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Ready For Willard?

h/t Mike Luckovich Willard ‘mittens’ Romney really really really really wants to be the next President. As his wife said, “It’s Mitt’s turn.” It may seem to some that the existence of an uber-stiff character such as Willard Romney is … Continue reading

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…didn’t want the women’s vote anyway

Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale Well, the GOP didn’t want many women’s votes. This hurt the GOP in swing states several months ago. It will be interesting to see how the longstanding triumvirate of abstinence/anti-abortion/subservience to hubby, … Continue reading

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“He’ll Do That Because He’s A Republican”

What of one of Stewart’s implications, not overtly given here, in this otherwise pointed critique of expected hypocrisy? Are Romney’s concrete beliefs best left completely off the table? If so, are such beliefsbest left off as a matter of respect … Continue reading

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Anti-Hippies

What happens sometimes is start a post and then don’t wrap it up and then its time ends up having gone by. Kaput. So it was with a post on Rich Santorum. He interested me because of his arch way … Continue reading

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Mitt And the Muddle

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There’s so much I could blather on about the delicious presidential battle shaping up between old school neo-liberal plutocrats of the centerist left vs “personal responsibility” Ayn Randian … Continue reading

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If Men Could Get Preggers

It seems to me the church with an unresolved child rape problem might be more circumspect about being so vocal about getting the first amendment wrong. Meanwhile, deep in space, in another galaxy, on another planet, evolution has worked to … Continue reading

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It’s Not Like There Haven’t Been Warnings

There’s a confusion about ‘smarts.’ There’s nothing about the skill set required to pilot an aircraft which makes ignorance ‘elsewhere’ impossible. Similarly, that Michelle Backmann was a tax attorney doesn’t verify her advanced mental capabilities across the spectrum, especially including … Continue reading

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The Jobs of a Lifetime

So we went to Atari and said, `Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. … Continue reading

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Bernie Gets It

Ok, got your attention… …and he always has. His twitter stream His history-making fillibuster (CSPAN search result) from December 10. Bernie Sanders If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that … Continue reading

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United We Stand, So, Bend Over

The Orange Man announces another fatuous documentation–in a long line of such productions–of things the Republican Party will never, ever, manage to do. I’m not sure it would be politically wise for them to execute any of their plans. For … Continue reading

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The Big Uneasy

Harry Shearer’s The Big Uneasy is about bad engineering, mendacity, and future walls to nowhere. Harry’s been busy. Harry’s videos occupy a channel over at My Damn Channel. He’s lucky because he can partner with his wife, the almost illegally … Continue reading

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Accounting for Antipathy

“I think that is the ultimate insensitivity, anyone looking at that with any common sense would say, ‘What in the world would we be doing, you know, fostering some type of system that allows this to happen.’ Everybody knows America’s … Continue reading

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Anarcho-capitalism and Praxeoilogy

The CEO of British Petroleum says he believes the overall environmental impact of this oil spill will be very, very modest. Yeah. If you live in England!” – Jay Leno Note the date of the archival clip Ms. Maddow uses … Continue reading

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Crazy Coincidence

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Seeing Red

  x WND FREEDOM INDEX POLL 1 in 4 Americans censoring thoughts under Obama Confidence in constitutional liberties plunges further still Posted: March 27, 2010 11:50 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily  Editor’s note: This is another in … Continue reading

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None of the Above

Depending on where you stand — or the given day — he is either an overintellectual, professorial wuss or a ruthless Chicago machine pol rivaling the original Boss Daley. He is either a socialist redistributing wealth to the undeserving poor … Continue reading

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God Loves Gunn High School

Fred Phelps, the hateful and hate-mongering ‘pastor’ of infamousWestboro Baptist Church, Topeka, brought his tiny insane mob to a sidewalk across the street of Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California. Phelps is well beyond the pale, and, for example, has … Continue reading

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The Loop

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Lisa Miller. (My elderly mom didn’t laugh when I joked Ms. Miller ‘looks like she could have graduated from Bryn Mawr,’ my mom’s alma mater.) In this clip, … Continue reading

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Would James Madison Roll In His Grave? Two parts

I. Alex Gibney, director of the new film Casino Jack (& The United States of Money,) also Oscar-winning director of “Taxi to the Dark Side” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” interviewed here by Andrew O’Hehir (Salon-link) Key … Continue reading

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David Brooks Fail

The milquetoast, kinder-and-gentler conservative NYT editorialist David Brooks delivered another brightly burning ideational bulb today. Man, I wish he had had the time to show it to the missus first! It is all downhill after this tipping point, reached in … Continue reading

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