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Sunday Summary October 7, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Videos.
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wetmonkey1.jpgSummer is still hanging around in New York City while we should be watching the leaves turn color and looking in our closets for our fall wardrobe. For me, that would be a black turtleneck instead of a black t-shirt and jeans instead of capris. Check out my photos from the Central Park Zoo this week as the animals enjoy the last gasps of summer.

– Paul Krugman’s column ‘ The Conscience of a Liberal’ on Friday is still resonating in my head. He nailed the differences between ‘them’ and ‘us’ loudly and clearly. If you missed his column please take a few minutes to catch up.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created the modern food stamp program, which today helps millions of Americans get enough to eat. But Ronald Reagan thought the issue of hunger in the world’s richest nation was nothing but a big joke. Here’s what Reagan said in his famous 1964 speech “A Time for Choosing,” which made him a national political figure: “We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet.” Today’s leading conservatives are Reagan’s heirs. If you’re poor, if you don’t have health insurance, if you’re sick — well, they don’t think it’s a serious issue. In fact, they think it’s funny.

– I have not mentioned the SCHIP problem – mostly because it is so head spinning-ly insane I did not know what to say. Jon Stewart, as usual, narrows it down for every one to understand. Check it out here:

Rachel Maddow on Newt who tops the list as our favorite goofball

– Recent White House Press Secretary, Tony Snow on Letterman. Why are all of these people smiling after they leave the Administration of thugs? Think we will all smile soon? Maybe in 470 days we will find out.

Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann pick apart how the “phony soldiers” remark controversy has exposed Rush for the coward that he is and discuss why he’s been forced to hide behind his Clear Channel bosses instead of directly confronting the men he attacked. On a lighter note they also take a look at the Right’s preoccupation with not mentioning Keith by name, somehow believing it will diminish his stature. Check out the video.

Frank Rich on Clarence Thomas:
Maureen Dowd on Thomas, chads and ‘A’:

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