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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

The first time I saw your face

Roberta Flack:

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Killing me softly

Lori Lieberman:

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Castles in the air

Don McLean:

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Breaking news

I’m long past the point where I vote for politicians on the basis of their “character,” because I know that we don’t actually know anything about their characters. All we see is a carefully-designed presentation, and if you think you really know any of them (or their wives), you’re deluded. You’re projecting, and they’d like […]

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More fun with health care

Couldn’t sleep again last night, it was just awful. Even with the air conditioning cranked, I was still really hot, tossing, turning, and sweating like a fiend. So I made an executive decision and cut my medication in half today. I told the endocrinologist I’m extremely sensitive to medication (“Whatever you usually give people, cut […]

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Maybe the guards at Gitmo played it over and over again by itself. That would be enough to drive me mad. Or maybe they alternated it with Megadeth, or played it simultaneously with Megadeth. All we really know for sure is that the dirty dogs who authorized torture of detainees were never held accountable for […]

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Krugman: …For all its woes, Japan has never experienced the kind of employment collapse we’ve suffered. That’s the sense in which we’re doing far worse than the Japanese ever did. So as I said, in a way Japan is no longer a cautionary tale; it’s still a lousy story, but compared to us it almost […]

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From TPM: … Across the spectrum, experts are imploring political leaders not to be myopic and unyielding: delay the budget cuts until the economic recovery really takes hold, but be ready with a more considered course of deficit reduction when that moment arrives. Yet Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and their surrogates on Capitol Hill, […]

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Erik Kain at Mother Jones, defending MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who was bombarded with insults after questioning the wisdom of automatically referring to Americans soldiers who fall in battle as heroes: In transforming our soldiers or police automatically into “heroes” we ignore the atrocities our own side commits. In doing so we also ignore the […]

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How will members of Congress who are owned by Big Oil respond to calls for a “greener” military? This one’s a no-brainer, as they say on sports-talk radio: … The House GOP included a measure in the defense authorization bill this month prohibiting the Defense Department from buying alternative fuels if they cost more than […]

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