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Paul Krugman discusses the “dependent upon government” citizens that Romney refers to in the now viral Mother Jones video inside a private donor meeting:

Actually, if you look at the facts, you learn that the great bulk of those who pay no income tax pay other taxes; also, many of the people in the no-income-tax category are (a) elderly (b) students or (c) having a bad year, having lost a job — that is, they’re people who have paid income taxes in the past and/or will pay income taxes in the future.

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Categories: Economics, Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 47%, economics, election 2012, gop, Mitt Romney, mother jones, Paul Krugman, politics, taxes

Good points from Mother Jones:

Chick-fil-A should not be prevented from opening business because of the views of its leaders, or his donations to anti-gay causes. But gays and lesbians in Illinois and Massachusetts have the right to be free from discrimination in employment based on who they are. They also have a right to protest, boycott, and make Chick-fil-A’s customers aware that their purchases fund anti-gay activism. If Chick-fil-A discriminates in hiring or refuses to serve customers on the basis of sexual orientation, the local authorities can and should hold him accountable.

In defense of Boston’s Mayor, he didn’t ban them, he just urged them in his letter not to locate there.

But Rahm Emanuel…

ACLU Backs Chickfil-A Against Rahm Emanuel’s Threatened Ban

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: ACLU, boston mayor, boycott, chick-fil-a, first amendment, gay, lesbian, mother jones, rahm emanuel

Mother Jones doesn’t like dubious math:

So did DOJ really pay $16 for muffins? Of course not. In fact, it’s obvious that someone quite carefully calculated the amount they were allowed to spend and then gave the hotel a budget. The hotel agreed, but for some reason decided to divide up the charges into just a few categories instead of writing a detailed invoice for every single piece of food they provided.

  • I don’t like the new toolbar at the top that WordPress implemented for its bloggers.  I felt like the last one was better organized.  This one breaks down links into too many sub-categories and some of them are redundant.
  • Anyone who remembers Myspace, i.e. over 21, remember Tom?  He’s got a Facebook.  And he’s apparently a Facebook corporate whore now.
  • Speaking of FB, it keeps making chatty noises at me when I’m not actually getting IMs.  I’m not sure what it means.  Is this the side news feed thing that everyone thinks is useless?  Whatever it is, it’s annoying.
  • I will not be live blogging the debate tonight, mostly because Fox says it’s going to be 2 hours long and I like not sitting on my ass for 2 hours.  It’s 9:30 and mostly it’s just been talking point after talking point, “You’re book lies!,” and a classic Fox-noxious crowd.

◦Who the fuck is Gary Johnson?

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Uncategorized Tags: $16 muffin, mother jones, new facebook, WordPress toolbar