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Why they hate Occupy

Because the news cycle is now dominated by stories of economic inequality instead of the deficit stories they were using to push their policies.

Because they only win when they cheat

I know there are people who think Mike Huckabee is a nice guy, but I’m not one of them:

Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has some advice for people who support the anti-union law passed in Ohio that faces a statewide repeal vote on November 8: Find out who’s voting to repeal the bill and block them from ballot box. The onetime Arkansas governor suggested deflating tires and giving these voters the wrong election date. “That’s up to you, how you creatively get the job done,” Huckabee quipped.

Huckabee’s remarks came during an appearance on Friday in Mason, Ohio, before a crowd of 350 people, according to MasonBuzz, a local blog that first reported the remarks. On November 8, Ohioans will vote on Issue 2, a much-contested ballot referendum on whether to repeal Gov. John Kasich’s controversial anti-union legislation (known as SB 5) that curbed collective bargaining rights for his state’s public-sector unions. Recent polls have shown that a majority of Ohioans support repealing Kasich’s bill. Enter Huckabee. He has been stumping for voting yes on Issue 2—that is, to uphold Kasich’s anti-union bill—urging members of the audience to do the same, and to pray in support of the measure. As part of his plea, Huckabee told the Mason crowd:

Don’t vote alone. Vote with someone—family, friends, relatives, people you work with. Make a list. Make a list of 10 family members, 10 friends, 10 neighbors, 10 folks you work with or have worked with in the past and call them and ask them, ‘Are you gonna vote on issue, and are you gonna vote for it?’

If they say no, well, you just make sure that they don’t go vote. [Crowd laughs.] Let the air out of their tires on election day. Tell them the election has been moved to a different date.”


I wonder why U.S. officials would deliberately leak misleading information about the “Iran terror plot”? Oh well, it’s not as if they want to start a war or anything, right?

‘Moderate’ Republicans

No such thing, really.

Chris Hedges at Times Square

Still backpedaling

The IMF sure has changed its tune – but it’s probably too late to stop it:

BRUSSELS — The International Monetary Fund, known throughout its history for urging governments to slash their budgets, is now worried that a global round of austerity may trigger a new recession and is urging countries to look for ways to boost growth.

On Monday, the agency warned the world’s leading economies that belt-tightening by governments, companies and consumers has been become so aggressive that the global economy could falter because of anemic demand.

“The immediate risk is that the global economy tips into a downward spiral. . . . Even in a less severe scenario, key advanced economies could suffer from a protracted period of low growth,” the IMF said. The agency report urged all but the most debt-strapped nations to boost growth through expansive government budget and spending policies or through central bank measures such as lowering interest rates to stimulate the economy.

Oh, look

Another back-door bailout for Bank of America!

How to succeed in business

This is how the wingnuts produce such “successful” books:

Herman Cain used campaign funds to buy his own books from his motivational speaking company, Bloomberg reports.

Although Cain’s autobiography, This is Herman Cain!, was published by Simon & Schuster, Cain paid his Georgia-based company $36,511 for the books. In addition, his presidential campaign paid $64,000 to his company for airfare, lodging and supplies, as well as the books.

The boys in charge

I think it’s pretty clear Obama is expected to help us make the transition to third-world wages, and this man is one of the chief reasons why I think so.

The real third rail

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus has not only grabbed it, he’s shaking it back and forth.

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