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Finally, You can be more Catholic than the Pope
Pope Francis's comments and actions have sent the Opus Dei and right wing Catholics over the edge. Via [Ed Kilgore http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_11/...
Upper West 11/15/2013 38 29 1 -
W. To Appear for Jews for Jesus Group (Not the Onion)
George W. Bush will appear on November 14 at a fundraising [event http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/11/george-w-bush-jews-for-jesus-messianic-jewish-bible-institute] for the Messianic Jewish ...
Upper West 11/07/2013 54 34 1 -
Hollywood Redskins Tribe: Keep the Team's Name
News Item, August 23, 2005: The [Seminole tribe http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/college/2005-08-23-fsu-mascot-approved_x.htm] officially sanctions Florida State University's use of "Seminoles" ...
Upper West 11/06/2013 8 1 - -
Food Stamps: Make Contributions Viral
The Sunday Shows and Cable Networks are trembling with the outrage at the plight of the "poor" under-insured who are losing their crappy policies, and how Obama's "lie" about this is the greatest ...
Upper West 11/03/2013 10 23 - -
Who Cares That It Was Huntsman: Was He Right About Romney's Taxes??
One of the "startling revelations" in Double Down, the new Halpern-Heilmann political gossip and meaningless trivia book, is that the guy who told Harry Reid that Romney had not paid taxes for 10 ...
Upper West 11/01/2013 130 200 2 -
ACA Truth Squad Needed
I've been doing my best to correct false or misleading information from friends and others about the ACA. I've told someone who got a Blue Cross "cancellation" letter that he's likely to do better ...
Upper West 11/01/2013 14 7 - -
Stewart Lays Bare the Astounding Hypocrisy of Financial "Journalists"
Tonight, Jon Stewart showed in a breathtaking five minutes just how corrupt the TV financial Media really is. Either Cramer, Bartoromo or Kudlow are astonishingly un-self-aware or they just know ...
Upper West 10/23/2013 43 127 2 -
David Brooks' Fantasy World
David Brooks is on "book leave" from the NY Times, so readers have been spared his dissembling insights on Tuesday and Friday for awhile. However, it appears that having a staff of 10 interns ...
Upper West 10/21/2013 4 7 - -
Don't Pay it Forward; Pay it Tip-ward
Today's NY Times has an op-ed titled, [Ma’am, Your Burger Has Been Paid For http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/opinion/sunday/maam-your-burger-has-been-paid-for.html?_r=0] commenting on the ...
Upper West 10/20/2013 62 107 3 -
What Does the Wolf Say? I'm an Idiot.
It is now clear that Wolf Blitzer wants to go into the Viral Music Video Business. Why else would he spout gibberish so similar to that of Ylvis, the Norwegian What Does the Fox Say? sensation? ...
Upper West 10/10/2013 10 5 - -
"Your Social Security Check is in Danger"
The President and Democrats should broadcast this 24/7, and we should be calling R Congresspersons asking them why they want to endanger my (my parents', grandparents') social security checks by ...
Upper West 10/09/2013 14 20 - -
I didn't know that there was an Old Timer's Game for Authoritarian Yahoos.
Charlie Pierce is just a brilliant writer. His blog at Esquire consistently turns up gems like [the title of this post, his comment today, http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/ed-meese-reagan-...
Upper West 10/08/2013 8 14 - -
Colbert Marries Couple Whose Jefferson Memorial Wedding Was Shut Down
Updated with link to [Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqz23UWvzT8&list=UUfnZPUHeEsX7l5ZxSm-xLzA] h/t Pico Stephen and his writers are geniuses. Reporting on the Shutdown, he pointed to an ...
Upper West 10/03/2013 8 33 - -
Unified Wingnut Theory: Benghazi and the Shutdown
You knew this was coming. The great minds of the right wing are up all night wracking their brains about how to connect the shutdown to everything else they hate about President Obama. The IRS? ...
Upper West 10/02/2013 4 4 - -
Bikers, Drivers and and Knives: Why I'm Glad NY Has Strict Gun Control
Yesterday, my daughter's class was unable to go from school to Riverside Park for lunch because a deranged man had attacked [http://www.businessinsider.com/knife-attack-in-riverside-park-new-york-...
Upper West 10/02/2013 141 20 - -
Stop Right Wing Christie. Give to Buono Today
I've been busy deleting most of the hundreds of emails I'm getting today from campaigns I either contributed to or somehow got my info. (Phoenix City Council??). But among those I didn't delete ...
Upper West 09/30/2013 4 3 - -
Breaking Bad Review: The Show's Basic Premise is that Obama is Destroying the Constitution
One reviewer has the courage to point out the real meaning of Breaking Bad: Walter White is forced by Obama policies from "a visionary job creator to desperate hermit as he's chocked by ...
Upper West 09/30/2013 32 3 - -
Dear Speaker Boehner -- Your Guide to Being a Hero
Dear Speaker Boehner, JFK wrote Profiles in Courage about [eight courageous Senators:* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profiles_in_Courage] John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, Sam ...
Upper West 09/30/2013 1 2 - -
Ted and Louie and Thelma and Louise
The Thelma and Louise Caucus, a/k/a the Tea Party, is driving a convertible toward the canyon at high speed. Unfortunately, this time, we are all in the car. Thelma (Ted Cruz) and Louise (Louie ...
Upper West 09/26/2013 3 6 - -
Video of Ted Cruz and Tea Party Caucus Preparing for Filibuster
The guy who recorded the Romney 47% speech has managed to video Ted Cruz and the Tea Party caucus meeting to prepare for Ted's Big Filibuster: *** *** The Money Quote: This situation ...
Upper West 09/24/2013 5 3 - -
NYT Dog Whistle Hit Job on De Blasio
Excerpts from a New York Times [front page http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/nyregion/a-mayoral-hopeful-now-de-blasio-was-once-a-young-leftist.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp&] article this morning: "...
Upper West 09/23/2013 106 93 1 -
BREAKING: Putin Born in US, Surges Into 2016 GOP Lead
In the middle of the Bering Strait lie [two islands, http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/diomede.htm] Little Diomede Island and Big Diomede Island, just 2.4 miles apart. Big Diomede is part ...
Upper West 09/20/2013 46 68 - -
The ACA "Congress Exemption" -- What are All of the Facts?
This issue is not so simply understood, and I have not yet seen a complete analysis of it. Because the Republicans are trying to use to fan the flames of public outrage, the latest being Vitter's ...
Upper West 09/13/2013 15 5 - -
I like you Rep. Grayson, but the Daily Caller?
Saturday's Times had a piece titled [On Syria vote, trust but verify, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/07/opinion/on-syria-vote-trust-but-verify.html?_r=0] by Progressive hero Alan Grayson. The op-ed ...
Upper West 09/07/2013 18 3 - -
The Most Awkward Moment in the History of Television
I'm just doing my part to share the Awesomeness of this moment from last week's Breaking Bad. [Not really a spoiler. http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/server1.gif] An instant ...
Upper West 09/01/2013 6 2 - -
Latest False Outrage: Senator Scott Was Not Invited to the King Ceremony!! Oh, wait. Yes he was.
Outrage coursed through the right media and blogosphere yesterday and today: Senator Tim Scott -- the only African American Senator -- was not invited to speak at the 50th Anniversary of the March ...
Upper West 08/29/2013 10 24 - -
Breaking Bad, VI:1: Sometimes Something Lives Up to its Hype.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO DVR'D IT FOR TOMORROW One word: Intense. (Even for this series) A few reflections: A five-minute flash forward with enough McGuffins to choke Hitchcock sets the ...
Upper West 08/11/2013 48 9 - -
Awakening Hunter on Kos: Tucker Carlson's One (Unintended) Contribution to Society
Notwithstanding the demise of (the old) Crossfire, Tucker Carlson has not let up in his campaign of [hurting America. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,...
Upper West 08/09/2013 10 24 - -
Further Evidence that President Obama is Jewish
Commenting about Glenn Beck's 2010 attacks on George Soros, Michelle Goldberg [wrote: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/11/10/glenn-becks-anti-semitic-attack-on-george-soros.html] Anti-...
Upper West 08/05/2013 33 23 - -
Structural Stupidity on PBS, Debunked by Krugman and Baker
David Brooks had a busy day spreading nonsense yesterday. In the morning, he wrote a column incredibly asserting that [Neocons Are Flaming Liberals. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/02/1228427/-
Upper West 08/03/2013 123 216 11 -
David Brooks: Neocons are Flaming Liberals
David Brooks, struggling to find a niche within the increasingly loony right, [today http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/opinion/brooks-the-neocon-revival.html?ref=opinion] performs a breathtaking ...
Upper West 08/02/2013 71 84 1 -
How Many of the "No Difference/Betrayal" Posters Are on Food Stamps?
I've been reading a lot of diaries and comments saying that there's little or no difference between Obama and Bush, that they intend to vote for a third party, that progressives have been completely ...
Upper West 07/25/2013 21 8 - -
Let All the Poisons That Lurk in the Mud . . . Hatch Out
Long before Walter White roamed the New Mexico desert brewing up blue meth; long before Tony Soprano emerged from the Lincoln Tunnel, cigar in mouth, onto the Jersey Turnpike; long before Don Draper ...
Upper West 07/24/2013 47 45 - -
Which Times Writers Went After Nate Silver? A Whodunit.
As you may be aware, Nate Silver has moved from The NY Times to ESPN (and possibly political work on ABC). The Times Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, writes [today: http://publiceditor.blogs....
Upper West 07/22/2013 38 17 - -
Malignant Innumeracy: WaPo Uses $2.8 Trillion Error in War Against Pensions
“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."* Of course, that quote is outdated -- now, real money has to be measured in the trillions. Except the "trillions" is ...
Upper West 07/21/2013 9 16 1 -
No. Obamacare is not a "Free Lunch"
Rant du jour: My response on a Linked-In Discussion to someone who wrote that Medicaid Expansion is a "Free Lunch" that should be turned down because it "will" cost the state money in the future; ...
Upper West 07/17/2013 13 11 - -
Elizabeth Warren Reduces CNBC "Squawk Box" Team to Rubble
It's been quite a day for Elizabeth Warren. First, her CFPB finally gets its director, after Reid plus 50 finally show some cojones. Then she appears on CNBC's The Squawk Box and responds to the ...
Upper West 07/16/2013 285 578 9 -
Krugman Explains "Urp v. Derp" and the Perils of Moral Derpitude
Paul Krugman is without question the most accessible Nobel Economist in history. (Not that it's a high bar, but still . . .) Krugman can break down complex economic principles into plain and ...
Upper West 07/09/2013 14 21 - -
What Sends More Chills Down Your Spine?
Edward Snowden's revelations, or: Unrestrained voter suppression. The Koch Brothers "anti-climate pledge" NC passing abortion restrictions as amendments to a bill prohibiting Sharia law. WI ...
Upper West 07/03/2013 17 14 - -
Did You Know That a Republican Said "Free at Last, Thank God Almighty, Free at Last?"
I sure didn't. I thought it was Dr. King! But Democrat-turned-Republican Elbert Guilloroy of Lafayette Parish, LA has straightened me out with the latest "viral" (among the right) video [Why I Am ...
Upper West 07/02/2013 10 9 - -
Breaking: Bill Maher Confesses Pot Dealing and Shortchanging Customers!
That's right! Everyone's favorite pot head told the world tonight that a youth (or Yute, as cousin Vinnie would say) he was a pot dealer. Interviewing Andre Grenier (Vinnie from Entourage ), Maher ...
Upper West 06/28/2013 10 7 - -
Niall Ferguson: Upper Class Twit of the Year
Niall Fergusen, Hack and Harvard professor, is moving up on the list of most mendacious, annoying conservatives, pulling even with David Brooks. Ferguson was truly born out of his time -- He really ...
Upper West 06/20/2013 12 20 1 -
Maine GOP Rep: Reject Medicaid Because Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus
Distinguished Maine State Rep. Ken Fredette accomplished the rare Two-For-One Lunacy maneuver yesterday by arguing against Medicaid Expansion by using blatant, ludicrous sexism. As reported by [...
Upper West 06/13/2013 8 17 - -
I'm in a Cult; But it's not an Obama Cult.
(A response to those who say that not attacking the administration over the Prism matter means you're in the "Obama Cult." It's a cult about pushing back in 2014 the tide of crazy lunatics who ...
Upper West 06/10/2013 11 19 - -
Maher Tips the Reagan Sacred Cow: RR Was The "Original Teabagger"
After a couple of "licking" jokes: (about Michael Douglas and some guy with tacos), Bill Maher devoted his final "New Rule" to (dare I say) eviscerating the sacred cult of Ronald Reagan. Starting ...
Upper West 06/07/2013 80 110 4 -
Krugman on "Nazi Islamic Bikes from Hell"
If you're not reading Paul Krugman's [NYT blog http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/] you should. His writing combines great and disparate qualities like no one else: brilliance, clarity, humor and ...
Upper West 06/06/2013 19 12 - -
An incorrect analogy based on incorrect premises. Other than that, I agree with you.
Responding to my comments about the Rand report on Medicaid Expansion refusal, and about "entitlement reform," a Linked in Forum member thought he had a gotcha: There seems to be some parallels in:
Upper West 06/04/2013 7 4 - -
Nixon Did It So Obama Must Have (Woodward's Rule in Action)
Noted stenographer, fossil, past-glory-rider and paranoid, Bob Woodward has been reduced to peddling nonsense on Bill O'Reilly's Show. (Ever since Woodward falsely claimed he was [threatened http://
Upper West 06/04/2013 13 8 - -
The IRS Matter: A Test of "Cokie's Law"
At this point it doesn't much matter whether she said it or not because it's become part of the culture. I was at the beauty parlor yesterday and this was all anyone was talking about. That was ...
Upper West 05/31/2013 15 18 - -
Krugman Admits to Being a "Big Meanie."
What is it with Republicans and economists and their "feelings?" Right now on the front page there's the [headline "Senate GOP feels jilted after being wined and dined by Obama." http://www.dailykos.
Upper West 05/28/2013 111 257 2 -
What's the Matter with North Carolina? Ground Zero for the Reactionary Agenda
President Obama's 2008 win in North Carolina appeared to be a breakthrough -- a Democratic win in a Southern State: a sign of a blue trend moving through Virginia and south to the Tarheel State and ...
Upper West 05/26/2013 22 22 - -
Inhofe: Sandy Aid Totally Different From Tornado Aid. Plus: a Hierarchy of Sociopathy
Senator James Inhofe, [less than an hour ago: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/21/inhofe-tornado-totally-different-from-hurricane-sandy/] In the wake of the devastating ...
Upper West 05/21/2013 13 16 - -
Village Cafeteria Table Declares War on Obama
There are few Beltway Heathers as pernicious as Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei of Politico. Ever since Obama was elected, these guys have been giggling at their high school cafeteria table with the ...
Upper West 05/15/2013 11 14 - -
WaPo Fact Checker: Act of Terror = Terrorist Act is a lie. Are you kidding me?
Yesterday, when I heard Darrel Issa say that there's a difference between an "Act of Terror" and a "Terrorist Act" I chuckled to myself, thinking, What bullshit, but not unexpected from the Senate's ...
Upper West 05/14/2013 19 19 - -
After Vitter, Why Should Sanford Be a Surprise?
After publicly exposed across-state-lines patron of working girls David Vitter was re-elected, it was clear that having an "R" after your name insulates you to scandal, at least where the electorate ...
Upper West 05/08/2013 13 3 - -
The Founders were Traitors . . . to Great Britain
The right and extreme gun advocates confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution. The Declaration was a revolutionary document . Signing meant you were a traitor to Great Britain --
Upper West 05/06/2013 31 38 3 -
Cheney Library Opens in Dark, Subterranean, Undisclosed Location.
Unnoticed amidst the coverage of the Bush Library opening last week was the opening of the Dick Cheney Library and Museum [in a vast, dark, sulfurous cave thousands of feet below the surface of the ...
Upper West 05/03/2013 8 6 - -
The Worthlessness of Dowd: The "Green Lantern" Theory in Action
In today's Times, Maureen Dowd continues her forays into the [Green Lantern Theory of Presidential Power. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/30/why-the-green-lantern-theory-of-...
Upper West 05/01/2013 13 13 - -
Peggy Noonan Writes the Single Most Repulsive Column: Updated, with Brilliant Noonan Impersonation
Peggy Noonan is some Democrats favorite conservative columnist -- Really, I've heard more than one say, "well of all the conservative columnists, she's at most tolerable and writes well." Those ...
Upper West 04/26/2013 262 325 4 -
Air travel, Si, Meals on Wheels, No.
At [Daily Kos Radio http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/26/1204874/-Daily-Kos-Radio-is-LIVE-at-9am-ET] today, David Waldman had a great discussion of the lightning speed at which the normally ...
Upper West 04/26/2013 9 9 - -
Joe Klein Needs Debunking
Joe Klein, every Republican's favorite "liberal" wrote a piece recently that has the right going nuts. According to Klein, [Obamacare Incompetence http://swampland.time.com/2013/04/02/obamacare-...
Upper West 04/25/2013 8 2 - -
Cannibals Lose One, but Times Misses Real Story
The New York Times today completely missed the boat today in an article titled [Majority Leader's Quest to Soften GOP's Image Hits Wall. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/us/politics/majority-leaders-
Upper West 04/25/2013 3 3 - -
Brooks, Thatcher and Pinochet
David Brooks' eulogy for Margaret Thatcher today reveals a lot more about Brooks than it does about Thatcher. Brooks exhibits many of the qualities that have made him the quintessential pompous ...
Upper West 04/09/2013 7 11 - -
Background Checks: The Perfect Issue for Filibuster Reform: An Open Letter
Dear Senator Reid, I know you've been trying to deal with the filibuster since the beginning of this session. I know that there are recalcitrant Democrats who may be preventing the simple majority ...
Upper West 04/09/2013 7 8 - -
Krugman: Stockman Piece "Pathetic and Embarrassing"
David Stockman was kind of the Paul Ryan of his day (the Duran Duran of Ryan's Kid Rock?, or something) -- the wonky "boy wonder," a numbers cruncher guy who could get to the bottom of fiscal issues.
Upper West 04/01/2013 120 250 3 -
Brooks Gives Student A; He Deserves F
As you may remember, David Brooks has been teaching a course on "Humility" at Yale this semester. Always a master of hilarious, unintentional irony, Brooks' students were required to read [his own ...
Upper West 03/29/2013 50 33 - -
Republicans Pass Anvil. Will Dems Throw it to Them?
In a non-gerrymandered world, the election of 2014 would have been decided today when the House passed the Ryan Budget almost unanimously. The budget, which kills Medicare, and cuts education and ...
Upper West 03/21/2013 2 6 - -
Fox host: If Only the Cypriots Had Guns
No, I'm not kidding. Steve M. at [No More Mister Nice Blog http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/] alerts us to this astute commentary by "comedian" Greg Gutfield: On Monday’s edition of Fox News ...
Upper West 03/20/2013 6 4 - -
Chained CPI: The White House Answers Me; I Answer Back
A few days ago, I clicked on one of the links in or after a story about social security and chained CPI. The link sent a letter or petition to the White House protesting President Obama's making ...
Upper West 03/20/2013 48 16 - -
Good News!! Brooks Attacks Progressive Budget and Scarborough Piles On
Thank you, David Brooks! Until today, the Progressive "Back to Work" Budget has been a tree falling in a deserted forest. But this morning, through the "good" graces of David Brooks and "Morning ...
Upper West 03/19/2013 72 150 1 -
Diane Feinstein's Answer to Ted Cruz Was Wrong
Ericlewis0's [diary http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/14/1194030/-Sen-Diane-Feinstein-Slams-Sen-Ted-Cruz-at-Gun-Hearing] highlights DiFi's response to Ted Cruz's condescension at today's hearing.
Upper West 03/14/2013 36 14 - -
Obama Must be Reading The Krugman Times
As TomP's diary notes, President Obama yesterday told Congressional Republicans [Our biggest problems in the next 10 years are not deficits. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/14/1193994/-Obama-to-
Upper West 03/14/2013 5 10 - -
"The War on Entitlements": An Article Everyone Should Read and Share
Yesterday, TomP did an excellent diary titled [Entitlement Reforms that Progressives Can Support. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/07/1192320/--Entitlement-Reforms-That-Progressives-Can-Support]
Upper West 03/08/2013 5 8 - -
Krugman Demolishes Austerity Wimp Niall Ferguson ("Childhood Trauma??")
Paul Krugman is definitely getting to the Hounds of Austerity. Niall Ferguson, someone who apparently wants desperately to be a colonial officer in the British Raj, is deeply upset that the Nobel ...
Upper West 03/06/2013 25 38 1 -
Marginally Better than Beating My Head Against the Wall
For some reason, I engage in dialogues on a college alumni message board that include wingnuts. Trying to get a straight answer or real dialogue is marginally better than beating my head against ...
Upper West 03/05/2013 1 5 - -
Bill Keller (NYT) = "Obama's Fault"
Last June, I [wrote: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/09/1098772/-NY-Times-If-We-Just-Ignore-Rush-Fox-They-ll-Disappear] Former NY Times Editor Bill Keller is the King of Flaccid Liberalism, ...
Upper West 03/04/2013 10 10 - -
Lincoln Wuz Robbed
Lincoln was a brilliant film that resonated with 150 years of history up to and including today's struggles over voting rights and even health care. Argo was an OK political thriller much inferior ...
Upper West 02/25/2013 97 6 1 -
WBUR's "On Point": A Once-Good Show Disgusts Me
I used to listen to Friday's WBUR's On Point "Week in Review" every week on WNYC and looked forward to hearing the usually intelligent and diverse views. The host, Tom Ashbrooke, was bright and ...
Upper West 02/23/2013 12 10 - -
Orrin Hatch: (1) Sequestration Devastating to Utah and the US; (2) "I'm for Sequestration."
Thanks, [Orrin Hatch http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/22/17056693-a-muddled-message-gets-messier?lite] for clarifying the GOP "Message." In a speech to the Utah legislature, Hatch said ...
Upper West 02/22/2013 11 3 - -
Scarborough: "Lapierre's View on Guns is as Extreme as Krugman's View on Debt"
Joey Scar [tweets: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/scarborough-krugman-is-as-extreme-on-debt-as] Wayne LaPierre's views on guns is as extreme as Paul Krugman's views on debt. Discuss. ...
Upper West 02/15/2013 42 17 - -
Lincoln and Torture: "Necessity Does Not Admit Of Cruelty" -- a Birthday Reprise
Today is Lincoln's birthday and my birthday. I shared my thoughts about the film Lincoln in an earlier diary, [I saw Lincoln and wept. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/05/1164477/-I-Saw-Lincoln-
Upper West 02/12/2013 13 10 1 -
Early Contender for Most Idiotic Headline of the Year: Buzzfeed: "Obama Prepares To Screw His Base"
If there has been any doubt that Buzzfeed is the new Politico, an article in today's edition by (ex-Politico guy) Ben Smith should dispel it. As reported by Steve Benen in the [Maddow Blog, http://...
Upper West 02/11/2013 20 9 - -
Fox: "It's Always Sunny In Dusseldorf""
Here's yet another in the continuing series, " Not the Onion. No, Really. Not the Onion." Steve Benen at [The Maddow Blog http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/08/16899707-germany-isnt-sunnier-
Upper West 02/08/2013 40 34 - -
"Let Them See What They've Done" -- Why Newtown Victim Noah Had an Open Coffin
“Let them see what they’ve done.” -- Jacqueline Kennedy. “I want the world to see what they did to my baby." -- Emmet Till's mother. “I owed it to him as his mother, the good, the bad ...
Upper West 02/07/2013 372 424 10 -
To the Right of Ike: A Rant
Below is my rant/reply to posts by deficit scolds (and Krugman critics) on an alumni Linked in forum: 1. We paid higher payroll taxes for 30 years to create the SS surplus in the expectation that ...
Upper West 02/06/2013 36 16 1 -
O Ye of Little Faith
I believe that we constantly underestimate President Obama. For example, many here criticized the "fiscal cliff deal" because it did not include a debt ceiling deal. Well, the GOP caved on the ...
Upper West 02/04/2013 5 4 - -
Scarborough Blames Spending While Holding Up Proof That He's Completely Wrong
[Media Matters http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/31/msnbcs-scarborough-ignores-the-facts-in-front-o/192478] reports that on his show today, Joe Scarborough blamed "'a Keynesian spending spree'" ...
Upper West 01/31/2013 8 15 - -
"Recess" Judge Sentelle: A History of Violence to the Law
The more you dig into the noxious decision by Judge Sentelle of the DC Circuit Friday, the more you enter the treacherous judicial history of the last 30 years, in which Sentelle is at the nexus of ...
Upper West 01/27/2013 5 11 1 -
Defeating The Shadow Empire of Empowered Nonsense and Weaponized Ignorance.
That's what President Obama accomplished, as stated brilliantly by Charles Pierce in his piece today, [Barak Obama: President of the Whole Country. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/barack-obama-...
Upper West 01/22/2013 7 14 - -
David Brooks Delivers Funniest Line of the Year So Far
David Brooks, [The Next Four Years. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/opinion/brooks-the-next-four-years.html?ref=opinion&_r=1&] President Obama intends to “invite a series of confrontations with ...
Upper West 01/18/2013 91 179 2 -
Am I Missing Something?
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the ...
Upper West 01/12/2013 22 3 - -
Krugman Also Sez: If you Don't Mint The Coin, Issue "Moral Obligation Coupons"
And now there are three (ways around the debt limit threat): 1. The Fourteenth Amendment. 2. The Trillion Dollar Coin. and, now, per Nobel Laureate and non-Treasury Secretary Paul Krugman: 3. ...
Upper West 01/07/2013 4 7 - -
Times Promotes Michelle Rhee With Deceptive Headline
Scanning the front page of the NY Times this morning, I saw a "squib" at the bottom of the page that said "Poor Report Card on Schools: A report gives most states low grades on public school ...
Upper West 01/07/2013 8 22 - -
King, Christie: Classic "Ox is Gored" Conservatives
The expression "Whose Ox is Gored" derives from the Book of Exodus, as interpreted by Martin Luther at the [Diet of Worms in 1521. http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2310246] Exodus ...
Upper West 01/02/2013 18 19 - -
It's a Good Deal: Brooks Hates It
I've been reading the sturm und drang here about chess v. sell-out, Krugman's kinda sorta OK, etc. But I reserved final judgment until getting the definitive word from on high: David Brooks Hates ...
Upper West 01/01/2013 13 25 - -
It's Easy to Talk Tough . . . Now
I share everyone's outrage at the GOP threat to take SS and Medicare/Medicaid hostage to the "cliff," the debt ceiling or anything else. I share everyone's outrage that the VSP's like Peterson and ...
Upper West 12/28/2012 9 4 1 -
Thomas Sowell's Heartwarming Christmas Message: President Obama = Jim Jones; Voters=Jones' Followers
Thomas Sowell is supposedly one of the rights' leading intellectuals, having attended Harvard, Columbia and U. of Chicago and then taught at Cornell, Rutgers, Amherst, Brandeis and UCLA. Well, so ...
Upper West 12/26/2012 34 21 - -
The 6th Annual Upper West Jewish Christmas Diary (the UWJCD)
Welcome to the Sixth Annual Upper West Jewish Christmas Diary, a gathering place at Yuletide for Jewish Kossacks (Best oxymoron ever!) and their fellow travelers. It's time once again to gather ...
Upper West 12/24/2012 13 16 - -
Coming Tonight: The 6th Annual Upper West Jewish Christmas Diary (the UWJCD)
Hello, Jewish Kossacks (how's that for an oxymoron!) and our fellow travelers and assorted significant others. It's Christmas Eve! Time once again for us to gaze out our windows at our neighbors' ...
Upper West 12/24/2012 34 6 - -
Sunday Talk: Where's Silly Rabbit Edition?
I've been refreshing in vain since midnight, and yet, "Sunday Talk" has not yet appeared and I can't perform my late Saturday night ritual. (The ritual consists of reading who will be on MTP, TW ...
Upper West 12/22/2012 47 17 - -
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