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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-04-06 07:09
Subject: [links] Link salad, Sunday mostly politics edition
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Tags:clockpunk, links, politics
Clockpunk ring — Mmmm. Tasty. (Thanks to princejvstin.)

80,000 jobs lost, well done George — Actually, I'm mostly linking to this for the photo of the president. It's my favorite of him since this one.

Health Database Was Set Up to Ignore ‘Abortion’ — The Bush administration tried to disappear the term "abortion" from a public database at Johns Hopkins. Market forces indeed.

Doonesbury on the myth of GOP fiscal responsibility — I've been asking this question for a long time. The answer, of course, is branding. And Bush 43 has done more to dismantle the Republican brand than any legion of opponents could have done. I don't really think the Republicans care that he has been just aboutt he worst president in history — if they did he wouldn't have been elected in 2004 — but I do imagine they care about the state of their reputation.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2008-04-06 14:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
People keep saying he's handsome. I just don't see it. Silly, spoiled, self-indulgent, and with that 20-something attitude, that's all written in his moues and glance avoidances, but handsome?

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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2008-04-06 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bush, I mean. George Walker.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-04-06 15:49 (UTC)
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And, in addition to the 80k job losses, there are many, many more who are under-employed.
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User: dinogrl
Date: 2008-04-06 18:11 (UTC)
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80K in *one* month. And how many deaths due to him? That is the real tragedy.

The Spherical Ring is absolutely wonderful. Wish I had the time...man could I do stuff. So many ideas in my head want to get out and into jewelry! See my post on Contact for today.
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User: kehrli
Date: 2008-04-06 18:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
People don't need jobs, they need $300 to blow on crappy consumer electronics that will last roughly 6 months and use $3000 of consumables.

It's for the economy.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2008-04-06 19:31 (UTC)
Subject: 80,000 jobs
With a prediction this past week of 200,000 jobs going away over the next year in the banking industry alone.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-04-06 23:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And then there's my favorite bit of Republican mythbuilding:

Renaming National Airport in DC after the man who broke the air traffic controllers' union.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-04-06 23:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I simply won't call DCA by its new name. Period.
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