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Here's one for all you liberal bibliophiles... [Sep. 24th, 2008|06:59 pm]
Darth Paradox
grrm just linked the Books for Barack program.

Make a $250 donation to Obama via the organizer's Obama fundraising page and author Ayelet Waldman will send you a tote bag with ten autographed books, randomly chosen from the donations she's received from hundreds of authors. (Don't forget to send your address in the "note" field at the bottom.)

News of the program came at a particularly good time - I've been very impressed with Obama's proposals regarding the banking crisis, and simultaneously disgusted by the way Republican leadership wants to throw our money at the problem without any oversight or desire for repayment. ("[The $700 billion number is] not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." What?)

And then of course there's John McCain's petulant whining over the debate scheduling, because he's apparently incapable of thinking about both the economy and the debate over the next two days. (Inability to multitask is one of many things that should functionally disqualify you from the Presidency.)

So today's a good day to donate... and a pile of books is a good reason to do so, I think.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyprude
2008-09-25 02:43 am (UTC)
That's brilliant. I might have to join you in this.
PS, hilarious (and unfortunate) Palin interview where she gets slammed by..
Wait for it......


Katie Couric.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Palin_and_Couric.html?showall
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-09-25 04:29 am (UTC)
Awesome. In return, I give you Letterman, after McCain blew him off:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/24/204517/145/809/609401
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[User Picture]From: polarbee
2008-09-25 03:13 am (UTC)
Wow. It's already closed. That was FAST.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-09-25 04:01 am (UTC)
Closed? I don't see it. If you mean the reference to running out of books, I'm pretty sure she has more coming...
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[User Picture]From: polarbee
2008-09-25 04:02 am (UTC)
Reading skills for the win! Yeah, I have no idea where I got that. Ignore me. Move along. :)
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From: dacut
2008-09-25 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not particularly impressed with Paulson's proposal. "Make your choice: get screwed over, or get screwed over and pay more taxes on top of it."

I've heard a few comments that this was "politically naïve." I guess that's a polite way of saying "dumb."
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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-10-03 03:57 pm (UTC)
News of the program came at a particularly good time - I've been very impressed with Obama's proposals regarding the banking crisis, and simultaneously disgusted by the way Republican leadership wants to throw our money at the problem without any oversight or desire for repayment. ("[The $700 billion number is] not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." What?)

Given that it's primarily the democrats going along with this plan, and the republicans in the house are suggesting that it would be better to sell insurance on these assets instead, I find this paragraph hilarious. From what I understand, the treasury secretary is actually a democrat, appointed for "bipartisanship." Bush is very obviously going against his party on this one. He's done this to the republicans a number of times throughout his presidency...

I'm happy that Allard, my Republican senator voted against the lousy sham of a socialist power grab combined with a gigantic pork bill, while depressed that Salazar, my Democrat senator, voted for it.

Really, this mess was caused by a Democrat congress in both 1977 and 1992... but I'll get into that a different day.
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