Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/28/11

The End of the Iraq War; The Vanity of Liberal Perfectionism; Compromising with the Republicans; Political Reality; The Right Doesn’t Buy Votes; Pat Buchanan and His New Book; The Weird Herman Cain Commercial; Nancy Grace Nipple Complaints to the FCC; … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean” Live on the Late Show with David Letterman

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Waiting For Someone

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, a new Fox News poll reveals that 29 percent of respondents would be “scared” if President Obama is re-elected. Yes. “Scared” was an option included in the multiple-choice poll. Not coincidentally, that’s the … Continue reading

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The Rampage of “Papers Please” Continues

Farmers have lost millions of dollars of crops, businesses are losing their employees of foreign descent despite their legal status, children are scared to go to school, immigrants cannot sign up to pay for state utilities, and now the libraries … Continue reading

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Matriarch of Mayhem

In the face of Elizabeth Warren’s growing popularity in the race for Ted Kennedy’s senate seat which is currently occupied by Senator Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican Party is turning to desperate measures in an attempt to smear Warren and … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Thing

Brought to you by the most pro-life candidate in the business of pretending to run for president, Rick “The Frothy” Santorum. The Republican presidential candidate told supporters in Greenville, South Carolina that it was a “wonderful thing” when scientists in … Continue reading

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Back to Pre-Recession Economic Growth

It’s taken a record number of quarters, but the economy is back to its pre-recession peak. Preliminary GDP figures are out today: Total output grew at an estimated annual rate of 2.5 percent from July to September, still modest but … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Isn't Anti-Corporation

[My latest for The Huffington Post.] I’ve been listening to right-wing talk radio quite a bit lately. No, I’m not changing sides, and I’m not serving penance for a brutal crime. But I occasionally get caught up in talk radio’s … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Pink Floyd – “Run Like Hell” Live

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Don’t Tread On My Myths

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, while the Oakland Police were busy tear-gassing and arresting Occupy Oakland protesters yesterday morning, they also managed to fracture the skull of a two-time, Iraq war veteran who was among the protesters. Rubber … Continue reading

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Another Phony Excuse

Woops! Here’s another Republican excuse for why the Job Creators aren’t creating, ya’ know, jobs, that completely falls apart after close scrutiny. Obama’s White House approved 613 federal rules during the first 33 months of his term, 4.7 percent fewer … Continue reading

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He’s Not Mitt Romney

One of the funniest Colbert segmets in recent memory. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Still laughing.

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The Fruits of the Trickle Down Tree

Fresh analysis of household income growth from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms what most of us are already aware of, but gives it a solid numerical value. The top 1 percent of earners in the United States saw their … Continue reading

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Timeline of Republican Sabotage

Via Media Matters: Click to enlarge. Then observe the sabotage.

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Pat Buchanan's Racist Crazybook

TPM documented the 12 most racist/crazy things in Buchanan’s new book. Here’s a sample: From the chapter, “The End Of White America”: The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear. Hispanics already comprise … Continue reading

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The Vanity of Liberal Perfectionism

Robert Parry wrote a fantastic item about the self-defeating tendencies of the far-left, and the trendy refusal to accept the president’s successes — including the end of the Iraq war. This passage was particularly solid: However, some on the American … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Yes – “South Side of the Sky” Live at Montreux

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An Embarrassment

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, riot police and armored vehicles broke up the Occupy Oakland protest last night and arrested 85 protesters using rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades. You can view photos and video from the … Continue reading

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The Orwellian World of Pro-Gun Conspiracies

Another, lesser pro-gun lobbyist is attacking The Pro-Gun Lobbyist, the NRA, for supporting a pro-gun bill. I’m not making that up. The bill, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, is apparently a backdoor bill that will allow anti-gun legislation to slip … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Economic Inequality

University of Nottingham professor Richard Wilkinson illustrates for us the links between economic inequality and poor social and physical health. Warning: If you were feeling extra patriotic today, the following content may humble you. We’re number one!…. in mental illness … Continue reading

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