Daily Archives: August 13, 2009

Should the USA fail, in order to Save the World?

imagesNaomi Klein spoke against Sarah Palin, but this was not unexpected.  Klein raised the question, could the world economy profit if the U.S. economy faltered?  She thinks it might, and thinks the world could falter if the U.S. economy does make a come-back…

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4231109320246838401

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As fnord noted, this is a long video.  Below is a re-cap of the speech Klein gave for the 100th anniversay of progressive magazine.  It is more parsimonious than the video:

http://www.progressive.org/klein0809.html

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Please. Let. Them. Run. Together. In. 2012.

Michele Bachmann is evoking the name of another female Republican wingnut in a blatant ‘begging for money’ pitch. “Don’t let them Palinize me!” Bachmann writes in the subject line. “With Governor Palin taking a well-deserved step out of the spotlight, it appears that I may be absorbing even more of the liberals’ scorn.” She goes on to complain that, like Palin, the press is now attacking her children. Bachmann is referring to an article that commends her son for enlisting in AmeriCorps, which Bachmann has called a “re-education camp.”

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Thursday, 08/13/09, Public Square

LeftHandedmouse[1]August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population.

President Obama is left-handed, along with these past presidents:  James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton.  Albert Einstein was left-handed.

You may purchase left-handed scissors, golf clubs, guitars, trumpets, watches, computer mouse, desks, archery bows, knives, guns, ball mitts… What else?

People who are left handed use their right brain, which appears to help in geometry, and related subjects. There also appears to be a connection between lefthandedness and intelligence.  If this is true, don’t fail to notice that of the last six presidents only one wasn’t left-handed.  And not many people ever accused that one of being intelligent.

Who here is left-handed?

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