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|Congressional drone caucus - No, it is not a headline from The Onion.
And no, I am not making this up. It just comes with a cutesy name typical of DCSpeak - "Congressional Unmanned systems caucus".
|OWS : Alan Grayson slams P.J.O'Rourke on Bill Maher (video)
Vintage Alan Grayson, when P.J.O'Rourke shows the typical punditocracy attitude towards OWS and mocks him as their spokesman.
|Bill McKibben's solidarity message for OccupyWallStreet
Gem of a message connecting #OccupyWallStreet and the #Climate Movement. http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/occupywallstreet-and-climate-...
|Cenk Uygur ruthlessly mocks Erin Burnett, schools her (Video)
Classy. Cenk really sticks it to the condescending, sneering, elitist mockupier Erin Burnett.
|The Onion strikes again (on debt ceiling)
What do I say? Just a comic relief after the terrorist attack before we move into the next insanity courtesy the ruling class in D.C.
|Flashback: "Shock & Awe" - Deficit hysteria whipped up to attack Canadian welfare state in 1993
This from Naomi klein's excellent book "Shock Doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism". h/t to Dave Johnson at Campaign for America's Future , for the text from Klein's book (so I didn't have ...
|What an actual downgrading of US government debt means
The rating agencies S&P and Moody's have been threatening to downgrade US government bond ratings because of "runaway" debt , at least since 2010. And they issued threats again last week amid the ...
|Ezra Klein comes unhinged, suggests kicking the poor and grandma to the curb
In which Ezra Klein suggests a "kinder,gentler" version of media darling Paul Ryan's Medicare killing plan.....
|"Thanks but no thanks". Teachers excoriate Arne Duncan at Ed.gov
This in response to Duncan's dishonest , concern-trolling ("Oh, I feel your pain") trash of a letter he wrote during the National Teacher Depreciation Appreciation week. h/...
|A teacher's royal smackdown of Arne Duncan.
This is priceless . Way to go, Teacher Sabrina . It is National Teacher Appreciation Week.And Arne Duncan, the "...
|If Paul Ryan were a car mechanic....
This is priceless, perfectly capturing (Ayn) Randian devotee, plutocrat and media darling - the "telegenic" Paul Ryan's worldview and the Villagers' fascination with him. h/t :
|New video nails Michelle Rhee's slash & burn approach
Yes, that Michelle Rhee. You know, the diva of education deform movement and media darling . H/...
|Diane Ravitch strongly defends teachers, once again.
This on NPR's Talk of the Nation show today. http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134134735/Op-Ed-Rage-...
|Action alert : Sponsor a "protest/solidarity pizza" for WI protesters.
Not going to be much a diary and hope the diary police will spare me. This is too important not to share even if it is a half-baked diary, I feel.
|I e-mailed my senator today reg cat food commission/deficits
I am getting ready for a trip abroad for 3 weeks starting tomorrow. At the last minute, I decided to dash an e-mail to my senator which I have been thinking about, but had been postponing forever. ...
|Are education "reformers" better than a 4th grader?
The teaching profession has been under attack like never before. It is tough being a teacher these days. Apart from doing more & more with less, they are accused of being "greedy" and what not.And ...
|Dean Baker :"The threat of a debt default is a gun pointed most directly at Wall Street".
That is from a post titled " Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama’s Next Bad Deal " about the upcoming battle on raising the debt ceiling . Baker helps us makes sense of the ...
|Action alert: National call-in , blog-a-thon on 11/16 for extension of unemployment benefits
Not going to be much of a diary , except to share the important email from www.Unemployedworkers.org . The email reads as below.
|Alert : Anti-GLBT forces target 3 Iowa supreme court judges in retention election.
This is not going to be much of a diary but wanted to alert Kossacks about this.
|The inconvenient truth about the "Waiting for Superman" movie
"Waiting for Superman" (WfS), the much hyped movie on Education reform, is directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed "Inconvenient Truth". Guess who produced it? Details below fold.
|Chris Hayes on the Obama admin's single biggest failure
If you guessed it is Afghanistan, you are wrong. It is actually HAMP (Homeowners Affordable Mortgage Program), the Obama administration's program for rescuing underwater homeowners. Standing in for ...
|Piling up on Elizabeth Warren
Well, not really. It is more like piling up for her nomination as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). This is to further highlight why she is uniquely qualified ...
|Naomi Klein nails it on G20
My city feels like a crime scene and the criminals are all melting into the night, fleeing the scene. No, I’m not talking about the kids in black who smashed windows and burned cop ...
|BREAKING : Congress votes to defund itself
To call it "bizarre" is simply an understatement. Congress voted by a landslide to slash it's own pay & benefits for its irresponsibility and past misdeeds leading to the sorry state of the nation ...
|CALL FOR ACTION - Geithner's toxic assets plan
We all have been watching how Congress acts in a knee-jerk fashion in response to populist anger and lazy/indifferent otherwise . This when they should be acting proactively and showing leadership ...
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