Credit Where and When It’s Due

Donald Trump found himself an unlikely cheerleader on his third day in the Oval Office: Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Socialist who for months called Trump every name in the book. That’s because Trump signed an executive order withdrawing from the negotiations over a controversial trade deal that both he and Trump swore was toxic to American workers.

“I am glad the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and gone,” Sanders said. “For the last 30 years, we have had a series of trade deals—including the North American Free Trade Agreement, permanent normal trade relations with China and others—which have cost us millions of decent-paying jobs and caused a ‘race to the bottom’ which has lowered wages for American workers.”

Love the “neutral” language at the Daily Beast!

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Unfair and Unbalanced

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly loses custody of his children after alleged domestic violence incident.

Do I really need to comment on this?

Choking wife; bad.

Bill O’Reilly; bad.

“Christians” who will rally to defend O’Reilly; bad. (See “War on Christmas”, TM Bill O’Reilly.)

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‘Let’s privatize her funeral’

Film director Ken Loach gives his assessment of Margaret Thatcher, and offers a suggestion for her funeral.

Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and destructive Prime Minister of modern times.

Mass Unemployment, factory closures, communities destroyed – this is her legacy. She was a fighter and her enemy was the British working class. Her victories were aided by the politically corrupt leaders of the Labour Party and of many Trades Unions. It is because of policies begun by her that we are in this mess today.

Other prime ministers have followed her path, notably Tony Blair. She was the organ grinder, he was the monkey.

Remember she called Mandela a terrorist and took tea with the torturer and murderer Pinochet.

How should we honor her? Let’s privatize her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what she would have wanted.

It’s nice to have people who remember actual history, instead of the happy, happy, joy, joy pablum “the media” was vomiting onto carpets all over America, today.

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RIP becomes

You’ll notice that the site literally forces you to “bookmark us” if you want to read the story.

REDMOND, Wash. — NBC News has acquired full control of and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as

Many details of the arrangement remain to be worked out, and financial terms weren’t disclosed.

But NBC News President Steve Capus said the site — one of the news industry’s earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.

Lead headline on the new “”?

Can US economy tolerate a tax increase in 2013?

Um, guys? That’s the wrong question.

The RIGHT question is, “can the US economy afford NOT to raise taxes on income above $250K?”

h/t to LGF

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“The Newsroom”

A new series on HBO. Airs Sundays at 10PM EST, and I’m sure other times. Tonight’s show was fantastic!

If you don’t subscribe to HBO, find a way to watch it. Disinformation by our “news” outlets is near the top of my list of what’s broken in America. This show dramatizes it in a way that even Red State morans can understand. Not that they’ll believe it.

On a somewhat related note, I told my wife today that the next time I talk to her right wing relatives I’m going to say “I’m afraid of Obama getting re-elected. If he does, he’s going to take all the guns from the white people and give them to the colored people. I KNOW it’s true, because I heard it on Fox News.”

She giggled.

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Michael Ware

I can probably list the journalists who I believe when they speak (or write) on one hand. Maybe two hands. Not hands and toes.

Michael Ware is one of the few, perhaps the first I’d name, who’s not a shill for the corps and the war machine (is there a difference, when there’s profit to be made?).

This is intense.

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