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Are Republicans Now International Corporatists?

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Are Republicans Now International Corporatists? · Politics

In recent days, it has become clear that the Neoconservatives who continue to control the Republican Party have not lessened their allegiance to the sponsors of the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from whom they derive their support. They have, in fact, strengthened their relationships with these lobbying […]

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Senator “Dud” Gregg Objects

March 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Senator “Dud” Gregg Objects · Politics

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, scion of a prominent New Hampshire political family, objects to the Obama budget.  Strikingly, although he maintains that he is a small-government advocate, he voted with the Bush Administration through the 8 years of unprecedented growth and an addition of over $5 trillion to the national debt. He is […]

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Renewing the Union Label

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Renewing the Union Label · Politics

After more than 25 years of siege, the union movement now strikes back. The recent release of tapes from the Labor Department demonstrating the complete lack of concern for American workers proves the point of labor: it is time for a major shift in emphasis in the American economy. Since the day the Bush administration […]

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Geithner Plan Buoys Market

March 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Geithner Plan Buoys Market · Politics

In an interview today with CNBC, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner explained his financial recovery plan and discussed how it will affect the average citizen. In the two-part interview at RealClearPolitics.com, Geithner talks with CNBC correspondent Erin Burnett about the various ways the plan will unfold. The New York Stock Market responded with a 500-point increase. Bookmark […]

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Morning Joke

March 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Morning Joke · Media

I have no idea what MSNBC was thinking when they hired Joe Scarborough to host the morning news and vaguely entertainment program that they absurdly call “Morning Joe.” First of all, Joe Scarborough can’t command enough attention to have a “show” named after him. He is far less astute than, say, Pat Buchanan and less […]

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The Geithner Gotcha Game

March 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Geithner Gotcha Game · Politics

Here we go again! The Republicans have absolutely nothing to say and nothing to contribute to returning the United States to economic equilibrium. So they fasten on to the faintest whiff of a miniscule problem that might have happened on Tim Geithner’s watch. And they are hanging on to it and chewing it like toy […]

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Limbaugh and Propaganda, Part II

March 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Limbaugh and Propaganda, Part II · Media, Politics

Rush Limbaugh must be happy. He has been in the news lately for having created a great deal of turmoil in the Republican Party.  Apparently his “dittoheads” that is, the ciphers who listen to him are not enough. He hopes in vain that real people, people with homes and jobs and college degrees will listen to what he says. So […]

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Limbaugh and Propaganda, Part I

March 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Limbaugh and Propaganda, Part I · Politics

I am tired of hearing people attack Rush Limbaugh, calling him a fat, pompous, windbag. Yes, he is rude.  Yes, some people say that he is a somewhat drug-addled sadist with a taste for pre-teen, foreign girls.  But, no, those are not the correct reasons to intensely dislike Rush Limbaugh. There are better reasons. Seldom do I hear Rush Limbaugh, and […]

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The Stim

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on The Stim · Politics

Before you make any serious decisions on who is right and who is wrong in the way the economy is about to be re-started, better read this. The stimulus bill, officially the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has a truly amazing panoply of miscellaneous expenditure. Yet these expenditures are not random or to […]

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