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Entries by Pachacutec

Will a President Obama Fight for the Employee Free Choice Act?

(33) Comments | Posted December 2, 2008 | 10:48 AM

I've been in communication with the Obama transition team since last week, unsuccessfully seeking an answer to the question, "Will an Obama administration make passage of the Employee Free Choice Act a top priority, and will it use all resources at its disposal to persuade lawmakers to pass it?" Representatives...

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Bloggers, Netroots and the 2008 Democratic Primary

(71) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 1:22 PM

obamaclinton.jpgPachacutec blogs at Firedoglake.

Jerome Armstrong goes a little meta on the ways the blogosphere has adjusted to this rather unique presidential primary season, and because I have no sense, and because Jane asked me to, I'm going to use his post to share...

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NY and VA to Lou Dobbs: STFU

(290) Comments | Posted November 7, 2007 | 5:03 PM

That means you too, Rahm Emanuel.

Headline from New York's election results last night:

"New York Democrats Say License Issue Had Little Effect"

And in Virginia, here's the headline:


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Chris Dodd Hearts Lou Dobbs?

(161) Comments | Posted November 2, 2007 | 3:36 PM

doddpix.JPGAs much as I admire Chris Dodd's efforts to preserve the Constitution and oppose the circumvention of the courts as they examine whether or not U. S. telecoms broke the law by aiding the administration as...

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The Utter Corruption of US Telecoms

(86) Comments | Posted October 10, 2007 | 4:28 PM

ph2005053101613.jpg[Right, that's crime boss Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T]

Monday I shared a train ride with Jane. She was headed to New York to make an appearance on a panel at NYU,...

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Tancredo Comes Out for "Reconquista"

(8) Comments | Posted October 10, 2007 | 9:49 AM

t000458.jpgMarisa Treviño has done a great job of covering the opposition to the Texas border wall among the border communities for us at FDL. These border towns now have Tancredo's pale ass pretty...

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Boy Band Guru, Alleged Pedophile, Is a GOP Donor

(44) Comments | Posted October 6, 2007 | 4:27 PM


Via the New York Post, we learn that the architect of several famous boy bands, Lou Pearlman, has allegedly taken something more than a professional interest in the talent he's, er, mentored, over the years....

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The Impenetrable Density of DC Elites

(132) Comments | Posted September 18, 2007 | 4:44 PM

hoyer.jpgWe have an unconfirmed citizen report from inside the fatuous bubble that is Sten Hoyer (Bush Dog Pack Leader - MD):

I attended a fundraising luncheon on Sept. 13, hosted by Representative Keith Ellison featuring...

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GOP Declares Open War on Brown People

(169) Comments | Posted August 15, 2007 | 7:14 PM

conquistadors_1.jpgThe open war on brown people in America is about to kick into high gear. Unsurprisingly, Mr. self styled "Big Thinker," Newt Gingrich, breaks the news:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday he is...

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"Stop Telling Lies To Yourself, American."

(12) Comments | Posted July 26, 2007 | 2:59 PM

americanflag.jpgI figure a lot of people missed this terrific discussion from Sunday night, where an Iraqi medical relief worker, Dr. Maryam, who cares for war orphans, told us bluntly:

Stop telling lies to yourself...

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The Big Business Morality Blues

(23) Comments | Posted April 30, 2007 | 9:33 AM

Following the New Deal era in America, when business people took for granted, more or less, that they had a moral responsibility to the community, the rise...
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Matthew Dowd's Personal Irresponsibility

(22) Comments | Posted April 1, 2007 | 9:36 AM


  Matthew Dowd, photo from PBS. 

Personal responsibility?  Not much.  Cry me a bloody (Tigris) river (emphasis added):

AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 — In 1999, Matthew Dowd became a symbol of George W. Bush’s early success at positioning himself as a...

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Te Presento El Mocoso, Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2007 | 10:36 AM


Ruben Navarratte, Jr. writes the following about Abu Gonzales and the overthrow of the rule of law at DOJ:

The nation's first Hispanic attorney general is being pressured to resign by -- pick 'em -- Democrats trying to make hay,...

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AIPACt with the Devil of Global Militarism

(19) Comments | Posted March 13, 2007 | 5:34 PM


So, Dick Cheney yelled a big fat militaristic "Boo" at the AIPAC Conference, clearly jumping the shark.  We've heard this mushroom cloud, dissent stomping crap before, but Cheney's credibility is long gone.  The only cloud left rests over Cheney, Bush and...

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Patrick Fitzgerald's Closing Argument

(21) Comments | Posted February 22, 2007 | 4:17 PM


 Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images 

People around here know me.  They know I've never been entirely comfortable with the shouts of "Fitz!" as a community cheer in our comment section.  My belief is we should not wait for the courts to...

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Gray Lady Gets a Coat of Whitewash

(4) Comments | Posted February 19, 2007 | 2:49 PM


So, I saw this headline for an article in the New York Times:   The Defendant Isn't the Only Player With a Personal Stake in the Libby Verdict.

"Whoopee!," I thought to myself.

Finally, the establishment media is going to write about how...

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Barbara Comstock Named Washington Post Editor?

(16) Comments | Posted February 18, 2007 | 12:06 PM


How else are we to explain the editorial decisions to propel Byron York's inept and hapless crayon scribblings yesterday, followed by the propagandistic, defamatory rantings of longtime Barbara Comstock sister in crime  Victoria Toensing today?  Barbara Comstock...

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Republicans on a Road to Nowhere

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2007 | 11:17 PM


Tonight, I send out a little musical sympathy and tribute to the right wing.  Sucks to be exposed as wholesale...

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White House Press Corps: Funny versus Not Funny

(21) Comments | Posted February 16, 2007 | 3:24 PM

Lots of things in life are funny.  I like the joke about the guy with the banana in his ear.  On the teevee, The Office...
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Yo, Hillary: Say Somethin' Else Smart to Me!

(6) Comments | Posted February 14, 2007 | 8:24 AM

Unlike many of her rivals for the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary refuses to say her clear support for the Iraq invasion was a mistake:
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