A Fine Mess

Apr
30

Apparently according to Credit Counselor Stephanie Bittner on the Newshour this evening, all we're doing -- due to hard times -- is staying home and looking at the walls:

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Trial Lawyers and Trial Lawyers

Apr
27

It occurs to me that when McCain and other Republicans complain about "trial lawyers", they don't mean all trial lawyers. They don't mean the trial lawyers working for Corporate America -- the kind who go under the name of "Corporate Counsel" and do things like issue 'Cease and Desist Letters'.

No, they mean the ones that might theoretically represent you or me -- not the ones that might represent their own friends.

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On the Bad Side, On the Good Side

Apr
22

deadElephant.gifOn the bad side, the primary race continues. On the good side, it's John McCain who'll be at the other end of this no matter how long it takes.

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Shame on ABC: Enough Distractions!

Apr
18

Courtesy of MoveOn.org:

abcdebate.jpg ABC let voters down with last night's abysmal debate. Bad debates aren't just painful to watch—they actually hurt the country. Tell the media "enough distractions - ask about issues that affect people's lives".

Watch the video and sign the petition...

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Schlock Media Report on Schlock Media

Apr
17

And only after 23 paragraphs of fluff, does it bother to point out:

The debate also touched on Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, taxes, the economy, guns and affirmative action.

More from Glenn...

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You Bet We're Bitter -- We're also Mad as Hell and Want Change

Apr
13

Bitter Illinoisans for Barack ObamaWow, Barack Obama states something that's plain as day to anyone sufficiently interested in small town America and immediately, he's attacked as being "elitist" by millionaires John McCain AND Hillary Clinton.

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Ethics Reform in Illinois - Not Recall

Apr
09

What in the world is recall going to do when you can still contribute $100k to someone's campaign and then turn around and do business with that person once they're elected?

Recall is nothing but democracy by temper-tantrum. It'll undermine orderly government no matter who is in control.

The Sun-Times has it right:

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For Bush Everything is National Security

Apr
07

Even trade packs with countries like Columbia:

"This agreement will advance America's national security interests in a critical region. It will strengthen a courageous ally in our hemisphere. It will help America's economy and America's workers at a vital time. It deserves bipartisan support from the United States Congress."

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Country in Shambles

Apr
05

Screwed-up war, screwed-up economy - should anyone be surprised?

nytimes.logo_.gifAmericans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in the early 1990s, according to the latest poll. [NY Times]

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Tribune Continues Crusade Against Democracy in Illinois

Apr
04

We don't have weekly or monthly elections in Illinois for obvious reasons. In between, our preferred method for getting rid of bad apples, as Larry points out, is through a process called impeachment.

But none of this is good enough for the revolutionaries at the Chicago Tribune. They'd rather have a California-style Recall:

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