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August 29, 2008

Brian Schweitzer interview - War Room - Salon.com

Brian Schweitzer interview  - War Room - Salon.com:

A lot of people are talking about, if Obama wins, should healthcare come first or energy reform come first? I'm sure you have some thoughts on this.

Both. You can't pay for healthcare if we're sending a trillion dollars a year to dictators. Bottom line is, we gotta stop hemorrhaging, and the hemorrhaging is full-flung. Climate change, that is the long-term economic hit to our economy. The short-term economic hit to our economy is the largest transfer of wealth from one economy to another economy. So, create a new energy system in America, and create an energy system that's cleaner and greener and is designed by American engineers and built by American workers. Once we get that right we can afford to invest in healthcare and education.

August 26, 2008

Robert Reich's Blog: Today's Census Release on Incomes: Under the Headlines

Robert Reich's Blog: Today's Census Release on Incomes: Under the Headlines:

Although the new data show that median household income increased slightly last year, a close reading shows that incomes for working families (as opposed to retirees) actually dropped. Put that drop into context and it's even more alarming. Compared to median income in 2000 -- which, like 2007, was the final year of a cycle of economic growth -- it's now clear that this is the first time Americans have become poorer, in real terms, at the end of an expansion than they were at the start. It seems almost certain that incomes will continue to decline in 2008.

The Census figures also show that the number of uninsured dropped slightly in 2007 but, here again, don't be fooled. That decline was almost entirely due to an increase in government-sponsored coverage for children, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. Meanwhile, the rate of employer-based insurance
coverage continued its 7-year decline
.

August 05, 2008

The GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Making the mail rounds ....

The GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY is now in the planning stages, the Library will include:

01. The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room, which no one has yet been able to find.

02. The Hurricane Katrina Room , which is still under construction.

03. The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you won't be able  to remember anything.

04. The Texas Air National Guard Room, where you don't even have to show up.

05. The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don't let you in.

06. The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don't let you out.

07. The National Debt Room, which is huge and has no ceiling.

08. The Tax Cut Room, with entry restricted only to the wealthy.

09. The Airport Men's Room, where you can meet some of your favorite Republican Senators.

10. The Economy Room, which is in the toilet.

11. The Iraq War Room, after you complete your first tour, they make you go back for a second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth tour.

12. The Dick Cheney Room, in the famous undisclosed location, complete with shotgun gallery

13. The Environmental Conservation Room, still empty, but very warm.

14. The Supreme Court Gift Shop, where you can buy an election.

15. The Decider Room, complete with dart board, magic 8-ball, Ouija board, dice, coins, and straws.

Additionally, the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate the President's accomplishments.

Admission: Republicans - free; Democrats - $1000 or 3 Euros.

The GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Making the mail rounds ....

The GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY is now in the planning stages, the Library will include:

01. The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room, which no one has yet been able to find.

02. The Hurricane Katrina Room , which is still under construction.

03. The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you won't be able  to remember anything.

04. The Texas Air National Guard Room, where you don't even have to show up.

05. The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don't let you in.

06. The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don't let you out.

07. The National Debt Room, which is huge and has no ceiling.

08. The Tax Cut Room, with entry restricted only to the wealthy.

09. The Airport Men's Room, where you can meet some of your favorite Republican Senators.

10. The Economy Room, which is in the toilet.

11. The Iraq War Room, after you complete your first tour, they make you go back for a second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth tour.

12. The Dick Cheney Room, in the famous undisclosed location, complete with shotgun gallery

13. The Environmental Conservation Room, still empty, but very warm.

14. The Supreme Court Gift Shop, where you can buy an election.

15. The Decider Room, complete with dart board, magic 8-ball, Ouija board, dice, coins, and straws.

Additionally, the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate the President's accomplishments.

Admission: Republicans - free; Democrats - $1000 or 3 Euros.

A Sure-Fire Way to Preserve and Rehabilitate the Republican Party, from Someone Who Hates It

A Sure-Fire Way to Preserve and Rehabilitate the Republican Party, from Someone Who Hates It:

The Vichy Democrats, for whatever deep and secret reasons, are not interested in accountability.  And why should they be? Why should they risk anything, potentially exposing themselves, tarring themselves with the Bush brush, damaging their own ascendant “brand”?  They expect to win everything anyway, just because THEY ARE NOT REPUBLICAN. Bush has killed you [Republicans], and that's fine with the Democrats, Plenty. All they need. Look at all those empty places at the trough!  Perfect.  The Democrats won't hold George W. Bush and his thugs to account.

You do it.

That's my advice.

Impeach him.

What do you owe him? He's killed you.

Obama Pushes Back on GOP Tire Pressure Attack

Now, here's some real “straight talk”, but from the guy that really is straight:

Political Punch:

[Barack Obama said, “Now two points, one, [the Republicans] know they're lying about what my energy plan is, but the other thing is they're making fun of a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.”

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