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May 13 2013

Money doesn’t kill people, Austerity kills people

In most any civilized space-time that headline would be unassailable. Remove or reduce food, shelter, and medical care, and more people die. Some get so depressed by facing all of that, they choose the only way out they see. But we live in interesting times, where facts don’t count for a huge chunk of the purportedly most prosperous …

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Mar 19 2013

Dying Iraq War vet unloads on Bush and Cheney

This was posted and marked as compiled from an Iraq War vet who was paralyzed in an ambush in Sadr City in 2004. He is now reportedly under end of life hospice care for complications from that wound. Regardless of his condition and prognosis, the points made are painfully dead on balls accurate. There are still …

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Feb 26 2013

The Sequester, she approaches

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Once again we see the bizarre creature that was once a consistent political partyP cleave into the beast with two heads. One head talks to the base and their propaganda organs in a language it hopes only they understand, cheering on the sequester and the downfall of Big Evil Government (When dems hold the WHtm). The other …

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Feb 24 2013

NASA and NewSpace to suffer under sequestration

This kind of gives you an idea of the broad reach of what will happen if, at the end of next week, Congress isn’t able to cook up another deal to punt decision-making another month or year or whatever down the road:

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Jan 14 2013

Obama laying the wood on GOP over debt ceiling

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Round up of President’s remarks: NYT; AP/Google; CBS News; NPR TPM — “There are only two options to deal with the debt limit: Congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default,” said Obama’s spokesman …

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Jan 08 2013

Today: AIG considering (Passes) suing US government for bailing out AIG

Final update, just in: Maybe the spectre of public shame in the midst of a PR campaign trying to sell us on what a great corporate citizen AIG really is made a difference, the board has declined to pursue a lawsuit against the US government bailout that saved them. Even the Wall Street journal had …

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Jan 07 2013

Onto a fake Senate fight and a quasi fake House fight

Now that the cliff has been breached, conservative grifters are back scheming how best to serve their rabid, dwindling base without losing everyone to the left of Mussolini. First up, vulnerable Senators will have to pretend they have serious reservations about fellow Republican Chuck Hagel to serve a stint as SecDef, simply because he was …

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Jan 03 2013

Fiscal Cliff deal is DEMONIC!!

Via Rightwing Watch its prosperity Gospel at its most revolting. Bryan Fischer denounces the fiscal curb deal, “It’s demonic!”. See, when Jesus preached about helping the sick and the poor, and that rich people were on cosmic probation for being rich, what he really meant was rendering 35% onto Caesar is so fine it’s divine, but …

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Jan 02 2013

Fiscal cliff averted, what happens to the teaparty now?

In a high stakes gambit to wreck the economy and thus ruin President Obama’s second term, the teaparty lost and America won — but they did manage to spike the Sandy Relief measure. On to the cliff averted!

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Jan 01 2013

The mother of all fiscal cliff deals … breaking, final vote to be held soon

9:00 PM it passes! Fiscal cliff averted, fiscal cliff averted!   8: 20 PM Central Update: If people hogged the mic like this in a workplace meeting you’d want them fired, immediately. They think about 10 PM 11 PM central still to final vote. Unrelated note, pretty sure Dreier (R-Douche) copped to climate change data, …

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