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50 Years of Tough Questions and ‘Thank You, Mr. President’

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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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Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com

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 msnbc.com and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as NBCNews.com.

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 “NBC.com”?

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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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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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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Joe Klein.

Well stated.

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Current TV ousts talk show host Keith Olbermann

I’m a fan of Kieth, but I suspect his ego got in the way.

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Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don’t Watch Any News: Study

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…that I spend weekends at my home in DE (the blue state that elected our VP, and has two D Senators and a D rep), and my weekdays at my job in VA (the purple state).

Well, it’s a weekday, and I’ve been seeing this commercial on the idiot box roughly every 10 minutes since about 8PM (it’s 11PM, now).

It’s culture shock knowing that a larger portion of the population in VA isn’t appalled by this ad than would be appalled by it in DE. North of me is Philly, NYC, and *gasp* Boston. South of here is Richmond (home of that smarmy little prick Eric Cantor), Columbia SC, Atlanta, and Tallahassee. It’s hard to say which, but either the blood or the IQ drains from your brain the further south you go in this here United States of America.

Set aside the fact that it starts with a lie, a BLATANT lie, and goes downhill from there.

The first black POTUS in history has made a dent in the chink of the armor of the health care monopoly. Yes, we MUST build on it.

But isn’t it satisfying to know that “the first black POTUS” makes the RW so unhinged?

Unless “the left” puts up a pretty exciting candidate WHO CAN WIN, I still think I’m gonna show up at the polls and vote for Obama.

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