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Archive for August 11th, 2010

The Reality Based Penguin

Posted by Charles II on August 11, 2010

I just listened to a grotesquely obese financial commentator who looks like something from Conservative Bizarro World tell me that come November “the socialists will be out” so the market will pop right back [*].

Tom Tomorrow, you said it.

* In fairness, the financial analysis the guy does is extremely good. But he’s let his politics get in the way of making money.

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News Flash: Giving People Real Choices Gets Them To The Polls

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 11, 2010

Much of the talk I’ve seen on the nationally-oriented political blogs — such as my other blogging home, FDL — is about how the Democratic turnout was really, really low in yesterday’s primaries, and a sign of Democratic dispirit.

The big exception: Minnesota. Per the Strib, the turnout was almost 590,000 voters, or 15.5%. That’s the highest since 2000, and included more than 31,000 absentee ballots.

Why the eagerness in Minnesota, when it’s been absent elsewhere?

One reason could be this, as Spotty mentions in his discussion of how Mark Dayton won last night’s primary:

“Oh dear!” say some; he’s fomenting [spell checker helpfully offers fermenting] class warfare! The class warfare, however, has been mounted by the wealthy on the rest of us, and they’ve been winning it.

It surprises me not at all that the candidate who seems to understand that essential truth, and said so directly, won the primary.


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It’s Dayton Versus Emmer For The Soul Of Minnesota

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 11, 2010

And, by proxy, for the nation.

Spot explains it all here.

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