Archive for July 30th, 2011

July 30th, 2011 - 8:12 pm § in Misc.

Don’t fall for the GOP line: There is no budget crisis. There’s a job and growth crisis.

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | 7/28/11 | from the Berkeley Blog A friend who’s been watching the absurd machinations in Congress asked me “what happens if we don’t solve the budget crisis and we run out of money to pay the nation’s bills?” It was only then I realized how effect[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 8:04 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi Countdown

HAWAMID, Libya, July 30 (Reuters) – Rebels have encircled Muammar Gaddafi’s last stronghold in Libya’s Western Mountains region and hope to seize it soon, a commander said on Saturday. Rebel tanks fired at Tiji, where an estimated 500 government troops are stationed, and the blasts[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 10:24 am § in Misc.

The magical realism of body counts

Gravediggers of Afghanistan and Pakistan have been kept busy as the US drone war has expanded, but civilian deaths remain undercounted as mendacious officials build a myth of technological accuracy and violent ‘justice’ [REUTERS] A Summer Fable From al Jazeera: A gypsy named Melquiades[...]

July 30th, 2011 - 10:07 am § in Misc.

FEC Approves Colbert’s SuperPac

FEC Approves Colbert’s SuperPac We’ll be getting some comic relief from the 2012 elections. The Federal Election Commission voted to allow Stephen Colbert to launch his “SuperPac,” awarding the comedian a “media exemption” to use his show to promote his satirical political group. Joking [...]