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    • Eddie C on November 8, 2010 at 19:43

     Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell points out that the state of Virginia is so protective of their natural gas friends that they are willing to put a wind power entrepreneur who had a contract to sell power to a utility in the state out of business. The reason “Wind power would have increased the monthly bill of a typical residential customer by 0.2 percent.”

    In sports Gebre Gebremariam won the New York City Marathon, Zenyatta had to settle for second in her final race, the flight plan of the New York Jets continues with a come from behind victory and President Barack Obama was a good warm up for a 60 Minutes story about Manny Pacquiao.

    David Carr of The New York Times takes a sarcastic look at Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC

    If MSNBC were really worried about coming off as impartial, don’t you think it would have chosen somebody besides Mr. Olbermann, one of the most rabidly partisan figures in national news, to anchor its election coverage? Even Fox News knows better than to do something like that.

    In an ongoing effort to keep the economy down so Democrats will look bad in the 2012 election, Now in Power, G.O.P. Vows Cuts in State Budgets.

    Republicans who have taken over state capitols across the country are promising to respond to crippling budget deficits with an array of cuts, among them proposals to reduce public workers’ benefits in Wisconsin, scale back social services in Maine and sell off state liquor stores in Pennsylvania, endangering the jobs of thousands of state workers.

    The Defense Secretary is in favor of getting rid of DADT and claims Afghanistan can defend itself by 2014. Way too late on both counts.

    Are you ready for Christmas? Wal-Mart is going to the mattresses.

    Looking for a business opportunity?

    School bans on cell phones are dialing dollars for one savvy entrepreneur.

    Vernon Alcoser has cornered the mobile market at two Bronx schools, where students pay $1 a day to keep their cell phones in the trucks he parks nearby.

    “It’s better than trying to sneak your phone in,” said Tatyana James, a freshman at Herbert H. Lehman High School who pays Alcoser’s company, Pure Loyalty Electronic Device Storage, to baby-sit her BlackBerry during class.

    In the art scene, someone I find impressive, Max Ferguson’s clinical obsessive-compulsivity help with his New York paintings in ‘Urban Intimacy’

    And Katy Perry says ‘I’m like a burlesque girl.’ I don’t know about that but she sure sounds like a liberal to me.

    Actually I tried to start a midday open thread at Progressive Blue today and those are a few excerpts.  

    • Eddie C on November 8, 2010 at 19:49

    From here.

  1. …social security conference call in the morning that talks about fighting back?

    *Blogger Briefing and Strategy Call to Counter the Drumbeat to Gut Social


    The White House’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

    will meet on Dec. 1 and recommend cuts to Social Security that will hurt

    everyone, especially middle-class families, the working poor, communities of

    color and women.

    The lead-up to the Commission report is a well-choreographed drumbeat fed by

    a $20 million-dollar advertising campaign by Wall Street billionaire Pete


    We know what they are going to propose and how they are going to roll it

    out. What we need to figure out is how we are going to fight back.

    With an uncritical media parroting conservative talking points, we will need

    coordinated messaging from the blogosphere to counter the Peterson PR and

    stop the drumbeat to cut Social Security.

    This is a strategy conversation, not a presentation.

    WHO: Progressive bloggers

    Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson, Co-Directors of Social Security Works*

    Roger Hickey, Co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future

    Dean Baker, *Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research



    WHAT: Have a conversation with progressive bloggers about countering the

    drumbeat to cut Social Security leading up to the Fiscal Commission report



    WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010, from 12:30pm EST to 1:30pm EST



    WHERE*:  Dial-in Number: (323) 843-0075 Access Code: 373199*

    • RUKind on November 9, 2010 at 04:49

    I’m at my lowest setting of 800×600 and it’s still too small to read. I hope this is legible. All other sites – TPM, HuffPo, Raw Story, FDL, Baseline Scenario, etc are all fine at 1920×1200. DD is the only site not displaying.  Can someone pass this on to one of the caretakers? Thx.

    Using Firefix latest and XP Pro on a kickass 17″ Inspiron 9200. OK, It’s old but it’s still a portable workstation.

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