Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beyond Posturing

Jim says: JP, I think you are disappointed because the good work that government can do has been hijacked, through the infection of the Tea Party Crazies. That happened way back, though. Neither party will restore taxes on the gilded. … Continue reading

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Posturing

John says: Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune is almost completely right on today. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0731-chapman-20110731,0,2446596.column His point is basically that we’ve had all this sturm and drang and at the end of the day whatever is agreed upon won’t change … Continue reading

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Tuning the Voters Out & In & On

On Jul 31, 2011, at 12:29 PM, Jim wrote: John, how do you react to this column in the New York Times: Why Voters Tune Out Democrats, by Stanley Greenberg http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/opinion/sunday/tuning-out-the-democrats.html?ref=opinion On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM, John … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday

Jim here: The Crazies have been part of the national Discussion post nauseum. Everyone but the Crazies are sick of the Crazies. Everyone is sick of the debate, the circus. Why don’t the Crazies get it? Because they have their … Continue reading

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Getting in the Last Word

I generally don’t watch the Sunday morning shows, since they are such a rigged forum with such a limited range of what can be said, and I watched a bit this morning just to see what kind of spin they … Continue reading

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The Via Media Tuned Out

Jim here: Americans have for the most part, factionalized or tuned out. When any normal person sees a bunch of children arguing, as long as they are not coming to blows, they let them figure someting out. Adults have better … Continue reading

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Correction

http://www.alternet.org/story/151775/the_utterly_wrong_beltway_myth_driving_the_debt_ceiling_insanity?page=entire John: I said in a reply to Jim yesterday that if anything like the Republican plan passed it would just prove beyond any doubt that Washington no longer represents the interests of the American people. I was wrong, having … Continue reading

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