Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 10:22pm
Chris Floyd is just not gettin' with the program:
I've also taken the opportunity of this rare interlude to think about where to go with the website from here -- a process of contemplation that derives solely from the particular circumstances of my personal life, and has nothing to do with the election to the presidency of the most conservative Democrat since the avowedly racist warmonger and authoritarian, Woodrow Wilson: an event which many if not most of our "dissidents" seem to have regarded as an excuse to abandon their reason, lower their guard, and glory in their proximity -- real or imagined -- to the circles of imperial power. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 10:20pm
Submitted by BDBlue on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 9:52pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 8:43pm
The furriners love him, he's done great work with his foundations, he knows the issues and the territory, and if Obama's worshipping at the "Team of Rivals" shrine, and wants only "the best," is there really a better candidate out there?
Plus, that way we get to have Hillary in the Senate, where we really, really need her. I don't think SecState is anything but a stepping stone to political oblivion, which is just what Obama would like.
NOTE Hat tip, Nihil obstet. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 8:14pm
“Boneheads,” Taylor said from the doorway. “They've killed a Marine.” He came into the room, hugged Hardesty hard. “NCIS will be all over them, before you know it.” Hardesty managed a wry smile and forced herself to relax enough to reassure the boy. She looked up at Bidwell, who patted her shoulder.
“I wish the world did work more like TV,” Hardesty said quietly.
“It will if we help it,” Bidwell told her. He gestured at the screen.
“Hey,” Taylor said. “Those are the people who were chasing us in the woods. The ones we hid from.”
Wilson, catching sight of the screen, almost dropped the dishes he'd been carrying back to the sink. “I can't hear that – what are they saying?”
Bidwell thumbed the remote and the volume rose. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 7:47pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 7:25pm
In a transcript for tomorrow's 60 Minutes:
[OBAMA] We have not focused on foreclosures and what's happening to homeowners as much as I would like…
And who's responsible for that? And what you mean, "we"? The bailout is the Bush + Reid + Pelosi + Obama + Paulson bill, and though we don't expect anything from Bush or Paulson, I think we had the right to expect a little "change" from Obama, especially, since he was making calls to get the bill passed -- and is now the Leader we've all been waiting for. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 6:45pm
The headline that had to be written... Anyhow, Bloomberg:
Chinese President Hu Jintao, speaking to leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Washington, said China can help alleviate the impact of the financial crisis and slowing global growth by stoking its own economy. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 5:34pm
Here's the announcement:
Elizabeth Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University, where her research areas include bankruptcy and commercial law and financially distressed companies. She serves on the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion and previously served as Vice President of the American Law Institute and as an advisor to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
(The other guys are Richard Neiman, New York State’s Superintendent of Banks, and Damon Silvers, of the AFL-CIO.) Looks like Leader Nance did something right, for once. Here's an earlier post where we drew attention to Elizabeth Warren, quoting her as follows: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 5:18pm
Now that prepaid telephone cards are insured by the FDIC?
Because if the house was a bank, maybe I could some of Hank's trillions! (Especially since, given that it's all taxpayer money, they're my trillions anyhow).
Actually, the program does kinda make sense; if a big vendor goes under, consumers shouldn't have to eat the loss on their cash cards. Still, putting cards ahead of a rescue for homeowners? Totally fucked. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 4:34pm
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Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 8:45am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 8:27am
Each day, we see how many items Google News finds that include the words: "Obama" and "Historic."
11/11/08: 57,632 Read below the fold...
Submitted by danps on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 5:21am