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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Don’t You Feel My Leg

The great Maria Muldaur: Bookmark It

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Thinning

Today I put about 60 percent of my books in boxes and tomorrow I’m having a yard sale. I feel better already! Bookmark It

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Oil Spill

The winds and waves are high, and it’s getting much, much worse. Bookmark It

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Talk about ‘roid rage! This email is going around Wall Street. (h/t Steveeboy) Yeah, I’d love to see one of these smartass motherfuckers teach a classroom full of inner city kids. Let’s start a hedge fund and bet on how long they’d last. I’m guessing two days, tops: We are Wall Street. It’s our job […]

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So which came first: the chicken, or the egg? Because if the Manhattan U.S. attorney was already investigating Goldman Sachs, maybe the SEC only referred it for criminal investigation to cover their own asses. Which would mean they were never supposed to be investigated as a criminal matter. Hmm. Bookmark It

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That’s what Arizona said about their new anti-immigration law. If that’s true, how do they explain this? Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Arizona Department of Education “recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning […]

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Just in case you wondered if I was overreacting to this “deficit commission”: But Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Senate Democratic leader, denounced suggestions of an administration VAT plan as the “musings of right-wing cable shows.” Yeah, we’ll see. I’ll file that, right under “public option promises.” He also admonished “bleeding heart […]

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Now the oil spill is his fault. What would we do without the media to teach us these things? Oh, and as Brendan points out, hurricane season is coming. UPDATE: Obama has called a halt to any new offshore drilling until an investigation of this disaster is complete. Drill, baby, drill! Bookmark It

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Fetus World

Women shouldn’t really have any say about their own lives. It’s all about the fetus! Democrats in the Florida House rebuffed Republican attempts to pass a stringent anti-abortion law by shutting down the chamber’s business today. The measure in question is an ultrasound requirement—similar to the one passed by Oklahoma on Tuesday—that would require an […]

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TODAY: Mayday SOS

People are going off a cliff and we’re not really doing anything about it. That’s not great public policy. – Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project This “99ers” unemployment crisis is a giant iceberg lurking under the political water line, and the Democrats in Congress don’t seem to understand they’re dancing […]

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