Archive for September, 2011

Governor of New Jersey?

September 29th, 2011 Comments off

Pre-Socratic philosopher Empedocles:

But he was equal on every side and quite without end, spherical and round, rejoicing in his circular solitude.

How he know about Chris Christie?


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Where’s Your Mind? ‘Gays Cause Tornados’

September 28th, 2011 Comments off
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Strange Behavior

September 27th, 2011 Comments off

From Washington Post:

Survey: Rising health insurance costs shifted to workers

And yet, they rail against Obamacare, which would actually decrease costs to workers. Do wonders never cease?

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Tea Party Roots

September 20th, 2011 Comments off

James Kwak, at Baseline Scenario, discussing Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan (W.W. Norton, 2009), by Kim Phillips-Fein:

It also contains this gem for anyone who thinks the American people suddenly developed warm and fuzzy feelings about the Constitution in the past two years. Describing the 1934 founding of the American Liberty League—a rabidly anti-Roosevelt, anti-New Deal organization—she writes (p. 10):

“The main topic of discussion was creating a ‘propertyholders’ association,’ as Irénée [DuPont] put it, to disseminate ‘information as to the dangers to investors’ posed by the New Deal. The group decided that the name of their association should not refer directly to property—it would be better to frame their activities as a broad defense of the Constitution.”

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Someone must stop this

September 9th, 2011 Comments off

From Ezra Klein, 9/9/2011:


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US Medical Errors are Killing US

September 1st, 2011 Comments off

From Andrew Sullivan via Ezra Klein, this incredible

Graphic showing US medical Errors

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