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Rape, Shmape, the GOP All Up in Your…

Coerced to accept penetration by any object is called what? Figure it out by the logic of Paul Ryan: [flashvideo filename=http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/PaulRyan31.flv /] Ladies, get ready to hand over your body to the GOP, as Ann and Mitt prepare for (your) … Continue reading

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The Plutocrat’s Wife – Caption Contest

Caption Contest. [Marie] Anntoinette Romney, wife of Willard. who famously scraped by with the Mittster in college by clipping coupons, eating macaroni and chesse, and, “living on Mitt’s investments.” The Romney strategy is currently surprising basic: rev up the base … Continue reading

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Paul R-Ayn, “I give out Atlas Shrugged as Christmas presents”

Paul Ryan in remarks this weekend, about President Obama. “Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.” Linguists could parse Ryan’s phrase, whatever the explanations. I’d be curious to learn more about its construction. Actually, Paul R-Ayn, explanations do … Continue reading

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Richie Rich Living Differently

What a week Willard has put together! (Essential: Steve Benen’s Romney’s Lies) (h/t Digby for pic. If you’re looking for free stuff you don’t have to pay for? Vote for the other guy, that’s what he’s all about, okay? That’s … Continue reading

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Diamonds Are Forever

But several media outlets — including the Times, CNN, and the British newspaper The Telegraph have reported that Mitt Romney will in fact take time from the campaign to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics with his wife on … Continue reading

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Object Lesson in Public Lunacy

One of the interesting features of our contemporary media culture is that groups of (what may be called) very serious people are convened to publicize their willful and shameless individual effort to pretend absolutely no one in the audience can … Continue reading

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Rich Risks

In 1997, the last year for which there was solid research done on the subject, 42 percent of the Forbes 400 richest Americans made the list through probate. This lies at the heart of our plutonomy thesis: that the rich … Continue reading

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Fossils of Fuel

Ghosts in the Hollow from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo. Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I … Continue reading

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Spoiled

Courtesy of Crooks and Liars. (post: Bill Moyers on the “Single Payer” plan for health care on PBS By John Amato Sunday Jun 07, 2009.) Arlen Specter (R-D- PA- $4,026,933) Max Baucus (DLC- MT- $2,833,731) Mitch McConnell (R-KY- $2,758,468) Ben … Continue reading

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