Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 8:00pm
Patrick Martin of wsws has posted a provocative article on Barack Obama’s campaign use of the “take out” of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Martin:
There is something particularly degrading about the use of a state killing—in which dozens of heavily armed special ops troops mowed down the fugitive in front of his wives and children—to promote a political campaign. Obama presents himself, not so much even as commander-in-chief, but as “hitman-in-chief,” appealing to the worst social instincts.
snip Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 2:31pm
Obama donors get access to top advisers" (not the small online donors, silly!)
"Aides to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) scheduled pricey luncheons, roundtables, readings, VIP receptions and policy dinners with campaign officials and advisers, offering donors a taste of his potential administration. ..."
Get their ears even before the election-- Buffet, and Daschle, and Cutler, and Tanden, and Jarrett, etc. (Article also includes a very non-complete list of just some October big $$ events.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by Caro on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 2:46pm
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Submitted by Caro on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 4:43pm
Presenting: the 23/6 cheap-ass Halloween costume (23/6)
Stuck for a costume idea this Halloween? Worry no longer. All you need is a pair of scissors, a piece of string, and an overweening disregard for evolution and birth control. It's the official23/6 Scary Mask, and it's available for download, absolutely free! Click [here] to download a PDF, suitable for wearing, framing or setting on fire. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Caro on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 3:52pm
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Submitted by Caro on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 2:08pm
“Let me make it clear at the outset that I have no intention of following instructions.”
– Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, thanks to Economist’s View
Ditto. It’s the story of my life, and my ongoing commitment to myself and to you, my readers. I absolutely will not follow instructions.—Caro Read below the fold...
Submitted by Caro on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 4:21pm
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Submitted by Caro on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 2:43pm
From the debate: A 'look' at the candidates' words (On Politics, USA Today)
Courtesy of Janet Harris at Upstream Analysis, here are tag clouds that take the words used by the candidates at last night's debate in Nashville and "show" which ones they emphasized most:
Janet looks at the clouds and says McCain's "is full of nationalist/patriotic terms" while Obama's "seems mild by comparison, reflecting its mild-mannered speaker." Read below the fold...
Submitted by Caro on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 3:03pm
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