? I don't want to tinker round the edges of a system that's killing people with better regulations; I want do what every other civilized country does, and make health care a universal, human right. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 10:53pm
Via Digby, Donna Brazile still has a job, and she's on the teebee!
[Obama's] going to have to put things on the table that perhaps many of us would not like to see a Democratic president put on the table in terms of cutting back on spending, freezing hiring and making some real tough decisions. So, I think he will be constrained by the deficit and also by the fact that we're still in two major wars.
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Submitted by BDBlue on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 1:01pm
Jonathan Weil at Bloomberg explains why we're getting such a terrible bill everyone knows won't work (emphasis mine):
That brings us to this question: Why would a smart guy like Hank Paulson -- the former boss of Goldman Sachs -- advance such a dumb, shady plan? Let us count the reasons:
No. 1: It delays our national reckoning until after the presidential election. Read below the fold...
Submitted by BDBlue on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 10:48pm
"It would be my hope that this could be resolved today, that we'd have a day for the American people and members of Congress to review the legislation on the Internet,'' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California. "One thing is for sure, we are not leaving until this legislation is passed." Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 11:56am
I thought he won; but I also shifted from CNN to CSPAN in the middle of the debate, and I missed this part. Or maybe I was drinking. The level-headed Avedon writes:
I just about lost the will to live when they were talking about the surge. Since Obama bought into the whole lie about how the surge had worked, he was helpless. McCain just quoted Obama as saying the surge had worked beyond our wildest expectations even though he'd opposed it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 10:58am
Harry Reid is, I think, the guy on the right (with the pecs). I'm not sure who the sinister guy behind Harry (the black robe, the skull) is. But whoever he is, he's the one running the show.
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Submitted by Sarah on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 12:58pm
What if offshoring isn't the boon the corp execs expected? What if investment vehicles (read complicated boondoggles designed to move money from the middle and lower class into the upper class' pockets via expensively-furnished con jobs run out of the 'credit economy') really don't do anything useful?
Well, then you get what is happening now on Wall Street.
Which looks, to this un-initiate (thank you FSM) like the chickens coming home to roost.
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