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Daily Archive for April 27th, 2012

I never cared for you

Willie Nelson: Bookmark It

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Don’t give up

Well, my computer blew up tonight, and now I have to use a laptop – which, of course, produces even more ergonomic problems. Whee!! Bookmark It

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Is our fearless leader really so feckless? Can he not see the Rove propaganda machine employs the same tactic over and over — tying legislation that would benefit the poor and middle-class to legislation that would provide tax breaks and other advantages to the super-wealthy? From The Raw Story: President Barack Obama threatened on Friday […]

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Matt Stoller has it right about Obama: Bookmark It

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Imagine that: Republic Report has learned that the Washington Post Company’s Kaplan for-profit college division, was, last year, a member of the controversial business advocacy group the American Legislative Exchange Council. Other major for-profit education companies also joined ALEC. Republic Report has obtained a July 2011 document showing Kaplan Higher Education and other for-profits as […]

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Paul Ryan renouncing Ayn Rand is like Peter denying Christ, except that Anne Rand was a batty old atheist who preached a self-serving “philosophy” called objectivism. ThinkProgress explains why the news of Ryan’s loss of faith seems so shocking at first glance: In 2005, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) heaped praise on Ayn Rand, a 20th-century […]

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The lost concert

A new Beatles documentary, coming to a theater near you: Bookmark It

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As Kenneth pointed out this week, the Bush-era bill that put the postal service in dire straits by requiring decades of pre-funded health benefits was nothing but a blatant attempt to break their union. Now the Senate is attempting to rectify that (because closing post offices is extremely unpopular with constituents), but they’ve included a […]

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Standing his ground

Even a toddler can execute his 2nd Amendment rights! A 3-year-old Port Arthur boy is recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston from serious wounds he received during an accidental shooting on Tuesday. “It looks like it’s just a tragic accident,” said Shari Pulliam with Child Protective Services. The state agency is investigating the shooting […]

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Talk about Southern hospitality! Apparently South Carolina has really rolled out the red carpet for ALEC, carving out a special exemption in the state’s lobbying law to allow legislators some very special one-on-one time to plot their state-by-state right-wing legislative takeovers. Isn’t that just the sweetest thing? Bless their hearts: ALEC has insisted that it […]

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