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16 September 2010 @ 12:37 pm
The future of the presidency, poverty, and modern day knights  
"Here's where we are in America, 2010: There is now one group of Americans whose peaceful religious observance cannot be noted by decent people, unless it is 'balanced' by the mention of a vile crime committed in 2001 by people, with a perverted idea of the same religion, from the other side of the world."

* Poverty rate on the rise.
* Putting Bush's tax cuts in perspective. Sure would have been nice if they cut spending by that much too.
* The real reason behind France's burqa ban.
* The future of the presidency.
* Can Democrats profit from tea party victories? Also, Colorado just got interesting.
* Ah, war profiteering.
* The City Paper also theorizes on where Fenty went wrong.
* The effect of social networking on our health.
* The EU is planning a large lunar lander.
* "All of us are looking to the past for something missing from the present." Gallery of modern knights in armor.

PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on September 16th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
"Republican leaders have to decide if they want the tiny fraction of furious voters who have showed up at the primary polls to steer them into the swamp for years ahead. They have a chance to repudiate the worst of the Tea Party crowd and show that they can govern without appealing to the basest political instincts. So far, they have preferred to greedily capitalize on the nuclear energy in the land without considering its destructive effects.

"Democrats, especially beleaguered incumbents and the White House, need to counter the toxic message of the Tea Party so voters have an alternative."
Tarsustarsus4 on September 16th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
I lost track of the link, but there was a NYT op-ed a week or two back that suggested extending all the tax cuts to 2013... then letting them expire completely. Helps us get over the recession while making it easy to cut the deficit when we're done.
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on September 16th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm also in favor of letting the Republicans argue for why they think we should extend the tax cuts for the rich, and how the Republicans intend to cut programs to pay for that. Let the voters see where their priorities really are.
Trevor Stone: McCain Palin Abe Maude Simpsonsflwyd on September 18th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. As a Coloradan who doesn't have a TV and doesn't get the paper, the last time I heard about the Governor's race was when the Republicans were all getting together and saying "Let's anoint McInnis as the nominee well before the primary so he can get on with the general campaign." I was unaware of Maes; I don't remember seeing any of his billboards while I saw a handful of McInnis ones while driving across the state a few weeks ago. I might have to start paying attention, at least for the entertainment value.