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Magpie is a former journalist, attempted historian [No, you can't ask how her thesis is going], and full-time corvid of the lesbian persuasion. She keeps herself in birdseed by writing those bad computer manuals that you toss out without bothering to read them. She also blogs too much when she's not on deadline, both here and at Pacific Views.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The new place.
It's over here.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Look for me at Pacific Views.
Yes, it's been a long time since my last post here. But no, I haven't been completely silent.
I've been posting from time to time at Pacific Views. Look for new stuff there.
| | Posted by Magpie at 11:49 AM | Get permalink
Sunday, October 19, 2008
How come this story isn't on the front pages of US newspapers?
From today's UK Guardian:
Why oh why am I not the least bit surprised to find out that the bailout is going directly into the personal pockets of the same people who made the bailout (allegedly) necessary?
Read the whole thing here.
Thanks to The Sideshow for the tip.
| | Posted by Magpie at 1:39 PM | Get permalink
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Five reasons to vote against the latest version of the Wall Street bailout plan.
David Sirota's got em.
Pay particular attention to #4. If I were a member of the House or Senate, I'd think at least twice before I voted for the bailout.
| | Posted by Magpie at 4:22 PM | Get permalink
Will the Wall Street bailout fix the ailing US economy?
Nope, says an excellent piece by McClatchy's Kevin Hall:
Kinda like the spiral already caused by the collapse of the housing bubble. Which, of course, many of the architects of the current bailout plan didn't see as a problem.
You can read the full article here.
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Where was Sarah, hmmm?
Here's the latest sign that Republicans know what a disaster Sarah Palin is as a VP choice: While Dem VP nominee Joe Biden was all over the media after last night's debate, praising Obama's performance, Sarah Palin wasn't anywhere to be seen.
Palin's absence from the debate postmortems isn't all that surprising, given this item from progressive radio host Ed Schultz:
This magpie is, of course, anxiously awaiting Palin's performance in next week's VP debate—allowing, of course, that the Republicans don't find a way to keep her from fulfilling her obligation.
| | Posted by Magpie at 11:54 AM | Get permalink
Make the bastards pay for their own bailout.
It doesn't take an MBA or degree in economics to figure out that people in the US are pissed off at the possibility that they'll have to shell out hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out the big financial institutions responsible for the current economic disaster. Given this, you'd think that the Dems could come up with a response to the Dubya administration's bailout plan that relieves the average taxpayer from paying the costs of any bailout, wouldn't you? But no. Democratic leaders in Congress are instead settling for minor tweaks to Dubya's bailout—tweaks that leave most of us holding the financial bag.
This magpie isn't a financial genius, but I've been paying attention to proposed solutions that some really smart people are making. Here are some of those ideas:
This 'modest proposal' to the Democrats puts the cost of the bailout on the people and institutions responsible for—and who have reaped financial benefits from—our current economic problems. Just as importantly, it prevents the Republicans from tying Barack Obama and the Democrats to Dubya's unpopular bailout plan.
What do you think?
| | Posted by Magpie at 11:51 AM | Get permalink
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Fafblog is back.
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Monday, March 31, 2008
This is just to see how posting via email works.
| | Posted by Magpie at 9:43 PM | Get permalink
To Magpie! It's this blog's 5th blogiversary!
I was going to post a flurry of stuff today, but my 'real job' interfered. So it's a poorly celebrated blogiversary, but at least I'm still here.
Thanks to all the usual suspects, and I promise to get back up to speed soon.
| | Posted by Magpie at 9:16 PM | Get permalink
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Nobody seems to know much about this ...
And some folks think it's 'creepily lifelike' and 'awesome'. But I think it's just plain creepy. I mean, just imagine Karl Rove working this technology.
(Oh, maybe Karl Rove has already been working this technology.)
Go look for yourself.
| | Posted by Magpie at 1:12 PM | Get permalink
Monday, March 24, 2008
Not dead yet.
This magpie's time away from the blogosphere will end Real Soon Now. Stay tuned.
| | Posted by Magpie at 8:14 PM | Get permalink
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sorry for being so scarce lately.
I spent a bunch of time trying to land a contract job. And now that I have the job, I've been too busy to blog. Plus both of my computers had catastrophic hardware failures on the same day, and it took five days to get even one of them back again.
Hopefully I'll be able to slip in a few Magpie posts soon.
| | Posted by Magpie at 1:02 PM | Get permalink
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