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Where's Rudy

Rudy skips a debate.

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Worst Person

Well as usual Fox is well represented in the worst of the worst, but I must take this opportunity to congratulate Rudy for breaking into this elite crowd.

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Hypocritical Republicans

Paul Krugman | A Socialist Plot

 Suppose, for a moment, that the Heritage Foundation were to put out a press release attacking the liberal view that even children whose parents could afford to send them to private school should be entitled to free government-run education.

    They'd have a point: many American families with middle-class incomes do send their kids to school at public expense, so taxpayers without school-age children subsidize families that do. And the effect is to displace the private sector: if public schools weren't available, many families would pay for private schools instead.

    So let's end this un-American system and make education what it should be - a matter of individual responsibility and private enterprise. Oh, and we shouldn't have any government mandates that force children to get educated, either. As a Republican presidential candidate might say, the future of America's education system lies in free-market solutions, not socialist models.

    O.K., in case you're wondering, I haven't lost my mind, I'm drawing an analogy. The real Heritage press release, titled "The Middle-Class Welfare Kid Next Door," is an attack on proposals to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Such an expansion, says Heritage, will "displace private insurance with government-sponsored health care coverage."

    And Rudy Giuliani's call for "free-market solutions, not socialist models" was about health care, not education.

    But thinking about how we'd react if they said the same things about education helps dispel the fog of obfuscation right-wingers use to obscure the true nature of their position on children's health.

    The truth is that there's no difference in principle between saying that every American child is entitled to an education and saying that every American child is entitled to adequate health care. It's just a matter of historical accident that we think of access to free K-12 education as a basic right, but consider having the government pay children's medical bills "welfare," with all the negative connotations that go with that term.

    And conservative opposition to giving every child in this country access to health care is, in a fundamental sense, un-American. . .

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The Rudy Myth

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Bill Maher - New Rules

Rosie, Wal*Mart fashion, baby pictures, Rudy and the comb over, and finally Carter to Guantanamo for not standing by the truth about Bush.

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Keith Olbermann - Special Comment

Keith Olbermann tell's exposes Rudy Giuliani for what he is a scum-sucking opportunist. Interestingly John McCain took very direct shot at Rudy today. Can you believe it. The New York fire and police departments are still using the same radios they used on 9-11. The ones that didn't allow them to talk to each other.

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How nice the president is now filming Public Service Announcements Quicktime Video 952K '35 from the David Letterman Show

The Medical Money Pit A must read from Krugman on you Health Care System.

A Protest on Video The New York Times weighs in on a few honest cops.

Fox News host: Repeat after me

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If the conservative guests on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes" sound especially on-message, that's because they're being coached by the best:

Sean Hannity himself.

On the March 31 installment of the shouting-head show, the guests included two of the late Terri Schiavo's former nurses, Trudy Capone and Carla Sauer Iyer, arguing that their patient wasn't brain-dead.

Between commercials, according to an off-air audiotape obtained by investigative comedian Harry Shearer for last Sunday's episode of his weekly radio program, "Le Show," Hannity coached the women on exactly how to respond when liberal co-host Alan Colmes cross-examined them.

"Just say, 'I'm here to tell what I saw,'" Hannity can be heard instructing his guests. "No matter what the question, 'I'm here to tell you what I saw. I'm here to tell you what I saw.'"

Hannity adds helpfully: "Say, 'I'm not going to be distracted by silliness.' How's that? Does that help you? Look into that camera. Look at me when I'm talking."

On the air, Iyer performs beautifully. "I don't have any opinions or judgments. I was there," she declares

After the segment ends, Hannity gushes off the air to the nurses: "We got the points out. It's hard, this isn't easy. But you did great, both of you. Thank you, guys. Those nurses are powerful, aren't they?"

On his radio show, Shearer injected: "Yeah, especially when they do what you tell 'em to do. Very powerful when they follow instructions from the host!"

A Fox News flack didn't respond to Lowdown's detailed message yesterday.

A chilling inside account of David Horowitz at Indiana.

The value of Sweets in restoring one's faith.

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The Classics are for Everyone

City Journal
Autumn 2004
by Jonathan Rose

In 1988, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, president of the Modern Language Association, authoritatively stated (as something too obvious to require any evidence) that classic literature was always irrelevant to underprivileged people who were not classically educated. It was, she asserted, an undeniable "fact that Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare do not figure significantly in the personal economies of these people, do not perform individual or social functions that gratify their interests, do not have value for them."

One should not be too hard on Professor Smith. She was merely echoing what was, at the time, standard academic opinion: that the Western classics embody a worldview that somehow "marginalizes" the poor, the nonwhite, the female, the "other," and justifies their subordination to white male "hegemony." And like so many postmodern critics, Professor Smith could be naively confident that she was in full possession of the facts, even without the benefit of research.

But her theory had no visible means of support. Whenever it was tested, the results were diametrically opposed to what she predicted: in fact "the canon" enabled "the masses" to become thinking individuals. Until fairly recently, Britain had an amazingly vital autodidact culture, where a large minority of the working classes passionately pursued classic literature, philosophy, and music. They were denied the educational privileges that Professor Smith enjoyed, but they knew that the "great books" that she derided would emancipate the workers.

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Jon profiles all the major characters in the missing explosives extravaganza from those who know they're gone but not where they are to those who wonder about when they went missing and why we allowed it. The only thing lacking is someone to take responsibility, though Rudy offers up the troops.

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The Blame Game

Once again a republican speaks on responsibility and blames the other guy. Unbelievable, Times 2001 "Person of the Year Rudy Giuliani" and onegoodmove's 2004 "Asshole of the Year" blames the troops for the missing explosives.


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Edwards slams the President and Giuliani

`As he has done over and over for the past four years, George Bush refuses to step up and take responsibility,'' Edwards said. ``It is time for him to step aside and that's exactly what's going to happen on November the 2nd.''

Edwards seized on comments former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani made on NBC's ``Today'' show Thursday in which he said the troops in Iraq, not the president, bore the responsibility for searching for the explosives.

``No matter how you try to blame it on the president, the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough - didn't they search carefully enough?'' Guiliani said on ``Today.''

Edwards told supporters at a rally at the University of Minnesota that Bush ``sent his chief surrogate out to defend the fact that he didn't do anything. And this is what Rudy did, he blamed the troops. He said they didn't do their job. He couldn't be more wrong.''

``Let me say this very clearly on behalf of John Kerry and myself: Our men and women in uniform did their job. George Bush didn't do his job,'' Edwards said.


Bait and Switch

Calvin Trillin


The wacko right has mostly just disdain
For Schwarzenegger, Rudy and McCain.
But they'll be featured at the prime-time mike
As just the sort of foks swing voters like.
The wackos then emerge from yonder ditch.
Consumer bureaus call this bait-and-switch