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Economy

Summers Hedges on Recession Talk

Here’s a guy who knows a thing or two about economy. Of course, he worked for Clinton, so wingnuts will dismiss him as a kook… From: Ex-Treasury chief Summers warns on recession risks on Yahoo! News. Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said on Sunday the risks of a recession are …

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BushWorld

Gonzo Resigns to spend More Time With Jeff Gannon

Well, we finally got rid of this twit… but will we really be better off? From: Embattled Attorney General Resigns – New York Times. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he …

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Media

Radio’s Problem Is Radio People

First, read this whine from a local Baltimore radio general manager. From: Radio may survive this, too — baltimoresun.com. "Because of satellite radio, more affluent people are going to use that service, so we have a smaller piece of the pie to slice up with the people remaining, who are …

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Economy

Large Webcasters Reach Deal Small Webcasters ok till 2010 on Royalty rates

Apparently, someone in the record industry has begun to figure out that cutting off their noses will only spite their faces. From Billboard: Major Labels, Large Webcasters Reach Agreement Over Rates. Major record labels and SoundExchange have just reached a deal with the large webcasting services over crucial terms covering …

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Being Better Liberals

You Wanna Know Why Progressives have No Power?

From: Pelosi’s Stand Blocking Impeachment in the House is Killing the Democratic Party – The Smirking Chimp. It’s just the Constitution that’s suffering because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nutty and unprincipled "impeachment-off-the-table" position blocking any effort to impeach President Bush or Vice President Cheney for their many crimes and …

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BushWorld

Tenet Goes Under the Bus; Bush Comes Out Unscathed

You know, I don’t normally do the conspiracy thing, and i am no huge fan of George Tenet, but doesn’t it seem as if it’s at least possible that Tenet was a patsy in some sort of master plan to create a scenario in which Bush wold have to take …

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Election 2008

Democratic Freshmen Raise Twice as Much as GOP for 2008 House Races

This is huge, folks. It’s not only a sign of support for Democrats, but a sign that even traditional Republican donors see the writing on the wall… More: Dem freshmen get fundraising burst – USATODAY.com. Democrats who captured control of the House last year after a 12-year hiatus are dominating …

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Those Wacky Wingnuts

President for Life Bush??

Apparently, the Wingnuts don’t just plan to stop at a few stupid wars and the funneling of your tax money to their wealthy friends. Digby (and many others, apparently, has saved a nice little article from the web site Family Security Matters. They’ve tried to scrub it from the site, …

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Democrats' Spines

Leahy Says F*** You Back to Bushies

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say the Democrats in the Senate are going to become increasingly frustrated and pissy with the Bush White House. They’re simply not used to being the least effective body in Congress, and while they don’t have enough votes to do …

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BushWorld

Karl Rove is a Liar — Here’s proof…

First, you have Karl Rove laying a load of crap on David Gregory on Meet the Press:   Then, you have Matt Cooper come on and prove, once and for all, that karl Rove is a bald-faced liar:    These videos came from Crooks & Liars, and they prove, beyond a …

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RepubliCONs

Whose Taxes are Lower Again?

I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn’t cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them.     –George W. Bush, Washington, DC, 08/06/2004 The next time a Bush fan tells you how much they cut everyone’s taxes, remember this story… From: After Foreclosure, a Big …

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Uncategorized

A new series on security

Hello, folks,This will be my first post in the interests of Cutting the Crap.  I’m a longtime online activist (dating back to days on Usenet), and am honored to be joining Milt in his quest to bring a little straight talk to political discussions. I’ll be starting out with some …

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Those Wacky Wingnuts

GOP again says, “Constitution Be Damned…”

Another reminder of what the Republican Party was really about when they ran the show for six years, folks. All of that talk about "states’ rights"? It was bullshit. What they really meant was, they would take your tax money, and give the states less money, thus giving them the …

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Uncategorized

Aren’t These Stories Kind of Important?

Why were these stories buried in the news in the United States, well past the stories about hurricanes, Peruvian earthquakes, Karl Rove’s obsession with Hillary Clinton, brides ripping up wedding dresses and nude protesters on a glacier? Isn’t the apparent reconstitution of the Soviet Union, and perhaps an alliance with …

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Economy

In Mortgage Meltdown, Missed Signs – New York Times

Okay, I have to ask… How many more of these phony schemes do we allow before we finally get a clue and demand that the government re-regulate commerce, as they are required to as part of their constitutional duty?  A bunch of would-be criminals keep trying to find ways to …

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Uncategorized

An absolute must-read

This is something that everyone should read. While it’s only the point of view of a few soldiers, the frankness with which they tell their story is indeed stunning, and  it demonstrates the real problem we have in Iraq. We supposedly went in to liberate Iraqis from an admittedly brutal …

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War on Terrrr...

Padilla Found Guilty on All Counts in Terror Case – washingtonpost.com

I know the Bushies will never see things this way, but could we please get real here? Several men were given counsel, tried in a court of law and convicted of being involved in terrorist plots, thus proving that the system created by our founding fathers, and embodied in the …

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Election 2008

Why Dennis Kucinich is Second-Tier

You know, I would love to live in a place where all people have principles; where no one is judged based on what they look like; where a person’s qualifications are evaluated objectively, and where every single human being tries their best to put the best person in charge, no …

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RepubliCONs

And then, there’s Republican Corruption

Of course, republicans aren’t just dropping like flies through attrition. there is also the corruption component. Uncle Ted Stevens is just the latest in a long line of sleazy Republicans who thinks his job entitles him to a little extra "welfare… From: Feds eye polar contract in Stevens probe on …

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Election 2008

Another Vulnerable Republican See Writing on the Wall, Gives Up

First, Denny Hastert saw the writing on the wall, and decided to "spend more time with the family." Now it’s Deborah Pryce’s turn. There are a few relatively intelligent Republicans, who get that their time is done, and the wingnut domination of the party has killed its chances for a …

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