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Cartoon(s) of the Week: Where do Conservatives stand when it is time to extend Unemployment Benefits?

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Why support our unemployed workers when there are a lot of expenses in Afghanistan?

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Stuart Carlson in the Milwaukee Journal:

Of course Republicans want to make us more self-supporting and responsible…

You know, BP is really making a much bigger mess…

This is a clip from an article in Salon… go in and read the whole thing if you want the facts. It’s not pretty.
clipped from www.salon.com

Is BP’s remedy for the spill only making it worse?

The chemical dispersants BP is dumping in the Gulf of Mexico are a cosmetic solution only. And they’re toxic

Last Thursday, BP began putting more than 100,000 gallons of chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse some of the hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of gallons of petroleum its undersea volcano of oil has gushed so far.
Chemically dispersing oil spills “solves the political problem of visible oil but not the environmental problem,” Robert Brulle, a 20-year Coast Guard veteran and an affiliate professor of public health at Drexel University, told me. These dispersants “do not actually reduce the total amount of oil entering the environment,” as a 2005 National Academy of Sciences report on the subject put it.
In short: out of sight, out of mind. But not out of the body of marine life.
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