hướng dẫn chơi bài baccarat tại m88_đánh bạc qua mạng là gì_cá độ bóng đá đổi thẻ điện thoại https://www.google.com//050 because the unexamined life is not worth living Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:06:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.2 Anecdotally speaking https://www.google.com//050/2012/09/anecdotally-speaking.html /050/2012/09/anecdotally-speaking.html#comments Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:23:19 +0000 /050/?p=7686 See:?GOP Sours on Romney

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Marx at 193 https://www.google.com//050/2012/04/marx-at-193.html /050/2012/04/marx-at-193.html#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 06:46:35 +0000 /050/?p=6967 John Lanchester in the LRB?(6000 words)

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GOP Voters: ‘Can We See What It Looks Like With Huntsman And Perry Again?’ https://www.google.com//050/2012/02/gop-voters-can-we-see-what-it-looks-like-with-huntsman-and-perry-again.html /050/2012/02/gop-voters-can-we-see-what-it-looks-like-with-huntsman-and-perry-again.html#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:48:35 +0000 /050/?p=6546 WASHINGTON¡ªClaiming something "just seemed off" with the combination of candidates currently seeking the Republican Party's nomination for president, voters asked Tuesday if they could see once more what the GOP field would look like with Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry back in the race.]]>

WASHINGTON¡ªClaiming something “just seemed off” with the combination of candidates currently seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president, voters asked Tuesday if they could see once more what the GOP field would look like with Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry back in the race.

“Could you just show me Huntsman next to Santorum again, and maybe Perry in there, too, trailing just a bit behind Romney? Not too close, though,” said Cleveland-based voter Alan Sanders, squinting as he contemplated the grouping of presidential hopefuls. “No, that’s still not quite right. What if we try Pawlenty, Paul, Bachmann, and Gingrich¡ªin that order. Ugh, never mind, that just looks weird. Maybe take Romney out and put Herman Cain back in? That might work.” At press time, the nation’s Republican voters were asking to see Sarah Palin in there, too, just for fun

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The GOP in one sentence https://www.google.com//050/2011/11/the-gop-in-one-sentence.html /050/2011/11/the-gop-in-one-sentence.html#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:46:49 +0000 /050/?p=5924 “[The Republican Party] consists half of people who think like Michele Bachmann and half of people who are afraid of losing a primary to people who think like Michele Bachmann, and that leaves very little room to work things out.” –Barney Frank

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“[The Republican Party] consists half of people who think like Michele Bachmann and half of people who are afraid of losing a primary to people who think like Michele Bachmann, and that leaves very little room to work things out.” –cá cược miễn phí 2019Barney Frank

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Deep Thought https://www.google.com//050/2011/10/deep-thought-6.html /050/2011/10/deep-thought-6.html#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:51:52 +0000 /050/?p=5614 When people say things, the logical, objective meaning of what they said doesn’t matter nearly so much as the abstract idea of what they meant. This is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

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“Economic Turbulence” https://www.google.com//050/2011/10/economic-turbulence.html /050/2011/10/economic-turbulence.html#respond Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:37:42 +0000 /050/?p=5512 If you only read one financial crisis / economics interview this year, it should be this one with today’s new Nobel Laureate, Thomas Sargent.

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Ron Paul 2012! https://www.google.com//050/2011/10/ronpaul2012.html /050/2011/10/ronpaul2012.html#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 01:47:55 +0000 /050/?p=6417 Gherald's 2012 primary early voting ballot]]>

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Deep Thought https://www.google.com//050/2011/05/deep-thought-3.html /050/2011/05/deep-thought-3.html#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 05:35:53 +0000 /050/?p=4387 With all these foot-in-mouth gaffes, maybe Gingrich is running for Vice President.

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Something finally happened in Canada https://www.google.com//050/2011/05/something-finally-happened-in-canada.html /050/2011/05/something-finally-happened-in-canada.html#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 16:35:10 +0000 /050/?p=4187 Just sayin’

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Taxation And Misguided Compassion https://www.google.com//050/2011/04/taxation-misguided-compassion.html /050/2011/04/taxation-misguided-compassion.html#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:04:44 +0000 /050/?p=4029 Yesterday the Dish quoted Gregg Easterbrook:

Wealthy people who say the rich should pay higher taxes ¡ª Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have joined Obama in declaring this ¡ª are free to tax themselves. If you believe the top rate should rise to 39.6 percent (Obama) or 50 percent (Buffett), then calculate the difference and send a check for that amount to the Treasury. Of course no one individual doing this, even a billionaire, would have much impact on the deficit. But if rich people who say they believe in higher taxes were willing to practice what they preach, this would prove their sincerity, making legislation on the point more likely.

Presumably Obama and Buffett don’t send such checks to the Treasury because they believe they have better things to do with that money. Being a candidate for president can get expensive, after all–and Mr. Buffett probably thinks his vast charitable donations do considerably more worthwhile good than Uncle Sam would, dollar for dollar.

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Yesterday the Dish quoted Gregg Easterbrook:

Wealthy people who say the rich should pay higher taxes ¡ª Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have joined Obama in declaring this ¡ª are free to tax themselves. If you believe the top rate should rise to 39.6 percent (Obama) or 50 percent (Buffett), then calculate the difference and send a check for that amount to the Treasury. Of course no one individual doing this, even a billionaire, would have much impact on the deficit. But if rich people who say they believe in higher taxes were willing to practice what they preach, this would prove their sincerity, making legislation on the point more likely.

Presumably Obama and Buffett don’t send such checks to the Treasury because they believe they have better things to do with that money. Being a candidate for president can get expensive, after all–and Mr. Buffett probably thinks his vast charitable donations do considerably more worthwhile good than Uncle Sam would, dollar for dollar.

But the double standard is telling: While Obama and Buffett think they’re putting their own money to better use than the US Treasury would, they don’t support other billionaire and multi-millionaires’ right to make their own call. Their support for higher taxes is thus a transparent desire to appropriate other people’s money for government use (which they apparently have greater faith in when it comes to other people’s, but not their own).

This brings me back to something Lev wrote while?blogging about Atlas Shrugged:

When you get down to it, Objectivism and Communism are utopias of different forms. One says not to help out anyone, to let them stand on their own two feet. But this ignores the human tendency toward compassion, a strong urge in most people.

I’ve never read Ayn Rand or anything Objectivist, and don’t much care about them or the latest in bad cinema (my guys are Friedman and Hayek). But insofar as libertarianism is thought to parallel Objectivism here, let me address it.

Libertarianism is fine with the human tendency towards compassion. We say you should have ample freedom to be compassionate with your own resources; the giving of your money and time to charitable causes (or if you’re feeling terribly inefficient, to the U.S. Treasury) is perfectly appropriate and laudable. ?(Although libertarianism per se is?amoral, taking no stance on what you do with your money–only that you should have the freedom to choose.)

What libertarians don’t support (indeed, vehemently oppose) is the pernicious idea that taxes should force other people to put their resources towards your (or a democratic majority’s) preferred statist ends. Being a good Samaritan with other people’s time and money is a morally worthless and tragically misguided cause–most especially when it results in absurd implicit marginal tax rates. Europe is, of course, worse. ? Basically, our human tendency toward compassion should always be charitable–never forced nor an entitlement.

Now, U.S. tax law is far from perfect and in dire need of overhaul. ?Pretty much everybody agrees on this except the makers of Turbo Tax, H&R Block, and lobbyists for companies benefiting from write-offs (e.g. General Electric, as was recently in the news). ?So let’s fix those things, and let’s bring revenue and spending on a sustainable path. ?But all this is?independent of the misguided idea of taxation in the name of compassion. ?We can easily do it with flatter effective tax rates. ?And from a standpoint of sheer utilitarian economic efficiency, we should.

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Obama Orders Guantanamo Prisoners Transferred To Next President https://www.google.com//050/2011/04/obama-orders-guantanamo-prisoners-transferred-to-next-president.html /050/2011/04/obama-orders-guantanamo-prisoners-transferred-to-next-president.html#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:45:40 +0000 /050/?p=3963 Bold action:

After two years of false starts and protracted legal wrangling, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday authorizing the transfer of all 172 Guant¨¢namo detainees to the next chief executive of the United States of America. “The president’s decision to move these enemy combatants to the subsequent administration should finally quiet critics who have accused him of inaction and impotence,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, after noting that Obama had¡ªin favor of the more politically pragmatic option¡ªpassed on several opportunities to relocate the inmates to correctional facilities in the continental United States as a first step toward affording the prisoners due process of law. “This will not be an easy process, but all of the detainees should be transferred by 2012, or 2016 at the very latest.”

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After two years of false starts and protracted legal wrangling, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday authorizing the transfer of all 172 Guant¨¢namo detainees to the next chief executive of the United States of America. “The president’s decision to move these enemy combatants to the subsequent administration should finally quiet critics who have accused him of inaction and impotence,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, after noting that Obama had¡ªin favor of the more politically pragmatic option¡ªpassed on several opportunities to relocate the inmates to correctional facilities in the continental United States as a first step toward affording the prisoners due process of law. “This will not be an easy process, but all of the detainees should be transferred by 2012, or 2016 at the very latest.”

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Obama’s “bad negotiating” is actually shrewd negotiating https://www.google.com//050/2011/04/obamas-bad-negotiating-is-actually-shrewd-negotiating.html /050/2011/04/obamas-bad-negotiating-is-actually-shrewd-negotiating.html#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:42:22 +0000 /050/?p=3952 What to say about today’s Glenn Greenwald column? Well… that it’s worth thinking about. ?A taste:

I experience such cognitive dissonance when I read all of these laments from liberal pundits that Obama isn’t pursuing the right negotiating tactics, that he’s not being as shrewd as he should be. He’s pursuing exactly the right negotiating tactics and is being extremely shrewd — he just doesn’t want the same results that these liberal pundits want and which they like to imagine the President wants, too. He’s not trying to prevent budget cuts or entitlement reforms; he wants exactly those things because of how politically beneficial they are to him — to say nothing of whether he agrees with them on the merits.

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What to say about today’s Glenn Greenwald column? Well… that it’s worth thinking about. ?A taste:

I experience such cognitive dissonance when I read all of these laments from liberal pundits that Obama isn’t pursuing the right negotiating tactics, that he’s not being as shrewd as he should be. He’s pursuing exactly the right negotiating tactics and is being extremely shrewd — he just doesn’t want the same results that these liberal pundits want and which they like to imagine the President wants, too. He’s not trying to prevent budget cuts or entitlement reforms; he wants exactly those things because of how politically beneficial they are to him — to say nothing of whether he agrees with them on the merits.

When I first began blogging five years ago, [..] I’d attribute those failures to poor strategizing or a lack of political courage and write?post after post urging them to?adopt better tactics to enable better outcomes or?be more politically “strong.” But then I realized that they weren’t poor tacticians getting stuck with results they hated. They simply weren’t interested in generating the same outcomes as the ones I wanted.

It wasn’t that they eagerly wished to defeat these Bush policies but just couldn’t figure out how to do it. The opposite was true: they were content to acquiesce to those policies, if not outright supportive of them, because they perceived no political advantage in doing anything else. Many of them supported those policies on the merits while many others were perfectly content with their continuation. So I stopped trying to give them tactical advice on how to achieve outcomes they didn’t really want to achieve, and stopped attributing their failures to oppose these policies to bad strategizing or political cowardice. Instead, I simply accepted that these were the outcomes they most wanted, that Democratic Party officials on the whole — obviously with some exceptions — weren’t working toward the outcomes I had originally assumed (and which they often claimed). Once you accept that reality, events in Washington make far more sense.

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Political Derangement Syndrome https://www.google.com//050/2011/04/political-derangement-syndrome.html /050/2011/04/political-derangement-syndrome.html#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:10:27 +0000 /050/?p=3904 Yeah, it’s kind of like that.

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Hugo Chavez, Xenopolitical Theorist https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/xeonopolitics.html /050/2011/03/xeonopolitics.html#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:41:17 +0000 /050/?p=3573

CARACAS ¨C Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela¡¯s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

¡°I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,¡±

Ha! I thought he must have been joking, then remembered the guy suspects the moon landing and 9/11 are imperialist propaganda.

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CARACAS ¨C Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela¡¯s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

¡°I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,¡±

Ha! I thought he must have been joking, then remembered the guy suspects the moon landing and 9/11 are imperialist propaganda.

So who knows? Perhaps we can explain the problem of evil by supposing God was an imperial capitalist?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-3.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-3.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-2.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-2.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-6.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-6.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-4.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-4.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-7.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-7.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-5.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism-5.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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The United States should wage war in order to combat creeping nihilism? https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism.html /050/2011/03/the-united-states-should-wage-war-in-order-to-combat-creeping-nihilism.html#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:16:37 +0000 /050/?p=3531 Neocons are totally insane… but you knew that, right?

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Wisconsin State Senator Discusses Scott Walker And Stuff https://www.google.com//050/2011/03/wisconsin-state-senator-discusses-scott-walker-and-stuff.html /050/2011/03/wisconsin-state-senator-discusses-scott-walker-and-stuff.html#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2011 03:27:36 +0000 /050/?p=3518 [Embedded Video]]]> [Embedded Video]

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Issues w/Various Countries https://www.google.com//050/2011/02/issues-wvarious-countries.html /050/2011/02/issues-wvarious-countries.html#respond Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:30:01 +0000 /050/?p=3206 Donald Rumsfeld needs some help here.

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Europeans Pay Their Mortgages https://www.google.com//050/2011/02/europeans-pay-their-mortgages.html /050/2011/02/europeans-pay-their-mortgages.html#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:51:40 +0000 /050/?p=3095 Planet Money, NPR:

Spain, like the U.S., is going through a huge real estate bust.

But only around 3.5 percent of Spaniards with mortgages stopped making payments last year. In the U.S., the rate was above 9 percent.

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Planet Money, NPR:

Spain, like the U.S., is going through a huge real estate bust.

But only around 3.5 percent of Spaniards with mortgages stopped making payments last year. In the U.S., the rate was above 9 percent.

What’s true for Spain is true for most of Europe: Homeowners are much more likely than Americans to keep paying their mortgage, even when the economy falls apart.

Read on for why.

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Quote of the day https://www.google.com//050/2011/02/quote-of-the-day.html /050/2011/02/quote-of-the-day.html#respond Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:00:45 +0000 /050/?p=2052 QDB: Quote #301779

[Indogutsu] According to an “On This Day in America” calendar hanging on the wall in my office, Robert Fulton (the inventor of the steamboat) appeared before a House committee on February 14th, 1810 to explain the uses of torpedoes.
[Indogutsu] So to all of you who, for whatever reason, can’t find love and feel left out and bitter on Valentine’s Day, you can instead use this day to remember Robert Fulton and his contributions to undersea warfare.

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QDB: Quote #301779

[Indogutsu] According to an “On This Day in America” calendar hanging on the wall in my office, Robert Fulton (the inventor of the steamboat) appeared before a House committee on February 14th, 1810 to explain the uses of torpedoes.
[Indogutsu] So to all of you who, for whatever reason, can’t find love and feel left out and bitter on Valentine’s Day, you can instead use this day to remember Robert Fulton and his contributions to undersea warfare.

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I’m (metaphorically) dying here! https://www.google.com//050/2011/01/im-metaphorically-dying-here.html /050/2011/01/im-metaphorically-dying-here.html#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:54:49 +0000 /050/?p=2599 It used to be I had Gmail and Google Reader as permanent tabs in my browser, and spent 3 or more hours a day in the later. But the permanent Reader tab has been displaced by…. Facebook, and I just noticed I have 781 unread Daily Dish items.

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It used to be I had Gmail and Google Reader as permanent tabs in my browser, and spent 3 or more hours a day in the later. But the permanent Reader tab has been displaced by…. Facebook, and I just noticed I have 781 unread Daily Dish items.

Egads, but I’d hardly recognize myself from 4 months ago. Any day now I’ll be forced to turn in my political junkie credentials…

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Why you can’t invest in Facebook (unless you’re a millionaire) https://www.google.com//050/2011/01/why-you-cant-invest-in-facebook-unless-youre-a-millionaire.html /050/2011/01/why-you-cant-invest-in-facebook-unless-youre-a-millionaire.html#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 23:01:47 +0000 /050/?p=2350 Would anyone care to remind me why government restriction of private investment is a good thing?

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The Art of Letting Go https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/the-art-of-letting-go.html /050/2010/12/the-art-of-letting-go.html#respond Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:53:53 +0000 /050/?p=2335 Jason Kuznicki’s post at Ordinary Gentlemen is perhaps the best explanation of libertarianism I’ve ever seen.

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Rage Against The Tax Cuts https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/rage-against-the-tax-cuts.html /050/2010/12/rage-against-the-tax-cuts.html#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 04:00:04 +0000 /050/?p=2078 This Bernie Sanders video from November 30 has gone viral in the leftosphere:

With this populist furor gathered behind him, last night Sanders took to the Senate podium for an old school nine hour filibuster, standing there and speaking nonstop. The traffic demand caused the Senate’s video servers to temporarily go offline.

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This Bernie Sanders video from November 30 has gone viral in the leftosphere:

With this populist furor gathered behind him, last night Sanders took to the Senate podium for an old school nine hour filibuster, standing there and speaking nonstop. The traffic demand caused the Senate’s video servers to temporarily go offline.

But it was all show; Reid will be bringing the tax cut compromise to the floor on Monday.

The White House, meanwhile, defended its deal by circulating this chart among Democrats on the Hill:

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Thursday links https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/thursday-links.html /050/2010/12/thursday-links.html#respond Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:00:37 +0000 /050/?p=1959 Contrasting Medicine and Macroeconomics – Jim Manzi

Garry Kasparov on playing vs. chess machines – NY Review of Books

The 24 types of authoritarians – Misis

Caffeine: Good In Moderation – Live Science

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Contrasting Medicine and Macroeconomics – Jim Manzi

Garry Kasparov on playing vs. chess machines – NY Review of Books

The 24 types of authoritarians – Misis

Caffeine: Good In Moderation – Live Science

So, Why is Wikileaks a Good Thing Again? – Answer generator

When TV Went To Bed: 13 Classic TV Sign Offs – Woot

An awesome Redditor – Read comments

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Dept. of magical thinking https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/dept-of-magical-thinking.html /050/2010/12/dept-of-magical-thinking.html#respond Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:03:33 +0000 /050/?p=2047 Christine O’Donnell: “Tragedy comes in threes. Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’ passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.”

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Christine O’Donnell: “Tragedy comes in threes. Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’ passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.”

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If “starve the beast” doesn’t work… https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/if-starve-the-beast-doesnt-work.html /050/2010/12/if-starve-the-beast-doesnt-work.html#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:25:22 +0000 /050/?p=2034 ..then why is the Democratic left afraid the tax deal “basically ends progressive governance in America.” ?

They quote a “bipartisan fetishist”:

The tax deal between the White House and Congressional Republicans, if approved, will put a little extra money in your pocket for the next two years. But you¡¯re going to pay for it eventually.

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..then why is the Democratic left afraid the tax deal “basically ends progressive governance in America.” ?

They quote a “bipartisan fetishist”:

The tax deal between the White House and Congressional Republicans, if approved, will put a little extra money in your pocket for the next two years. But you¡¯re going to pay for it eventually.

Without sizeable cuts in federal spending, Americans can expect higher taxes down the road to cover the cost of the package.

And retort:

Except that you cannot physically enact higher taxes in this day and age, and so more likely you¡¯ll see savage spending cuts.

In other words, they expect “starving the beast” will work!? Plain and simple.

Kevin Drum, one of the more illustrious progressive bloggers, put it this way:

Looking at American politics from a 100,000-foot level, conservatives have won. Programmatic liberalism is essentially dead for a good long time, and small bore stuff is probably the best we can hope for over the next 10-20 years ¡ª though social liberalism will continue to make steady advances.

Is he right?

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Really, OFA? https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/really-ofa.html /050/2010/12/really-ofa.html#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 19:11:41 +0000 /050/?p=2022 After the 2008 election, Obama’s campaign operation–Obama For America–became Organizing for America. I’ve stayed on their list, and here’s an email I just received:

The President has been on the phones.

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After the 2008 election, Obama’s campaign operation–Obama For America–became Organizing for America. I’ve stayed on their list, and here’s an email I just received:

The President has been on the phones.

He’s asking lawmakers to finally end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” With a vote coming as soon as today, we need as many Americans as possible to join the effort.

Right now, there are a handful of senators who will make all the difference. The last time repeal came up in the Senate, it failed by just two votes.

But that was before a Pentagon study confirmed that ending this policy would not negatively affect our military readiness or troop morale. In these final weeks of 2010, we now have a real opportunity to change the minds of some one-time opponents.

The single best way to do that is to ensure that the lawmakers on the fence hear from their constituents about why repeal is so important. We need you to call supporters in key states like Maine, Ohio, Alaska, Illinois — and more — and ask them to get in touch with their senators.

Can you call supporters in key states now?

They want me to call people in other states, and ask those people to call their senators…

I don’t know whether to characterize this as “creative”, “weird”, or “silly”, but it’s… something.

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Doritos and Pepsi commercial https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/feed-your-flock.html /050/2010/12/feed-your-flock.html#respond Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:44:05 +0000 /050/?p=1986 They’re holding a contest to air one during Super Bowl XLV.? Check out this contender.

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They’re holding a contest to air one during Super Bowl XLV.? Check out this contender.

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Today’s Liberal Menace: Bake Sales https://www.google.com//050/2010/12/todays-liberal-menace-school-bake-sales.html /050/2010/12/todays-liberal-menace-school-bake-sales.html#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 00:48:26 +0000 /050/?p=1945 As we know, Michelle Obama is a very serious person who is very concerned about child obesity. And the obvious partial solution is?to ban school bake sales:

(AP) A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama¡ªand championed by the first lady¡ªgives the federal government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

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As we know, Michelle Obama is a very serious person who is very concerned about child obesity. And the obvious partial solution is?to ban school bake sales:

(AP) A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama¡ªand championed by the first lady¡ªgives the federal government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

[..] “These fundraisers are happening all the time,” Wootan said. “It’s a pizza sale one day, doughnuts the next… It’s endless.”

[Under the proposed rules], bake sales cannot be held on school grounds unless the items meet nutrition standards that specifically limit portion sizes, fat content, sodium and sugars. That two-ounce, low-fat granola bar? Probably OK, depending what’s in it. But grandma’s homemade oversized brownie with cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips inside? Probably not.

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