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FRIDAY ON OUR MIND
Big Ben Bernanke speech today. Strong Krugman column lays it on the line with its title: "This is not a recovery." And he’s not referring to Tiger Woods. AP: "The government is about to confirm what many people have felt for some time: The economy barely has a pulse."
Call it "Nuts & Dolts"? Matt Taibbi: Tea Party threat growing and "Fox hate" reaching new levels this summer– almost like "Radio Rwanda." …. Tim Egan piece title says it all: "Building a Nation of Know-Nothings." …. Albert Pujols and rightwing manager Tony LaRussa to attend Beck’s rally tomorrow.
Latest animation from those Taiwanese wacko geniuses: the "mosque" controversy, right up to cabbie stabbing.