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Quotable: David Sirota

America is Amerika, and throughout Washington a socialist rallying cry echoes: Politicians and lobbyists of the world unite! — unite to rescue Wall Street capitalists with a $700 billion taxpayer bailout.

Though socialism seems new in the U.S., it isn’t. Using public resources and government power to control the economy is as Amerikan as the Pentagon and the Patent Office. And the problem is not socialism itself, but our uniquely destructive version of it. Amerika’s is not the democratic socialism of many countries. Ours is kleptocratic socialism — the objective is theft.

Close a factory in socialist Denmark, and workers get immediate government help, along with their free health care.

Shutter one in Ohio, and workers get nothing, except politicians saying their jobs are never returning and national health care is “unaffordable.” But if investment banks teeter, those same politicians quickly find billions for bailouts.David Sirota

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The Palin-Couric Interview

CBS News: Palin-Couric Interview Part 1

Well, you asked for it, dear readers. Actually, Shelly asked for it. But check out my nimble response to audience requests! This is the power of small media enterprises, people! Small and nimble, makes them tremble! I’m a poet and I don’t even know it…but I digress…

If you have been paying any attention to the world around you, I am sure you are aware of the Couric-Palin interviews. Katie Couric isn’t known for being a hard-hitting journalist. The comfy couches of the Today Show don’t exactly prepare you for taking on the likes of Henry Kissinger. Sure, if Al Roker gets a bit too frisky, you can handle that without issue. Thankfully, Couric wasn’t up against anyone who would ever objectively be considered for an international leadership position, certainly not one above Kissinger’s pay grade. Errr…shit.

Compare Palin’s responses with those of Lauren Caitlin Upton (below). I don’t see much difference. You be the judge. After the jump, parts two and three of Palin-Couric and Katie Couric on CBS’ The Early Show talking about the experience of the interview.

The similarity between Palin and Ms. South Carolina 2007, Lauren Caitlin Upton, is uncanny. The cadence, the in-depth response, brrrrr, sends chills down my spine. It's eerie!

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