Submitted by Anthony_JKenn on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 6:02pm
I've been following with great interest the debate here over High Value Platinum Coin Seignoirage (HVPCS), as well as Letsgetitdone's fantastic and tireless effort to promote HVPCS as an alternative to Democratic/Republican austerity. Heck, I've even done a blog post or two over at my blog on the issue. My question is not on the legitimacy of HVPCS or the process, but in the way it is being sold and the potential audience to sell it.
It appears to me from reading LGID's essays that he seems to believe that the Democrats and/or President Obama can be pressured to accept and enact HVPCS in the event of an economic or political crisis, in spite of the principled conservative positions of the Treasury Department and Obama's own history as a Third Way corporatist Democrat. As a long time Independent Leftist who left the Dems well over 20 years ago due to their "me too" economic philosophy (among other things), I'm not so sure that approach would be so fruitful. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:33pm
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Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 12:10pm
Obama manufactured the Fiscal Cliff as a way of forcing cuts to social programs and blaming it on the crisis he himself created. If the Fiscal Cliff ends up bringing down his presidency it will be a self inflicted wound. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:56pm
Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back
The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative.
They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:46am
Violet: His biggest mistake was his failure to TELL US A FUCKING STORY????
How is it a man who won an election for state senate, US Senate, and President can be so completely out of touch.
We have soaring rates of unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, homelessness, and suicide, and President Narcissus thinks we would have a better opinion of him if he had only told us a better story? Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 4:15pm
President Obama's page on Google's social network site has been inundated with messages in Chinese after restrictions in China were removed.
Every current topic on Mr Obama's Google+ page attracted hundreds of Chinese comments.
Some contributors made jokes; others said they were occupying the site in the style of western Occupy campaigns.
On 24 and 25 February, to the consternation of American readers, every current topic on President Obama's 2012 election campaign page attracted hundreds of comments, apparently from China.
A few appealed for the liberty of the civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who is under house arrest. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 8:22pm
Izvestia: "Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies"
A new federal law, signed by the president on Tuesday, compels the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used for all sorts of commercial endeavors — from selling real estate and dusting crops, to monitoring oil spills and wildlife, even shooting Hollywood films. Local police and emergency services will also be freer to send up their own drones.
And what spurred this on? Safety? Homeland Security? Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:23pm
Submitted by jest on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, state attorneys general, and, perhaps, the nation's largest banks are close to a final settlement on the years-long struggle over allegations of massive foreclosure fraud, according to several sources familiar with the talks. And the final details of the arrangement, according to the source who revealed them, will apparently not preclude prosecutors and regulators from taking legal action against many of the common abuses during the house bubble. It remains to be seen whether all parties will ultimately sign off on the language. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 7:51pm
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Submitted by letsgetitdone on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 11:58pm
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 7:53pm
(This Open Letter to Bernie Sanders was posted on November 20. I'm very glad I can now post it here on my favorite political blog.)
Today, you told the “Democrats stop caving in . . . ” to the interests of corporations, the tea party, wealthy individuals, and the Republicans in Congress. The only problem with your fiery statement is that you began it by “caving in” to them yourself. You did this by immediately legitimizing their frame of reference by saying:
“Here is something we all can agree on: Federal deficits are a serious problem.” Read below the fold...