KCRW's Shearer and Huffington

Did you miss this? Satirist Harry Shearer www.KCRW.com/etc/programs/ls interviewed Arianna Huffington, Webby Award-winning blogger/editor-in-chief of Huffingtonpost.com, and a regular panelist on the station's popular political week-in-review show, Left, Right & Center www.kcrw.com/news/programs/lr. They discuss her newest book, Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe. It's serious fun. Listen here:

How Did We Not See This Coming?

[Last night I posted a diary on this topic.  It was not well-received, and I think I can clean it up a tad so as to make it more palatable.]

Yep. Some of our errant colleagues have met the Republicans, and my god is it hilarious to watch.

I can barely contain my glee as I see posters at RedState try as hard as they can not to slam Senator Clinton and her husband. It's not easy for some of them (they go on to thrash Senator Clinton at length), given that they've had a few decades to hold a grudge. Nothing wrong with that, it's their opinion (and its one of the things that makes us Democrats different from the Republicans).

But you've really got to read this. The Clinton supporters and the Redstaters are not getting along all that well indeed.

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Obama Two Step

Obama's Two-Step Add to Hotlist

by TheGolem, Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 11:23:06 PM EST

Obama Dances the Two-Step

Hillary's plan for fixing NAFTA includes a series of steps which requires legislation to regularly review trade agreements every five years. She has spoken out against manipulation of currency by China as well as other unfair practices.

Senator Obama plan is the Obama two-step. The one step is to oppose NAFTA and the second step is not to oppose it - or so it would appear because he presented himself as a staunch opponent of NAFTA while his economic advisor told the Canadians, "not to worry" - his opposition to NAFTA were just words.

In Ohio in 2004 before an agricultural group he provided a much different story. As reported by (AP) Associated Press on September 8th, 2004, it said: "Obama said the United States should continue to work with the World Trade Organization and pursue deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement." (AP - Sept 8, 2004)

And in The Decatur Herald and Review on September 9th, 2004, it is reported: "Obama said the United States benefits enormously from exports under the WTO and NAFTA."

So who is the REAL Barack Obama? What is he and what does he stand for? He stands for whatever is politically expedient at the moment.

Continue reading at: http://inyourface.info/ArT/Alpha/ObA.shtml

Hank Roth (on the InterNUT since 1982)

CRYPT: http://pnews.org/crypt/
Worm Hole: http://up-yours.us/
BIO: http://inyourface.info/bio/

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No Matter Who Loses Iowa, Community Values Win

I thought this was interesting.  Check out this piece by Sally Kohn on the Iowa caucuses over at the Movement Vision Lab (www.movementvisionlab.org):

A recent poll from the Des Moines Register found that many voters are still undecided as we approach the Iowa caucuses [this] evening. But on the issue of values, voters have already made up their minds. Community values are the top priority in this year's election.

Particularly among likely caucus goers who were registered Democrat (the majority of those polled by the Register), bread-and-butter issues that affect all of us such as the Iraq War, healthcare and the economy are more important to voters than divisive issues spread by fear-mongering. Issues like terrorism, immigration and religious values are really stand-ins for exclusion, isolation and discrimination. But the vast majority of voters --- and caucus goers --- reject the scapegoating politics of us-versus-them. The majority of voters know we're all in it together, that we all do better when we all do better, that when we work together to help everyone in our nation and our world, we all benefit. This is the message of this election.

Community values beat strong in the heartland of America. Family farmers know that corporate factory farms hurt local growers in Mexico and in Iowa. Factory workers know that free trade policies have only helped big business but hurt workers in China and in South Carolina. Parents know that the greed of HMOs and drug makers is limiting access to health care in Africa and in Arizona. Across the country and the world, we know that our problems are the same --- and so our solutions: to put people before profits and communities before corporations. These are the values Iowans will bring with them to the caucuses Thursday night.

Verne Tigges, a caucus goer from Carroll, Iowa, and a leader with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, summed it up best: "It's time to put the common good first." On Thursday, Verne Tigges will caucus for community values.

The Des Moines Register poll indicated that Independents will decide the outcome of the Iowa caucuses. These are the voters who have rejected the divisive mud slinging by political parties bought and sold by the corporate elite. These are the voters who have resisted the myth that the only values are discriminatory, hateful values. These are the voters who have refused to believe that the private sector can solve all our problems and government has no role to play. What do they stand for...

Read on here:  http://www.movementvisionlab.org/blog/no -matter-who-loses-iowa-community-values- win

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BC Place? DD save this landmark

I think this is a republican plot.  They knew that BC Place was liberating the liberal minded voters who were previously trapped in left wing bodies.  Save bc place.

http://bcplacecollapse.googlepages.com/h ome

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