Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:32pm
Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 10:17am
Digby on the result of her "coming out" as a woman:
My lack of gender identity precluded some of the online sexism, derision and rudeness that are so common for women writers. I've since been schooled in the phenomenon.
IIRC, the most furious sexist attacks occurred whenever she dared evince even the slightest skepticism toward one candidate in particular. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:58am
And if they do, I'm sure the Democrats would never grant them retroactive immunity for them anyhow. Sure, Bush, Reid, Pelosi, and Obama did just that for the telcos with FISA [cough] reform, but the two situations are completely different. For some reason. But isn't technology swell? The great Walter Pincus: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:33am
I don’t want to suggest that everyone would be better off under the Obama tax plan. Joe the plumber would almost certainly be better off, but Richie the hedge fund manager would take a serious hit.
So, I'm happy that Richie might take a hit on his taxes, depending on the quality of his accountant. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:24am
"He will have a role as one of my advisers," Barack Obama said on NBC's "Today" in an interview aired Monday, a day after Powell, a four-star general and President Bush's former secretary of state, endorsed him.
"Whether he wants to take a formal role, whether that's a good fit for him, is something we'd have to discuss," Obama said.
Well, a question:
Judy Miller for press secretary? Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 11:42pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 11:14pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 10:53pm
Via Digby, Donna Brazile still has a job, and she's on the teebee!
[Obama's] going to have to put things on the table that perhaps many of us would not like to see a Democratic president put on the table in terms of cutting back on spending, freezing hiring and making some real tough decisions. So, I think he will be constrained by the deficit and also by the fact that we're still in two major wars.
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Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 10:30pm
Submitted by Sarah on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 10:12pm
Nice to know the Patriot Act and FISA don't just apply to civilians. According to an article at Military.com:
The Senate Intelligence Committee is examining allegations by two former U.S. military linguists that the super-secret National Security Agency routinely eavesdropped on the private telephone calls of American military officers, journalists and aid workers. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 8:49pm
A rematch in N.H. 1st District contest
Shea-Porter has been unwavering in her dedication to getting health care to every American citizen.
"The plan I support is Medicare for all," the incumbent congresswoman said on her campaign Web site. "It is cost effective and the structure is already in place.
"With Medicare, health care is privately delivered," the site says. "This allows the freedom to choose your own doctors." Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 8:23pm
Those are the key phrases in Sarah Palin's answers to the nation's energy needs. In Scranton on the 14th, and in Roswell today, McCain running-mate Sarah Palin repeats the drumbeat.
In discussing Mr. McCain's plans to get American back on the road to energy independence, Mrs. Palin called it a national security issue. The governor said there is more coal in the United States than there is oil in Saudi Arabia and promised Pennsylvania, with its coal reserves, will have a key role to play. Read below the fold...
"Drill, baby, drill, and mine, baby, mine," Mrs. Palin said as the crowd roared its approval.
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 7:41pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 7:15pm
And second frost.
Part of me still thinks the electric heater is cheaper, and that I should save the wood for when I really, really need it -- but it really is not cheaper. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 6:15pm
Happy days on Wall Street! And to think I imagined there was some kind of crisis! Guardian:
Financial workers at Wall Street's top banks are to receive pay deals worth more than $70bn (£40bn), a substantial proportion of which is expected to be paid in discretionary bonuses, for their work so far this year - despite plunging the global financial system into its worst crisis since the 1929 stock market crash, the Guardian has learned.
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