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  • xanthe commented on the diary post Video: Bill Maher on the Police, Militarization, No-Knock ect. by jbade.

    2014-07-26 08:39:18View | Delete

    oh and he also said the Palestinians were “professional refugees” – why don’t they just leave. After all, the Irish, Italians, Poles, etc. left. Yes – but during that time, the elites in USA were looking for labor – hence “give me your etc.” The times – they have changed. The Israel/Palestinian situation is way [...]

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Video: Bill Maher on the Police, Militarization, No-Knock ect. by jbade.

    2014-07-26 06:56:14View | Delete

    Yes, he does make some good points. But I can’t get past the fact that some years ago he said no one over 60(?) should have sex. It was sort of a yuck moment. As he ages, he may have changed his mind. Also he recently said unequivocally that Putin was responsible for the downing [...]

  • ?The USAis not? in the ME to bring democracy? ? ? No kidding. Well,I’ll be. Thankyou for the information. Now I can go about my day.

    out to my garden – very humid here lately ? ? I? blame Putin for the weather. Russia is a very rich territory in minerals, gas and oil.

    Has Russia even been thoroughly explored?

    btw,here’s whatI do know – I’m tired of paying taxes to support the pensions of most of the government employees (i.e. Nuland). Do they really need pensions? Aren’t they able to survive with graft? Meanwhile – SS recipients like yours truly is suppossed to feel guilty for my monthly largessem and swallow the propaganda we receive every day. Look over there – Putin.

  • You really think the US controls world energy supply. They’re doing and have done a poor job of it in ME.

    Ah yes, Putin. let’s drag him into the discussion – the uber villian – esp. in Ukraine, not to mention Iraq!

  • See Naked Capitalism’s article today re privatization of Water/Sewer system in Detroit.

    What can we do says the Governor. Having done this to other countries, we should have this downpat.

  • “Detroit was tossed on the trash heap of history long before 2007.”

    Damn Straight!

  • Detroit? Come on, Ms. Hamsher – big money is going to the Ukraine Nazis.

    My dad used to go to Detroit on business occasionally – he actually was a shop foreman but had the respect of the engineers in the Company. He used to get so excited because he “traveled” for his company. So, I am doubly sad and angry when I see Detroit in its current state. Memories of my dad and the continuing stupidity and carelessness with which the U.S. Government treats its citizens.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Here in the Echo Chamber by David Cox.

    2014-04-24 05:36:35View | Delete

    Reduced Expectations yup that sounds about right. And not only about education, but about life generally. And no one in DC seems to notice or care – because…well, their expectations have been met and then some. Same with the global banks and corporations. If only the working class tried harder, no?

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Peterson/CBO Beat for Austerity Goes On! by letsgetitdone.

    2014-04-23 09:17:20View | Delete

    Well this is embarrassing. I’ve used the word quite often in the past. I thought it meant a depth of understanding – not only in a political sense but in a workable sense.

    Apologies!

  • xanthe commented on the blog post US Moves Troops Into Eastern Europe

    2014-04-23 09:06:06View | Delete

    Oh, I understand that eCAHN. I think I know you well enough thru your postings to know that.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post US Moves Troops Into Eastern Europe

    2014-04-23 08:48:15View | Delete

    Hubris of the highest order. See Greek tragedies. Doesn’t turn out well. I for one am not looking forward to wailing at the city’s walls.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post US Moves Troops Into Eastern Europe

    2014-04-23 06:50:23View | Delete

    How would destabilizing Russia benefit us, err, I mean the elites here. I don’t have the brains of Victoria, Kerry or that redhead that regularly berates reporters at briefings on tv – but destabilizing Russia seems to me would be disastrous to the USA plebes certainly – and eventually the 1%. I don’t get it. This is monumentally dumb.

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Peterson/CBO Beat for Austerity Goes On! by letsgetitdone.

    2014-04-23 03:43:05View | Delete

    Oh, this is wonky. I read through once but will have to come back to it. Thanks for the intellectual push. Of course, I am quite disappointed to see that there is a junior Peterson – of course he is employed by his father. Of course, he thinks the same way. It was my hope [...]

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Paradise Lost: Fred Hiatt and Bowles-Simpson by Dean Baker.

    2014-04-22 06:31:20View | Delete

    and, thank you Mr. Baker – you’ve been in the trenches for a long time on this matter. Sane and intelligent (out of date these days).

  • xanthe commented on the diary post Paradise Lost: Fred Hiatt and Bowles-Simpson by Dean Baker.

    2014-04-22 06:29:38View | Delete

    and I quote: …some government spending that has been on autopilot has to be reexamined so that other priorities: national defense (full stop) I couldn’t read any further. National defense reexamined! If only. or to quote the late, great actor John Wayne: That’ll be the day.

  • Well look, it went fabulously for “them” didn’t it – the bomber boys (and gals) all have more money and power since they started the bombing process (oh, hell – name a country) – For most of US citizens and the poor souls incinerated – not!

    Just get the damn tape out – David can line up with the others and get it over with.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 08:31:11View | Delete

    Plenty of sneering going on on DK as well. Women over 30 or so were referred to a “blue hairs” – lovely. This was at the height of the Hillary/Obama schism. Some real brats writing then – I’ve tried to cast them from my memory. Really meanspirited. One I particularly despised – I presume they were paid. Certainly, will never forget that trip to Germany – preen time, I guess. And then that PR stuff in Grant Park in Chicago – OMG.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 08:11:59View | Delete

    As always – you are one of the most informative people here. I’d forgotten about Hillary. I was at at 2007 Netroots in Chicago. I am not as naive as I’ve been up to past few years. Most of what I remember from 2007 was John Edwards meetup and Atrios checking out the ladies. P.S. He was single at time.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 06:52:16View | Delete

    to clarify: get us into Syria on a straight on basis.

  • xanthe commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for April 12-13th, 2014

    2014-04-14 06:46:24View | Delete

    Under the heading Where have I been?

    What the heck happened to Samantha? When did she become such a harridan? I still remember her scrunched up face when she couldn’t exercise influence to get us into Syria. I used to admire her. Bamapower must do that to people of mix/match moral stamina – or just money and power and a nifty new husband and lifestyle.

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