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how dare obama eliminate head start!?

i have never heard him actually say he would and know of no plans of his to do so.

but still, how dare he!?

what a sell-out.

it makes me so mad.

are you cheerleaders proud of re-electing him now?

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Posted by arely staircase | Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:25 PM (22 replies)

we need to focus on state legislative races, big time

we need to get some redistricting done so that these gerrymandered teabagger district can be redrawn. making senators really fillibuster and redrawing house districts are the two biggest institutional reforms i can think of that need doing.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:08 AM (2 replies)

Raise Capital Gains Tax Rates if You Want Fairness in the System

Tax them like ordinary earned income. It seems incredibly unfair to me that even a wealthy person who actually does run a business and makes payrolls and creates jobs, etc should be taxed on her personal income at a higher rate than someone who shuffles money around, gambling on stocks.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:39 PM (33 replies)

Protesters Gather in Cairo

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CAIRO — In the second potent showing of opposition rage in less than a week, tens of thousands of people streamed into Tahrir Square on Friday, angrily denouncing Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, and the hasty passage earlier in the day of a draft constitution written by an Islamist assembly.

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Slogans calling on Mr. Morsi to leave or for his government to fall have energized crowds and drawn new faces to the opposition, including people staunchly opposed to Islamist leadership and those who have supported figures from Hosni Mubarak’s government, like Ahmed Shafik, a former minister who ran against Mr. Morsi in the presidential race. Strikingly, some revolutionary activists now refuse to use the word “remnant,” as they had in the past, to describe their new allies, saying instead that they are glad for the support of people who decided to stay home during the uprising.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/world/middleeast/after-moves-on-new-constitution-protesters-gather-in-cairo.html?hp&_r=0
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:48 PM (2 replies)

You can fool some people sometime

but you can't fool all the people all the time.

Eventually the "reality based community" wins because of, well, reality.

Karl Rove is at least a person of interest in this famous Suskind excerpt:

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."[2]

What we saw on election night (Rove's Fox News tantrum) was the moment when the real world swept away "the new realities they created" - the ones in which the president of the united states is a muslim who supports al-quada and a communist hell bent on destroying capitalism.

Well, traditional real reality is finally really and truly catching up with the "new reality" rove (with a sycophantic national press) conjured for his idiot prince-boss and it is shattering it. 2008 was the first blow, 2010 was the when the reactionaries struck back in a low-turnout election. But 2012, with its higher than last time turnout among hispanics and african americans and the huge gender gap shows that 2008 was the beginning of the mega trend, not an out-lier.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:16 PM (0 replies)
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