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Open Thread - CT Phone Home

Below the fold of this open thread: A little bit of funny on political hostages and bipartisanship:


Open Thread - Born in the USA!

Jon Stewart does a superb take-down of the fact that from the day the 14th Amendment was first debated it was always about race, so there is nothing new about the reasoning behind those that want to repeal or change it now:

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BruinKid at dKos has the transcript up in a pictorial essay form for those of you that may not be able to watch the video embeds. Another video, the musical kind, that you can watch and listen to below the Open Thread fold.


Open Thread: Conflict Minerals and the "Ore on Terror"

Steven D at the BooMan Tribune pointed out this interesting video on a campaign to raise awareness concerning the grave situation in the Congo:

Profiting from the worst war on the planet that no one in America knows anything about by purchasing "conflicts minerals" from the Congo for their products:

Also from Steven D, and after some nudging from readers, later added a diary covering what you can do about it.

One of the things I have always loved about Blogging is the fact that not only can we start to look at things that are wrong, pick apart stories, facts and ideas... But we can work together on solutions for them when we see these problems for what they are.

Below the Open Thread fold is the same story unfolding with a different name to the region affected, IMHO, as Jon Stewart and the Daily Show crew give us the "Ore on Terror":


Open Thread - If you only do one thing today...

This is the one thing that you can do that might make a difference in real health insurance reform:

Holy Crap! Leahy Introduces Anti-trust Amendment Today!

So what can we do to ensure this antitrust exemption amendment passes? For starters, you can pick up that phone and CALL your Senator to vote in favor of the Leahy antitrust exemption amendment for private insurers.


This is the amendment number below:
-Leahy #3823 (health insurance antitrust enforcement)

This is our chance to give another kick in the pants to the murder by spreadsheet industry, so please pick up that phone and CALL in support of the Leahy amendment today! Please don't let that amendment die on the vine.

Below the Open Thread fold is a little bit from the Daily Show's Back in Black taking on Glen Beck's little problem.

Nasty and Intense -- Jon Stewart Nails the Media

A Sunday Chuckle brought to you by Comedy Central.

Jon Stewart takes on the media for their "reaction" to campaign kerfluffles, Hillary, Bill, Romney and more ...

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