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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

And takes much criticism as a result, of course. Pretty shocking story, even to me. I can’t stand Lynne Abraham, she was a stain on the city’s reputation and I’m glad she’s gone: “There’s an enormous inequity in a system that permits a police officer’s testimony to be unassailed and have absolutely no repercussions,” he […]

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Yes, that Erskine Bowles. Of “Fix The Debt” and the Simpson-Bowles team that was trying to make a deal to cut our Social Security? Uh huh.

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(Thanks, Ron.) Man, this stuff pisses me off: What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight that’s being closely watched by anti-fracking activists across the country. Steve Lipsky has complained […]

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Once again, the special interests are sharpening their knives to go after Social Security and Medicare. I mean, Council for Foreign Relations’ “Renewing America” project? The name alone makes me want to puke: While other large wealthy countries have been cutting their entitlement programs, the United States has left Medicare and Social Security mostly untouched. […]

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I spent much of my day in the hospital yesterday, getting my sinuses evaluated. (I have to admit, I was thrilled when getting a CAT scan was as simple as walking over to the next office.) The verdict? They’re perfectly clear! I thought I had another sinus tumor, because I had the same symptoms as […]

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I’m beginning to think that they really do want a revolution, or they wouldn’t keep doing shit like this, right? The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to waive sanctions against Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:AG) that would prevent it from managing pension money in the wake of the bank pleading guilty to criminal charges. […]

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It’s always the lower-level traders and not the systemic fraud that crashed the economy. This is peanuts compared to what the big Wall Street banks pulled in on mortgage fraud and the related derivatives. So why aren’t the Jamie Dimons of the world on trial? I think we all know why: NEW YORK (AP) — […]

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It’s been going on for the past 10 years, and while I’ve only had to deal with a full-fledged attack once, it was really scary. (By the way, just about every female political blogger has had this happen at least once.) There are people on the internet who turn into jackals when someone points them […]

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Climate scientists say we’re past the point of prevention, and should be working on mitigating the worst effects of climate change. Which makes me wonder: Doesn’t that same thinking apply to our political system as well? Everything is so thoroughly corrupt, it seems like revolution is inevitable. So really, shouldn’t we be talking about how […]

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Jack the Ripper

Identified through DNA. Fascinating! Well, there goes the pretext of dozens of murder novels…

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