African Americans’ views on achieving racial equality have become more pessimistic since the inauguration, returning to their preelection levels.
They realize they need friends at Goldman Sachs to be seen as ‘equal.’
And that it’s okay if you talk about smoking marijuana in your award winning book…
but if you get caught by the cops, you’re going to legal purgatory, not the White House.
Now, whose fault is it that non-violent drug offenders haven’t all been pardoned?
Meanwhile, the surge is working.
The Boston.com article left out factor #7
the winner will now be whoever Diebold declares it to be. The near-entirety of the state will vote next Tuesday on paper ballots to be counted by Diebold op-scan systems
And the head of Diebold is a Mason, and the Masons were formerly the Templars.
Coincidence? I think not.
Would the last anonymous White House aide to stab Martha Coakley in the back
please put out the light?
I really want Coakley to win, if only to make these Mayberry Machiavelli’s
look like the fools they are.
All still fighting the same crusade to rid the world of infidels.
Wrt the NYT charging for on-line access, I assume that means anytime a blog provides a linky to one of their pieces there will be a ($) after it like the WSJ does?
Democracy Now is running MLK’s speech in the NY church…..the one he was apparently vilified for in the MSM.
Have you read that drug profits are the only thing that is keeping some of the major banks afloat? That is the real reason the US is in Afghanistan — to keep the heroin pipeline flowing.
I’ve read that, but I’m not a single cause person. I think the causes of U.S. being in Afghanistan are all of the above.
WRT NYT charging, that will be the last straw in my ever referring to it. I rarely go there for free.
That was the most powerful speech made in the history of mankind.
Worth listening to in times of despair.
Yes, but profiting from drug sales accomplishes many things at the same time.
Happy MLK day ! Now do something he would have if he were alive today . Register your protest vote at the boston globe and explain why your doing it .
For the record, MLK was gunned down one year to the day after making that speech.
What is it with this mob and its obsession with dates?
Some military jerk on cspan saying that AQ ability to recruit in Europe is because the Islamic men who go there feel like fish out of water and are searching for identity.
Well, golly gee, what % of Islamic men studying in other countries join AQ? Why do the ones who do, choose that as their identity rather than something else? Could it have anything to do with U.S. attacks and occupations of Islamic countries?
Hard to believe morons like that can get a job anywhere, but instead they are pervasive.
I confess, I will probably fork over the dough. But I won’t link.
Mornin’, BT, pups
Great post by Digby. Gonna have to get out my lance, spruce it up a bit and mark spots on it for ConservaDem scalps. Note to self: don’t forget to tell the ConservaDems to let their hair grow out a bit before the election.
There are quite a few people at this site lately who are ready to scrap the whole Democratic party because of a handful of these ConservaDems.
I’m all for ridding the party of them
Do you actually expect to hear a thorough discussion in the media and by politicians on the role U.S. foreign policy plays in AQ recruitment efforts?
Of course not. In fact the jerk had a call that was somewhat less pointed that I would have been, asking about U.S. control of world’s resources as a motivator. He replied that wasn’t the case because they (the 2000 he studied) didn’t know that before they showed up at AQ’s door, but were told that after they were recruited. Begs the question, of course, about why that’s so appealing. Young men searching for identity (never was one, so I’m guessing) probably try a bunch of different things before finding one that suits.
So this guy has been purposely chosen to make sure that U.S. foreign policy stays out of the discussion.
So I’ve noticed. A lot of cries for third party candidates from third parties that don’t exist. Stay home, screw yourself on local issues and candidates. As an independent all I’ve got is the Dem party to offset the Rethugs. Throwing the party off would be like me throwing away my M-16 in the middle of a firefight cuz it jams once in a while.
Exactly. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater…
Hiya, SD. What an awful week, huh?
I’ll share with you my version of think globally, act locally. On Friday, I was at a small local store and there was a stray puppy, not baby, but under a year old running around in the store. I brought him home. On Saturday, I drove around the neighborhood looking for Puppy Lost signs but found none. This sweet little guy was well groomed, but with no collar, so I went to several groomers in the ‘hood to see if anyone recognized him. One shop owner checked him out and got very upset. Seems he fits the profile for dogs which are bred for fighting. (he’s not “fixed”.) So, she suggested I take him to the vet to check for a chip. He had none. This convinced the groomer even more of his previous fate. I brought him home and he’s now the little brother of my brindle. We’ve already found out where to get him fixed for free and today I’ll find a place where he can get a series of shots.
Now, I need a bigger bed and a bigger couch. This house is going to the dogs! PS, he’s a gorgeous chocolate lab.
There has been some speculation that Reid will use reconciliation as a means to pass health reform should Brown win tomorrow.
My question ; which version of the bill would they vote on ,the Senate version House version or would they go back to the drawing board knowing that they have the 51 votes. Would the public option find it’s way back into the bill
Speaking of the Grey Lady, didn’t they have pay-to-read sections here a couple years ago? Worked so well for them they scrapped the idea iirc.
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Irak: 4,373
US KIA Afghanistan: 962
Iraki and Afghan casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
US MBS 2010: 2,232
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things.
Good on you!!! Do believe da pupper haz found hisself a wonderful loving home. And a Lab, no less. Everybody lucked out. What great news to start the week. Thanks.
Good on you Demi !
my house was full of strays at one time , my kids were bringing home some kind of furry creature at least once a month. (including an abandoned guinny pig)
One of those strays just passed on , at 20 years old
I thought you might like this story. We help where we can. The good news is that my local pet store is getting ready to move and they have Everything on sale for 30% off. Loaded up on collar, leash, chews, toys (heavy duty, of course) and the like. It really feels like there was a divine hand in this situation. One of those Meant To Be deals.
Nice. As I told my mister, cheaper than adopting a Haiitian orphan. And, at our age, we’re really not in a position to do that.
It’s being reported that WH aides are saying privately that Coakley is going down to defeat. The message they will likely take away from this repudiation of the Democrats is “we must move further to the right.”
He definitely crossed your path for a reason.
Colour me gone. *poof*
A year-old chocolate lab is a “little guy”? Surely you jest, Demi. My daughter’s chocolate lab was huge, and close to 80lbs. at a year. And I don’t know a lot about dogs (I don’t like them much) but it’s my impression that labs are intelligent and gentle, perfect with children, and not the type of dog usually bred for fighting. My daughter’s lab wouldn’t even bark until close to a year old — they had to rig a bell on the patio door she could use to signal when she needed to go out. She barks now, but rarely.
My daughter is fond of saying that if an intruder got in the house, the dog would lick him/her to death.
This guy is smaller than my hound dog. They both have boxy heads which may mean than have some pit in them. I don’t know anything more than what the groomer told me and she’s been in the biz for a long time and knows a lot about dogs.
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