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Myth of the liberal media

An oldie but goodie: The idea that we are being stripped of our civil liberties is outside of what’s considered acceptable opinion by the corporate media. More here.

Rang De Basanti

A Mumbai flash mob!

Shine On Brightly

The chandelier in sinful swing
as gifts for me the three kings bring
of myrrh and frankincense, I’m told,
and fat old Buddhas carved in gold

A rare instance of Christmas lyrics in Procol Harum, but their songs almost always sounded Christmas-y to me. More here.

Scott Walker

Is a horrible human being. Go ahead, Scott. Every time you make another dick move, that’s another thousand signatures on your recall petition.

Special for Netroots Nation

Buy a ticket by midnight tonight and get the earlybird rate.

I can’t say enough good things about NN. It’s a great way to get energized and meet people from all over the country who are working to make things better. If all you do is read blogs, you wouldn’t know how much good work people are doing — and all the local victories they’re racking up. This year, it will be in Providence, RI – driving distance for East coasters. If you can, plan to be there.

Crime scenes

Mortgage fraud stops when law enforcement begins. Still waiting!

The digital story of the Nativity

The Christmas tree

Back by popular demand:

‘Associated forces’

The NY Times editorial board on President Obama’s power grab:

Nearly every top American official with knowledge and experience spoke out against the provisions, including the attorney general, the defense secretary, the chief of the F.B.I., the secretary of state, and the leaders of intelligence agencies. And, for weeks, the White House vowed that Mr. Obama would veto the military budget if the provisions were left in. On Wednesday, the White House reversed field, declaring that the bill had been improved enough for the president to sign it now that it had passed the Senate.

This is a complete political cave-in, one that reinforces the impression of a fumbling presidency. To start with, this bill was utterly unnecessary. Civilian prosecutors and federal courts have jailed hundreds of convicted terrorists, while the tribunals have convicted a half-dozen.

And the modifications are nowhere near enough. Mr. Obama, his spokesman said, is prepared to sign this law because it allows the executive to grant a waiver for a particular prisoner to be brought to trial in a civilian court. But the legislation’s ban on spending any money for civilian trials for any accused terrorist would make that waiver largely meaningless.
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Securities fraud

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What, you thought they’d indict REAL bankers? LOL

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