July 2010

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Is that the only thing right-wing-nuts know how to say when they’re not allowed to tell everyone else what to do?

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton received hundreds of threats at her court offices within hours of her ruling last week on Arizona’s tough and controversial immigration law.

There’s no negotiating with a wing nut. All we can do is crush them under our boot heels. Because that’s the way THEY want it.

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This is a 12 minute audio segment from National Public Radio, interviewing a scientist who was hoping to do research on the oil spill to learn how to better deal with large spills in the future.  However, he was being stonewalled because the corporations would prefer that this sort of thing be left unknown for liability reasons.

It was from about two weeks ago, but I forgot to post it then.  I imagine by now they successfully stonewalled him.  But it is still interesting.

http://podcastdownload.npr.org / anon.npr-podcasts / podcast / 510221 / 128575482 / npr_128575482 . mp3

http://public.npr.org / anon.npr-mp3 / npr / totn / 2010 / 07 / 20100716_totn_01 . mp3 ? dl=1

(Both links should lead to the same thing, though the podcast version has a bit more show information packaged with the file.  I figured I’d post both in case one doesn’t work and I don’t notice.)

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You need to see the video at this post.

Progs/libs/Dems, please stop polluting our political discourse with your incessant and unfair R-bombs! Just watch this video and you’ll see that the teabaggers care about America and the negroes!

And the dumb bastard ends by stating the teabaggers incredibly stupid belief that liberals won’t shoot back!

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Leader’s Digest
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
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Why does Obama want to repress information that can only lead to a more just and open government?

I support WikiLeaks. And it is time we were finally, finally, finally told the truth by our government. I am so tired of the lies they tell and the ones I never believe.

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2010/7/28/wikileaks_afghan_war_diary?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+democracynow%2FhVoT+%28Democracy+Now%21+Blog%29

July 28, 2010 , WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diary, And

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/28/wikileaks_founder_julian_assange_transparent_government

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Tehachapi to Tonopah.

And I’m still

Willin’

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I’ve started to read Ezra Klein more.

Q: Republicans keep fighting for the Bush tax cuts with a talking point about small business owners filing as individuals. I’ve heard 50 and 75% quoted as the number of $250k filers that are actually small businesses. Any truth to this? It seems to be their strongest case against letting the cuts expire.

A: As far as I can tell, this argument originated with Grover Norquist in this column. Norquist cites IRS data to say that two-thirds of income from sole proprietorships, partnerships and S corporations was reported by filers making over $250,000 a year.

Although true, this is almost totally irrelevant. Norquist looks at the proportion of income, not filers, which inevitably results in a bigger portion for high-earners. We want to know how many small business owners this would affect, not how much small business income.

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Don’t know if you’ve seen this, but MoveOn sent out a nice list debunking GOP lies about Social Security. (The reality is, they just want to give ALL of YOUR retirement to their rich buddies.)

Myth: Social Security is going broke.

Reality: There is no Social Security crisis. By 2023, Social Security will have a $4.3 trillion surplus (yes, trillion with a ‘T’). It can pay out all scheduled benefits for the next quarter-century with no changes whatsoever.1 After 2037, it’ll still be able to pay out 75% of scheduled benefits–and again, that’s without any changes. The program started preparing for the Baby Boomers retirement decades ago.2 Anyone who insists Social Security is broke probably wants to break it themselves.

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Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law

by Michael D. Tanner

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Via Ezra Klein

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