"Obama is changing the rules! He is showing
a different kind of audacity! He wants companies that get taxpayer dollars to perform as if they operated
in the real world and not the land of Oz. In the real world, if you build a better car, people will buy
it, and if you don't, they won't. That has never been the operating principle in Detroit, where automakers made
clunkers and the Japanese cleaned their clocks...GM's stock was $70 a share when Wagoner took over and
closed under $4 on Friday. But Michigan Gov. Granholm, a Democrat, said Monday on NBC's 'Today' show
that Wagoner was a 'sacrificial lamb.' To me, it looks like the stockholders were the lambs. The
lambs led to slaughter."
-- Roger Simon, Link
There will never be justice
in the United States until this drunken asshole is jailed for mass murder,
corruption, flagrant violations of the law, and his refusal to recognize
human rights. He is also responsible for the worst attack on the United States
since Pearl Harbor. He is directly reponsible for the misery and lost hopes of millions of human
beings because of his reckless handling of the American economy.
Excerpt: I'm always amazed by how willing conservatives
are to believe their own lazy caricatures and, as a result,
how completely and utterly they fail to understand
the actual motivations and beliefs of their political opponents...
The notion that there is anyone of significance
on the American left who still believes in anything approaching genuine
socialism is pure fantasy. That debate, to the
extent it ever really happened in this country, was settled a long time
What we're dealing with right now are differences
of opinion regarding how best to manage the failure of a number of
major companies. It's not a debate about
socialism vs. capitalism; it's a debate about methods of damage control.
But many conservatives have so deluded themselves
with their own propaganda that they're not even capable of
following the conversation any more. So
instead they spend all day indulging in paranoid delusions and debates
that have no relevance to current events.
It's a sad spectacle.
The crazy sons of bitches want to tax-cut their way out of the recession
by starving the middle class - which is wjat caused the recession in
the first place.
They don't care if America falls, as long as they get another tax cut.
Excerpt: From third grade on, I have been asked, "Are
you related to Rush Limbaugh?" My teachers' whispered questions about
on the radio made me feel important, even though
my 8-year-old comrades had no idea who he was. During those years, I didn't
who he was either. I knew Cousin Rusty always
brought Cuban cigars to family gatherings. Sometimes he would get Aunt
Patty to smoke
one and my cousins and I would laugh at her coughing
as we watched from the neighbor's trampoline. I was proud of him like I
of my brother, who's older than your brother
and can beat your brother up.
It was pretty hit-and-miss but clear-cut all the
same. People either didn't know who he was or didn't care or loved him
or hated him.
There was no like in the equation. If
they had an opinion about him, once they learned of our connection, they
offered that opinion.
"Really?! Well, this is what I think of him …"
This poor lady - it'd be like having Sirhan
or Lee Harvey Oswald for a relative.
Yes, Beck can play the guitar, but can anyone
outside his rabid fan base name three or four of his top hits?
Beck played with the Yardbirds and did the Wired
album, and did a good job on both.
Page played guitar for Led Zeppelin, which had
half a dozen truly great albums and strongly influenced music.
Beck, not so much.
"The Beltway press pros didn't seem to care
what Krugman wrote about Bush and didn't think his writing --his opposition--needed to be examined closer.
He was just a liberal critic, so who cared what he wrote about Bush...But now a Democrat is in the
Oval Office, Krugman is still hitting the president from the left, and suddenly the Beltway press thinks Krugman's
work is fascinating and newsworthy." -- Eroc Boehlert,
I always liked Krugman, but now he seems to delight in attacking
Excerpt: So here's the latest: In what The
New York Times described as "an unusual move," Goldman Sachs quietly
bought up a big share of its own stock from two
senior executives last fall even as possible insolvency loomed.
Goldman, which received $12.9 billion in government
funds from the cratered insurance giant AIG, paid chief
operating officer Jon Winkelried $19.7 million,
general counsel Gregory K. Palm $38.3 million.
Goldman's alibi was that both gentlemen needed
cash and "directors were concerned that a large sale of
Goldman shares . . . would alarm investors during
a period of market turmoil." Were they politicians,
such transactions might be deemed insider trading
and could lead to an SEC investiga-um, whitewash.
To emphasize their need, the Times pointed out
that "in a much-noticed sign of the times, Mr. Winkelried . . .
put his estate in Nantucket on the market last
fall for $55 million. He has since lowered the price.
He also owns a home in Short Hills, N.J., and
a horse farm in Colorado."
With the price of quality horse hay approaching
$5 a bale these days, you can see the poor guy's problem.
So why do they get to keep that stolen money?
Why can't the IRS audit everybody who
made more than $10M a year for the last eight years and let's
find out where that money came from.
The people who ran the real estate-bubble-Ponzi scheme need to
lost their money and their freedom.
We have broken thru the $1,500
ceiling! Thanks to all who have been so generous.
I know what you're thinking...
"I like Ol' Bart, been reading him years, maybe I should send him a 'love' check."
Fact is - about 2% contribute.
Ergo, ipso facto - times are tough.
put food on his family! New kittens are eating and pooping machines!
Their food bill is enormous!
send a 'love' check to
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"I have no interest in raising a single dime
for any Blue Dog wannabees. It's no longer 'more Democrats'. The biggest danger to a progressive
agenda in the House isn't the irrelevant Republicans, but obnoxious Blue
Dogs. It's time for Better Democrats."
-- The great and powerful Kos, and I agree with him this time,
Agent Andy Taylor is sent
on the most important mission of his life... penetrate the Birkenstock
Curtain surrounding Boulder, Colorado. His team: Barney, Gomer,
Floyd and Aunt Bee. But things go wrong,
they are cut off behind enemy lines. Were they betrayed? How
will they survive? And who is the frozen
Excerpt: Barney Frank shepherded the new AIG bonus bill
around the House floor - questioning the sanity of
Texas Republican John Culberson and other conservatives
who were needling the majority.
Frank grabbed the microphone after Culberson blasted
Democrats for passing the stimulus,
which permitted AIG to lavish billions on executives
after its de facto federal takeover.
Frank accused the GOP of attacking him for trying
to fix the flawed stimulus, saying Republicans’
criticism was part “of a psychological disorder
I am not equipped to diagnose.”
When Culberson coaxed another Democrat to admit
he hadn’t actually read the entire stimulus,
Frank jumped in to point out that the new bill
was much shorter - while questioning Culberson’s literacy skills.
'The bill is 5½ pages - even the gentleman
from Texas could have read it by now.'"
PayPal to Bruce directly at
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"The Blue Dogs (backstabbers)
their own financing system and they can pay their own freight. I ask for financial support only for those
congressional candidates whose values and positions on the issues are truly progressive. Somebody's got to do
that or there will never be anything but Blue Dogs in congress." --
Good point - if the Blue Dog backstabbers
want to stop Obama, we should withhold our money.
If enough of the big dogs to that, maybe
they'll get the message,
"Beware of forming a circular firing squad.
People should be focusing their efforts on expanding the Democratic majority -
and that should be their singular focus."
-- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign
saying we should support the backstabbers who are handcuffing Obama
I know how to save GM. General Motors savior
may be in it’s illegal aquisitions from 70 years ago.
From the 1920s through the 1950s GM and Firestone
bought up all the private commuter rail they could,
including subways, cable cars, electric trollies,
etc… So that they could crush it forcing people to buy cars
to get around. The Supreme Court fined them botha
whopping $5000 for violating antitrust laws and
single handidly destroying the American metropolitan
area. Today, much of that old infrastructure still exists,
albeit in a dilapidated state, and GM still owns
thousands of miles of rail easments in dozens of cities across America.
Obama put over $8 billion in the stimulus bill
for commuter rail, why not give GM a few billion bucks to renovate and
the old subways and trollies? Los Angeles used
to have one of the largest networks of subways and cummuter rail in the
before GM destroyed it, and most of the old tunnels
still exist and only need some renovation to be functional again.
By doing this we can save GM and it’s vast capital
infrastructure, help the environment by removing cars from the road,
and force one of the slowest-to-adapt manufacturing
giants to finally diversify.
Excerpt: There is still no decision in the New York 20th
Congressional District race between Democrat Scott Murphy
and Republican Jim Tedisco. Both men believe
they will win, but a decision cannot be made until absentee ballots are
This has been an incredibly close race with Murphy
currently leading Tedisco by 25 ballots. Murphy feels confident
that the absentees will sway in his favor, while
Tedisco points out that military absentees traditionally vote Republican.
But if this about Obama, how can the race be close
if his approval ratings are still in the sixties?
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