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When the President does it… November 26, 2008

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aurgh3I have been seething about the lack of movement by the Democrats on the torture issue. It is not enough to only speak to the American people about the economy. We, as a country, need to be angry about torture, rendition and the fact that this thuggish administration of bullies is going to get away with what they have done to our reputation around the world. Please do not let these lawless goons get away with what they have done. The truth needs to see the light of day and people need to be punished.
If things get whitewashed, these illegal acts become precedent. It must by stopped. Rachel Maddow talks to Constitutional lawyer, Jonathan Turley about whether the Democrats are going to let Bush off the hook for torturing prisoners.

–  In an unrelated matter, President Hamid Karzai told a visiting U.N. Security Council delegation Tuesday that the international community should set a timeline to end the war in Afghanistan. Let’s just bring everyone home and forget about the last eight years (except for Osama Bin Laden, right)?

–  This site claims to be able to tell if the website is by a female or a male.

–  More unrelated items: Ann Coulter’s jaw has been wired shut. And you said you had nothing to be Thankful for this holiday? It also seems like Hannity will be losing Alan Colmes soon. Shucks.

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, was appointed Tuesday to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the political organization charged with helping to elect Democratic senators.
Menendez succeeds Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as DSCC chair. Schumer held the post for four years and is credited with helping Democrats pick-up at least seven seats in November.

–  Third straight day of gains in the stock market since August. Estimated 4.3 trillion spent on bailout already? “If we add in the Citi bailout, the total cost now exceeds $4.6165 trillion dollars. People have a hard time conceptualizing very large numbers, so let’s give this some context. The current Credit Crisis bailout is now the largest outlay In American history.Jim Bianco of Bianco Research crunched the inflation adjusted numbers. The bailout has cost more than all of these big budget government expenditures – combined”

• Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion
• Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
• Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $237 billion
• S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
• Korean War: Cost: $54 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $454 billion
• The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
• Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
• Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion
• NASA: Cost: $416.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $851.2 billion

TOTAL: $3.92 trillion

–  In the try to leave ’em smiling mode – Larry and Anole and Beemer the Dog share a long term friendship on the beautiful island of St. Croix



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