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Mike Malloy - We Are A Nation Of Sheep Being Led By Wild Dogs

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And George Carlin's Final Words To The World

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hschulein, Democratic Underground

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Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Thomas Sklarsaki

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Hi Democratic Underground. My name is Hernan and I´m the owner of The Mike Malloy Gallery at Youtube. On this video, Mike talks about american citizens inaction regarding the wars, the lies and the deception. If you like it and want to see more, please subscribe to the gallery at: www.youtube.com/hschulein or go to www.mikemalloy.com and scroll down the main webpage to see the gallery. Thanks.

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George Carlin's Final Words To The World, Jay Cole, YouTube

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Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Michael Sodos George Carlin on "The American Dream".

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The greatest 3 minutes of his career. The PTB are aggressively trying to keep this video off YouTube and Google, so I thought I'd upload it so it can't get deleted as easily. Everyone needs to watch this!

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Tax the rich more. (They can take it.)

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Dayton's campaign cry is really quite reasonable when you look at how state taxes have changed over the years.

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Richard R. Miller, StarTribune | MN

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Raise taxes on the rich. Is it a slogan from the past, a job-killing blunder, a plan destined for failure? The more former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has persisted with this theme in his campaign for governor, the more I've wanted to learn why.

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Last week (July 25-31)  I read Dayton's tax plan, which led me to the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website and a document called the "Minnesota Tax Incidence Study." That study analyzes how much Minnesotans in various income groups pay in state and local taxes as a percentage of their total incomes. The study includes income, property, sales, gas, excise, liquor, cigarette, insurance and other taxes, and shows which groups are paying the bill for the state and local government services we get.

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Jobless? Your leaders are at ease with that.

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  • None of them want to fix it -- so high unemployment might become a habit.
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  • Punishing the Jobless
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Paul Krugman, New York Times | NY

I'm starting to have a sick feeling about prospects for American workers -- but not, or not entirely, for the reasons you might think.

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Yes, growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the months ahead. That's bad. But what's worse is the growing evidence that our governing elite just doesn't care -- that a once-unthinkable level of economic distress is in the process of becoming the new normal.

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I worry that those in power, rather than taking responsibility for job creation, will soon declare that high unemployment is "structural" -- a permanent part of the economic landscape -- and that by condemning large numbers of Americans to long-term joblessness, they'll turn that excuse into dismal reality.

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Punishing the Jobless, Paul Krugman, New York Times | NY

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  • We’re facing a coalition of the heartless, the clueless and the confused (and corrupt)
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  • 17 senators from states with double-digit jobless rates repeatedly vote to filibuster unemployment benefits
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  • Angle: I Would Cut Jobless Benefits Because They Make Workers ‘Afraid To Go Out And Get A Job’
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From neocons to crazy-cons

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  • Once the conservative movement was about finding meaning in private life and public service. But it has undergone a shift toward demagoguery and hucksterism.
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  • Homegrown Democrat
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David Klinghoffer, Los Angeles Times

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Ken Mitchell

Once, the iconic figures on the political right were urbane visionaries and builders of institutions — like William F. Buckley Jr., Irving Kristol and Father Richard John Neuhaus, all dead now. Today, far more representative is potty-mouthed Internet entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, whose news and opinion website, Breitbart.com, is read by millions. In his most recent triumph, Breitbart got a U.S. Department of Agriculture official pushed out of her job after he released a deceptively edited video clip of her supposedly endorsing racism against white people.

What has become of conservatism? We have reached a point at which nothing could be more important than to stop and recall what brought us here, to the right, in the first place.

Buckley's National Review, where I was the literary editor through the 1990s, remains as vital and interesting as ever. But more characteristic of conservative leadership are figures on TV, radio and the Internet who make their money by stirring fears and resentments. With its descent to baiting blacks, Mexicans and Muslims, its accommodation of conspiracy theories and an increasing nastiness and vulgarity, the conservative movement has undergone a shift toward demagoguery and hucksterism. Once the talk was of "neocons" versus "paleocons." Now we observe the rule of the crazy-cons.

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Homegrown Democrat ~ Garrison Keillor, reviewed in Progressive Book Club
A funny, smart, charming reminder that the Right doesn't own the concept of "heartland values."

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