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Ted Rall explains it in words and pictures

Did I mention Nancy Pelosi said “I could live with that?” Interesting choice of words. Could she live ON that? Because I HAVE TO.


I used to say the media was attacking Paladino to help Cuomo, but this time he created the news making himself so loathsome, I can’t hate Cuomo enough to vote for him.

Nere’s Metro LI on his rant at the Hasidic center (where women reporters had to wait outside and water was poured on them)

Just what we needed after the bullying/torturing cases we had

ot sure if Cuomo would have had that much publicity for such remarks

With even NT Post making like they cared

but indefensible it is anyway.

Also indefensible is keeping Social Security without COLA second year in a row, first time since 1975!

Very few papers mention it


Tom Tomorrow does it again!

Chuck may have become the sensible woodchuck instead of the sensible liberal, but the cat food commission got its due

Some of my favorite panels:

for mentioning William Shatner

for making it clear it’s the POTUS commission

and for the cat food thinghy at the end

Of course, none of it comes even close to vast left’s

After hopeful “better cap, containment” from BPΒ  for days, here’s the reality: OIL FLOWS FREELY

even if WaPo headlunes it in a deceptively positive way


and more than one paper has a FINGERS CROSSED headline on it


while Miami Herald tries to contain the whole story in the headline: RISKY MOVE COULD CONTAIN SPILL THIS WEEK

Why woild anyone risk anything on BP? And why call it spill?

Seems Texas is part of the oil-kill news ghetto after all

In other news, war rages on

our Social security eludes us like the horizon line (both parties agree – hooray – nipartisanship!) POSSIBLE CHANGES TO SOCIAL SECURITY GAIN SUPPORT FROM BOTH PARTIES

Interesting change of headline for the original article

Retire at age 70? Young people may have to under plan

and teens don’t find summer jobs


WASHINGTON – APRIL 27: U.S. President Barack Obama (4th L) speaks as he greets members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, including co-chairs Erskine Bowles (3rd L) and Alan Simpson (5th L), in the Roosevelt Room at the White House April 27, 2010 in.

Oprecious who is even these days compared to FDR set up this abomination by executive order.

Its recommendations are supposed to be voted by this lame congress – AFTER the elections,

Pelosi just made sure of it

BREAKING: Pelosi Sneaked Approval of Vote on Debt Commission

FDL has learned that in a last minute move, Nancy Pelosi sneaked language into the rule that the House is voting on tonight regarding war funding.

Embedded in the rule is the requirement that the House will vote on the deficit commission’s recommendations in the lame duck session if they pass the Senate.

It’s been called a Suicide pact by B0bots who still don’t understand why

President Obama risks endangering his own future and his party’s in pursuit of a misguided policy goal.

And James Gailbraith provides testimony to the commission about why this thing shouldn’t even exist. It’s required reading for everyone

James K Galbraith Statement to the Commission on Deficit Reduction

He calls in the legitimacy of a secret commission, bankrolled by a foe of Social security.

first, that your discussions are at a level of discourse so low that you feel it would be embarrassing to disclose them. Second, that some members of the commission are proceeding from fixed, predetermined agendas. Third, that the purpose of the secrecy is to defer public discussion of cuts in Social Security and Medicare until after the 2010

He calls Simpson’s ability to lead the commission

But Senator Simpson has plainly shown that he lacks the temperament to do a fair and impartial job on this commission. This is very clear from the abusive response he made recently to Alex Lawson of Social Security Works, who was asking important questions about the substance of the commission’s work, as well as calling attention to the illegitimate secrecy under which you are operating.

Before this display of ignorance

he called retired Americans “greedy geezers” because they don’t want their Social Security payments used to fund extravagant tax cuts and military spending.

Please note in the video how he says that the life expectancy used to be 57 and that’s why they set retirement age at 65. Also, those IOUs he mentions, are the violations of the “lock box” by the government which dipped in OUR money to pay for wars and tax cuts to the rich.

Galbraith statement also explores the economic reasons the catfood commission is nonsense – as it’s stacked with politicians and only 2 economists.

And as the public at large has no idea what’s going on, here they go in the darkness to seal our fate

WASHINGTON – APRIL 27: U.S. President Barack Obama (C), and co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Erskine Bowles (L) and Alan Simpson (R), leave the Rose Garden after remarks by Obama April 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama thanked members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform for their service and spoke on the ‘importance of forging bipartisan consensus around recommendations to meaningfully improve our long-run fiscal health.’
Please, spread this information around before it’s too late.

Not Your Sweetie

September 2022