Double-ply like toilet paper, right?
Oh my goodness. I'm getting dizzy from all the spinning, yet!
Obama overtures to business fall flat
WASHINGTON, Mon Aug 09, 08:36 PM
Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn't. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch.
Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending. They were put off by Obama's harsh depiction of "fat cat bankers" and "reckless practices," a label he applied both to Wall Street and to oil-spill giant BP.Read below the fold...
Jason Rosenbaum, who runs the Seminal Blog at FireDogLake gives us an object lesson in what passes for "pragmatism" in Washington today. It is a pragmatism without a sense of limits. And we have seen it from the President, his closest advisers, and the "official" progressives resident in Washington and New York "think tanks" and institutes, in the media and in the "access blogosphere." He says: Read below the fold...
David Dayen defends the list here:
Read some of the avatars of liberal opinion, particularly those online writers in the DC corridor, and the same names always crop up. Everybody links to each other’s posts.
And that of course is the problem. Group think, little Versailles, the Petite Trianon if you will.
Why is the Henrico County Economic Development Commission hosting a book event for Michael Isikoff in Fairfax County? (a two hour drive from Henrico County even in good traffic)
Henrico County Virginia presents Newsweek's and MSNBC's Mike Isikoff
Hear him answer the question on the mind of every business person:Read below the fold...
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At least some of that ambivalence was in evidence this week when our office was deluged with almost a thousand critical e-mails from people who said they were upset and angry that an hour-long look back at how the White House ultimately hammered out a historic agreement on health care, aptly titled "Obama's Deal," failed to deal with the single-payer system advocated by many of those who were not part of the deal.Read below the fold...
Contact PBS ombudsman Michael Getler at 703-739-5290 and demand that Front Line correct its coverage of the Baucus 8
“Obama’s Deal” endeavored to reveal the significant influence of health industry dollars on our political process; however, as in Frontline’s “Sick Around America,” the producers did a disservice by the failure to educate the public about the bigger picture of the health care situation in this nation and the range of possible solutions.
Curiously, just as it was in the health “debate,” single-payer, improved “Medicare for All,” was excluded from the film.Read below the fold...
Over the course of the past year, the New York Times has provided ample coverage to a series of potential U.S. Senate candidates from New York--none of whom are actually running for office. Meanwhile, a candidate who is in fact challenging incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in the September 2010 primary has been all but erased from the picture.Read below the fold...
I am slapping this down really fast cuz I am really, really, really angry. I will write a fuller blog later I am sure on the Iran and US situation, but I couldn't let this moment pass. Please indulge me.
I caught part of a podcast of Meet the Press. A part where David Gregory sets up Senator Joe Lieberman to "war monger" once again for war with Iran. That part begins at 30:25 if you access the podcast link for Meet the Press before next Sunday 4/11/10.
David Gregory disingenuously asks Senator Lieberman if Lieberman is AFRAID that the US and the West, in general, are DRIFTING to a war with Iran. Drifting to war with Iran? We all know damn well Lieberman is paddling away like crazy to get us there! Read below the fold...
Maybe our efforts would be better spent telling people not to watch television.
With this latest hire CNN has reminded us how hideous they are. After all, liberal blogosphere arose more in reaction to our hedious media rather than against Republicans.
Eschaton has been concentrating on CNN in reaction to the latest atrocity.
Yes, if you go into any Congressional office there are TVs with the cable nets on all day, making them much more influential than they should be. And when something jumps from Drudge through the puke funnel onto CNN and MSNBC staffers start getting very panicky. I feel much smarter on days I allow myself to just turn them off, and official Washington would be much smarter if they just turned them off too.Read below the fold...
One day last week I had fallen asleep before the TV only to be awakened many hours later by the rantings of some maniac named Larry railing on about the continued existence of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. This was during an early morning newscast which normally consists of overly impassioned chatter about the state of the weather.
Subsequently I have read that it was ol’ Larry’s first week with Channel 11 and he was channeling as much of Stern, Limbaugh, Beck and O’Reilly bad-boyness as he could possibly muster. It woke me up in a hurry. Channel 11 is fighting Fox for some of its audience I would venture. The Fox-ification of more of the mainstream media? Oy vey. Read below the fold...