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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Lobbyist Tony Podesta's job, as he sees it, is to dole out "information" to our leaders so they can make "informed" decisions regarding the fate of his clients. And business is booming for The Podesta Group, earning $25.7 million last year from a clients list that includes BP, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Wal-Mart, American Coalition for Clean Coal, Harrah's Entertainment, and Google. NYT article ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint In the mid 60's wigs were all the rage for the American housewife. With all the demands on a woman's time, it was the height of convenience to pop on a fashionable hairdo for the trips to the market. My mom was no exception, she fell prey to the trend and bought a wig. But to tell you the truth, she never wore it much, It was an uncomfortable thing that was banished to the top shelf of her closet, perched atop a styrofoam head. As a kid, it creeped me out having it ominously looking down from it's high shelf, lit from below like a villain in a horror film. But when she took it down it was just a vacuous head composed mostly of air, it's sole responsibility to hold that ridiculously phony hair. Yesterday, Tony Hayward testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He seemed sedated and claimed not to know anything about anything. ...

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