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Month: March 2012

Karl Rove’s Audacity of Mendacity

Karl Rove’s Audacity of Mendacity

Karl Rove continues doing what he excelled at doing for President George W. Bush: Presenting the Untruth as Truth. Today in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece he set his sights on President Obama’s campaign video, The Road We’ve Traveled. One of Rove’s most mendacious statements is about the debt created under Bush compared to Obama. Rove states that, “the administration has piled up more debt in three years and two months ($4.93 trillion) than his predecessor did in eight years ($4.8 trillion).”…

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Son House Birthday Song “Death Letter Blues”

Son House Birthday Song “Death Letter Blues”

Eddie James “Son” House, Jr. was born on this day in 1902 in Riverton Mississippi. He had a huge influence on  many well known guitar players from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters to Jack White. Watch this early sixties performance “Death Letter Blues” that was included on the Martin Scorsese produced PBS series, The Blues. Somewhere sometime today I am pretty sure Jack White will be singing this song.

Obama Shows Romney and Santorum How an Adult Deals with Iran

Obama Shows Romney and Santorum How an Adult Deals with Iran

Amid all the talk of Iran developing a nuclear weapon capability or of Israel launching a pre-emptive military strike, it was reassuring to see President Obama laying out a pragmatic and sensible policy that placed the issue in clearer perspective and offered a coherent plan that represents the best chance of avoiding another Middle East war while preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. In doing so he showed once again that in the company of the pygmies masquerading as…

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Friday Night Videos Featuring Barry Adamson, Chuck Prophet, and Mark Lanegan

Friday Night Videos Featuring Barry Adamson, Chuck Prophet, and Mark Lanegan

I know Barry Adamson from his work with Nick Cave on his first three albums. I had not paid much attention to his solo work until I heard tracks of his new album, I Will Set You Free. This one is from Chuck Prophet’s latest album, Temple Beautiful. And here’s one from Mark Lanegan’s new album, Blues Funeral.  

Fighting for a Woman’s Right to Insurer Provided Birth Control

Fighting for a Woman’s Right to Insurer Provided Birth Control

Again… I don’t know where or when this photo was taken, but maybe it was taken recently at a rally to fight for women’s rights to insurer provided birth control. To learn or about the absurdity of this battle in these times, watch Jon Stewart’s interviw with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards from last night’s Daily Show.

The Fiscally Irresponsible Republicans vs. Obama

The Fiscally Irresponsible Republicans vs. Obama

It’s not just Mitt Romney that has a tax plan that will bankrupt our country. All four of them have plans that will significantly increase our national debt. Here’s a chart from Krugman’s blog that tells the tale:   The graph shows your new Republican Party is not much different from the Republican Party of a decade ago. Who was it that said, “Deficits don’t matter”? Oh yeah, that was Dick Cheney, and the four candidates running against President Obama…

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Rich People Love Mitt Romney

Rich People Love Mitt Romney

Rich people are turning out in record numbers for their wealthy, capitalist, “job creating,” candidate. The Washington Post reports: In 2008, 22 percent of GOP primary voters in Michigan made at least $100,000, and that group made up 21 percent of the electorate in Ohio, according to exit polls. This year, 33 percent of voters in Michigan made that much money, while 30 percent of Ohio voters did. In both cases, the number of wealthy voters grew by about 50 percent —…

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Bruce Springsteen Takes on the Marauders with Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen Takes on the Marauders with Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Wrecking Ball, was released on Tuesday. It’s his 17th and most overtly political album. Several of the songs could end up being a soundrack to the Occupy Wall Street movement – especially “Death to My Hometown,” in which he rages against the greedheads on Wall Street: So, listen up Sonny Boy, Be ready when they come For they’ll be returning Sure as the rising sun Now get yourself a song to sing And sing it ‘til you’re done…

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The Greedheads are Back and Getting Richer with a Vengeance

The Greedheads are Back and Getting Richer with a Vengeance

Emanuel Saez has updated his study, Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States, with income data through 2010. You can dig right into the Excel file that produced all the charts in that report if you click righ here. Saez writes that during The Great Recession years of 2007  through 2009, (or the Lesser Depression, as Krugman likes to call it), average real income per family fell by 17.4%, and average real income for the top…

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Montana Chief Federal Judge Richard Cebull Sends Racist Obama Joke

Montana Chief Federal Judge Richard Cebull Sends Racist Obama Joke

Republican jokes about President Barack Obama are so funny! Especially when they are forwarded by a racist federal judge.  Here’s one that Judge Richard Cebull sent to seven of his friends and ultimately to anyone connected to the internet: Subject:  “A MOM’S MEMORY” Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it…

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