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Archive for March 27th, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on March 27, 2009

“Yes, I’m in a basket. And your point is?”

Alexander Friday Cat Blogging 03-27-09

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Mexico, March 26th 2009

Posted by Charles II on March 27, 2009

I have been too busy to do a proper job of reporting on Mexico, where there are many interesting developments. But here’s a story of historical importance.

Former president Luis Echeverria is found innocent of the mass murder of student demonstrators in the Plaza of Three Cultures in Tlatelolco.

Echeverria was a CIA asset and the shooting was almost certainly done in collusion with the US, although I would guess for purely domestic (Mexican) reasons.

This is a significant development, because it lends further credence that civilian deaths can be imposed with impunity in the current civil war.

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Republicans In Disarray!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 27, 2009

Here’s something that you will never see on most evening TV news shows, or in most of the places where most Americans get their news — a story of Republicans in disarray:

-House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) objected to an abbreviated alternative budget “blueprint” released today — but were told by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) they needed to back the plan, according to several Republican sources.

The argument, which reflects a growing rift in GOP leadership, underscores the trouble the minority party has in mounting unified opposition to President Obama’s $3.7 trillion FY2010 budget proposal.


The 19-page document, prepared by Pence’s office, was distributed two days after President Obama criticized Republicans for trashing his detail-crammed 142-page budget outline without producing a credible alternative.

“In his egocentric rush to get on camera, Mike Pence threw the rest of the Conference under the bus, specifically Paul Ryan, whose staff has been working night and day for weeks to develop a substantive budget plan,” said a GOP aide heavily involved in budget strategy.

“I hope his camera time was gratifying enough to justify erasing the weeks of hard work by dozens of Republicans to put forth serious ideas,” the person added.

But of course you won’t likely see this story anywhere else but here or in The Politico, because it reflects badly on Republicans and GOP unity (or lack of same). The media’s preferred stance is that it is always the Democrats, not the Republicans, that are in disarray.

Posted in 'starving the beast', (Rich) Taxpayers League, 111th Congress, budget, Congress, President Obama, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, Silly Republicans, wrong way to go about it, WTF? | 1 Comment »

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