Monthly Archives: September 2011

Another Texas miracle: The number of Texas jobs lost to China






Another Texas miracle: The number of Texas jobs lost to China   One point not popping up in Republican debates so far is that the state of Texas ranks #2 in jobs lost to China over the past ten years. Gov. Rick Perry himself does not seem too unhappy about this, judging from his rapport with China. But the numbers jibe oddly with assertions of… Read More

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After the Tea Party deluge: new GOP African-American reps flying high, financially






After the Tea Party deluge: new GOP African-American reps flying high, financially   Following up on the posts of the past two days on debt, the debt ceiling, and campaign debt     Here in alphabetical order is a quick list of the new African-American members of Congress among the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, elected in 2010, with the numbers showing where… Read More

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“Rick Perry is finished” line being pushed by anti-immigrant PAC






Coming soon from more than one rightwing group near you, the following message. Self-explanatory.   ALIPAC’s “Perry Is Finished” Press Release Goes Viral Across America ! Rick Perry Is Finished http://www.alipac.us/article6612.html For National Release Friday, September 23 ______________________________ ALIPAC’s ‘Perry Is Finished’ Release Goes Viral Across America! http://www.alipac.us/article6618.html Sunday, September 25 Topic: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC Friends of ALIPAC, We want each of you… Read More

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After the Tea Party deluge: new GOP Latino reps in a bind






After the Tea Party deluge: new GOP Latino reps in a bind Following up yesterday’s post On debt, the debt ceiling, and debt closer to home, including campaign debt   All of the new Republican Latino members of the House except Raul Labrador of Idaho, whose name was omitted by error earlier, voted finally to raise the debt limit. See the NYTimes tally here and… Read More

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Debt, more debt, and Tea Party House debt






Debt, more debt, and Tea Party representatives debt Freshmen members of Congress most in debt include the following, all elected in 2010. Names in alphabetical order; dollar amounts as of now (Sept. 2011), heading toward the end of the third quarter; totals rounded downward to nearest thousand. Filings at the October deadline, after Q3 ends, may show changes in some of the amounts. But for… Read More

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Re-post: Rumsfeld and Cheney pressured CIA to mislead Congress in the 1970s, too






Re-post:          Rumsfeld and Cheney pressured CIA to mislead Congress in the 1970s The Iraq war, shades of Vietnam The first time Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld pressured the Central Intelligence Agency to mislead Congress was in 1975 and 1976, when Cheney was chief of staff to President Gerald Ford and Rumsfeld was Ford’s secretary of defense. (Cheney, having held a series of positions alongside Rumsfeld—starting… Read More

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Obama address this evening






Obama address this evening Still ahead, at 7:00 Eastern— Every thinking person knows the president is carrying a heavy load, with virtually the entire GOP in office refusing to do anything that would help the nation. There are very few exceptions, partial at that, mainly Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rep. Ron Paul, and the latter is leaving Congress. They’re both critically outnumbered. The rest… Read More

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There is no such thing as ‘Obamacare’






There is no such thing as ‘Obamacare’ Just switched on the GOP so-called ‘debate’, on MSNBC, during commercial breaks for The Mentalist. For anyone who really wants to learn something about the state of the nation, the latter is a better call btw. Admittedly the GOP line-up is a luminous example of the depths to which self-aggrandizement can sink when joined with ignorance, fueled by… Read More

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