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Of course the tabloids were going to chime in the embarrassing moment with identical photos again. The cheerleader Daily News

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The so called opposition NY Post stole the headline from AM-NY minus the common sense part

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but as Murphy noted – why are only men toasting at that table? (the full “Mine is bigger than yours” complement)

Where is the woman unjustly accused of racism, the one participant that never lost her head in this?

Which reminds me, it’s been reported that Gates himself was one of the first to malign the 911 caller, Lucia Whalen, by yelling at Crowley: “Who you gonna believe? A white woman or a black man?” As a commenter at The Confluence so aptly pointed out, take the modifiers out, and that question becomes: “Who you gonna believe? A woman or a man?”

But then again, misogyny helped put Obama where he is, why bite the hand that fed ya?

Bros before Hos should be engraved on the Obama seal.

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So is the “happy note” ending of the disgusting titled article on the compromise with the Blue Dogs

Liberals gag over health deal

But here they are, in this article on 3 pages, being coralled into submission by a minority of true blue DINOs.
A big swindle took place with childish self reassuring comments from the “liberals” such as
“He said they would have plenty of opportunities to change it back,” said the source, who added that members left the meeting still agitated but “somewhat reassured.”
The joke on us is even more sinister when one reads Michael Tomasky’s Guardian study on Blue Dogs. Under the headline

How nervous should those Blue Dogs be?

…he crunches numbers in their respective districts and concludes that

40 of the 49, or 82%, won their races by double digits.


many of these Democrats are safer than they contend. People need to start challenging them on this.

So, we have a double hoax, paid for pharma which will give us a crappy law – in the one and only political time when a meaningful reform might have been enacted. And that’s why the ugly specter of misogyny had to be raised against Hillary by all those in the media that propped W – to make  sure that it wouldn’t happen.

So, the Progressives went into a room and the key has been thrown away, and no one remembers where that room ever was…

Checking the tabloids for political coverage, I found this on Metro

The article is here
Landor, a press secretary for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, resigned after wading into the debate over racial profiling in the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., calling the professor a “racist” and President Barack Obama “O-dumb-a” on the social networking Web site.
And is anyone writing this shocked that an off the job commentary leads to firing?
No, further caution to people is advised instead
“There’s a snapshot taken periodically on the Internet, and all these things are maintained. What if you’ve done something in a prior life that you wouldn’t want an employer to see?”
That stops many from getting hired, said executive recruiter Mitch Feldman.
And gets some accounts canceled without cause too on Facebook – just to make sure Teh One isn’t criticized.
1984 is welcome with nods and smiles.
Be careful what you post!!!!

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With everyone concentrated on healthcare and the distractions from healthcare, everybody forgot that there re two wars still going…

To be sure, during Jr times everyone developped amnesia about Afghanistan, but  now that we have Jr.jr is as if the whole concept of war has een erased from people’s minds.

So when I saw this headline in an AFP article

Six killed in Iraq violence

I suddenly realized how silent EVERYONE has grown on the war(s).

After describing several violent incidents the article drops the bombshell in the last paragraph:

Violence had dropped markedly throughout the country in recent months but attacks increased in the run-up to the US military pullback, with 437 Iraqis killed in June — the highest death toll in 11 months.

I remember when, by the time W became a lame duck these kinds of news were displayed where people could get at them. And they did get at them – if only for blaming Hillary for it….

Somehow, nobody is at fault now. I guess we are in a postwar society now? (the same way we’re in a post-partisan, post-racial society as well)

“post” stands for “we don’t want to talk about it”


Some obviously still remember Afghanistan as more troops will be requested in another little noted repost

AM-NY, the free paper of NYC started very hip, mellowed down considerably with success but occasionally flashes its brilliance. Since they son’t have a weekend edition, they didn’t get the chance to weigh on the

“mine is bigger than yours” incident (see last pic), so they did it today and it was worth it

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The article  that goes with it is mostly good too – and I think it represents the views of people beyond NYC as well

Not Your Sweetie

July 2009