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Arab spring in Israel

Again, I’ll note that we’re not seeing this on our corporate media, mostly because the government keeps pouring money into the military and the expansion of illegal settlements — kind of like what we face here:

Woo hoo

I’m liking this NY attorney general — a lot!

God’s away on business

Cookie Monster and Tom Waits:

Mark Warner

In yet another episode of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” we learn that Mark Warner is still a right-wing douchebag!

Sen. Mark Warner is hoping to form a bipartisan, bicameral post-Gang of Six group to pressure the already bipartisan, bicameral supercommittee to “go big or go home,” his spokesman told POLITICO Thursday.

The Virginia Democrat, who first spoke of his vague plan during a Virginia Beach meeting Wednesday of the local Filipino American Community Action Group, said his new group would build on the efforts of the Gang of Six, a group of which he was a member.

“I’m not going to give up the fight. This problem is not going to go away,” Warner said, the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported.

Warner spokesman Kevin Hall said Thursday the idea is for the nascent group to serve as a cheerleading corps for the 12-member supercommittee “to speak out to encourage the new supercommittee to ‘go big, or go home.’” Hall said Warner has not developed details of the new group, which he called a “very preliminary concept.”

Warner told the group Wednesday that “$2.2 trillion is not enough” deficit reduction and warned that any new plan will likely include both more taxes and higher fees for services like the Tricare military health care plan.

Yeah, because I was just thinking the men and women in the military haven’t quite sacrificed enough! Or at least, nowhere near as much as the amazing millionaire ($65M to $238M) Mark Warner.

Russia in color

A century ago (h/t Maya):

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time – when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948.

Heh

Robert Reich debates himself about the economy:

Class warfare, my ass

Jon Stewart tries to educate Fox News:

120K

Yeah, laying off all those postal workers will really help the economy. Jesus, once upon a time I used to be impressed by academic credentials, but when you see how many stupid people there pushing this austerity crap, well…

Sleep

I’ve been doing a lot more of it lately because I discovered that wearing an eye mask to block out the light allows me to get eight hours’ sleep instead of five. Yay!

Hah hah

Now Bachmann claims she went to work for the IRS as some kind of spy to learn how to defeat them!

Nah, the pay and benefits had nothing to do with it.

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