"Obama: Future Egypt Gov't Must Respect the Will of the People"
--headline, Ha'aretz (Israel), Jan. 30
You can't make this stuff up.
Before people can mobilize for collective action, they have to develop a proud and angry identity and a set of claims that go with that identity. They have to go from being hurt and ashamed to being angry and indignant. . . .The quote was from Jan 10th, so we have here proof she's never grown up. I suppose it takes a while to get over being hurt and ashamed at constantly being called a lazy good-for-nothing hippie. You get to be angry and indignant when the government announces its cutting off your allowance, which enabled you to maintain the lifestyle of a lazy good-for-nothing hippie.
Frances Piven, leftist firebrand from the 60s.
"We just have to make sure we're doing everything we can to unlock the productivity of American workers, unleash the ingenuity of American businesses, and harness the dynamism of America's economy."--President Obama, weekly radio address, Jan. 22To which I say: One out of three so far. The other two are anathema.
Free speech can't exist unchained. US politics needs the tonic of order.Honest you can't make this stuff up. The only thing that can preserve the freedom of speech in America is restrictions on what people are allowed to say. Once you realize the suggestion is coming from England, the idiocy becomes somewhat more expected.
Simon Jenkins, Guardian, UK
A little looking shows just how much gun sales are fading:
As household gun ownership has dropped dramatically since the early 1970s and America’s youth turn away from guns, the SHOT Show is proof of the gun industry’s embrace of increased lethality to shore up its fading market and declining sales.Violence Policy Center
January 13, 2011
As you may know, the filibuster is a procedural tool, sometimes used by a minority of Senators to delay the Senate from proceeding to debate or a vote on legislation. Over the past two years, partisan games have prevented the Senate from moving forward on important issues such as economic recovery and creating jobs, in part due to the current rules of the filibuster.Abuse of the filibuster is an important issue to me and I have taken actions to reform the broken filibuster process. In March, I introduced a common-sense proposal to reform the filibuster process as part of my Plan for Washington Reform.
The Congressman is in total agreement with you that we need to severely reform Fannie and Freddie, if not do away with them altogether. Their actions have been extremely harmful and taxpayers need to stop paying for this. The Congressman also supports making major overhauls to the ATF. He was a co-sponsor on H.R. 2296, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009, which was introduced by Representative Steve King last Congress.So someone's working for me out in the swamp.
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Rahmbo for Mayor
Because you like your kneecaps
Pressure to unite around one African-American candidate has been bubbling here for months, in part out of fear that the city’s black vote would be split — diminishing its influence and all but ensuring that a white candidate (like Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff) or a Latino candidate (like Gery Chico, a former board of education leader) might win on Feb. 22.Yeah, we all know what's really important: Patronage and pork.
CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN for MAYOR
Because America Needs Another Detroit