Archive for August, 2011

August 31, 2011

Cantor using Irene costs to restart Washington budget battle (via The Rantings & Ravings Of A (Formerly) Mad Mailman)

Cantor using Irene costs to restart Washington budget battle By Andy Sullivan Washington's never-ending budget battle threatened to snarl the recovery from Hurricane Irene as a top Republican said on Monday that any federal aid will have to be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. "Yes there's a federal role, yes we're going to find the money. We're just going to make sure that there are savings elsewhere," Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, told Fox News. Treadi … Read More

via The Rantings & Ravings Of A (Formerly) Mad Mailman

August 29, 2011

Michele Bachmann likes white people and Jesus (via Democratic Darling)

Michele Bachmann likes white people and Jesus It's great to like white people, but Bachmann doesn't have to make it a focus at a time when she is running for president. She's at a Christian music festival, so talking about Jesus makes sense for this venue. As far as the campaign trail goes, the separation of Church and State is a really good idea. Mentioning race is definitely not. Just sayin'. One more thing: it's 2011, right? Horrifying. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfYVOLy-qPY … Read More

via Democratic Darling

August 28, 2011

Hamptons Hurricane: A Bankers' Katrina by Greg Palast (via Dandelion Salad)

Hamptons Hurricane: A Bankers' Katrina by Greg Palast by Greg Palast Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.gregpalast.com August 26, 2011 Don't worry:  the bankers are safe.  The sub-prime sharks, derivatives divas, media mavens and their hairdressers, their trophy wives and their trophies' personal trainers, the movers and shakers and money-makers, are all out of danger. Despite the warning that in a couple of days … Read More

via Dandelion Salad

August 27, 2011

Now Can We All Agree That The "High Quality Web Content" Experiment Has Failed? (via TechCrunch)

It's hard to imagine anything more perfect that Slate's decision to lay off its respected media critic Jack Shafer. Not perfect in a good way — I count myself amongst Shafer's legions of fans — but perfect in the way that Alanis Morissette not understanding the meaning of 'Ironic' is perfect, or the way that a safety inspector falling out of a tenth story window would be perfect. "I tolllldddd yyoooouuu sooooooo…" I mean, what better illustra … Read More

via TechCrunch

August 27, 2011

Obama promotes service on 9/11 in weekly address (via CNN Political Ticker)

(CNN) – With the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaching, President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that serving others would be the best way Americans could honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago. “Once again, 9/11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance. And in the days and weeks ahead, folks across the country — in all 50 states — will come together in their communities and neighborhoods to … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

August 26, 2011

Will He Stay Or Will He Go? (via CBS Boston)

With the impending Hurricane coming is the President going to leave the Vineyard or is he going to ride it out with us?  – Nancy, S. Yarmouth Leaving. He was always scheduled to end his vacation and leave the Vineyard on Saturday. Does anyone think he should stay?   … Read More

via CBS Boston