Friday, August 31, 2012

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Gina Schock, 55. Just watched the Go-Go's concert in Central Park video again the other day: excellent.


A little bit of good stuff:

1. I thought that when I was mostly not listening to Rand Paul I heard him tell the Ronald Reagan's drunk dad story -- and, apparently, he did. Noah Millman notes that it wouldn't have made any more sense had I heard the full (out-of) context.

2.Video fun: Michele Goldberg interviews Jon Voight

3. Matt Yglesias looks beyond the question of one plant in one town to ask about overall manufacturing in the Obama era. Good post, but where's the parody song about the Jainsville factory?

7 comments:

  1. Via The Atlantic, Jon Stewart's version of the Romney Biopic, narrated by Lenoard Nemoy.

    And bloggers Margaret and Hellen, contemporaries of Clint Eastwood, on his performance.

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    1. By the way -- I always like it when people add good suggestions to "read stuff"

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  2. Romney's big speech didn't even try to cover up that his professed policy agenda is almost exactly the same of the last two GOP nominees in 2004 and 2008. Mike Konczal cites chapter and verse:
    http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rortybomb/romney-will-solve-crisis-exact-same-gop-plan-2008-2006-2004

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    1. ...and apparently, the Obamabots intend to pursue the exact same policy agenda embodied within the Obamanomics economy we're enjoying today.

      Let's vote.

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  3. Not to derail discussion, but thanks for calling out Gina Schock's birthday. I am a diehard Go-Go's fan and I swooned.

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  4. I'm that combo of poli sci geek and Joss Whedon geek that should have me on the case. But I'm not all that technically savvy nor am I creative. Otherwise I would have been all over a Jainsville parody song. Seriously though, I agree, someone needs to get on that.

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  5. It occurs to me belatedly that Yglesias's graph maps out industrial production, which is not the same as industrial employment. Coming out of the recession, banks and corporations had a trillion dollars sitting around that could be used to automate instead of hiring back workers. Also, despite his alleged anti-small-business bias, Obama made it easier to get loans from the Small Business Administration and to depreciate capital investments quickly. All that could lead to a substantial gap between the recovery of industrial production and the recovery of industrial employment.

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