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2008 February 02 — Why Now?
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Excuse Me?

I don’t guess too many political blogger are around little kids or they would recognize “Yes, we can!”. To offer them a little help and guidance plug “yes we can bob” into a search engine.

I mean, really, ripping off Bob the Builder for a campaign slogan – come on.

February 2, 2008   20 Comments

A Public Service Announcement

If you mail people cards, be aware that one of the dimensions must be less than 6 1/8 inches or they charge you extra for postage. Also you should write parallel to the longer edge, or they will have a fit.

This message brought to you by your new, privatized, US Postal Service, which should not be confused with the old, cheaper and friendlier, US Post Office.

February 2, 2008   7 Comments

It’s Back

Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker reminds us that the FISA bill is back for more votes on Monday. Several of the amendments are due for up or down votes, so attendance is critical to stop telecom immunity.

Anyone making book on whether the candidates will take a break on the eve of “Super Tuesday” to actually fulfill their roles in the Senate?

February 2, 2008   4 Comments


McClatchy reports that Wall Street donates millions to top presidential candidates:

…Democratic candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois were the leading recipients of cash from employees of these firms, collecting half the $7.4 million in donations to 15 major presidential candidates.

Through Dec. 31, Clinton had collected more than $2 million in donations from employees of 12 banking firms caught up in the sub-prime mess. She received $373,020 from Morgan Stanley workers, $316,001 from Goldman Sachs employees and nearly $290,000 from Citicorp. workers.

Obama got $1.7 million from the same firms, including $288,835 from Goldman Sachs employees, $242,395 from UBS workers and $226,805 from Lehman Brothers employees…

I’m sure these are just public spirited workers who are hoping that the the government will clean up some of the excesses that led to the subprime meltdown, and has nothing to do with any pending legislation, law suits, criminal investigations, etc. that surround the problem.

It is interesting that the two final candidates for the Democratic Party received half of the donations.

February 2, 2008   26 Comments

Groundhog Day

Militant Groundhog

It’s Groundhog Day and some of the militant marmots object to being disturbed.

February 2, 2008   7 Comments