"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

February 12, 2009

Bits and Pieces for the Week of February 8 - 14

In case you are wondering, the Senate really does need 60 votes to pass the Stimulus Bill, but in this case not because of the threat of Republican filibustering. (Mike)

True to their anti-American stand, Republicans once again vote in unison against helping America. (Mike)

More octuplet outrage. Take a look at some of the government-subsidized expenses described near the end of the article. (Mike)

After 61 days of waiting, Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis finally gets past "The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee". Finally, if she is approved by the full Senate... a pro-Union, pro-safety, pro-green job, Labor Secretary. Could this be Obama's Frances Perkins? I hope for all of us she is half what Perkins was! (7 of 6)

Oh please, just shoot me now and get it over with. (Mike)

Obama's first, huge and devastating fuck-up. President Hillary Clinton would have never allowed this. (Mike) (2-10-09 Update here)

If you can possibly ignore the horrendously awful chatter and interruptions of the CNBC news hosts during the interview, these two economists have some very good advice. (Mike)

Disabled Veteran found not guilty of felony Marijauna rap. "...several jurors shook hands with an emotional Loren J. Swift after finding him not guilty of a marijuana charge that would have sent him to prison... During the trial, Swift testified he smoked marijuana to relieve physical pain, as well as to cope with post traumatic stress syndrome." I guess there is some justice in this world. This man would have lost his benefits and healthcare if found guilty. (7 of 6)

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