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Submitted by Seth Pearce on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 5:06pm.
Submitted by Travis Craw on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 11:49am.
1)The Pro-Viagra Ticket. McCain can’t quite remember why he wants Viagra so bad.
2)As Obama casts his vote to silence the debate on FISA. Is centrism a slippery-slope?
3)SUV sales are down, but carbon ain’t out.
4)It’s cute, it’s cuddly, It is the shiny happy polling results of an Edwards-Obama ticket.
5)Give me Beer, or Give me death! $46 Billion proves brewing and civilization are one and the same.
6)Screw the nuclear program, who let Iran get a hold of power point?
7) Jesse Jackson had a couple things to say about Barack’s nethers
Submitted by Seth Pearce on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 11:16am.
Submitted by Seth Pearce on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 10:20am.
Laughing Liberally To Keep From Crying
Thousands upon thousands of homes are being foreclosed on, gas is over four dollars a gallon, the economy looks rosy only to the colorblind-and yesterday I learned that Leona Helmsley had left a trust worth between 5 and 8 billion dollars "to dogs." According to the New York Times, this sum represents nearly ten times the assets of all animal-related non-profit groups in 2005 (and I imagine some of those groups might even squander some of their dollars on non-canines).
The article noted that at first Ms. Helmsley had two goals for her trust:
Trust Ms. Helmsley to have her priorities straight.
Needless to say, giving five to eight billion dollars to our furry canine companions (who, let's face it, really only need some weird meat-flavored pellets and would probably be frightened by a Jacuzzi and bite a butler) is not going to cause a lot of public support in an economy where dog food is beginning to seem like an appealingly cost-effective dinner option. Apparently her trustees have been "frett[ing] about the public outcry," which shows that they're at least somewhat more perceptive than your average Great Dane.
I am pleased to announce that after pondering the question for nearly seven minutes, I have come up with a solution to how the dogs, armed with trust money, could solve the housing crisis: ARFF - Abodes ReGifted by Furry Friends. With 8 billion dollars, the trust could help dogs buy around 25,000 homes outright, or help dog-knows how many families in meeting mortgage payments. The trust could buy the house (or assign the mortgage) to the dog, and give the dog to the people who used to live there. Legal provisions would have to be made so that when the home-owning dog (who would, of course, be required to pay any relevant taxes and mortgage payments out of trust money) died, the home would go to the people, and not, say, the yellow lab next door. That would just be absurd.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 7:54am.
Senate Dems caved to a deeply unpopular Prez
Congressional Dems consider off-shore drilling,
And Dems have still not changed course in Iraq.
On one hand, anti-progress, war-like thugs.
We definitely don't want to be ruled by Cavemen
Whether you're venting, ranting, escaping
Submitted by Travis Craw on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 5:27pm.
Submitted by Seth Pearce on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 5:17pm.
As we noted before in the Blogging Liberally Daily Digest, John McCain made quite the "Hey, let's kill all the Iranians," joke on Tuesday. Here's the video:
Matt Yglesias raises an interesting point:
Submitted by Seth Pearce on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 4:22pm.
The one thing that every liberal must read today:
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