I’ll be away from the Internets (and most everything else) until August 12, 2011. Enjoy staring at my un-changed website until then. When I’m back, I promise to wow you will stories of mountain climbing and such. Assuming the federal government hasn’t shut down the Internets by then to save money….
My take on the continuing default crisis, Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB, and James O’Keefe’s latest disaster >> If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Republicans Retreat To Right - story
Republicans are not only holding our nation’s entire future hostage, but they’ve hijacked basic common sense and political decency. The Tea Party will go down in history as the movement that threw America overboard.
James O’Keefe At It Again – video
James O’Keefe notoriously brought down the community organization ACORN through falsifying videos that undermined the organization’s reputation. Before anyone believes O’Keefe’s attack on Medicaid in Ohio, we need to see (a) proof that the clips shown do not included edited-in voice-overs, and (b) unedited footage of all discussions with Medicaid workers. Given O’Keefe’s track record, we should take this latest video with a grain of assault.
Cordray, Not Warren, To Head CFPB - story
Obama could have done worse with this nomination, but he could have done much better. Warren was by far the best choice for the job and favored by progressive voters. Why is the President so inclined to throw bones to the far Right on spending cuts and deportations, but can’t make the most basic of gestures to his base?
My take on the final showdown — by which I mean the default crisis, not Harry Potter… >> If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email email@example.com
“Decision Time” Says Obama - story
If only we got a trillion dollars every time Republicans tried to pass the buck on the default crisis — we’d be out of the hole in no time! Republicans have already won just by the fact that we’re having this debate; and they’ve already exacted more cuts to vital spending than tax increases on the table. Republicans — putting the id in ideology.
Seriously, the 1-in-4 House Republicans who say they won’t vote to increase the debt ceiling no matter what are in blatant violation of the Constitution. Not to mention that running for government office with the intention of destroying government is treasonous.
Is Harry Potter A Better Fighter Than Obama? - story
This weekend, Harry Potter will finally destroy
My take on McConnell’s pathetic punt, Michele Bachmann’s need for therapy, the Republicans’ history of scare tactics aaaaaand…. Michelle Obama’s eating habits. >> If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email firstname.lastname@example.org
McConnell Proposes Stupid Deal, Says “I Refuse To Help Obama Get Re-Elected” - story
Apparently, Republicans can’t put our economic best interest ahead of petty politics. And so we’re all going to hell in Mitch McConnell’s handbasket.
Republicans Whimper About Democrats’ “Scare Tactics” – story
It’s pretty hard to try and claim the high road when your party rolled out Willie Horton, WMDs and death panels. Just sayin’…
Michelle Obama Eats A Burger - is it even fair to call this a “story”
Newsflash: The First Lady is a normal human being! She’s never said don’t eat any junk food — just not only junk food — which is no different than George H.W. Bush advocating the food pyramid and the Presidential Fitness Council, headed by Arnold Schwarzeneggers. Yet somehow, conservatives who want to tell Americans when they can and cannot start a family think nutrition programs are an intrusion!?!
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