Yearly Archives: 2009

The Course Of Human Events

This video looks at the last decade of debacles in the context of the century-old progressive movement and the reactionary response to the progressive victory of 2008. It also features the metal sound of Séance Fiction, so turn your speakers … Continue reading

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Iran: Jet Prep

There’s a lot going on this morning. Radio Netherlands is reporting the Supreme Jurist of Iran has ordered his plane prepared in case he must flee the country. Just so we understand, Khamenei never leaves the country — it’s part … Continue reading

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Just Like Bush, the Series

Obama signed an executive order yesterday setting new rules for when government agencies can classify documents. According to NPR, the measure includes some important transparency rules and will declassify hundreds of millions of documents. Because he’s, you know, just like … Continue reading

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Abdulmutallib Is Already Talking

So I’m reading about the electronic backtrail of Mr. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up an airplane with a bomb stuffed in his underwear, and found this at the very end: Still, some of Farouk1986′s writings offer a hopeful tone. … Continue reading

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The Banality of Teabaggery

The organization behind the Tea Party Express spends two-thirds of its money on “services” provided by the astroturf moguls behind it. From TPM: Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB) spent around $1.33 million from July through November, according to FEC filings … Continue reading

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Bill-Killers Deconstructed

Know who else wants to kill the bill? The GOP. They’re so anxious to do it that they’ll spend the next few years campaigning on it: In an email to the Huffington Post, Alex Conant, a former RNC press secretary … Continue reading

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For Bill-Killers, A Look Back

For bill-killers, a look back to February of 2009: WASHINGTON — A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech Tuesday … Continue reading

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CNN’s Virtual Coverage

Usually, there are just two shots in a developing news story. CNN viewers watched the guy in the bomb-proof suit walk up an Airbus jetway about five thousand times the other day while speculation interviews took up airtime. But there … Continue reading

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Just A Reminder To Bill Killers

Harry Reid wouldn’t commit to a public option this summer. By the time he was ready to put forth a bill for consideration, he’d included one. We’re farther along than we’ve ever been. I don’t want to start over, I … Continue reading

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Green Becomes Strategic

China is betting long on green, but also disturbing strategic planners in the way Germans and French played brinksman with coal and iron once upon a time, and Russia does with gas and oil. The irony is that these green … Continue reading

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Teh Rahm Emanuel Kool-Aid™

According to HuffPo commenters, I’m working for Rahm Emanuel’s conspiracy and get talking points faxed to me every morning. I confess, this is all part of Teh Evil Plan™ we hatched at a Bilderbergers meeting in Tunica, Mississippi last year. … Continue reading

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