All Further Articles for 2009-03-02

Monday, March 2, 2009
Youth for Western Civilization and Don't Forget The Mariachi Dancers
While the antics of Mssrs. Steele, Jindal, Limbaugh et al can be entertaining in a surreal, Saturday-Night-Live-ish sort of way, there are decidedly scary aspects to the increasingly right-wing tilt of the loyalists gathered at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference. Members of one co-sponsoring group, Youth For Western Civilization, have organized a "Catch an Illegal Alien Day" and sponsored a "Koran Desecration Contest," all in good fun, and written that diversity is fine "in moderation." “Most Americans don’t mind a little ethnic food, some Asian math whizzes, or a few Mariachi dancers," writes Marcus Epstein, " as long as these trends do not overwhelm the dominant culture.”
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Of Pricey Bandaids, Toxic Assets, And Hence The Need to Nationalize
American International Group, the world's largest insurer, was deemed too big to fail, but it is anyway, and we the taxpayers are apparently rescuing it for the fourth time to the total whopping tune of $150 billion. Many of us, of course, would really like to get paid obscene amounts of money for doing incredibly stupid things. But we're not AIG. Then again, maybe we should be.
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