31 Mar 2011

Q of the day: gastronomic delights you miss

I posted this one status entry on Facebook and lo and behold the comments flowed in at a rapid clip: I have a craving for one of those nice hot, crispy, chewy, charcoal-y pretzels from a NYC vendor cart. Nothing like it down here in NC. Of course it made

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31 Mar 2011

The One About Not Only Can’t You Handle The Truth But You Don’t Even Really Want It

“I want the truth!” “You can’t handle the truth!” From the movie A Few Good Men Truth. Everyone claims to want it. But in fact precious few do.  Most people are more often than not searching to have their opinions, illusions, and deeply cherished beliefs re-enforced, rather than challenged. To

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31 Mar 2011

CO: Civil Unions bill dies in committee

After 8 and a half hours of heart felt testimony, SB 172 failed on a party line vote. Final vote: Sonnenberg (R-65): NoKagan (D-3): YesNikkel (R-49): NoLee (D-18): YesLevy (D-13): YesBarker (R-17): NoGardner (R-21): NoDuran (D-5): YesRyden (D-36): YesDelGrosso (R-51): NoWaller (R-15): No   I'm happy to say, my own

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31 Mar 2011

Basic Rights Oregon launches a major marriage equality ad campaign

Basic Rights Oregon has launched a 3-week television campaign that is blanketing the state with these two ads.   The goal is simple: reach out to people who haven’t yet formed strong opinions about marriage equality and encourage them to consider the issue in perhaps a new way. People who

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31 Mar 2011

Why Obama Was Never the Most Liberal Senator in the United States

A common charge of Republicans during the 2008 presidential campaign was at Senator Barack Obama’s perceived liberalism. Republicans often stated that Mr. Obama was the most liberal senator in the United States, according to a ranking by the National Journal. The attack against Mr. Obama’s liberalism has continued during his time in office.

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31 Mar 2011

US Intelligence Operatives in Libya, Before a Finding, Sounds Like JSOC

Mark Hosenball, who yesterday broke the news that Obama had issued a Finding authorizing the CIA to operate covertly in Libya in the last 2-3 weeks, today says “intelligence operatives” were on the ground before Obama signed that Finding. U.S. intelligence operatives were on the ground in Libya before President

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31 Mar 2011

Neo-Liberalism Can’t Beat the Tea Party: But MMT Can

In the big budget fight going on right now in Congress, the Tea Party conservatives rightly point out that $61 Billion in spending cuts is just a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.6 Trillion predicted deficit, and they react with a great deal of moral fervor to the

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31 Mar 2011

Basic Rights Oregon launches a major marriage equality ad campaign

Basic Rights Oregon has launched a 3-week television campaign that is blanketing the state with these two ads.   The goal is simple: reach out to people who haven’t yet formed strong opinions about marriage equality and encourage them to consider the issue in perhaps a new way. People who

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31 Mar 2011

Late Night: Pouting Baby Doesn’t Understand Why Little Melting Jeff Won’t Let GE Pay Taxes

I don’t understand why Little Melting Jeff is so mean to our government. His company made $14 billion last year, but they won’t give any of that money to the government. Companies like Little Melting Jeff’s are a big reason why our government doesn’t have enough money.

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