The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing coordinated actions to enhance their capacity to provide liquidity support to the global financial system. The purpose of these actions is to ease strains in financial markets and [...]
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Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. As expected, Occupy Philly and LA camps were evicted last night. Occupy Oklahoma and Dayton are facing deadlines. Most likely other sites will do the same. About last night’s actions, media and Occupy reports indicate largely peaceful evictions and arrests. Both LAPD and Occupy LA [...]
“Ginger, Friends are forever. Everything else is a bonus.” – Herman Cain (book signing text) The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Jonathan Martin does the take down of Herman Cain, who is now representative of a group of Republican wannabe presidential candidates [...]
In asserting that Mr. Gingrich has never engaged in lobbying, his aides say lawyers have thoroughly vetted all of his activities. Randy Evans, a Georgia lawyer who has represented Mr. Gingrich since his days as House speaker, said none of Mr. Gingrich’s clients paid him to adopt a position that he did not already have. [...]
Republicans are evidently going to give in on extending the payroll tax break, but they still won’t budge on a surtax on millionaires, after the first million? Do these people not see what’s happening in the Occupy movement? From CNN, some details, which Lawrence O’Donnell also talked about tonight. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. A continued search for a “leader,” if not a “savior,” from and as defined by the same Two Corporate Party System that brought us to this Occupied moment, would be, at best, to keep repeating the same mistakes. Worse, it’s to cooperate with our own [...]
Mitt Romney needs to double down in Iowa, beginning on an “illegal immigration – amnesty” message, because the Newt Gingrich factor is setting in. But will Iowa’s Christian conservatives bite on Mormon Mitt? I just don’t see it. Who knows, maybe the real conservative in the pack, Jon Huntsman, will end up benefiting in New [...]
Ms. Coulter pronounced it Democratic, not Democrat, so what’s the problem? Adults watch “Morning Joe,” not children. “Sesame Street” it is not. So the audience can handle the likes of Ann Coulter, otherwise why book the bombastic right wing bandleader? There’s also the reality that no one articulates right wing primary voters’ plight better than [...]
According to Afghan security officials, their commandos were engaged with U.S. Special Operations troops in a nighttime raid against suspected Taliban insurgents when they came under cross-border fire and called in an airstrike. – Afghans say commando unit was attacked before airstrike was called on Pakistan Watching the reaction of the Pakistanis after the NATO [...]
From the BBC: Protesters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have broken into the UK embassy compound during an anti-British demonstration, reports say. Militant students are said to have removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran’s flag. State TV showed youths smashing embassy windows. The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce [...]
Another T.K.O. for Ego. If you want to know how these things happen, the story of Herman and Ginger is the most common. The man has the opportunity and the means. The woman is bored and takes the offer. From there it’s pretty ordinary. Well, except for the part where the man decides to go [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Among the latest of the Occupations to be given a deadline by which they had to leave, or law enforcement would evict the Occupants are Occupy Philly and Occupy Los Angeles. As of a short time ago, via OWS, “Occupy Philly Still Standing Strong.” And [...]
“Look, I was an independent at the time of Reagan Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” – Mitt Romney The ads below from the DNC targeting Mitt Romney are priceless. They also reveal how screwed up the primary process for Republicans is this year and point to the reason Pres. Obama has the [...]
At 71, Rep. Barney Frank will call it a career. Press conference at 1 p.m.
The exquisite timing and validating effect of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s endorsement presents Gingrich with the biggest boost yet to his resurgent campaign — a conservative stamp of approval at a pivotal moment. – Jonathan Martin Making sense on immigration didn’t work for Rick Perry. Only Newt Gingrich could talk about immigration as he [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
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.
*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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