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I just got an email that might mean that things are swinging in our direction.

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In his phone chat with the bogus-David Koch, Walker crowed about his appearances on a variety of television outlets.  And he took particular relish in his dismissal of the President of the United States:

I've been going after Obama because he stuck, although he's backed off now but he stuck his nose  in here... last time I checked this guy's got a much bigger budget deficit than we do and maybe he should worry about that.  And not stick his nose in Wisconsin business.

This is a classic state's-rights posture:  the big bad fedrul gov'mint got no business tellin' me how to run my state.  

He's wrong on a couple of counts:  

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Should the president direct federal agencies to investigate Scott Walker's actions

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Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 08:53 AM PST

You can't make this stuff up!

by Standard Deviant

Really, you can't.

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What other committees is Michelle Bachmann better suited

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Have you been annoyed with the limp excuses from Democrats about how much they hate letting the wealthy get away with a tax cut, but they had no choice but to cave?  I have.

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Now's the time for more precision in the language used to describe the sorry state of affairs we're facing. The deal cut by the Obama administration and the Republican leadership is not really the  "Bush tax cuts" anymore.  Obama and the GOP own this one.  And it spells trouble any way you look at it.

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Who wants the Obama/GOP deal?

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I've defended the president in comments on DKos diaries and elsewhere.  No more.  I retract every argument that I've made because his latest deal with the Republicans has shown me that he no longer deserves my support.  

On the flip, you'll find my letter to him today.

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There have been some very wise challenges to Glen Beck's attempts to Christianize the founding of the United States.  Doing some research on another matter, I came upon a fascinating letter from Thomas Jefferson that sheds light on his attitudes.

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Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 11:11 AM PDT

BP's Misplaced priorities

by Standard Deviant

Last night on NBC Nightly News, John Hofmeister, former exec of Shell Oil, ran down the possibilities.  In his rundown of bad to worse, he noted that the last option would be to implode the well, which I recall him saying "which no one wants to see" (or something to that effect, the video is no longer available on their site.)  

That got me thinking: really?  no one wants to see the well imploded?  Um, if that will stop the leak, then I want to see it.  In fact I would have been much happier if that's what they did a month ago now.

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Yesterday's elections all add up to one thing, so Chuck Todd and others in the know tell us: if you're an incumbent, you might as well resign.

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How mad are the voters?

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Wed Jun 24, 2009 at 08:11 AM PDT

Obama disingenuous!

by Standard Deviant

In yesterday's presser, President Obama rebuffed a question about the tilted health care playing field.  While it made for good TV, his claim that a public option will bring honest competition to the health care marketplace is not true.  

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Senator Susan Collins, Maine Chair of the the McCain campaign, has recently criticized the robocalls that are reaching residents of her state. She has asked McCain to stop these scurrilous attacks on Obama.  This isn't enough.  Since her request, McCain has dismissed the idea.  So it's time to tell Collins that she's got to stand up for decency and honesty in the presidential campaign.  Email, call, or write to her through the contact form on her campaign website  www.susancollins.com

My contact to her is posted on the flip side.  

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Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 10:49 PM PDT

She kept the money!!

by Standard Deviant

First diary try, here.  I put up a version of this as a comment earlier, but before I could get it posted, it slid off the list.  Bear with me. I think it's time that we address not just Palin's lies, but her financial malfeasance.

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