Monthly Archives: November 2011

Penn State timeline raises further questions






Penn State timeline, more questions   In the Penn State matter, the indictment alleges, Gerald (Jerry) Sandusky used material inducements, along with mentoring, to ingratiate himself with male children and minors. “Usually the persuasion Sandusky employed was accompanied by gifts and opportunities to attend sporting and charity events. He gave Victim 4 dozens of gifts, Read More

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Protesting Penn Staters should read the grand jury report






Required reading: Rioting Penn Staters should read the grand jury report     Penn State plays Nebraska at noon today. As everybody knows, longtime coach Joe Paterno and assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be among those present.   As most people know, McQueary walked in on the anal rape of a ten-year-old boy, but Read More

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“Small Business Saturday,” 2011






How about “Small Business Saturday” Nov. 26, 2011 Message relayed here in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., by Community Forklift among others: How about participating in Small Business Saturday? Big-box stores and big-chain retailers look eagerly to ‘black Friday’—the day after Thanksgiving, which used to be the biggest shopping day of the year, putting Read More

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Small version of the Big Lie: They got the ‘Dean scream’ “unedited”






Small version of the Big Lie: ‘Voters got the ‘Dean scream’ “unedited”‘ The setting: Sunday-morning television, and the GOP presidential race is the topic on CBS’ Face the Nation. Host Bob Schieffer asks a GOP panel to assess the impact of a video clip of Rick Perry speaking in New Hampshire. The clips have gone Read More

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They’re still trying to break the middle class—even with a national election approaching






They’re still trying to break the middle class—even with a national election approaching Update and round-up: The project to break the middle class continues.   But first, the good news: +Last week, the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) issued a report showing that pension plans provide better for retirement than do 401(k)s. The report, Read More

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