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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Rachel Maddow/Blanche Lambert Lincoln Connection

Posted By on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Something you’ll never see in reality - Rachel Maddow and Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln sharing a television time together.

Opening with the MSNBC host intoning, "Breaking news at this hour, the United States Senate has just passed the Wall Street reform bill,” the ad is targeted at the more liberal elements of the Democratic Party in Arkansas - you know, the folks that Blanche has had little to no use for in recent years.

The ad goes on to say that the bill was “largely” shepherded through by Lincoln.

She’s on our side!

Cynics - oh, those devils - say that she wouldn’t be interested in Wall Street reform if Bill Halter weren’t such a threat.

Leaving all of that aside, instead of a TV commercial, the Senator should take a few minutes out of her schedule and actually sit down with Rachel Maddow. That would be worth a lot more to all of us than a whole host of TV ads.

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The trouble with most folks isn’t so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain’t so. - Josh Billings

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Fayetteville’s Incinerator War - Vindication at last

It lasted several years, and was fought on several fronts - city hall, the studios of Fayetteville Open Channel, the pages newspapers, and divided a community. In the end, some still claimed that, despite Fayetteville turning its back on the proposed incinerator, that we were foolish to do so, and that the decision would come back to bite us in the end.

Newspapers - you know who you are - dismissed opponents of the project as ”aginners.”

Well, here is the story of a community that threw common sense out the window and embraced an incinerator.

May 20, 2010
An Incinerator Becomes Harrisburg’’s Money Pit
By MICHAEL COOPER

HARRISBURG, Pa. —— Officials here decided seven years ago to borrow $125 million to rebuild and expand the city’’s enormous trash incinerator, which the federal government had shut down because of toxic air pollution.

But the incinerator burned through the money faster than the trash, leaving Harrisburg residents feeling like they were living through a sequel to the 1986 movie”The Money Pit.”
There were contractor troubles, delays, cost overruns and squabbles. The city borrowed tens of millions more, shoveling good money after bad into the job.

To read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/us/21harrisburg.html

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