Monthly Archives: November 2011

Honesty and Integrity from a Weird Source

Sam Brownback stepped up and apologized to the high school student who joked that Brownback “sucked.” “My staff over-reacted to this tweet and for that I apologize,” Brownback said. “Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms.” Seriously, that’s … Continue reading

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Romney and the 1 Percent

The endorsement of Newt Gingrich by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper left many puzzled and confused, so to explain their establishment-heresy, Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid appeared on Fox News today to elaborate on their decision. Union Leader publisher … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: The Origin Story

Utterly fascinating read. Patient Zero for OWS turns out to be a 69-year-old anarchist, Kalle Lasn along with his collaborator Micah White, and Phase II is about to begin. Lasn and White quickly hammered out a post-Zuccotti plan. White would … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

Corporate profits versus personal income, via the New York Times: More information here. Notice how personal incomes rose during the Clinton and Johnson decades but dropped during decades of Republican dominance.

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Morning Awesome

A.C. Newman – “The Changeling (Get Guilty)” Live from the DUMBO Sessions

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The New Responsibility

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, the Republican witch-hunt over clean-energy loans granted by the Department of Energy that was launched after the collapse of Solyndra has lead to a the door steps of SunPower Corp. The problem for … Continue reading

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Endorsements

This strikes me as a huge slap in the face to Mitt Romney. The biggest newspaper in New Hampshire, The Union-Leader, has endorsed Newt Gingrich for president. Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate. But Republican primary voters … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Rumor Debunked — Days Ago!

And it was debunked by the reporter who’s the source for Naomi Wolf, Wonkette, Michael Moore, and all the rest of the liberals who so desperately want the president to be a bad guy they’ll latch onto any miniscule chunk … Continue reading

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This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

Sam Brownback’s office scolded a kid for correctly, though jokingly, tweeting that the wingnut Kansas governor “sucked.” Only she didn’t actually say it directly to the governor. She tweeted that she did as a joke. In other words, “Just made … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

The Tragically Hip – “Yer Not the Ocean”

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The Internal Debate

Artist – Rick McKee In other news, the World Health Organization released a report today that says while the world’s poorest nations have been more adversely effected, richer nations, such as the United States, may face a rise in infant … Continue reading

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Is Homeland Security Coordinating the OWS Evictions?

NO! They’re not. Angry Black Lady and Karoli provide sufficient debunking of this ridiculous rumor being spread by the histrionic Naomi Wolf (not the Shock Doctrine Naomi, the End of America Naomi) and Michael Moore who each insist the federal … Continue reading

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Gingrich’s Worst Idea Yet

In a fashion typical of Newt Gingrich, the defense of his controversial comments on immigration revolves around accusing his opponents and the media of distortion and deception simply for quoting Gingrich directly. Additionally, Gingrich is now shifting his position and … Continue reading

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Crappy News from Pakistan

Unless this is handled very delicately, it could be a very big problem: ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones. … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

Unemployment with and without the president’s Recovery Act (stimulus): The Republicans say the stimulus “failed.” They’re lying.

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The Definitive Last Word on Black Friday

Via Chez, here’s Salon’s Andrew Leonard: “There is a point in our culture beyond which camp and kitsch no longer make the least ironic sense, where consumerism loses its last mooring to civilization, where even seemingly legitimate protest devolves into … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

MST3K Saturday – “Space Travelers”

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The Automatic Triggers

I love this cartoon. Artist – John Cole There have been many reports of violence on this Black Friday, but none may be as horrific as this. Witnesses say police officers tackled a grandfather at an Arizona Wal-Mart Friday, leaving … Continue reading

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Genuflecting to Our True Leaders

Violence! Massive crowds! Police brutality! Terror! Injuries! It’s not an Occupy protest or another nation demanding freedom from oppression. It’s Thanksgiving night at Walmart. Naturally, Americans can’t be dignified and civilized about our obvious consumerism. Every year, we embarrass ourselves … Continue reading

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Newt’s First Mistake

Has Newt Gingrich made his first big mistake following his swift rise to the top? Social conservatives are freaking out, and Gingrich’s decision to insert the word “humane” into an answer about illegal immigration at the last presidential debate seems … Continue reading

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