Monthly Archives: February 2010

Chile earthquake toll: more than 700 dead, 2 million displaced

Chile earthquake relief: how you can help Latest from CNN: The death toll from Saturday’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile has risen to 708, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said. Calling it an “unthinkable disaster,” Bachelet said a “state of catastrophe” in … Continue reading

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Ron Brownstein explains it all: on healthcare, Dems have the facts, need the nerve

In an an excellent piece in the National Journal, Ron Brownstein points out that the objective facts are all with the Democrats, whose plan would cover 33 million Americans to the Republicans’ 3, for a minimal cost, and whose core … Continue reading

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Rubio races even futher right; hits Crist on Schiavo case

From the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Thomas with a hat tip to ThinkProgress: Marco Rubio’s campaign has put out a new release, whacking Charlie Crist for not being tough on social issues like abortion. The release includes this mention of the Terri Schiavo … Continue reading

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And they say there’s no climate change…

Back to back earthquakes in Haiti, Japan and now and even stronger one in Chile, a tsunami in the Pacific, freak snowstorms across the U.S., too-warm weather in Canada and bloody cold weather here in South Florida for more than … Continue reading

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Charlie Crist: ‘hell no, I won’t go (Independent)’

[UPDATE: corrected from earlier post] One of the shots heard round the blogosphere this week was the speculation in a South Florida Sun-Sentinel blog post by a right wing “conservative activist from Palm Beach County” named Jack Funari, that Charlie … Continue reading

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Gaston Smith avoids the slammer, Spence-Jones has her day in court

Rev. Gaston Smith brought a bunch of pastors and supporters to court with him today to tout his many virtues, and apparently, it worked. Smith was sentenced to five years probation after being convicted of stealing about $10,000 in county … Continue reading

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Limbaugh on the uninsured: ‘let them eat applesauce!’

In case you’ve gotten confused on where conservatives stand on healthcare, Rush is here to clarify things for you, and his little friends, too. Responding to Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter’s sad story during the healthcare summit about a constituent who … Continue reading

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Desiree out

I guess it was inevitable. Desiree Rogers is quitting her job as White House social secretary. For replacements, might I offer that Sally Quinn is available? UPDATE: Oh, never mind. Good-bye fabulous, hello, finance director …

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AMEXgate: don’t ask, don’t tell

The most striking paragraph from today’s Miami Herald/St. Pete Times update on Marco Rubio’s spa cuts and Macaraoni Grill habit with his Republican Party credit card is this: “I don’t think it’s appropriate for the party to question the former … Continue reading

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Yoda phones Darth Vader, wishes him well

Zen-master Obama must have the greatest self-control in the history of mankind. The Times reports he called his nemesis, Dick Cheney on Wednesday, to wish him a speedy recovery from his recent mild “heart” attack. Class act, that. No word … Continue reading

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