Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 2:30pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 1:11pm
After the Senate approved the $700 billion bank bailout, the majority leader, Harry Reid, tried to persuade his colleagues to address another economic calamity before they left town for the long election recess. He urged them to extend unemployment benefits for 800,000 jobless Americans.
In the face of Republican opposition, the measure failed. Benefits start expiring this week. So much for Main Street.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 12:49pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 9:37am
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 9:20am
Really. Not even bolding, I swear.
Could the quiet seed of joy that was planted in my heart the day I heard Barack Obama speak for the first time take root and grow without fear of the brutal storms of disappointment? ...
Could a leader that evokes awe in me actually win a presidential election? Could the beauty – and logic – of his words win over the majority of this country's voters? Could they see past the lies and distractions to the center of a human being who sincerely wants to invoke citizens' higher selves? ... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 9:03am
Submitted by Truth Partisan on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 8:51am
Welcome to the Book Reviews.
Please post a review of any kind of book: all are welcome.
Today we're particularly thinking about banned books, books on love, and crockpot or soup cookbooks.
Isn't it time for another knitting post on books? Or at least some type of handcrafts?
Please let us know about any great fireside reads too.
Thank you! Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 8:43am
Because the question "Say, now that we own a piece of an insurance company, can we get health care?" isn't one that only snarky bloggers like me ask; I've heard it, spontaneously, from many people.
And even if Hank Paulson does have 5% of the economy (a trillion) to throw at his golfing buddies, it's still our money.
$17,000 per household. And counting.
But who's counting? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 8:30am
[I encourage all Correntians to adopt their own parasite. There are so many to choose from! -- lambert]
Since I've adopted Goldman Sachs as my parasite, I've got some questions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jawbone on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 11:14pm
This important article points out that Paulson and Cox were indeed part of the problems which created the Big $hit Pile and the Big Me$$.
Both Paulson and Cox worked to deregulate, defund, and weaken actual oversight. Trust the market. Let the Big Investment Banker Boiz call the shots. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 10:02pm
[I encourage every Correntian to adopt a parasite!]
Here's a cute little story from back in 2003 about Montana Power, and how Goldman Sachs helped destroy them and cost the citizens of Montana a bundle on their electric bills. Check it out.* It seems familiar...
I'm thinking this is one loose end to pull on, because that story is over (or, at least, in statis in bankruptcy court). So, the full shape of the modus operandi of the criminals should evident. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 9:38pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 7:04pm
Submitted by Truth Partisan on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 6:26pm
Tomorrow it's Sunday!
Please write us a book review for the SMBR.
What books did your family--or your school--ban until you were older? Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 4:54pm
Retiree Hires Attorney to Keep Her Coverage
“I was promised lifetime insurance by my employer (USA Today). In May, my employer farmed out billing to Aetna and refused to take my check,” said Coline George of Camarillo, California. “Aetna had no record of me. The only informed person I talked to said that Aetna only did my employer's COBRA account.” ... Read below the fold...