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Why compromise won’t work in the current partisan environment…

Compromise is an effective tool if (and only if) the parties are “honest brokers”. Honest brokers state their goals clearly; have no hidden or unreasonable agendas; and are willing to negotiate “win-win” outcomes.

Yes, We Own a Microwave

Recently the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank, released a report entitled “Air Conditioning, Cable TV and an X-Box”. The premise of their report is that the actual incidence of poverty in the U.S. is vastly exaggerated.

America's IQ is Showing

It has been argued that the average IQ of a nation has a direct correlation to its national wealth and rate of economic growth.

WARNING: Americans urged to STOP ALL UNNECESSARY SPENDING and SAVE

It only makes sense until it becomes clear how much OBAMA will be cutting from your Social Security and Medicare.

[Obama is clearly playing economic Jujitsu and three dimensional chess here - rolls eyes]

many will compain, who will act?

I notice a lot of people complaining about how messed up the state of the union is. I was wondering of those people, how many of you would be willing to do something about it? The governement has shown they are too devided to fix anything. What if the only alernative was people needed to rise up and do something significant. Our Grandparents banded together for the World Wars. Some of our parents were involved in the civil rights movement or grew up during. What the hell has our generation done. Very few of us went to fight over seas (regardless your stance on the war).

How ALEC wants to write your laws and profit from prison labor ----- Interviews from "Democracy Now!"

From "Democracy Now!" with Amy Goodman show on 8/5/11 :

"Secretive Corporate-Legislative Group ALEC Holds Annual Meeting to Rewrite State Laws"

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/5/secretive_corporate_legislative_gro...

"New Exposé Tracks ALEC - Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor"

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/5/new_expos_tracks_alec_private_prison

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Related links for the Lisa Graves interview :
http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

Doing Our Homework

I took the opportunity to read David Brock's book 'Blinded by the Right' this weekend. If everything he states is factual (and one must believe it is due to the lack of lawsuits filed against Mr. Brock), then this book is a textbook must for those of us who oppose the vituerative actions of certain members of Congress. Additionally I am appalled that the words and actions of raconteur Clarence Thomas has not received the kind of publicity and scrutiny it deserves. From what I read, his actions is tantamount to treason.

40 to 1, 60 to 99

We see reports just about at every turn these days of the unconscionable and growing disparity in wealth in the U.S.A. Vanity Fair and many others have published essays – and warnings – on this disturbing fact. Maybe I can make it clearer, at least I’ll try. Suppose the 40 percent of wealth that the 1 percent of people holds to be divided equally among them, while the remaining 60 percent is divided equally among the 99 percent.

Obama "insists" that changes in Social Security and Medicare "crucial" to solving countries economic woes.

I'm sorry, I didn't hear right,...how many jobs is that supposed to add???

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-calls-renewed-sense-urgency-solve-debt-problems-184613982.html

The system works exactly as designed

Contrary to what the Obama Democrats claimed, the face-off in Congress did not mean that the nation’s politics were “dysfunctional”. The politics of the US were functioning precisely as the Founding Fathers intended: the legislature was acting as a check on the power of the executive.

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Dow Crashed 634 Points

My guess is we will find out that the Dow Crashed 634 Points due mass sell-off triggered by computerized high frequency trading. The same traders that triggered the flash crash of May 2010.

"Obama Hate Has Driven Republicans To Humiliate America"

from politicususa 08/08/11 :

"Obama Hate Has Driven Republicans To Humiliate America"

http://www.politicususa.com/en/republicans-humiliate-america

Geeky Science Alerts

What is the name of the publication that Thom gets his great geeky science stories from? He gives a subscription to his kids every year.

You are wrong again

If you, as an individual, or a corporation, spend $1.50 for every $1.00 you take in, and continually borrow more money to pay past due bills, your credit rating would soon become non existent in a very short time. This has nothing to do with the Tea party but everything to do with continual deficit spending. The chickens have come home to roost. God bless the Tea Party for helping to force this point out to the gas bags in Washington D.C. that are just posturing to be re-elected.

What can the progress thinking american people do

I am sick and tired of the lack of the truth, regarding the blatant and deliberate attack on the american middle-class by the idiotic republican congress and the corporate traitors, like the Koch brothers.. Republican don't represent anyone except the so called job creators ,well where the hell are the jobs. I can't believe that the press would fall right in line with the radical right wing tea party rejects. Believing anything that Murdock run Fox News Corp.propagandize the news, they are the biggest liars. Thank goodness for programs li

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Who Does Our Economy Serve?

During a speech at New York University Friday, Hillary Clinton took aim at “quarterly capitalism,” her name for corporate America’s endless - and senseless - pursuit of profits.