Category Archives: Economy

Sign Of The Times? Countrywide Forecloses On Tonight Show’s “Ed McMahon”

Tell me if this doesn’t wrap up the situation in a sad twist.

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Americans Are In Trouble: Debt, Declining Life Expectancy, Shorter Too

Thinking of Bobby Kennedy’s real passion during his ’68 campaign for the American worker highlights exactly why our candidates – and our next president – needs to pay some serious attention to the plight of Americans, especially those of the … Continue reading

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Thank The President For The Latest Gas Price Hike

No joke. With crude oil prices already well past the record $100/barrel that we used to treat as the great marker for “peak oil”, where was the price going to go but WAAAAY up when Bush does the following in … Continue reading

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Someone Finally Grabbed The War Blank Checkbook From Bush

We haven’t heralded this move by House Democrats last week (joined by two whole Republicans) that kept Bush from getting another blank check from them (on our dime and the lives of our countrymen and women) to wage endless, pointless … Continue reading

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McCain Campaign Populated By Lobbyists, Defense Privateers

Just how many McCain finance chairman, etc., have either had to step down or pretend they don’t hear the questions being asked about their participation in the ironically-entitled Straight Talk Express? Far, far too many. For Dems and perhaps for … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Like Bush Anymore?

(Cough. I hope this headline doesn’t get picked up the wrong way. Cough.) Bush has fallen to yet NEW lows of presidential approval. But I have the same question I’ve had for his entire monarchy: how the hell did even … Continue reading

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Middle Class America: “We’re Not Better Off Than 5 Years Ago”

With each new economic poll, more and more Americans express real concern about the economy and their declining ability to meet their financial obligations with fast-escalating food, fuel, housing, and medical costs when their paychecks haven’t shown any significant lift … Continue reading

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Future Journalists: Love Seymour Hersh, Maureen Dowd, Keith Olbermann

I found this piece in The Observer fascinating about the new MTV show “The Paper” showing kids (the piece notes Baby Woodwards, but I’d prefer perhaps a Baby Bernstein all things considered) on a school paper in Florida that I … Continue reading

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April Fools (Us): As Truckers Strike, Oil CEOs Defend Billions In Fed Help During Record Profits

Sadly, the only April Fool’s joke here is that I’ve yet to see a Senate or House inquiry into price-gouging and corporate welfare for energy companies EVER change a damned thing at the pumps or the heating/power bills.

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Wonk Room by Think Progress

During this critical political season, separating fact from fiction has never been more important. When a story breaks, you want to know the facts right away and spread them to your networks before the conservatives spin it all wrong. So, … Continue reading

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While McCain Implodes, Media Just Focuses on Obama-Clinton

Even if I were a Republican (oops… hands started to shake at that thought, sorry), I would be asking two HUGE questions after watching the media the last few months: – How is it John McCain can spew the most … Continue reading

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Bush Hits Yet Another New Poll Low

CNN is reporting – in the wake of much talk that Bush’s popularity had finally bottomed out as people stopped paying attention to him – that President Bush has hit a new all-time low in both presidential polling as a … Continue reading

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On This Fifth Anniversary Of War With Iraq

Think very carefully about who you want to represent you in the White House come January. Can we afford a John McCain who made that silly gaffe subsituting Iran with Iraq (something Bush Washington has made very easy to do) … Continue reading

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Bush Will Bail Out Billionaires, Watch Middle Class And Lower Sink

As you may have noticed the last few days, Bush’s rhetoric last month where he announced the government would sit back and not involve themselves in “individual contracts” private between mortgage brokers and mortgage holders so Americans “can pull themselves … Continue reading

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More Republicans In Charge Of The Hen House: American Banks Are Failing Faster and Faster

Gee, 100-200 MORE banks are expected to go belly-up soon. Makes you want to maintain that really great Republican “compassionate conservative” financial wizardry that the Bushies brought us with as many as 1 in 10 American homes now in foreclosure, … Continue reading

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A Nation Depressed: Why We Need More Than Prozac And Zoloft To Jumpstart America’s Optimism

As I sat battling the entire long weekend with pesky hardware problems among two different PC systems in addition to household leaks following some record snowfall all while experiencing the joy of feeling my glands swell and my nose turn … Continue reading

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A Small C Conservative’s Lament

I stumbled onto the American Spectator and was struck by Andrew Neuman’s column titled  Where Corn Counts.  Neuman targets his column to the “Movement Conservatives”, whom he identifies as those responsible for the ”dominant narrative of ideas and events issuing forth from the constellation … Continue reading

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How Many Voters Heard Scary Economic News Before Ballot Casting?

With the recession more a reality everyday, one must wonder who can justify more Republican rule over the economy.

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Republicans: We Trust In The Brilliance Of Dead People Who Killed America

Sorry, I got felled by hand problems the last few days BUT… I’m even more distressed to listen to the Republicans debate at California’s Ronald Reagan Library in the last GOP debate before Super Tuesday next week invoke in every … Continue reading

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The State of the Union (SotU) Address: If Only Bush Spoke The Truth

Considering Bush has been known €“ mature, wise fellow that he is €“ to flip the finger at press and photographers, a part of me wonders if, on the occasion of his final State of the Union delivery tonight (Monday), … Continue reading

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