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'Niceguy' Eddie

Political Talk Show Host and Internet Radio Personality. My show, In My Humble Opinion, (original, huh?) airs on Tuesdays at 10:PM and Saturdays at 8:PM, Eastern time on RainbowRadio.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

GOLD STAR AWARDS, May, 2010

I was a little bit nervous that my follow-up to my last post would end up being really lame by comparison.  Which is just silly of course - since this is now the last day of the month, it time once again to do the Gold Star Awards. (So... this was pretty much GUARENTEED to be really lame in comparison to my last post! LOL)

(We're up to 1948 - 2 Golds, No Silvers)

The Herb Pennock Gold Start #17: The National Debt Clock

This may seem a bit odd for a liberal call out, no?  I mean - isn't it the Right that's always harping about the deficit?  Aren't they the ones that want to cut spending?  Yeah.  If you believe that. I've got some tax services to sell you.  The Right (Republicans, Conservtaives, etc...) only give two shits about the deficit when the DEMOCRATS are in power.  I've done some write-ups on this before.  Reagan, Bush'41, Bush'34 - it's THESE guys who creatd and perpetuated the problem.  The National didn't budge, after you adjust for inflation, between Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter - and Carter's last two budgets ended up with surpluses.  Clinton's did too, even after inheriting record debt from Bush'41 at the start of his term.  The jury's still out on Obama, and it's the BUSH tax cuts that need to be repealed first, once the economy is really going again.  In any case, I think the Debt and Deficit is every bit as much a Republican problem, more so actually, as it is a Democratic one.  What you here from the right is no more than hypocritcal posturing.  And this IS an important issue.

The Pie Traynor Gold Star #18: The Daily Kos

At one point, I think I viewed Kos as kind of a somewhat more underground, more 'real' version of HuffPo; sans all the celebrity crap that brought the latter farther into the forefront at the cost of diminshed quality and seriousness.  Of course, once you're under Bill O'Rielly skin the way Kos has gotten, you've pretty much arrived at the forefront of liberal blogging.  There's some really great stuff there.  And I dig almost anything that get's under the skin of conservatives as much as Kos does.

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I'm STILL in the process of adding my HOF to the main page of the blog, but, for reference, previous inductees include:

Ty Cobb's GOLD STAR #1: Media Matters for America
Babe Ruth's GOLD STAR #2: The Skeptic's Dictionary
Honus Wagner's GOLD STAR #3: Snopes
Walter Johnson GOLD STAR #4: Armchair Subversive
Christy Mathewson GOLD STAR #5: Humanism by Joe
Cy Young's GOLD STAR #6: The American Prospect
Nap Lajoie's GOLD STAR #7: The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
Tris Speaker's GOLD STAR #8: Rational Wiki
Pete Alexander's GOLD STAR #9: Republican Offenders
George Sisler's GOLD STAR #10: Newshounds
Willie Keeler's GOLD STAR #11: Newscorpse
Eddie Collins' GOLD STAR #12: Wikipedia
Lou Gehrig's GOLD STAR #13: FactCheck.org
Rogers Hornsly's GOLD STAR #14: Election-Projection
Michey Cochrane's GOLD STAR #15: Think Progress
Frankei Frisch's GOLD STAR #16: People for the American Way
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Hoss Radbourne's SILVER STAR #1: FAILBlog
Cap Anson's SILVER STAR #2: Some Grey Bloke
Buck Ewing's SILVER STAR #3: Sore Thumbs
Roger Bresnahan's SILVER STAR  #4: The Dictatorship.com
Dan Brouthers' SILVER STAR  #5: Seanbaby's Super Friends Page
Fred Clarke's SILVER STAR  #6: Item Not as Described
Jimmy Collins' SILVER STAR  #7: I-am-bored.com
Ed Delahanty's SILVER STAR  #8: Baseball-Reference.com
Hugh Duffy's SILVER STAR  #9: Menage a 3
Hughie Jennings' SILVER STAR  #10: YU&ME: Dream
King Kelly's SILVER STAR  #11: Anime News Network
Jessie Burkett's SILVER STAR  #11: Ugliest Tattoos, A Gallery of Regret.
Frank Chance's SILVER STAR #13: Netflix
Johnny Evers' SILVER STAR #14: Very Demotivational
Joe McGinnity's SILVER STAR #16: Runescape
Joe Tinker's SILVER STAR #17: Baseball Almanac
Rube Waddell's SILVER STAR #18: Sporcle
Ed Walsh's SILVER STAR #19: Cracked
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Jim O'Rourke's TIN STAR : Conservapedia
Jack Chesbro's CARBON STAR: The Global Warming Petition Project
Eddie Plank's LEAD STAR: FoxNation
Tommy McCarthy's PYRITE STAR #15: The Drudge Report

4 comments:

  1. "it's the BUSH tax cuts that need to be repealed first, once the economy is really going again"

    I haven't seen anyone agree with this, but I'll continue to insist on it until I see a counterexample: raising taxes on the rich never hurts the economy in any way at any time. You don't have to wait for good economies to do it. The top tax rate should have been raised to 60% as soon as Obama was sworn in, and the economy would have experienced it like a pin prick. Then we could have done double the stimulus under pay-as-you-go.

    "I think the Debt and Deficit is every bit as much a Republican problem, more so actually, as it is a Democratic one"

    If you're talking about the cause of the problem, that's strange language to use to say 100% republicans' fault, 0% democrats' fault.

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  2. Steeve,

    I'm with you... but... when I say the "Bush Tax Cuts," I do mean ALL of them. I mean we should ALL go back to at least the Clinton-era level of Taxation ACCROSS THE BOARD. And while the upper 1-2% got the most out of the Bush Tax cuts, we ALL got SOMETHNG. Now I'd be willing to go back to what I was paying before, and I think we need to do that and THEN SOME. And then, of course, the "then some" starts at the top. But to go back to a sensible level of taxation, and a sensible level of spending will require a little more economic certainty than what we've got now. We're getting there.

    As for your analysis of the deficit problem's root cause? What can I say? I was being very, VERY generous! LOL

    Thanks for your comment.

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  3. "of course, the 'then some' starts at the top"

    The fact is, we've never seen how high the tax on the top can go before it begins to cause any hint of a slight problem. No tax raises on anyone else until we find that point and see where we are.

    I, of course, love the rich with all my heart. The only reason I suggest jacking up taxes on them over and over again is because they've yet to be hurt by it.

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  4. Steeve,

    LOL... I truly wish that, one day, my biggest worry, politically speaking, is how congress will decide to tax that 4th or 5th Million dollars that I'm pulling in that year.

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