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How dare those ungrateful Greeks refuse to pick up the tab for the banksters? Look how meekly we knuckled under here! They should imitate us:

LONDON — Escalating political turmoil in near-bankrupt Greece intensified concerns Wednesday that the Mediterranean nation may be spiraling toward a calamitous default with investors, potentially igniting a new phase in Europe’s debt crisis.

Global markets shuddered as embattled Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou launched a risky gambit to push his Parliament to pass another round of austerity measures. Failure to pass the cuts could lead the European Union and International Monetary Fund to withhold bailout money, leaving Greece short of cash to pay its creditors as early as next month — an event that some economists warn could destabilize the global financial system.
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Wisconsin Supremes

Look, it’s gotten to the point where I’m surprised and gratified that Republican judges can still make fair rulings. So I’m not all that surprised when they make bad ones.

But as Scout from First Draft tells cheeseheads, ultimately, “We will win.”

When We Win from scoutwillie on Vimeo.


I was bitching to Marcy Wheeler about all the little annoyances of travel and how cranky they made me. Marcy said, “I sat next to a pregnant lady who was throwing up the whole flight.”

“Okay, you win,” I said “I can’t compete with that.”


It didn’t rain here last night, and that was when I found out it doesn’t get dark here until 9:30. Disorienting!

Netroots Nation

Most of the events are being live-streamed, so you can follow along at home here.

Something in the air

Thunderclap Newman:

Bad moon rising

Happy lunar eclipse! Creedence:

The ballad of easy rider

The Byrds:

Brush with greatness

Sitting at the same table with David Dayen, who got linked to by Krugman today.

Oh, look

The GAO just released their finding that there was no reason for the congressional abolition of ACORN.

Better late than never, I suppose. Thanks to the Democratic leadership for sticking it to our ally because they were so afraid of the controversy.

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