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Month: March 2010

Excessive Overdraft Fees

Excessive Overdraft Fees

Scanning through the April 2010 Harper’s Index, a couple of numbers with lots of zeros stood out. $38,900,000,000  That’s the estimated amount that all U.S. banks charged their customers in overdraft fees in 2009.  How much did you chip in? $2,100,000,000,000  That’s the amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index.  We’re Number One! I don’t even know how to say that number.  What comes after trillions?  I’ll look it up. Quadrillion. …

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Right Wing Wackos Want to Kill Democrats

Right Wing Wackos Want to Kill Democrats

A while back we had a post about how far-right wingnuts want kill President Obama.  Well now they are pissed off at the Democrats in congress, and they want to kill them too.  MSNBC reports: At a news conference in Washington, Hoyer said people have yelled that Democratic lawmakers should be put on firing lines and posters have appeared with the faces of lawmakers in the cross hairs of a target. … Gun imagery was used in a posting on…

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The Angry Republicans Don’t Know How to Lose, and the Media Forgot Who Won

The Angry Republicans Don’t Know How to Lose, and the Media Forgot Who Won

I am so tired of turning on the morning news and seeing nothing but a bunch of Republicans whining about the passage of the health care reform bill.  I just don’t get why they get so much air time to bash Obama and a bill the Democrats passed after about fifteen months of prolonged debate.  I was hoping that maybe today the media would focus on what was actually in the bill and, I don’t know, maybe have a Democrat…

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Little Punk Staffers

Little Punk Staffers

A House staffer told ThinkProgress today that Frank is now distributing “Little Punk Staffer” buttons to Hill aides, in a clear shot at Boehner’s insult. Someone should write a song… Oh but ain’t that America for you and me Ain’t that America somethin’ to see baby Ain’t that America home of the free Little [punk staffers] for you and me Update:  You can get a t-shirt here.

John Boehner is a Punk-Ass Bitch

John Boehner is a Punk-Ass Bitch

Speaking before a gaggle of very rich bankers at an American Bankers Association meeting this week that was held not long after Senator Dodd broke away from his fruitless efforts to draft a compromise reform bill with Republicans, House Minority Leader John Boehner belittled congressional staff members: “I don’t know how they ever come to an agreement on some kind of a bill they can bring back to both houses and pass,” Boehner said. Boehner’s comments come as bankers prepare to…

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Jon Stewart Impersonates Glenn Beck

Jon Stewart Impersonates Glenn Beck

Last night’s Daily Showwas a little different.  Instead of the show starting with Jon behind his desk, he was stood center stage to do his impersonation of Glenn Beck and announce to the world that he was infected with cancerous progressivism. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Intro – Progressivism Is Cancer www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform After the introduction, he continued his Beck impersonation for another thirteen minutes complete…

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GOP’s Fear of Health Care Reform

GOP’s Fear of Health Care Reform

The accepted wisdom is that passing the amended Democratic health care bill will be an albatross around the necks of the party as it moves forward into the fall mid-term elections and beyond.  Republicans gleefully point to polls which suggest they will benefit from the electorate’s opposition to the bill and their own improved prospects for picking up seats in both the United States Senate and the House. In the short term they may be right, but it’s not at…

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First Corporate Person Candidate for Congress

First Corporate Person Candidate for Congress

The Washington Post reports: The firm, whose clients include labor unions and environmentalists, is seeking to enter the Republican primary for the 8th District seat held by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D). The firm “wanted to run as a Republican because we feel the Republican Party is more receptive to our basic message that corporations are people, too,” Klein [the campaign manager] said, adding that his client has no particular beef with Van Hollen. Van Hollen welcomes the competition. “The…

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