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Archive | September, 2008
BY TAYLOR MARSH Jim Cramer was on fire yesterday. No doubt he’d like what hit the Washington Post a little while ago. From Frank Ahrens we learn the SEC has just made a rather important announcement that could mean something to the markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards Board have [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH This is so obvious. John McCain just can’t get his party to follow his lead. McCain told CNN this morning that in spite of fierce opposition to the bailout, “I’m glad to stay at it. That’s what my job is, I believe, as an American, not as a candidate for president.” McCain [...]
Oh dad, geez. Let me do this one on my own. (…or would that be grandpa?) He even interrupts to save Sarah from “gotcha” journalist Katie Couric. That’s a new job qualification for president. Babysitting your vice presidential nominee so she doesn’t step in it. Again. Recently I wrote about John McCain’s naked sexism, how [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH “Senator John McCain is in favor of the bailout. He loves bailouts. He bailed out on me.” – David Letterman heh-heh… Got to love Dave.
BY TAYLOR MARSH Happy New Year to those to whom it applies. Ramadan ends tonight as well, so enjoy the breaking of the fast. The U.S. released 2,400 detainees in Iraq over the four weeks. The floor is yours. Sorry, it’s cash and carry for cocktails tonight. No credit cards accepted.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Sarah Palin does it yet again. With the bailout bust, this isn’t getting as much attention, but it should. Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic Monthly posted it early today. The URL says it all: Sarah Palin’s Terrifying Ignorance. It’s yet another edition of American politicians’ favorite [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH –updated– Ambinder has the quote that kills: I put my campaign on hold for a couple days last week to fight for a rescue plan that put you and your economic security first. I fought for a plan that protected taxpayers, homeowners, consumers and small business owners. I went to Washington last [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH VOTE FAILS: 228 NO to 205 yes This morning I did an interview with the Washington Times about the current bailout that just failed in the House. The reporter, who I’ve talked to many times, talked about right-wing radio listeners going berserk over the bailout. She wanted to know how my listeners [...]
MSNBC is reporting, as the Wall Street Journal has as well, that after today’s rally, Sarah Palin will fly to McCain’s compound in Arizona to do debate prep for Thursday. One can only imagine how the campaign is feeling about the debate in St. Louis at this point. Meanwhile, the more experienced advisers assigned to [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH DRAFT –ahem– ‘Buy in’ BILL, as Pelosi called it.Servers slammed, try here..PAUL KRUGMAN ** SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS ** Part of Speaker Pelosi’s comments just a few moments ago: “…Last night it came down to three issues. How this money would be distributed. … Golden parachutes and compensation for CEOs. We had strong resistance [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Who said what on the Sunday shows? …and what are you reading today? Wide open thread. Anybody watching football?
BY TAYLOR MARSH Paul Newman in pictures. I’ve loved movies all of my life. Growing up in Missouri when the state wasn’t a place for girls who wanted to go big places and dream big things, movies were my escape, my refuge, my world. It didn’t take long for me to know that creative artistry [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH If John McCain was a happier warrior, maybe this wouldn’t even be an issue. But he’s not, so it is. All of it stems from the “grumpy old man factor,” which was on display last night. But when you trump crankiness with cancer, it raises the doubt quotient even higher. When you [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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