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It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.



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Tuesday, 4 August 2009 at 13h 29m 42s

Unemployment by state


~hattip to Barry Ritholz.


Most of the nation has more than 7% U2 unemployment (black and purple). The most broad measure of unemployment (including long-term unemployment and part-time workers unable to get full time) is probably more than 11% in all those states.

This data also doesn't measure the disparity within each state between urban and rural regions.


Monday, 3 August 2009 at 11h 5m 23s

The Kenyan Birth Certificate Hoax

The principles of Right-wing conservatives consist of making up documents and faking citizen upheaval. The latest uproar concerns a photograph of a document (not the actual document) purporting to be the "authentic" birth certificate from the "Republic of Kenya".

BULLSHIT! Click here for the take down

As this works its way through the mediocracy, recall that Dan Rather was fired from CBS in 2004 when certain typed memos appeared from the early 70's that discredited Dubya Bush's time spent boozing, snorting, and sleeping around in the Texas Air National Guard.


Sunday, 2 August 2009 at 11h 50m 45s

Health care reform in 6 sentences

Paul Krugman does us a great service. He simplifies the current Health Insurance reform proposals.

The essence is really quite simple: regulation of insurers, so that they can't cherry-pick only the healthy, and subsidies, so that all Americans can afford insurance.

Everything else is about making that core work. Individual mandates are a way to prevent gaming of the system by people who don't sign up until they're sick; employer mandates a way to hold down the on-budget costs by preventing a rush by employers to drop insurance; the public option a way to create effective competition and hold costs down further.

But what it means for the individual will be that insurers can't reject you, and if your income is relatively low, the government will help pay your premiums.

That's it. Any commentator who whines that he just doesn't understand it is basically saying that he doesn't want to understand it.


[SOURCE: Paul Krugman | new york times | 1 August 2009]

Never underestimate the wiles and motives of the willfully ignorant.


Saturday, 1 August 2009 at 15h 30m 20s

Jonathan Alter Jonathan Swifts the Health Care Status Quo

This is excellent and informative. And funny. Here's a snippet:

I had cancer a few years ago. I like the fact that if I lose my job, I won't be able to get any insurance because of my illness. It reminds me of my homeowners' insurance, which gets canceled after a break-in. I like the choice I'd face if, God forbid, the cancer recurs—sell my house to pay for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in treatment, or die. That's what you call a "post-existing condition."

I like the absence of catastrophic insurance today. It meant that my health-insurance plan (one of the better ones, by the way) only covered about 75 percent of the cost of my cutting-edge treatment. That's as it should be—face cancer and shell out huge amounts of money at the same time. Nice.

I like the "lifetime limits" that many policies have today. Missed the fine print on that one, did you? It means that after you exceed a certain amount of reimbursement, you don't get anything more from the insurance company. That's fair.


[SOURCE: Jonathan Alter | Newsweek | 31 July 2009]


Thursday, 30 July 2009 at 23h 41m 53s

A sight for sore eyes


Thursday, 30 July 2009 at 10h 52m 52s

Napolitano : Gates was improperly arrested, cop broke law.


The law says, unless [a police officer] witnesses a felony…or unless he has a piece of paper from a judge—a search warrant or an arrest warrant—saying “you can go in that house,” he can’t go in the house. So when Professor Gates said “no you can’t come in,” and the police went in anyway [the police] violated the federal Constitution.

This was on Fox news too.


Monday, 27 July 2009 at 16h 19m 48s

How to Get the Job done in Washington


Damn straight. Make 'em an offer he canta refuse.


Monday, 27 July 2009 at 16h 7m 21s

Jon Stewart: most trusted newsman in America


Monday, 27 July 2009 at 15h 44m 39s

To put things into perspective.

“National New Home Sales, on a monthly basis, don’t even add up to half of the total foreclosure activity in California alone in a single month.”

-Mark M Hanson


And there are how many other states?

~ hat tip to Barry Ritholz.


Monday, 27 July 2009 at 9h 54m 33s

Bill Maher rocks


How about this for a New Rule: Not everything in America has to make a profit. It used to be that there were some services and institutions so vital to our nation that they were exempt from market pressures. Some things we just didn’t do for money. The United States always defined capitalism, but it didn’t used to define us. But now it’s becoming all that we are.

Did you know, for example, that there was a time when being called a “war profiteer” was a bad thing? But now our war zones are dominated by private contractors and mercenaries who work for corporations. There are more private contractors in Iraq than American troops, and we pay them generous salaries to do jobs the troops used to do for themselves ­– like laundry. War is not supposed to turn a profit, but our wars have become boondoggles for weapons manufacturers and connected civilian contractors.

Prisons used to be a non-profit business, too. And for good reason –­ who the hell wants to own a prison? By definition you’re going to have trouble with the tenants. But now prisons are big business. A company called the Corrections Corporation of America is on the New York Stock Exchange, which is convenient since that’s where all the real crime is happening anyway. The CCA and similar corporations actually lobby Congress for stiffer sentencing laws so they can lock more people up and make more money. That’s why America has the world’s largest prison population ­– because actually rehabilitating people would have a negative impact on the bottom line.


Read the rest by following the link:

[SOURCE: Bill Maher | Fog City Journal | 26 July 2009]




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