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Swinging In the Hammock

Our nation is approaching a tipping point. We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century. This is a future in which we will transform our … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter With Wisconsin

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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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glenn duck

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I Remember

h/t Atrios

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Self ‘Splanin’

“What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?” Lacan I’m not qualified to be dog catcher, but if I ever threw my hat in the ring, I’d have a ton of … 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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A Hopeful Leader

Sarah Haile-Mariam. While earning her B.S. in Communications at New York University, Sara volunteered as a grassroots organizer, surrogate and out-of-state coordinator for the New York Obama campaign. Sara spoke on behalf of the campaign at rallies and town halls … Continue reading

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May your gold perish with you

Glenn Beck has something major to do with another ambitious and tilted web portal, The Blaze*. Here’s a capture of today’s page. The ridiculous headline tops a truly funny/nutty video about some members, evidently, of the ‘professoriat.’ I’m okay with … 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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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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Palinyuga

The following clip contains a lot of material, if you are fascinated by the conjunction of personality and communication. Here’s the transcript. Palin: like how? What’s up? Kathleen: You swore on your precious Bible that you would uphold the interests … Continue reading

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When Patriots Knew What They Were Talking About

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. (Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason 1794) restored scene from the musical 1776. via … Continue reading

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Crazy Coincidence

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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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Majority Rules

I believe the Republicans when they say they are confident that by 2012, the march off socialism will come to the end of its road, and, that they’ll be able to repeal and replace the Health Care bill. Wait, I’m … Continue reading

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When the Film Is Rolling…

From NewLeftMedia. In the comments to the B-roll, a youtube commenter wrote: And the cherry picking on the left just keeps on rolling. Excellent editing skills. Bring the fringe elements and the ones incapable of coherently articulating an argument to … 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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Doh!

“If you think it’s a Socialist plot and it’s wrong, for goodness sakes, drop out of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. But if you think it’s good enough for your family, shouldn’t our health insurance be good enough for … Continue reading

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Wonderland

Just in case, you were wondering… Tea Party Mission: Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed … Continue reading

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