€urosclerosis: Schadenfreude! Updated!

From The Wall Street Journal: Greek Bailout Talks Yield Progress but Deal Still Uncertain German Chancellor Angela Merkel says deal won’t be made ‘at all costs’ By Gabriele Steinhauser and Viktoria Dendrinou | Updated July 12, 2015 1:59 p.m. ET BRUSSELS—The eurozone edged closer to a new bailout deal for Greece, but the agreement considered …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Tumble Around the World on Greek Crisis European stocks and bonds, as well as the euro, fall as Greece shuts banks and implements capital controls By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox |Updated June 29, 2015 8:08 a.m. ET A sudden deterioration in Greece’s debt crisis shook global markets Monday. …

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Yorkshire called it, years ago

Whilst looking back through some old Common Sense Political Thought articles, I found this sadly prescient one from Yorkshire, from 4½ years ago: Census: Fewer than 10 percent of (Baltimore) city households are nuclear families. What could possibly go wrong??? Posted by Yorkshire on 19 December 2010, 10:42 pm Census: Fewer than 10 percent of …

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We called it, seven years ago

From the old site, over seven years ago: Same-sex marriage: a fait accompli Posted by Dana Pico on 2 June 2008, 6:57 am As I noted in a comment on Pandagon,1 I think that same-sex marriage is pretty much of a done deal. Politically, I think that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Even if the California initiative passes, it could not …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Eurozone Summit Called After Ministers Fail to Reach Bailout Deal Special summit of eurozone leaders called for Monday By Viktoria Dendrinou and Gabriele Steinhauser | Updated June 18, 2015 6:33 p.m. ET LUXEMBOURG—Eurozone leaders will try to clinch a deal on Greece’s flailing bailout at a hastily called crisis summit …

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The Asylum Is Here, And It SUCKS

‘POOP EQUALITY': STUDENTS HOLD ‘SH*T-IN’ AT PUBLIC CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY The Queer Student Union at California Polytechnic University recently orchestrated a three-day “shit-in” at which students preached “Gender Diversity” and encouraged students to use solely gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. “Put yourself in the shoes of a trans*/gender non-conforming student and take the pledge to use only …

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We told you so: the interests of the working class are not what the Democrats think they are!

From Investor’s Business Daily: Working Class Gives Up On Obama, Fears Job Losses By John Merline, Investor’s Business Daily | 03/10/2015 04:45 PM ET In what could be a significant opening for the Republican Party, working-class Americans have largely abandoned President Obama and rejected his economic policies as they continue to suffer from the historically …

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The most Pyrrhic of victories (Part 2)

As we noted in The most Pyrrhic of victories, the Senate Democrats defeated a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline last November, when some of them hoped that hey could save the seat of then-Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in her run-off election. Whether authorization would have enabled her to save her seat is doubtful, …

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Some good news on the Obamacare front!

We told you that nothing was free! I have to pay back my Obamacare subsidy Janice Riddle got a nasty surprise when she filled out her tax return this year.The Los Angeles resident had applied for Obamacare in late 2013, when she was unemployed. She qualified for a hefty subsidy of $470 a month, leaving …

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