Deal neglects to declare millions more.

It may seem like bizzarro world, but thanks, Johnny!

Hmmm.  GOP candidate advertising on Atlanta Progressive News?

Dude’s been writing some great stuff lately.

Have you read “The Blotter” lately?

 

16 Responses to TGIF Open Thread

  1. JMPrince says:

    More strange breaking news via the AP: Worse Eddies:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/21/eddie-long-atlanta-bishop-sexual-abuse-allegations_n_733953.html

    ATLANTA — Two men have filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Eddie Long of exploiting his role as pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were young members of his congregation.

  2. JMPrince says:

    Yeah, it’s a generation gone by now. But this was the way the news used to be once. We’ll miss it. And him.

  3. JMPrince says:

    Long hike back, need more open threads perhaps? Here’s a better Ed, Dead. (Sadly):
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-winship/wheres-ed-newman-when-you_b_733391.html

  4. JMPrince says:

    And yet another reminder of the spirit & tenor of the ‘tea party’ debates here & elsewhere:
    http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2010/09/president-is-big-angry-negro.html
    Via Jesus’ General.

    • Mel says:

      Seriously? Nine comments in a row? Nine! This is supposed to be a discussion, not a lecture. You’ve got to stop this. It’s just too much.

  5. JMPrince says:

    Former Bush 11 speech writer & adviser David Frum on Newt’s involvement in this shameful episode is here: http://www.frumforum.com/gingrich-obama-wants-whiteys-money
    JMP

  6. JMPrince says:

    Forbes’ Shameful Piece on Obama as the “Other”

    The worst kind of smear journalism by Dinesh D’Souza

    By Ryan Chittum

    http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/forbes_shameful_obama_dinesh_dsouza.php

    Really, really vile idiotic racist stuff. Look for the updates & Newt’s involvement too.
    cjr.org/the_audit/dinesh_dsouza_digs_himself_in.php?page=all

    JMP

  7. JMPrince says:

    Where is Charles Ponzi, he of the infamous Ponzi schemes? Here he is in photographs. Along with plenty of other older dudes & some wonderful ancient 19th century stuff:
    http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu/selected_images.php
    We’re always reliving history. Even if we’re perfectly unaware of it. Just slightly different versions. JMP

  8. JMPrince says:

    The Sousa Archives and Center For American Music
    http://www.library.illinois.edu/sousa/

    “Based at the University of Illinois Library and University Archives, the
    Sousa Archives and Center For American Music brings together a host of
    ephemeral records and artifacts that “document America’s local and national
    music history and its diverse cultures.” The heart of the collection is, not
    surprisingly, a massive archive of John Philip Sousa’s personal papers and
    documents. In the “Research the Collections” area, visitors can browse
    through an alphabetical listing of the digitized materials, which include
    sheet music, newspaper clippings, and so on. Further on, the “Featured
    Acquisitions” area includes information about recently acquired materials,
    including an audio recording of “Stars and Stripes Forever” as performed in
    1909 by the Sousa Band, under the baton of Herbert L. Clarke. Finally, the
    “Experience American Music” area includes a remarkable detailed performance
    timeline for Sousa and his band between 1892 and 1931. Additionally, the
    timeline also includes information about each featured performer.”[Via the Scout Report,KMG] JMP

  9. JMPrince says:

    Useful reminder from the folks over @ CBPP.org’s ‘Off the Charts Blog’ on the proper role of Govt:

    http://www.offthechartsblog.org/looking-at-today%E2%80%99s-poverty-numbers/

    Looking at Today’s Poverty Numbers
    September 16, 2010 at 11:45 am

    “The headline story in today’s Census Bureau report is the large jump in the poverty rate in 2009. But an exclusive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis of the new survey data shows that unemployment insurance benefits — which expanded substantially last year in response to the increased need — kept 3.3 million people out of poverty in 2009”.

  10. JMPrince says:

    Back to the econ beat. Because we all need to be reminded of the larger picture.

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Issues/Taxes/2010/09/17/Bush-Tax-Cuts-No-Economic-Help.aspx

    This is a commentary by a conservative economist who served in Govt in the Regan-Bush1 era.

    “Bush Tax Cuts Had Little Positive Impact on Economy”, by Bruce Bartlett, Commentary, Fiscal Times:

    “Republicans are heavily invested in permanently extending the tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration, all of which expire at the end of this year exactly as the legislation was written in the first place. To hear Republicans, one would think that the Bush tax cuts were the most powerful stimulus to growth ever enacted and only a madman would even think of allowing any of them to expire.

    The truth is that there is virtually no evidence in support of the Bush tax cuts as an economic elixir. To the extent that they had any positive effect on growth, it was very, very modest. Their main effect was simply to reduce the government’s revenue, thereby increasing the budget deficit, which all Republicans claim to abhor”.

    Moreover: “Harvard economist Dale Jorgenson, who is highly respected by supply-siders, put it more succinctly. When asked by The New York Times last year to name some positive aspects of Bush’s economic policies, he replied, “I don’t see any redeeming features, unfortunately.” JMP

  11. JMPrince says:

    2nd best headlines on the day: from the incomparable Andy Borowitz:
    “Delaware Masturbators March Against O’Donnell
    Largest Pro-wanking Demonstration in History”
    http://www.borowitzreport.com/2010/09/17/delaware-masturbators-march-against-odonnell/

  12. Ed says:

    Judging from the BforD homepage, the Republicans made an excellent decision nominating Deal.