Friday, January 06, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #38




Political crisis in Iraq
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204058404577108803828592794.html
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/nuri_kamal_al-maliki/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/01/201211104749950522.html
http://www.alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1-71860-Iraq-VP-bodyguards-arrested-for-terrorist-activity.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-iraq-a-return-to-old-enmities/2011/12/20/gIQAtIxz7O_story.html
http://www.alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1-72360-Higher-Judicial-Council-of-Iraq-denies-transferring-Hashemi-case-to-Kirkuk.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/21/iraq-vice-president-denies-charges-running-death-squads/
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/12/2011122881820637664.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/world/middleeast/explosions-rock-baghdad-amid-iraqi-political-crisis.html?ref=nurikamalalmaliki
http://www.alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1-72279-Iraqiya-List-warns-against-dismissing-ministers.html
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Fearful-Iraq-s-Sunnis-leave-mixed-neighborhoods-2435693.php
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-20/troops-are-gone-but-iraq-war-is-not-over-meghan-l-o-sullivan.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/world/middleeast/iraqi-sunnis-and-shiites-clash-over-regional-power.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/26/baghdad-bombing-iraq_n_1169745.html
http://www.alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1-72138-Iraq-State-of-Law-Coalition-criticizes-calls-to-dissolve-Parliament.html
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2012/January/middleeast_January88.xml&section=middleeast
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/15/world/la-fg-iraq-withdrawal-20111216

Outrage of the Week: Drug tests for public benefits
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/welfare-drug-testing-michigan_n_1174643.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/unemployment-drug-test-republicans-jobless_n_1153877.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/nikki-haley-drug-test-exaggeration_n_955900.html
http://www.stormfax.com/dickens.htm

Some updates on Occupy
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1227/Putin-belittles-protesters-as-aimless-but-promises-transparency
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/12/occupy_wall_street_what_is_the.html
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/02/us/occupy-migration/?hpt=us_c2
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120102/NEWS01/301020070/Occupy-Louisville-protestors
http://watchdog.org/12640/occupy-hawaii-island-protesters-gather-near-pelosis-vacation-resort/
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-01-01/occupy-wall-street-arrests/52320900/1
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/occupy-protesters-ring-in-the-new-year-with-largest-demonstration-since-eviction/
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/02/MN041MK1EG.DTL
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/01/westboro_baptist_church_and_oc.php
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/31/occupy-protests-iowa-caucuses-2012_n_1177997.html
http://www.jdjournal.com/2011/12/30/occupy-wall-street-protests-intensify-at-campaign-headquarters-many-arrested/
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-occupy-protests-iowa-20120102,0,4262216.story
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/democrats-become-target-of-occupy-protests/
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/12-arrested-at-occupy-the-caucus-protest/

2 comments:

DaisyDeadhead said...

I tweeted your show, dude!

Busted! Well, in all honesty, I talk about the primaries on my radio show since it brings in the listeners (and callers) -- ain't just the reporters who find the elections "fun"!!!... also, I think "candidate positions" are easier for people to understand than the labyrinth of govt/corp corruption we live in, which is just overwhelming to so many ordinary folks. A candidate "personalizes" this for them.

LarryE said...

Oh, I agree that talking about the elections is fun - that's why I do know about the Iowa results and how they may impact NH and SC and how Ron Paul and Rick Ishouldbeinasanitarium etc., etc.

My complaint is mostly against the members of the news media, particularly the supposedly liberal media, who spend so damn much of their time on them to the detriment of covering anything else. Because when I say that the liberal shows are spending half or more of their time on that one topic, I mean that literally.

Little outfits like us, we gotta take what we can get, do what we can do, and use it to cover whatever we want to cover, whatever that is. I just wish that it wasn't true that if I depended on say Rachel Maddow I would know all about Newt Grinch's poll numbers but have no idea that Iraq could well slide back into civil war.

 
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