Archive for the ‘THE NOT NEWS’ Category

Jan
2011
20

China’s New Rules Prevent Discrimination Based on Geographical Location. Does That Include Detroit?

“China Issues New Rules Against Price Fixing” — from the National Law Review… On December 29, 2010, the National Development and Reform Commission promulgated Regulations against Price Fixing (the “Regulations”) which will take effect on February 1, 2011. The Regulations cover matters including price fixing agreements,...
Jan
2011
19

White House White Board: The Cost of Repealing Health Care

The White House offers a video explanation of the harm that would come from repealing Health Care...
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Jan
2011
12

I’ll Be NAMned: In Letter to Issa, the National Association of Manufacturers Advocates for Lower Safety, Environmental, Commodity Regulation Standards

I'll Be NAMned: In Letter to Issa, the National Association of Manufacturers Advocates for Lower Safety, Environmental, Commodity Regulation Standards
When newly-appointed Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa (R-California), reached out to Big Business leaders asking for their two cents on which policy initiatives were most important in 2011, the National Association of Manufacturers, a notoriously anti-worker body, jumped at the chance to undermine the...
Dec
2010
27

Fill in the Banks: Financial Commission Attempts to Ban the Term “Wall Street” from its Wall Street Report

Fill in the Banks: Financial Commission Attempts to Ban the Term
Richard Eskrow over at OurFuture.org last week penned a rebuke of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission for attempting to ban the word “Wall Street” from its financial crisis report. That’s like banning the phrase “plastic surgery” from a story about the Kardashians. — Richard Eskrow In defense of the...
Dec
2010
10

HOT STOVE: Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enters Baseball Hall of Shame Through Political Backdoor

HOT STOVE: Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enters Baseball Hall of Shame Through Political Backdoor
Ok, folks, let’s all agree that we can agree to disagree. Agreed? Great. If you follow baseball, you know that King Felix won the Cy Young this year despite winning only 13 games and losing 12.  To me, you can’t win the Cy Young on a last place team since baseball is a team game.  That’s ...
Dec
2010
7

SNEAK PEEK: Assange-Bin Laden Halloween 2011

SNEAK PEEK: Assange-Bin Laden Halloween 2011
Photo courtesy of The Internet...
Nov
2010
30

What About Prince, Judson Phillips!?

What About Prince, Judson Phillips!?
Must-read here, folks. Earlier this month, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, a Tennessee lawyer who specializes in drunk-driving cases and lays claim to having held the very first and very for-profit Tea Party National Convention, said on his weekly Internet broadcast that it “makes a lot of sense” to have property ownership be...
Nov
2010
29

In Austin, Delay Does His Best Jackie Chiles

In Austin, Delay Does His Best Jackie Chiles
Tom Delay, convicted this weekend, a full five years after being indicted, on assorted charges of money misuse, called the case against him the “criminalization of politics,” suggesting that what he did happens all the time and is therefore not wrong. He poetically labeled the conviction a “miscarriage of justice.”...
Nov
2010
22

VIDEO: H. W. Bush is “Confused” by the Tea Party

Monday night, Larry King hosts former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush on his program, Larry King Live. During the interview, King asks the elder Bushes for their thoughts on the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, as well as their son’s new book. George seems to play nice, suggesting the ...
Nov
2010
17

Sorry, Sarah: Murkowski With “Insurmountable” Lead in Alaska Senate Vote Count

Sorry, Sarah: Murkowski With “Insurmountable” Lead in Alaska Senate Vote Count
Republican Lisa Murkowski is set to become only the 2nd senator to ever be elected via write-in ballots, beating out Joe Miller by what is now more than 10,000 votes and dealing a blow to Sarah Palin, Miller’s most visible supporter. Palin and Miller, naturally, are calling for a recount — nay, a lawsuit! — ...
Nov
2010
12

Fox Stands By Glenn Beck’s Anti-Semitic George Soros Special. As In, They’re Standing By Doing Nothing

Fox Stands By Glenn Beck’s Anti-Semitic George Soros Special.  As In, They’re Standing By Doing Nothing
In a stroke of pure smut, Fox News this week aired a multi-part “expose,” hosted by the ever-smug Glenn Beck, which set out to cast billionaire liberal George Soros, famous for helping Hungary transition from Communism to Capitalism and providing financial support for black students at the University of Cape Town in apartheid South...
Nov
2010
10

Rand Rand Paul’s Paul’s…DoubleSpeak

Rand Rand Paul's Paul's...DoubleSpeak
Rand Paul, the son of the Tea Party’s FireStarter, has won the Senate seat in Kentucky and made his first order of business, you guessed it, a boldface lie…an italic flip-flop…an underlined undermine! Continuing his Tea Party Getting Played series, Our Future blogger Dave Johnson sheds light on Rand Me Down’s clear-cut...