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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Obama to Congress: Let’s get moving

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to get moving next week on an economic rescue plan that would extend jobless benefits among other actions.

“If Congress does not pass an immediate plan that gives the economy the boost it needs, I will make it my first order of business as president,” Obama said in his Democratic Party’s weekly radio address.

The radio address was also videotaped and being posted online through a YouTube link to Obama’s transition Web site, https://www.change.gov. The president-elect plans to continue to record online videos of the addresses after he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.

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Internet forces us to hate. Crisp examples enclosed

I posted,“We Can affect a Secret Democratic vote of Leiberman”, but not by screaming, on the Oxford Gazette; no response yet,
https://oxdown.firedoglake.com/diary/1758
A day later on Daily Kos change it to “Just say no to the Democratic Party if Lieberman stays” and got lively discussion. PS the vote is Tuesday, but I didn’t see an official verification.
https://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/14/22503/296/830/661255

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Once upon a time I was undecided about who I’d support for president between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Then Hillary went negative, suggesting that only she and McCain were qualified to be Commander-in-Chief, and Obama revealed himself to be a steady sober statesman with ideas I believed in. I wrote some damning columns about how Hillary conducted her campaign, once writing about the “stench” of her campaign. While not engaged in throwing brickbats at her, I did take the time to write a more analytic column based on the psychology of grief as applied to Hillary’s dealing with losing the nomination.

With her poised to be Secretary of State Clinton I think revisiting that column is appropriate.

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Does honor even matter anymore?

Webster-Merriam’s online dictionary lists 10 different meanings for the word “honor,” starting with “good name or public esteem” and going all the way down to card games in which Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks are known as “honors.”

It’s the eighth meaning that matters to me in this discussion, though, and it’s that eighth meaning that says so much about what is wrong with us these days.

8 a: a keen sense of ethical conduct : integrity (wouldn’t do it as a matter of honor) b: one’s word given as a guarantee of performance (on my honor, I will be there).

Does honor matter anymore, either in politics or in business?

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As Summit Starts, Emerging Economies Gain New Clout

When world leaders gathered last night for a White House dinner on the eve of a major economic summit, the faces around the table were not just those of the Europeans and Japanese who normally mix in the highest circles of diplomacy. This time, heads of state from the across the developing world,…

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Clinton Is Among Obama’s Top Picks to Lead State Department

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the top contenders to become secretary of state in Barack Obama’s administration, officials familiar with the selection process said, part of what appears to be an effort by the incoming president to reach out to former rivals and consider unexpected moves as …

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Democrats Scale Back Stimulus Goals Until Jan. 20

Congressional Democrats yesterday abandoned plans to offer a wide-ranging economic stimulus plan next week, putting off any chance that the federal government would provide a major jolt to the economy until after President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in Jan. 20.

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