Daily Archives: August 7, 2011

I’ll be subbing for John Case on “Winners and Losers” tomorrow morning…

Black and white photo of the Anacostia Museum ...

The Anacostia Museum

…so tune into WSHC FM (89.7) at 7:30 AM (or if you are listening on line go to http://www.897wshc.org) and join me. I’ll be having Public Historian Will Tchakirides (my son!) discussing public history itself and the Anacostia Museum where he is currently designing a web site.

You can listen, call in, and there will be music and some funny stuff too… and some poetry by Stanley Kunitz for Monday’s poetry reading.

A quote for the Day re: the Downgrade to AA+

This morning we heard the debunking of the  GOP talking point that the S&P downgrade was due to debt:

“We know the hole we have been digging out of is deeper than we thought. The question is whether or not the stock market dropping 500 points in a day and as much as it did in two weeks, the downgrade is going to be a wake-up call. What is feasible in Washington? The downgrade message, whatever you think of S&P, they mentioned the need for increased revenues and revenues being on the table three separate times. They indicted the Republican Party right now in Washington. It’s a question about whether or not there will be a change in fashion and whether or not it will be a wake-up call that the parties need to work together rather than the Republicans fashion right now, which is any deal is a bad deal.”

– Rachel Maddow on Meet The Press this morning.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now the Debt Deal is done…and where are we?

Ben Sargent in the American-Statesman:

So this is how the Tea Party did it – Crazy, no?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and the Republicans made sure we didn’t lose much (we kept our arms.)

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and the Middle Class received it’s benefits from the Debt Deal…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Uclick:

So after all that hard work the Congress gets to take off until September… meanwhile our Credit Rating takes a drop…

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TOM toles in the Washington Post:

Now it is, I guess, up to us…