Monthly Archives: February 2011

Worst Persons in the World

The driver who’s responsible for this massacre. That’s right, a driver in Brazil took out 40 bike riders in a single rampage. GRAPHIC VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP. For those of you who are ambivalent or even pro-car in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Republican Sabotage

The Republicans have calculated that if they rig the budget in such a way that economic growth backslides by two percent or so, and 700,000 to two million jobs are lost, people will blame the Democrats and President Obama (not … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

Posted by JM Ashby “Every state has different demographics, every state has different problems,” Hatch told The Utah Statesman. “It’s good to allow them to work out their own problems rather than a one-size-fits-all federal government dumb-ass program. It really … Continue reading

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Lose the Future

Posted by JM Ashby The projected job losses caused by the Republican’s scorched-earth budget policies, which could number anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million, will not occur in a vacuum. Those losses are going to be accompanied by massive state … Continue reading

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Report: House Budget Would Kill 700,000 Jobs

Posted by JM Ashby “So be it.” WASHINGTON – The Republican budget proposal to sharply cut federal spending would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to the independent analyst Moody’s. In a new report obtained Monday by the Washington Post, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I have one dollar in my wallet. That’s more than the combined income tax liability of GE, ExxonMobil, Citibank, and the Bank of America. That means somebody is gaming the system.” Carl Gibson, the founder of US Uncut More details … Continue reading

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Your Liberal Media

A recap of the guests from yesterday’s Sunday shows. Fox News Sunday: Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) CBS Face the Nation: Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) NBC Meet the Press: Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Sen. John McCain … Continue reading

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Republicans Sabotaging Economic Growth

From an obviously liberal source: In a recent report, economists at Goldman Sachs estimated that the House cuts would reduce economic growth by 1.5 percentage points to 2 percentage points in the second and third quarters of 2011. That would … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

The House Republicans voted to cut $51 million in funding for the National Park Service. So this week, I’ll be featuring scenes from Ken Burns’ brilliant The National Parks: America’s Best Idea documentary series (along with whatever other selected clips … Continue reading

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The Tea Party Picks Their Man

Posted by JM Ashby Is any more confirmation needed that the Republicans will end up electing someone too extreme to have any chance of winning? In a ‘presidential straw poll’ of nearly 1,600 conservative members of the Tea Party Patriots … Continue reading

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Afternoon Awesome: 100,000 Strong

Posted by JM Ashby Good news everyone, this is what a real grassroots movement looks like. As you can see, the grass they stand on is real. It is not made of astroturf. I find this to be very inspiring, … Continue reading

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Hate Group Status Equals Big Publicity

While her group is awful and racist, this was a bad idea: Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller and her posse of anti-Islamic protesters have been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Stop the Islamization of America was … Continue reading

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The Punch-Me Face Who Cried Wolf

Via Oliver Willis, it looks like Glenn Beck uses the panic button phrase “perfect storm” a lot. In other words, every time Beck cries “perfect storm,” he’s suggesting its the end of nation/world/universe. More evidence that he’s full of shitola, … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich is Running for President

Well, he’s one step closer. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Before we parted, Evans told me this: “In 10 days, Newt Gingrich will be in Georgia, announcing his exploratory committee.” By my count, that’s Tuesday, March 8. Perfect. A thrice-married family … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Rush – “La Villa Strangiato” (Live)

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Pawlenty: Obama is “Union-Coddling”

Posted by JM Ashby This is the guy? This is suppose to be the very serious candidate who will take on Obama? (Reuters) – Not known as a hard-hitting conservative, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty got a standing ovation from … Continue reading

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The Emperor is Naked

Posted by JM Ashby Governor Scott Walker’s claims that public employees need to contribute more to their pensions have already been debunked and union officials have already agreed to increases in healthcare premiums. Yet despite that, Walker insists he needs … Continue reading

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Nothing is Sacred

Posted by JM Ashby Nothing is sacred in the Republican war on the poor, the middle-class, and apparently, children’s safety. Finding itself now on the chopping block may be the Federal Database of Unsafe Products, a database which holds complaints … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Lie

Oh holy crap! Another Republican lie debunked. No tax dollars are used for worker pensions. Gov. Scott Walker says he wants state workers covered by collective bargaining agreements to “contribute more” to their pension and health insurance plans. Accepting Gov. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

MST3K Saturday – “Why Study Industrial Arts”

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