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Quote of the day.

“Listen up Republicans: It’s been almost 100 days, and your country is not coming back to you. She’s found somebody new.”

Bill Maher

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Quote of the day.

“I think you might be confusing tyranny with losing. And I feel for you, because I’ve been there. A few times. In fact, one of them was a bit of a nail-biter. But see, when the guy that you disagree with gets elected, he’s probably going to do things you disagree with. He could cut taxes on the wealthy, remove government’s oversight capability, invade a country that you thought should not be invaded, but that’s not tyranny. That’s democracy. See, now you’re in the minority. It’s supposed to taste like a shit taco.”

from John Stewart.

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Cartoon of the Day.

stl823

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The Old Fart’s Thursday Recommendations.

  • A bit of humor to start. “Although it was promised that the Meek shall inherit the Earth, there appear to have been some delays fulfilling this aspiration.”
  • Joshua Kezer exonerated after spending 14 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. “This is proof that God is real,” Kezer said from prison. “This is proof. This is wonderful.”
  • David Ignatius, on the media obsessing over the political ball game of the stimulus package while the Country suffers. “Did President Obama have a good day Tuesday when he signed the stimulus bill? You bet he did. But the point that weirdly seems to get relatively little attention is that it was a good day for millions of Americans who are getting hammered by the recession.”
  • Arnold defends Obama and the stimulus package.
  • Hypocritical GOP legislators now fight for money they opposed. Is anyone surprised?

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The Old Fart’s Wednesday Recommendations.

After a couple of days where I was doing other things, mostly cooking, I’m back with a few recommendations for you:

  • MoDo on “Cheney and the Goat Devil.”
  • Marc Ambinder on the shifting tone among potential GOP presidential candidates on the issue of support for gay civil unions/marriage.
  • Lots of interesting editorials and op-eds on bipartisanship and on the GOP just saying no. Thomas Frank on the media obsession with bipartisanship, James Morone on a historical picture of bipartisanship, and even Bush’s former speech writer, Michael Gerson thinks the GOP needs to move from its “No” posture.
  • Thanks but no thanks for that senator from Chicago. As Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, “you have your black senator now, isn’t he a dandy.”
  • A great article in The Atlantic on how the current economic crash will reshape America. It’s long so take the time to read it and weep (or not).
  • Cathleen Falsani on is A-Rod forgivable.
  • Paul Martin posts a new creed for the “Church of the Free Market.” All I have to add to that is, “Amen!.”
  • And, finally, an interesting blog post on “Amish Hackers” by Kevin Kelly. Having grown up not too far from Amish Country in Pennsylvania, I found it an interesting read.

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Guess the yearbook photo.

Can you guess who these politicians are based on their high school yearbook photos?  (See more here.)

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Deep thought.

If 67% of Americans, according to this poll, believe they could do a better job managing the economy than our congress, why do so few participate in the system?

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