Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cartoon Open Thread

“The New Safety Net” Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, the crash-strapped state of Texas is on its way to passing a tax break for people who purchase a Yacht worth $250,000 or more. Really. Please use this thread … Continue reading

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Alcoholics and Drug Users

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) spoke to a group of constituents during a “listening session” this week, and his constituents certainly received an earful. Farenthold repeated the tired talking-point that unemployment is simply too good and that people who are on … Continue reading

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Breitbart's Latest Scam Video

Breitbart’s BigGovernment website posted a new sting video in which they targeted a union official and a university professor claiming the duo endorsed violence as a protest tactic. Of course — they most certainly didn’t. The Breitbart video was brazenly … Continue reading

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Super Stupid

The Florida state senate for this pair of stupid/disgusting laws it just passed: One bans insurance policies purchased under the health care exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act from covering abortion. The other? A constitutional amendment to ban … Continue reading

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The Redemption of Max Baucus

Senator Baucus was easily the most hated Democrat on this blog during the healthcare reform debate in 2009. But this story should help to recover his image following his infamous refusal to include a public option provision in the Finance … Continue reading

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Mitch Daniels Defunds Planned Parenthood

Some very serious people, like Andrew Sullivan, love Indiana governor Mitch Daniels because, even though he’s a conservative, he raised taxes. Brave, courageous, etc. It turns out, however, that he’s also decided to lend his name to a bill that’s … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

MST3K Saturday – “Final Sacrifice”

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The Bubble Genius Bob & Elvis Show 4/28/11

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Glenn Greenwald and the Founders; The Two-Party System; Mr. Show with Bob & David; Birther Week; Meat Loaf and Trump; Lawrence O’Donnell and Orly Taitz; The Modern Republican Party is Insane; Reality Television Secrets; Libertarians and Scientology; Catherine Ferguson Academy and Michigan Dictatorship; Tea Party Governing; Stupid Sarah Palin Thing of the Week; and much more! Brought to you by Bubble Genius!

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More Exploding Profits for Big Oil

Today is another wonderful day for Big Oil. In addition to Exxon-Mobil posting a 69% increase in profit, Shell posting a 22% increase in profit, and BP posting a 17% increase in profit, Chevron has posted a 36% increase in … Continue reading

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Mirroring Koch and Rove?

Really? WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) on Friday tore into Democrats for launching a new outside group to aid President Barack Obama’s re-election efforts in part by raising undisclosed funds. “Democrats who mirror the right-wing tactics of Karl … Continue reading

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Worst Person in the World

Oklahoma state representative Sally Kern for this: Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (R) says that she’s seen “a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.” The remarks came … Continue reading

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America Demands Obama's Report Card

Another bit of Colbert genius.

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Morning Awesome

David Bowie and Tin Machine – “Under the God”

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Cartoon Open Thread

“Royal Birther Wedding” Artist – Brian Fairrington Anyone else watching the NFL draft tonight? Please use this thread to discuss whatever it is you wish to discuss.

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Massachusetts Suffers Through Romneycare

Massachusetts, the home of “Romneycare,” which as Paul Krugman explains is basically the same thing as “Obamacare,” has posted a quarterly-growth rate which is double that of the rest of the country. Because, ya’ know, responsible healthcare reform kills jobs … Continue reading

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Exxon-Mobil Profits Explode

Its a wonderful day in the neighborhood for Big Oil. HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp’s quarterly profit rose a better-than-expected 69 percent as the world’s largest publicly traded oil company benefited from higher crude prices and better margins for … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews Interviews Two Mental Patients

Here’s the last of the videos from yesterday’s Birther roundup. This is Chris Matthews just ripping into Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips and wingnut Senator Steve Smith (R-AZ). Watching the Birthers and wingnuts stumbling around the reaction we all predicted … Continue reading

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Papers, Please

Rachel Maddow sheds some light on the notion of wealthy white men demanding to see an African American man’s “papers.” (Corrected video below.) Here’s the full essay by Goldie Taylor, including the story of her great, great grandfather. (During the … Continue reading

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Go Lawrence O'Donnell

It’s a video heavy day, but there’s a lot of great video to post. Here’s Lawrence O’Donnell attempting to elicit some honesty from scam artist Orly Taitz and then booting her off the air. Note to self: do not piss … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

A rare video edition. President Obama shuts down the Birthers. For now.

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