Monthly Archives: May 2009

Identity

Yeah, this is about right: Apparently the only way to avoid “identity politics” to pick white men for every job. What’s worse is that the Republicans are absolutely the party of cynical dress-up, role-playing, costume-party poseur politics. You know the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I look forward to the ads in 2010 and 2012 that explain how “Presidente Obama y los Democrats” were con Justice Sotomayor and how the Republicans were contra Justice Sotomayor.” —Oliver Willis on the politics of the Sotomayor nomination

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The Genius Ed Schultz

Why would Ed Schultz invite Tom Tancredo onto his show — a known anti-immigration wingnut, and a guy who doesn’t hold any position of authority right now — to comment on Judge Sotomayor? Of course Tancredo is going to say … Continue reading

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Intellect

Karl Rove: “I’m not really certain how intellectually strong she would be, she has not been very strong on the second circuit.” Republican intellect: Republican intellect:

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'And The Sun Sets in the West'

You may have heard this lie from the far-right already. Basically, they’re claiming that 80 percent of Judge Sotomayor’s decisions were overturned by the Supreme Court. That makes it sound as though a gazillion of her decisions were piss poor. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Alanis Morissette – Covering “King of Pain” by The Police (It’s turning into an impromptu theme week with The Police.)

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That's Rich.

Here’s an hilarious thing. The Republicans — the party of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin — are attacking Sonia Sotomayor’s intellect. Suddenly intellectualism is important for a party that thinks the jury is still out on, you know, science. … Continue reading

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Prime Time Thread

Open thread for your Monday night blogotubing.

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Headline of the Day

Thank you, President Obama, for this: Credit Card Law Will Curb FreeCreditReport.com Ads Now, hopefully this will mean these awful commercials will go away. But there’s always a shot that we’ll get more commercials with the annoying singing guy followed … Continue reading

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Let The Race-Baiting Begin!

Douchey Romulan Charles Krauthammer lets fly: Charles Krauthammer is already snarling on Fox News, warning viewers of the possible danger that — as he put it — Sotomayor’s “concern for certain ethnicities override justice.” Douchey mental patient Glenn Beck follows … Continue reading

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General Petraeus on Guantanamo

Via Sam Stein: “But [closing Guantanamo] in a responsible manner, I think, sends an important message to the world, as does the commitment of the United States to observe the Geneva Convention when it comes to the treatment of detainees.” … Continue reading

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Who's Shrill?

Mark Levin, with his castrata botched-nose-job voice, accuses Speaker Pelosi of being “shrill”:

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Slight Name Change

After many weeks of deliberating, I’ve decided to adjust the rather obnoxious nickname of this blog (the actual name being, simply, “bobcesca.com”). So you’ll notice that the “goddamn” has been dropped from the logo. I’ve been finding that a lot … Continue reading

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Sotomayor's Introductory Remarks

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Harry Reid Fears The Liberal

Sources told New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney that Harry Reid wussed out on closing Guantanamo because he was concerned about looking too liberal. Greg Sargent notes: If Nagourney is right about Reid’s thinking, the Republicans don’t even have a … Continue reading

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Sotomayor's Introduction

Judge Sotomayor’s remarks were extraordinarily touching. I’ll post the video shortly. But Jonathan Turley is on MSNBC claiming that, “like Thurgood Marshall,” Sotomayor isn’t very intellectual, and that he’s “disappointed” that she’s not going to be an intellectual force. Way … Continue reading

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Attacking Sotomayor with the Hillary Arsenal

So the Republicans will no doubt attack Sotomayor as a far-left activist judge who looooooves affirmative action, and who kills babies with her gay-ish bare hands. But more insidious will be, as I noted earlier, the sexism. Knowing how they … Continue reading

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Sonia Sotomayor

MSNBC is reporting that Sonia Sotomayor is apparently the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Official announcement at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The wingnuts are gonna crap their cages. UPDATE: Her Wikipedia page is already updated with the announcement. UPDATE 2: … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Elvis Costello with The Police Medley: “Watching the Detectives, Walking on the Moon, Sunshine of Your Love” From January, 2009 on Costello’s Sundance TV show Spectacle

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Note to Scarborough

Via a Sullivan reader: But, as many are noting, this was friendly waterboarding experimental extra-lite, with Mancow in almost complete control. Let’s see him–or anyone else–take the real thing, even once, tied up with a rag stuffed in his mouth, … Continue reading

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