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VL Talks to OccupyBoston

VastLeft has posted the first installment of videos he shot from OccupyBoston on his site. Not surprisingly, Part I is a great vid. Excellent citizen journalism!

(My apologies if someone has already posted on this, but I didn't see anything when I looked around. Ah well, it deserves to be posted more than once anyway!). Read below the fold...

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If posterity preserves just one headline to understand our era

This one says it all:

Banking giant HSBC posts $11.5 billion profit, announces plan to slash 25,000 more jobs Read below the fold...
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Dr. Socks' emergency

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Despite the historically historic progressively progressive miraculous miracle that is HeritageCare RomneyCare ObamaCare, some people have to empty their pocketbooks—and more—to get needed medical care.

Such is the situation for Dr. Violet Socks, the Reclusive Leftist. Please kick in a few dollars if you can. Read below the fold...

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What Violet said

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Yup:

Femaleness is not some grotesque trait to be mocked; it’s not some character flaw; it’s not some weirdo political stance that is ripe for ridicule. And if you can’t criticize a woman’s politics without mentally subjecting her to the porn-film/inflatable-doll/nutcracker treatment, then you’re a goddamn sexist twit.

The same goes for age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, weight, and other personal dimensions that ought never be used to diminish someone's legitimacy as a person. Read below the fold...

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On internet utopianism

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SocProf reviews the new book, The Net Delusion.

Good stuff, and an antidote to Pollyanna-ish thinking about the internet's role in social change. Read below the fold...

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What's up with Obama's call for Israel to return to 1967 borders?

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This is a decidedly different public position for the guy who said, on the campaign trail:

Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel -- and it must remain undivided.

What's behind this change? Read below the fold...

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In infotainment news...

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Constantly Changing Stories of the Bin Laden Raid just got picked up for six more episodes.

I can't wait to see what's next! Read below the fold...

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If OBL's demise is a sea change, what will it change?

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The tenor of the immediate reaction to news that U.S. forces have killed Bin Laden shows an America deeply thirsty for closure not only for the 9/11 attacks but for other miseries and fears of the early 21st century.

On social networks, one sees platitudes implying or outright stating that everything America has done in the wake of 9/11 has been worth it. It's being hailed as a triumph by and for Bushists and Obamists alike. The zeitgeist seems to be "It's all good. USA, USA!" We're all jingoists today. Read below the fold...

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On pragmatism

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"Pragmatism" is "I was just following orders" for when you can't blame your behavior on somebody's orders. Read below the fold...

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2L4O buttons, stickers, magnets, etc. now available

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By popular request, I've opened a store for 2L4O (Too Left for Obama / Too Liberal for Obama) items besides the original T-shirt.

The place to go for 2L4O shirts is still http://www.2L4O.com, while other items are available at http://www.cafepress.com/2L4O. Read below the fold...

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What ccrider27 said

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"God, I love my supporters, especially the ones with "'reservations.'"

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More rapier-like work from Arthur Silber.

Do send him a few bucks if you can spare it. Read below the fold...

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It's always April Fool's Day when FDL writes about HCR

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Even at this late date, the completely undefined a|the "public option" is written about there as if it meant something concrete (other than in the sense of a concrete block used to deep-six single-payer discussion and awareness).

Once again, where are the answers to these six simple questions? Read below the fold...

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