Monthly Archives: July 2010

Smart Accountability

Jon Cohn posted a fantastic item this week about “liberal apathy” and this section jumped off the screen: To be clear, sometimes ass-kicking is good. Call Kent Conrad a hypocrite on the deficit. Blast Joe Lieberman for carrying water on … Continue reading

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Birth of a Nation

Joan Walsh via Digby: Fox News has, sadly, become the purveyor of a 50-state “Southern strategy,” the plan perfected by Richard Nixon to use race to scare Southern Democrats into becoming Republicans by insisting the other party wasn’t merely trying … Continue reading

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MST3K Saturday – “The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy”

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Circulate This Graph Everywhere

The Wall Street Journal compares the 2011 income tax burden with and without the Bush tax cuts. It turns out that allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire will only hurt people earning more than $300,000 per year. And it … Continue reading

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The Ed Show

I’ll be on The Ed Show on MSNBC sometime around 6:30 EDT to talk about how the Republicans are screwing the middle class and the economy. UPDATE: Video courtesy Heather at C&L: I’m Very Serious. I tried to incorporate a … Continue reading

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Gingrich Wants More War

The Axis of Evil crap was a terrible idea when George W. Bush was doing it. Newt evidently thinks it’s a great idea to continue milking it — and calling for more attacks. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich … Continue reading

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Homer Simpson is Destroying American Families

Or so says Glenn Beck. Yes, really. Listen carefully to this. Glenn Beck says men are the “shlubs” now and that the roles are “reversed.” In other words, women should be the shlubs and men should be the “smart” ones. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

Elvis mentioned this on the podcast yesterday and it’s really worth repeating: The Council on American-Islamic relations has condemned plans for a Tea Party protest outside a southern California mosque, whose organizers are urging protesters to bring dogs with them … Continue reading

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Pity Party for Monsanto

Awwwwww. BOCA RATON, Fla., Jul 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading

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Go Anthony Weiner!

Rep. Weiner totally rips into the Republicans for obstructing a healthcare bill for 9/11 heroes. What he said. You don’t eff with New York.

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The Peter Serafinowicz Show – “Butterfield Direct”

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Worst Persons

Time Magazine for this: The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated? 92 million gallons of oil. People and animals are bleeding from the anus due to the dispersants. Exaggeration? Remember back before the oil made landfall and everyone was … Continue reading

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Suck It, Breitbart

Law suit! SAN DIEGO — Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist. Although, it will allow Breitbart to get all … Continue reading

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The Bob and Elvis Show – July 29, 2010


This week! Somehow, 92 million gallons of oil has vanished like magic. Plus, the tea party crusade against non-Christians and brown people simply because they’re, you know, non-Christian and brown. Also, Sarah Palin will run for president and she’ll get the Republican nomination, despite having an eggplant for a brain. Brought to you by!

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Prohibition of Brown Babies

Lindsay Graham — one of the “reasonable” Republicans — wants to amend the Constitution so he can round up and deport babies. “I may introduce a constitutional amendment that changes the rules if you have a child here,” Graham said … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin's New Book Cover

There are four American flags on this cover, and she’s wearing all of them. In fact, it looks like she’s deliberately and awkwardly posed to show off the flags on her arm. Via

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Beck Thinks Freedom of Religion is Dying

Appropriate to what Elvis and I were talking about on the podcast today, Glenn Beck thinks freedom of religion is going to be rescinded somehow. Again, Beck’s tea party followers are protesting at mosques and protesting against Six Flags having … Continue reading

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Bush Tax Cuts Won't Create Jobs

Christina Romer explains: First, extending the high-income tax cuts would provide very little job creation in 2011. There is widespread agreement that the short-run economic benefits of high-income tax cuts are small. The Congressional Budget Office lists a tax cut … Continue reading

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GOP to Block Healthcare for 9/11 Workers

Remember, this is the party that’s attempted to brand 9/11 as an exclusively Republican thing. Via Steve Benen: House Republican leadership is advising its members to vote against a bipartisan bill that would, among other things, bolster medical support to … Continue reading

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R.E.M. – “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?”

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