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(Untrue) Quote of the Day

“The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America is the passage of Obamacare.”

Sarah Palin

…and the biggest advance in idiocy is Sarah Palin’s statement.

Republicans are lining up to strip us of our Health Care benefits…

Two things:
1. It’s another one of Gillibrand’s challengers out…
2. Targeting Health Care repeal will easily kill Pataki for future political gain.

This from TPM:

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) says he won’t challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) for her Senate seat this fall.

Pataki will instead form a national organization aimed at repealing health care reform law, he told the Wall Street Journal. The organization is called Revere America.

Revere America, he said, will launch in Boston this Sunday, the anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride. Its first effort will be to collect one million signatures on a petition to repeal the reform law, Pataki said, and the group will aim to raise $17.5 million in its first year.

He also demurred on whether he’d run for president in 2012.

“It’s way too early for anyone to make a decision unequivocally that they will or will not run,” he said.

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NY Times Announces a Big Mistake:

This from HuffPo:

The New York Times Wednesday confirmed reports that it would introduce a “metered model” to its website, formally announcing plans to introduce “a paid model for at the beginning of 2011.”

Under the metered model, the newspaper’s website “will offer users free access to a set number of articles per month and then charge users once they exceed that number.”

“This will enable to create a second revenue stream and preserve its robust advertising business,” the announcement said. “It will also provide the necessary flexibility to keep an appropriate ratio between free and paid content and stay connected to a search-driven Web.”

Looks like my referrals to the NY Times, and reading them every morning, is about to end. I don’t think they have

Bomber in Attack on CIA Reportedly Courted as Informant

Truthdig’s “Ear To The Ground” column ran this one today:
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According to a BBC report, intelligence sources say that the suicide bomber who managed to enter a military base and kill seven CIA agents in the Khost province of Afghanistan was courted by the U.S. as a possible informant. Oops.  —JCL

The BBC:

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan had been courted by the US as a possible informant, US intelligence sources have said.

They said he had not undergone the usual full body search before entering the base in Khost province, and so was able to smuggle in an explosive belt.

The attack was the worst against US intelligence officials since the US embassy in Beirut was bombed in 1983.

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