From the monthly archives: January 2008

Whoever is writing for Right Angle Blog now is excited by Walmart’s recent announcement that it “will chop prices between 10 to 30 percent this week on groceries, electronics and other home-related products in an effort to keep its cash-strapped consumers excited about shopping.”

According to RAB, Walmart’s price-lowering strategy is “Doing More Than Any Economic Stimulus Package.”

In part, they are right. This strategy is doing “more” but, unfortunately, it’s more harm.

Walmart can call it price-chopping and say it’s intended to help consumers get more for their dollars but at the end of the day their motives […]

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As Congress continues work on a plan to stimulate the US economy and the Federal Reserve considers even more aggresive interest rate cuts – it’s obvious that we are headed toward an inevitable recession and something needs to be done about it.

Everyone has finally pulled their heads out of the sand- everyone except Matt Hurley over at WMD- who continues to insist that the US economy is going strong and that George Bush’s tax cuts are a success.

I understand why he might still believe the economy is strong- George Bush, despite all of the evidence against him, […]

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I was watching The McLaughlin Group with my wife recently and I commented that Pat Buchanan seems like the most reasonable guy on the show- at least on the topic of the war and terrorism.

My wife laughed and asked: what has America come to when Pat Buchanan is the most reasonable person in the room?

Anyway- I was reminded of Pat’s appearance on Ali-G. He does a great job answering questions about a different election but similiar issues (like BLT’s in Iraq)…

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YouTube Tuesdays – Oh Yeah!

On January 29, 2008 By

Trippy mashup of Jurassic 5 and Kool Aid. I suppose it’s a good thing I don’t remember any of these commercials.

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Hate mail sent to a vegan blog

On January 28, 2008 By

I wish I was making this up. I’m not. This is a hate email the author of a vegan blog received.

You people are going to ruin your little daughter and make her burn in hell like the two of you. You think you are clever and so does the devil. Only God has the answer for you. God or G. Bush.

Apparently being vegan is against God. Oh, and God and Dubya are indistinguishable.

Wow.

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This is a really, really, really big endorsement. Obama used it as a chance to subtly take a jab through the Senator for Massachusetts. Ted said (and no doubt was referring to Billary):

With Barack Obama, we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion.

With Barack Obama, we will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, ethnic group against ethnic group, and straight against gay.

Obama accepts and delivers a magnificent speech which his campaign will surely use as a jumping off point given the monstrous win in […]

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Illegal foreigner…

On January 28, 2008 By

One of Bush’s visitors tonight at the SOTU is actually prohibited by US law from being here in the states. HT Sullivan.

Tatu Msangi, a nurse and single mother from Tanzania: Tatu Msangi is a 35-year-old single mother from Tanzania. When Tatu became pregnant, she went to the antenatal clinic at KCMC and discovered she was HIV-positive. Tatu enrolled in a Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) program and delivered a healthy daughter, named Faith. As part of her treatment, Faith received a dose of nevirapine after she was born. She is now over two years old, and she […]

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From TPM:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) cloture vote failed 48-45 just now, well short of the 60 votes necessary.

In the end, four Dems crossed over to vote with the Republicans: Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) was the lone Republican to vote with the Dems.

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The big news, of course, is going to be that the person who started the “Bill Clinton was the first black president” meme is not endorsing his wife’s opponent:

The woman who famously labeled Bill Clinton as the “first black president” is backing Barack Obama to be the second.

That is not her focus, as expected, and I believe her. The best part of all of this is admiring her brilliance with the English language:

“In addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender […]

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First was Caroline. Then came Ted. That last one will be the shot heard. For some time people have mentioned JFK in the same breath as Obama. Caroline seems to back this view and the endorsement of her uncle will do much the same.

You’re bound to hear a great bit of downplay spin in this from the Billary camp. Make no mistake. They wanted this one BAD. Barack getting it deals a severe blow to the old school Dems, a group that would seem to be more likely to go for the Bill and Hillary Show. […]

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Unreal:

“I think it’s important we send a message to the people of Michigan and Florida that Democrats care about their lives and their futures,” said Clinton, who denied she was breaking a party accord to stay out of those states. Barack Obama’s camp sees her move differently: “It seems like Hillary Clinton will do or say anything to win an election,” an Obama rep said.

Say or do anything indeed. Especially after a shellacking tonight in SC. Rewrite the rules to benefit me. Whaaa. The delegates were lost when the primaries were moved up. To suggest Obama “doesn’t care […]

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