Friday, October 31, 2008

Voter Suppression or Incompetence?

On the phone with the Denver County (CO) Election Office for the fifth time in two weeks to find out why they keep lying about mailing me my absentee ballot.

Unlike the tens of thousands of voters illegally purged from the rolls by Republican Secretary of State Mike Coffman, I am actually still on the voter roll.

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Tragedy of the Commons

Just a reminder from WaPo that our eight-year-long national nightmare will not end on November 4. It may take another generation of politics to undo all the deregulatory damage the Bush administration is about to unleash on the world in his waning days:

Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.

Hey, it worked for Wall Street, right?

I guess Bush now hates America so much that he wants to blow up our mountains and poison our drinking water.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Ignorance, It Burns

Friday, October 17, 2008

Open Suggestion

Could we please add "undecided voters" to the next volume of the DSM-V?

I mean seriously, undecided voters, what is your problem?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What I'm Reading Today: The Accumulation of Capital

By Rosa Luxemburg:

How is it possible that the unplanned supply in the market for labor and the means of production, and incalculable changes in demand nevertheless provide adequate incalculable changes in demand nevertheless provide adequate quantities and qualities of means of production, labor, and opportunities for selling which the individual capitalist needs in order to make a sale?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Is John McCain Trying to Lose?

Now he wants to pay for his health care tax credit (you know, the one that would deter private businesses from providing health care insurance to employees, and be totally insufficient in covering private insurance premia) by slashing Medicare and Medicaid funding.

Sayonara, Florida vote.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Happy National Day!