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What In The Hell HASN'T Been Discussed, About Race?

All I ever hear anymore is how we need some sort of "real discussion" about race. I've heard this subject of race discussed for at least fifty years now, and can't think of ANYTHING concerning the subject that HASN'T been discussed. Whatever people really mean about this idea of a 'real discussion', for some reason they don't seem to have a clue as to how to define it. At least none I've heard of. Why don't we have this so-called 'real discussion' right here, we discuss every other damn thing. Are people saying all the discussions about race so far have been phoney?

Probed lobbyist had stake in firms

Washington Times has the latest:

Superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, the focus of a federal criminal investigation, held an ownership interest in three small, privately held companies that his lobbying firm had helped obtain millions of federal tax dollars in congressional earmarks.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/15/probed-lobbyist-had-stak...

A Decade of Self-Delusion

A Decade of Self-Delusion by Pat Buchanan (Republican)
http://townhall.com/columnists/PatBuchanan/2009/12/29/a_decade_of_self-d...
About the first decade of what was to be the Second American Century, the pessimists have been proven right.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the United States began the century producing 32 percent of the world's gross domestic product. We ended the decade producing 24 percent. No nation in modern history, save for the late Soviet Union, has seen so precipitous a decline in relative power in a single decade.

What Happened to "Where's the Beef"?

Remember the political chant; "where's the beef"? Well, it now is "WHERE'S THE WORK?

The American System for Dummies: Your Unregulated Free Market System at Work

"Life on the Edge of a Bubble: Blowing the American Dream Pt. 1

>> http://www.freespeech.org/video/life-edge-bubble-part-1

Rush Limbaugh says he was treated to the best health care the world has to offer-Now the real story

Lessons of a weekend of free health care
By ADAM GELLER
http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2010/01/03/ap/health/us_patients_and_...

Another Drunken Politician-"How Dry I am-How Dry I am"?

Have any of you seen the video of some drunken Democrat senator pontificating on the floor of the US Senate? Fascinating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA

Washington Times reports in-depth on the questionable PMA donations

I am including Marcy's name on the tag because some of these donors show up on her lists.
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A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country.

Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/23/lobbyists-kin-unlikely-campa...

Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

Office of Congressional Ethics clears the biggest offenders of breaking bribery and accepting gifts. The ethics committee is still investigating and no word on Marcy's status on OCE's investigation. Marcy and the other reps are still not out of the woods yet. The Hill, Washington Post, and Roll Call have the latest.
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Obama's Big Sellout (MUST READ)

Obama's Big Sellout
The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout
MATT TAIBBI
Posted Dec 09, 2009
Watch Matt Taibbi discuss "The Big Sellout" in a video on his blog, Taibblog. http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/player/31163379
http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/6/7/7/3/31193776-31193781-slarge.jpg

Western Firms Move R&D, Other Assets To Growing China

Western Firms Move R&D, Other Assets To Growing China
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Western-Firms-Move-RD-Other-ibd-357490363....
Doug Tsuruoka , On Monday December 14, 2009, 7:08 pm EST
You might have noticed a big moving van with the words "China" parked outside some U.S. companies these days.
Growing numbers of U.S. and other foreign firms are shifting key operations to China -- including R&D centers, regional offices and other corporate units. The list includes tech, drug and bank giants.

The Coming Debt Panic

Just read this article from the "WaPo". Interesting, but not unexpected... Read and be scared... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/13/AR200912...

Palin serves Shatner

Organized Money vs Organized People

December 11, 2009
BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the Journal. There's only one way to counter the power of organized money, and that's with the power of organized people. This is the theme of our broadcast this week.
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12112009/watch.html
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12112009/watch2.html

Ethics panel’s slow pace on probes has lawmakers fuming

Marcy Kaptur is angry and for some reason only wants to talk about the leak, not the allegations, which is strange. The Hill has the full story.
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She [Kaptur] has talked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and has requested a full briefing about how the secret document became public, but she is still waiting to hear back from Pelosi as well as the ethics committee.

“I have received no assurances and I am still waiting for them,” she said.

http://thehill.com//homenews/house/71575-ethics-panels-slow-pace-of-prob...

1992 Presidental Debate: What they said about Free Trade and Free Markets. Toledo ground zero!

Democrats Commit Political Suicide – In Three Steps

This was the latest email from Human Events, Newt is right. Dems don't care about the country, they just care about their far left base. Many people are seeing this, which is why 2010 will be a bad year for them. The Dems know this and it is completely mind blowing they don't care about it.

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Over at Pollster.Com, President Obama’s "streams crossed" this week. That’s part-"Ghostbusters," part-pollster speak for saying the President’s approval rating dipped below his disapproval rating, causing the lines of the graph charting his standing with the American people to cross.

Afghanistan and Elkhart, Indiana The Twin Frauds of Obama

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts12042009.html
Goldman Sachs senior executives are arming themselves with New York gun permits, according to Alice Schroeder on Bloomberg.com. The banksters “are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.”
http://groups.google.com/group/soldiersofsolidarity/browse_thread/thread...

Editorial: Paying to play

Columbus Dispatch does not like the PMA Scandal in their editorial yesterday. Kaptur is rightfully singled out.
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Earmarks, the amendments that members of Congress attach to bills to fund special projects in their districts, are sometimes money well-spent -- for innovation, capital improvements and job creation.

But many earmarks are wasteful. Slipped quietly into unrelated bills without discussion or debate, they result in millions of taxpayers' dollars spent on projects that are frivolous. And sometimes they're dirty.

Banksters Stole America

Elizabeth Warren

Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the banking bailouts
December 3, 2009

Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?

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