Monthly Archives: September 2011

Damage Estimates

Artist – Joe Heller In other news, former President Richard Nixon’s testimony to a grand jury in 1975 concerning the Watergate scandal is going to be unsealed, and the Obama Administration is requesting that the Supreme Court consider the Affordable … Continue reading

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Crazy Words From A Crazy Person

Representative Joe “Deadbeat Dad” Walsh, who owes over $100 thousand in child support to the mother of his children, is very, very ashamed. Ashamed because he has failed to support his children? The unemployment rate? The number of uninsured persons? … Continue reading

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Some Are Beyond Saving

I found the results of this new Washington Post poll to be quite remarkable in that it reveals a few things you wouldn’t expect to see. According to their numbers, more Republicans than Democrats believe the Obama Administration is going … Continue reading

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It's Your Money That You Earned

Via John Cole, this should piss off everyone: Bank of America, the nation’s biggest bank, said on Thursday that it planned to start charging customers a $5 monthly fee when they used their debit cards for purchases. It was just … Continue reading

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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 9/29/11

We dedicate the entire show to discussing liberal dissatisfaction with President Obama; Progressive Racism?; The Melissa Harris-Perry Column; The President’s Accomplishments; What Motivates Progressive Anger About the President?; and much more! Brought to you by Bubble Genius! Not safe for … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

“Farewell to R.E.M.” theme week wraps up with a song that gives me chills every time I hear it. Here’s the wonderful, moving, wistful “Nightswimming”.

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How To Please The Mob

Artist – John Darkow In other news, the FBI is planning to revise its 80-year-old definition of Rape in the hopes that allowing the inclusion of more scenarios will reduce the gross number of unreported cases each year.

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Rick Perry’s Golf

According to Rick Perry, the way he likes to spend his leisure time is by hanging out with “patriots” and shooting the same rifles “the seals and the delta force guys” use. In an official campaign video released Wednesday, Republican … Continue reading

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Progressive Racism, Careerism and Delusion

Melissa Harris-Perry wrote a fantastic column in The Nation this week in which she makes a perfectly rational argument for the existence of “white progressive racism.” Here’s the quote of the week: President Obama has experienced a swift and steep … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy to Take Your Guns by Not Taking Them

Throughout the course of the last several years, we’ve been privileged to witness some doozy conspiracy theories from the far-right. Of course there’s the conspiracy to birth a half-Kenyan, half-white boy deep in the heart of Africa then pass him … Continue reading

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The Miracle Works in Mysterious Ways

Rick Perry’s Texas Miracle is the gift that keeps on giving to the citizens of Texas. And by “giving” I mean taking away. Faced with a $15 billion budget deficit this year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed off on $4 … Continue reading

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The Republican War Against Government Workers

(My latest for the Huffington Post) The Republicans have been so desperate to find new and clever ways to attack the president that they’ve managed to paint themselves into rhetorical corners with wafer thin sloganeering and laughable attempts at snark. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

“Farewell to R.E.M.” theme week rolls on with “Supernatural Superserious”.

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We Can’t Allow That

Artist – Jeff Parker In other news, the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives is considering legislation that would make it a crime, punishable by up to one-year in prison, for teachers to send a political message using their school-provided email … Continue reading

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Too High A Price

The Secretary of the Navy has big plans for alternative energy for the Navy and Marine Corps. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy, said at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 that the military needed to end its dependence … Continue reading

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No Room For Reason

During last week’s Republican presidential debate, Governor Rick Perry actually managed to say something reasonable. Of course, you know what that means. He must walk back his reasonable statement immediately! There’s no room for reason in this Republican party! This … Continue reading

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The Death Toll from Secession

The Civil War continues to be the most deadly American war, but the approximately 600,000 deaths could actually be an undercount. The New York Times’ Disunion blog: New estimates, based on Census data, indicate that the death toll was approximately … Continue reading

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The Southern Strategy Rolls On…

Rush Limbaugh continues to be the epicenter of Republican racism. Here Limbaugh explains how the president goes “all honky” when he’s around white people. I know the “Republican racism” posts are becoming exhausting, but there’s a purpose here and it’s … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“[President Obama] once talked about the courage of his convictions, but still has not found the courage to lead.” Chris Christie yesterday Christie said the president hasn’t found the courage to lead while Christie was announcing his plans to not … Continue reading

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The Missiles of Rocktober

Just in time for October, Michele Bachmann is worried about a new Cuban missile crisis: “And the question was asked, should we normalize trading with Cuba? Why would you normalize trading with a country that sponsors terror?” Bachmann said. “Cuba … Continue reading

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