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Wednesday Evening News Roundup

More than 300,000 residents in Connecticut are still without power.

Connecticut’s governor calls Ron Paul an idiot. Remember that Ron Paul wants to get rid of FEMA.

Serious delinquencies at Freddie and Fannie are unchanged this month. Wasn’t this supposed to be getting better?

Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC news analyst, has been trying to change his soft and milquetoast image. He’s been trying to be a little bit more forceful. He had a segment the other night where he went after Rudy Giuliani. Now, I have no love for Rudy Giuliani. I think that there are very few people outside of the Bush administration who exploited 9/11 more than “America’s Mayor.” I’m not sure why Lawrence O’Donnell decided that this was a good time to go after Rudy Giuliani since he’s not running for office and we’re still approximately two weeks away from the anniversary of 9/11. Yet, it’s hard to argue with his points.

Representative Allen West considers leaving the Congressional Black Caucus. Really? Who cares?

Three graphs which you should show anyone who tries to tell you that Obama is spending “too much.”

Where were the Tea Party dudes when Bush was spending and spending? One supplemental spending bill after another was passed without much fuss from Republicans.

 

Although I would be the first to admit that the stimulus did not go far enough and did not help as many people as intended, it is clear that the stimulus stopped our trend of hemorrhaging jobs.

I do not support the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. I cannot remember any merger over the last 10-15 years which has actually benefited the American people. Mergers like these decrease competition and increase the monopolistic tendencies of these huge companies.

A suspicious package was delivered to an Army base. Three people who handled the package developed a mysterious rash. I’m not sure what this is.

Remember all of those secret flights carrying those terrorism suspects to places unknown? It looks like the court has shed some light on this subject.

Please file this under – You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me. The Florida legislature spent time, effort and brainpower passing a bill which bans saggy pants on college campuses. As a matter fact, a Florida legislator stood on one of the Florida campuses and handed out belts to those who “needed it.” Florida’s unemployment rate currently sits at 10.9%. Instead of trying to find jobs the Florida legislature is sitting around passing laws about style. This is so wrong I do not know where to begin.

Americans are confusing

I’m in Rome. I find being bathed in all of this history fascinating.

I’m not up on the latest in the healthcare debate but I did find this interesting.

From Jake Tapper:

President Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner last night, discussing false claims made about the health care reform bill, told a little anecdote.

“I was up at the G20 — just a little aside — I was up at the G20, and some of you saw those big flags and all the world leaders come in and Michelle and I are shaking hands with them,” the president said. “One of the leaders — I won’t mention who it was — he comes up to me. We take the picture, we go behind.

“He says, ‘Barack, explain to me this health care debate.’

“He says, ‘We don’t understand it. You’re trying to make sure everybody has health care and they’re putting a Hitler mustache on you — I don’t — that doesn’t make sense to me. Explain that to me.'”