26 Mar 2009

Ripping “no more boom and bust” Brown a new one.

Daniel Hannan is Conservative MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for South East England. In his blog at the UK’s Telegraph (AKA the Torygraph) yesterday, Hannan notes that: Twenty-four hours ago, I made a three-minute speech in the European Parliament, aimed at Gordon Brown. I tipped off the BBC and

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26 Mar 2009

A big fight brewing in the GOP over LGBT.

 While we all know the Republican party is broken there seems to be a big disagreement about having LGBTs part of the GOP.  We all know that the Religious Reich is the remaining base and they do not want the Log Cabin Republicans part of the Republican Party.  We know

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26 Mar 2009

Pat Buchanan needs a CAT scan – now.

I just listened to this exchange on Hardball between Chris Matthews and Pat Buchanan. CM: If you were ambassador to Mexico, what would you do? PB: First thing I’d do, I’d start the security fence on the Mexican border – do that. Second, I think you do help the Mexican

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26 Mar 2009

Myron Scholes Who Almost Blew up Economy 10 Years ago, Intellectual Godfather of Credit Default Swap: ‘Blow ’em all up’

Watch and learn how similar risks almost took down the world’s system ten years ago

Myron Scholes acolyte of Milton Friedman and former head of LCTM – which had to be bailed out 10 years ago because of fears that its defaulting would take down the world’s financial system (and even small companies) – says regulators need to “blow up or burn” over-the-counter derivative trading markets contrary to Tim Geithner’s testimony of today

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26 Mar 2009

Darrell Issa Fears Michelle’s Triceps, But Not Dick’s Guns

Darrell Issa wants to regulate Michelle Obama. I guess he’s afraid of her triceps.

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26 Mar 2009

rip dan seals

country music and soft-rock singer-songwriter dan seals dies @ age 61.

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26 Mar 2009

Disassociate

COIN, CT, Af-Pak and ends/means distinctions

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26 Mar 2009

Sarah Palin – Sucking So Bad, She Was Keeping Alaska’s Volcanoes from Blowing Too Hard – Until Today

On the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, as Redoubt Volcano threatened a long-neglected retainment dike system holding 6 million gallons of crude oil, on Alaska’s Cook Inlet, Gov. Palin erupted again and again about media unfairness.

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26 Mar 2009

Obama Won’t Legalize Pot, Wonders If Online Community is a Bunch of Stoners

In his first ever interactive town hall meeting, President Obama addressed questions and issues raised online from the change.gov site. One of the most popular ideas floated online there and on the pre-inaugural citizen’s policy book was the legalization and taxation of marijuana, which could provide additional taxes and jobs, as well as lowering criminal justice costs.

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26 Mar 2009

Advocates Identify Voter Registration System as Nation’s Biggest Election Problem

Despite reports of voter registration barriers, voter intimidation, and non-compliance with voting rights law in recent elections, it appears that state legislatures and Congress are not actively focusing on the real issues in election administration. Considering the current economic state, almost the only attention that election reform is getting is

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