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‘Left, Right & Center’: Mubarak Steps Down; Budget Wars

Posted on Feb 11, 2011
Left, Right & Center

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned in the wake of massive anti-government protests that lasted more than two weeks. What’s next for Egypt after this historic revolution? President Barack Obama spoke from the White House about the resilience of Egypt’s people and the use of nonviolence as a moral force of justice.

Also on this week’s edition of “Left, Right & Center”: Show regulars Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller discuss the Obama administration’s proposal to gradually abolish the two mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and they take a look ahead to the release of the 2012 federal budget. 




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By MisterKeitel, February 12, 2011 at 7:09 am Link to this comment
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Unless I miss my guess, I think that for a moment Tony was the very first
Conservative to make a reference to Peak Oil.  Of course his take on it if very
different than mine. If I understood him correctly, he was saying two things.  First,
nations like Iran and Saudi Arabia (because they are Islamist) will have a tougher
time mastering the technology to suck the hard to get oil out of their ground. 
Second, we need a Manhattan Project to get technology that will allow us to get
the hard to get oil.  Sadly, now that I think about it, that’s probably what the
narrative will be in 2012 when the Oil Shock really hits.  The US fedgov will waste
time A.)blaming Peak Oil on Islam and B.) they will be preaching drill-baby-drill in
protected areas when, I think, we should be looking for a brand new energy
source.  In other words, the Right is getting ready to co-op the Peak Oil debate for
their side.

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By SteveL, February 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm Link to this comment

Tony usually gives good analysis even if it is conservative.  But more subsidizing
of oil, coal, and atomic plants is wrong.  If we spent just a small fraction of the
subsidies we give oil and coal on the solar and other clean renewable energy
sources we could solve multitude of problems.

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By Alan, February 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm Link to this comment
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—Yes, Bob,
-You were on Bill Maher’s show tonight and you
made every effort to dissociate yourself from the
word “leftist”,  Does your AOL contract require
baptism as a born again conservative?
-Bob, you know, it’s like in the Man in the Glass
Booth film, when Schell’s character says:
It is not possible to interrupt somebody who
has more money than you, and now that I
have the AOL money, Bob…
-Arianna, Tony has a question
Tony? Well Tony is staring blankly into a bottle,
let’s get back to that Bill Maher show on the 11th
Arianna, did AOL buy out Maher’s operation?
Is that why he opened with scatological, infantile
and obnoxious jokes about the Egyptian people’s
—Well, Bob, I’ll let you ask Bill about that.

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