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One dollar vs. one “man.”

No, we don’t get to blame the people for the excesses of jerk Republicans.

This assault on information and truth has been going on for decades. Under Reagan there was a dramatic shift toward “market” — one-dollar-one-vote — sources of information and away from objective, citizen-oriented democratic — one-person-one-vote — sources. This market-sourced information necessarily reflects a conservative/corporate view because it is driven by money and profit instead of humanity and humanity’s needs.

Nice list of blogs there, but you probably read most of them anyway.

Thank you, Campaign for America’s Future.

via Sideshow

Pagan lights

Sometimes I think organized religion makes people crazy:

Homeowners in Hudsonville, Mich., have been singled out for displaying what an anonymous letter-writer calls “pagan” lights and decorations on their properties.

On Wednesday night, residents of Vintage Drive found a letter attached to their mailboxes suggesting that anyone with Christmas lights or decorations should re-think their beliefs, because Christmas displays honor the “Pagan Sun-God” and do not pertain to the birth of Jesus, according to ABC News affiliate WZZM.

The letters start out on a friendly note, with “Hi Neighbor, you have a nice display of lights.” But the self-described “love note” quickly changes tone, explaining how the “pagan tradition” of putting up lights began.

“I laughed because I think it’s ridiculous that people would get upset over Christmas lights,” said Danette Hoekman, who received the letter.

Occupy

Mass arrests yesterday as OWS tries to take over a vacant lot. Go read the story to understand why:

The 99%

This sounds right. We’re not even livestock. (Via Kos.)

Christmas don’t be late

Alvin and the Chipmunks:

‘Don’t they make a cute couple?’

Via Cannonfire:

Hungry heart

Bruce Springsteen:

Pennies in a jar

Nikki Jean:

R.I.P.

Vaclav Havel, 75. He was one of the last real heroes, I think.

Do re mi

The most famous flash mob:

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