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Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 01:03 PM PST

Stimulus Game Ain't Over!

by Matt Holland

The news today is all about the fact that the Senate finally passed a version of the economic stimulus. So why are USAction / TrueMajority.org and other liberal groups just now pushing out a new in-your-face web ad hitting right-wingers for stalling while rome burns? Because it ain't over yet.


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Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 12:01 PM PDT

god bless high gas prices

by Matt Holland

That's what a lot of people are saying in response to TrueMajority's latest online project, aimed at ending tax breaks for oil companies: "Sure let's get our money back from the thieving S.O.B.'s, but I'm actually glad gas is expensive." They're right, of course, and I'll go even further: God bless running out of oil.

It could be a beautiful historic irony, right? We've been racing our 15-mpg SUV's toward the cliff of climate catastrophe, arguing over whether to put a foot on the brake, when suddenly the engine coughs and sputters, and we run out of gas.

As my wife points out, our 100-year-old oil economy has a lot of momentum at pumping greenhouse gases into the sky, so we still might coast over the tipping point of global disaster. But maybe not. And at least we aren't still accelerating.

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Thu Jul 27, 2006 at 12:03 PM PDT

god bless high gas prices

by Matt Holland

That's what a lot of people are saying in response to TrueMajority's latest online project, aimed at ending tax breaks for oil companies: "Sure let's get our money back from the thieving S.O.B.'s, but I'm actually glad gas is expensive." They're right, of course, and I'll go even further: God bless running out of oil.

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