Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things to Know - 29 March


1  Matt Taibbi can always be counted on a thoroughly engrossing piece of researched journalism that finds a dark side of the under belly of a bad issue.  Here he is at work on the Bank of America:

2.  If you do not know what Rachel Maddow is, it's time to start learning.   She is a dynamic liberal who can skewer the opposition with logic and grace.  She is on MSNBC in the evenings.  She has written a book, and here is a brief look at its content:

3.  The insidious assault on voters' rights by the GOP is a sad reflection on the declining state of democracy in this country.  They cannot win as our Constitution guarantees, so the Republican legislatures in red states are doing everything they can to prevent voting to occur:

4.  Katrina vanden Heuvel is a predictable liberal editor, and speaks from the left-of-center.  Putting that comment aside, her article here is right on regarding the GOP:

5.  The sleaze that has permeated the workings of our election process, the fealty to Grover Norquist by the GeeOpee, and the the preservation of the MIC just makes one ill.   Apparently there is no one left of the good Republicans:

6.  If you ever feel remorse about putting in a roll of quarters into the slot machine, and losing it all - don't feel bad.  This guy put in $16.5 million into the Porkie Slot, pulled the handle about 3 times, and lost it all:,0,4559130,print.story

7.  After absorbing Matt Taibbi's column (see #1 above), one has to really wonder about this one:,0,1830383,print.story


"There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse."
       -- Quentin Crisp
"Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had."
       -- Michael Crichton
"Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, / And toss them on the wheels of Chance."
       -- Juvenal
"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education."
       -- Wilson Mizner
"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."
       -- Henry Kissinger

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