Monthly Archives: January 2011

Doof Quote of the Day

“That was another one of those WTF moments, when he has so often repeated, the Sputnik Moment, that he would aspire Americans to celebrate, he needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their … Continue reading

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Press Secretary Jay Carney

Exciting! Not really. Jay Carney, the spokesman for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., will replace Robert Gibbs as the White House press secretary, the White House announced. Mr. Carney, a former reporter for Time magazine and chief of its … Continue reading

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Daniel Lanois – “Shine”

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The Bubble Genius Bob & Elvis Show 1/27/11

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We Get Real and Describe Our Chaotic Post-Recession Lives; Farm of Doom–Doomed; Bob’s Real Estate Nightmares; State of the Union Review; The President’s Budget Trap; Michele Bachmann’s Response and Historical Meltdown; Chris Matthews and Balloon Head; Pizza With a Vietnamese Assassin; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius!

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Crisis Panel: Meltdown Could Have Been Avoided

Posted by JM Ashby The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission which was appointed to investigate the root causes of the financial meltdown of 2008 has released the final report detailing their conclusions and more specifically, who to blame. The results were … Continue reading

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Birther of a Nation

The wingnuts are back to race-baiting the immigration issue: Today, yet another constitutional amendment was unveiled, this time by Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and the target is birthright citizenship. Under their proposal, the Constitution would declare … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Radiohead – “Electioneering” (Live at Pinkpop 1996)

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Just Like Bush!

Posted by JM Ashby Remember those vague color-coded terror alerts? The same alerts that were often used without specific pretext and in some cases elevated right before elections to scare people? No more: WASHINGTON — By the end of April, … Continue reading

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Skynet Approaching

The indestructible robotic arm, capable of strangling you in your sleep. And when they grab you with those metal claws, you can’t break free… because they’re made of metal, and robots are strong. (via Ashby)

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In the Battle of History v. Walmart…

…History wins! Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly dropped plans Wednesday for a new store near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia after two years of opposition from historians and some residents. Lawyers representing the nation’s largest retailer made the announcement in … Continue reading

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Crazy Quote of the Day

“Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.” Rep. Paul Broun (R-Psychotic) responding to the State of the Union on Twitter Dumbstupid aside, since when is the Constitution incompatible with socialism? Article I, Section 8 outlines … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“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 social safety net into a hammock, which … Continue reading

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It's a Trap!

And it’s being perfectly orchestrated by the president. The Republicans have spent the last couple of years freaking out about government spending — all of a sudden. I wonder where Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann were hiding during the Bush … Continue reading

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The Bravery – “Unconditional”

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State of the Union Open Thread

Here’s an open thread for commenting on the big event tonight. Have at it! There will be lots of dumbstupid after the speech. I’m on Twitter.

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Super Stupid

Attention tea partiers. Here’s your leader in Congress insisting that the founding fathers “eradicated” slavery. And, somehow, John Quincy Adams was one of the men who signed the founding documents (complete with Bachmann “signing the document” gesture). Good gravy, I … Continue reading

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No Hay Carne en Taco Bell

Yum! The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as “beef,” according to the legal complaint. The class-action lawsuit … Continue reading

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Worst Persons in the World

Fox Nation for this display of flagrant race-baiting. And caution! The comments are horrendously (and predictably) racist. If you don’t want to click through to Fox Nation, here’s the description. It’s a photograph of President Obama leaning in to kiss … Continue reading

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Let the Countdown Begin

Just 12 hours (give or take) until Michele Bachmann delivers her response to the State of the Union. The only thing that could possibly top the freakshow would be a State of the Union response delivered by an actual freakshow. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Bush’s 2003 State of the Union – Remixed And you know, the remixed message wasn’t very far from the truth. America went crazy for years after 9/11.

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