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Florida GOP Chair Arrested for Fraud

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:51 am by HL

Florida GOP Chair Arrested for Fraud
Former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer has been arrested on four counts of grand theft, one count of money laundering and one count of organized scheme to defraud, according to prosecutor William Shepherd.


Late Late Night FDL: Things We Do

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:50 am by HL

Late Late Night FDL: Things We Do
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IndigenousThings We Do.

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‘Colbert Report’: The Supermodel and the (Alleged) Cannibal

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:49 am by HL

‘Colbert Report’: The Supermodel and the (Alleged) Cannibal
Stephen Colbert may tip his hat to Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn for its creative and multipronged solutions to its employee suicide problems, but naughty Naomi Campbell and her dictator-grade diamonds … (continued)

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Stephen Colbert may tip his hat to Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn for its creative and multipronged solutions to its employee suicide problems, but naughty Naomi Campbell and her dictator-grade diamonds … (continued)

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Carol Tavris on Barbara Ehrenreich’s Crusade
In her recent book, Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the excesses, delusions and unsupported promises of the positive-thinking movement, tracking both its naive and its corrupt manifestations in the worlds of health, business, religion and psychology.

Bright Sided

In her recent book, Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the excesses, delusions and unsupported promises of the positive-thinking movement, tracking both its naive and its corrupt manifestations in the worlds of health, business, religion and psychology.

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Hans Johnson: Blocked Content Puts Focus on Corporate Power

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:48 am by HL

Hans Johnson: Blocked Content Puts Focus on Corporate Power
Call it a case of Googling while gay. In late February, Khadija Tribble brought her appetite and her laptop into a Denny’s restaurant in northeast…

Kagan Files From Clinton Era Headed To Senate
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s paper trail is about to get a lot longer. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library is expected Friday…

Obama Cancels Indonesia, Australia Visits Over Oil Spill, ‘Important Issues’
WASHINGTON — Grappling with the worst oil spill in the nation’s history, President Barack Obama has abruptly scrapped a trip to Indonesia and Australia for…


Beck’s accusation that progressives have “co-opted” civil rights movement rings hollow

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:47 am by HL

Beck’s accusation that progressives have “co-opted” civil rights movement rings hollow

On his Fox News show, Glenn Beck claimed that the civil rights movement “has been co-opted by progressives.” However, Beck routinely uses both the civil rights movement and its rhetoric for his own political agenda, such as his claim that his August 28 rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial will “reclaim the civil rights movement.”

Beck claims progressives have “co-opted” the civil rights movement

On the June 3 edition of his Fox News show, Glenn Beck said:

BECK: I told you that this summer we’re gonna concentrate on restoring history.  The history of our nation, the founding, the early 20th century, the Depression era, and the civil rights movement, which has been co-opted by progressives.

Beck himself co-opts civil rights movement for his own purposes 

Beck compared health care reform protesters to civil rights marchers. During the October 14, 2009, announced on his website that he had planned a rally at “the feet of Abraham Lincoln” for August 28, 2010.

Beck has an extensive history of race baiting

Beck claimed Obama is a “racist.” Discussing Obama’s response to the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Beck asserted that Obama has “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” After being reminded that Obama has numerous white staffers, Beck contradicted himself, saying, “I’m not saying that he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem,” before going on to state, “This guy is, I believe, a racist.” [Fox News’ Fox & Friends, 7/28/09]

Beck: Obama satisfying his “desire for racial justice” though “intimidation, vilification, bullying.” On July 27, 2009, Beck said: “We have demonstrated President Obama’s desire for racial justice, but how is he setting out to achieve it? Exactly the way a community organizer would: through intimidation, vilification, bullying, a system, an underground shell game.” Beck continued: “Look how he has handled different things. Gates — he calls the cops stupid and racist before he admits, he says, ‘I don’t know all of the facts.’ But he jumps to the conclusion that the cops are racist.”

Beck wondered why blacks identify as black since he doesn’t identify as white. During a panel discussion on his Fox News show on November 13, 2009, Beck asked the studio audience: “How many people here identify themselves as African-Americans? Why?” He added: “Why not identify yourself as Americans?” After a panelist said, “But people can look at you and tell you’re black, you can’t escape that,” Beck said, “Yeah, but I don’t identify myself as white or a white American.”

Beck frequently declares that things are “slavery” or will lead to slavery. Beck has claimed that debt is “a path to slavery”; stated that recipients of federal aid have been “taught to be slaves”; said that “illegal immigration is modern-day slavery”; asserted that progressive policies cause “slavery to government, welfare, affirmative action, regulation, control”; repeatedly said that that the stimulus bill “is slavery”; ranted that Obama is “addicting this country to heroin — the heroin that is government slavery” and that “the government’s irresponsible spending is turning us into slaves”; claimed that an Obama-proposed change to itemized tax deductions “involves enslaving people”; and alleged that a “modern-day slave state” is being constructed from ACORN, SEIU, and federal student loan, census, and service initiatives.

Beck has repeatedly compared Obama’s agenda to “reparations.” Beck has said that Obama’s agenda is driven by “reparations” and desire to “settle old racial scores through new social justice.” He later said: “This is all affirmative action.” Beck spoke at length about reparations during the July 23 editions of both his Fox News and his radio shows.


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What a Difference Two Words Make

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:42 am by HL

What a Difference Two Words Make
Al-Qaeda operatives attack several states in the southern US, causing the deaths of 11 Americans outright, poisoning many others, destroying fishing, tourism and other businesses for generations to come and costing America billions of dollars. CIA spy satellites immediately identify the Al-Qaeda home base that masterminded and launched the attack, and bipartisan voices are raised […]


Haley Target of Slur by State Senator

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:41 am by HL

Haley Target of Slur by State Senator
In supporting a rival to Nikki Haley (R) for South Carolina governor, state Sen. Jake Knotts (R) used a slur for Arabs to describe both her and President Obama, The State reports.

Said Knotts: “We already got one raghead in the White House. We don’t need another in the governor’s mansion.”

Knotts later defended his comments saying they were “intended in jest.”

Senate Will Take Up Energy Bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) alerted Senate committee chairmen “that he plans to move comprehensive energy legislation in July,” The Hill reports.

“Reid asked the chairmen to recommend legislation to deal with the Gulf oil spill before July 4 so that leaders can include those ideas in the comprehensive energy package.”


Talking to Joe Sestak: Progressive Fighter Who Took out Arlen Specter, and Won’t Stop ‘Til He Wins the Senate Race

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:40 am by HL

Talking to Joe Sestak: Progressive Fighter Who Took out Arlen Specter, and Won’t Stop ‘Til He Wins the Senate Race
31-year military veteran Sestak: "I learned that militaries may make you safe, but they don’t make you strong."

31-year military veteran Sestak: "I learned that militaries may make you safe, but they don't make you strong."

Why Scapegoating Craigslist for the Trafficking of Underage Prostitutes Probably Makes Their Pimps Very Happy
For years, politicians have gone after Craigslist for ads promoting sex trafficking and prostitution. At best their efforts are misguided, and may even exacerbate the problem.

For years, politicians have gone after Craigslist for ads promoting sex trafficking and prostitution. At best their efforts are misguided, and may even exacerbate the problem.

The Trauma Myth: Understanding the True Dynamics of Sexual Abuse
The dynamics of child sexual abuse are far more complex than we would like to admit.

The dynamics of child sexual abuse are far more complex than we would like to admit.

Why Can’t We Just Leave Afghanistan? Like Addicted Gamblers, the U.S. Keeps Doubling Down
Tell me: Is the fight truly worth it? Is Afghanistan really the place for us to go “all-in,†whatever the cost to our military, our economy, even our way of life?

Tell me: Is the fight truly worth it? Is Afghanistan really the place for us to go “all-in,†whatever the cost to our military, our economy, even our way of life?

How NYC May Be Revolutionizing the Way Kids Eat
In NYC 25 schools are taking part in a program not only to eat whole, organic foods, but also to work in the soil and see little seedlings mature into healthy, edible plants.

In NYC 25 schools are taking part in a program not only to eat whole, organic foods, but also to work in the soil and see little seedlings mature into healthy, edible plants.


Friday’s Job Numbers, And What They Won’t Tell Us About America’s Growing Anxious Class

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 4th, 2010 4:39 am by HL

Friday’s Job Numbers, And What They Won’t Tell Us About America’s Growing Anxious Class
Last year was a fabulous one for entrepreneurs, at least according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity released last month by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “Rather than making history for its deep recession and record unemployment,” the foundation…



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Obama Gets Serious on Inside and Outside Effort to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Recently I had the opportunity to connect with some national security wonks and Obama team members in the White House Roosevelt Room. I was invited to meet some “senior administration officials” regarding the contours of the recently released “National Security…


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Closing Tax Loopholes For Billionaires: A Billionaire Responds
The following from David Postman, who says he’s writing for Paul Allen: “I work for Paul Allen. I’m writing to point out errors in your recent piece, ‘Closing Tax Loopholes for Billionaires.’ It is absolutely incorrect to say that Mr….



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