Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Grandiose Launch

Artist – John Cole Polls close in Florida tonight at 8 pm EST. You can follow the results here if you care to. The Not-Romney candidates have already left the state for Nevada.

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Let Them Go Bankrupt!

According to Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia is projecting that Michigan, the epicenter of President Obama’s socialist takeover, is expected to lead the nation in economic growth over the next six months. From northern Michigan’s iron mines to Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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Out of Control Spending!

Well, not really. According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), ending the Iraq war and winding down in Afghanistan will save over three quarters of a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. Budgetary savings from … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell is a Lying Liar

Did you know President Obama received everything he wanted during his first two years in office, and that there was absolutely no Republican obstruction, Blue Dogs, or excessive use of the filibuster? That’s not exactly how I remember it, but … Continue reading

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The 'Everyone Is Evil' Meme

A couple of notable progressive celebrities (who I won’t mention by name because I’m not interested in going to war) have recently mentioned that they’re sick of the whole “right/left” and “red/blue” divisiveness in America. Mostly, it’s a cheap excuse … Continue reading

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More Nuclear Power, Please.

Another close call with a nuclear power plant. BYRON, Ill. (AP) — A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down Monday after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear … Continue reading

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The Teleprompter Meme Just Won't Die

“Leaders speak from conviction. Actors speak from telepromters.” Rick Warren Actors speak from teleprompters? You mean like every president since the device was invented? President Obama invited Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. So much for reaching … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Sigur Rós – Untitled 4 (Njósnavélin)

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Attack Ads

Artist – Jeff Parker In other news, Florida Republicans will go to the polls tomorrow to decide who has done the best job of reinforcing their inner prejudices and greed in the nation’s 4th primary.

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Wasteful Spending!

No, this isn’t a story about the federal budget. It’s a story about the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, hiring a 500 dollar an hour attorney to defend the state’s voter ID law which the Department of Justice … Continue reading

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Romney Embraces Worst of the Worst Homophobes

The Romney campaign released a letter today touting the former governor’s conservative bona-fides in an attempt to seal the deal with the Lunatic Base, and among the signatories to this new coalition of Romney-backing conservatives is a man who links … Continue reading

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Infographic of the Day

via the Center for American Progress — an illustration of Mitt Romney’s taxes vs the middle class’s.

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Mitt Romney Reaches New Low in Electability

I never thought we would reach a point where a GOP frontrunner makes a John McCain candidacy smell like roses, but we’ve reached that point. The un-safe and un-electable Mitt Romney has overwhelmingly higher negatives than any presidential candidate in … Continue reading

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Austerity Has Failed in Europe

Shocker! Bowing to mounting evidence that austerity alone cannot solve the debt crisis, European leaders are expected to conclude this week that what the debt-laden, sclerotic countries of the Continent need are a dose of economic growth. Economic growth raises … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. The last year, he’s gone into this huddle where he does everything by executive … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Has A Lot of Money

We’ve previously discussed how Romney is in the 1% of the 1%. But also, via Ezra Klein: Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you’re in Romney … Continue reading

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Romney Looks Good in Florida

With 24 hours to go, Romney is up by 11 points in Florida, while Gingrich continues to lead nationally. While I’d like to see Gingrich win in Florida and advance one step closer to being Goldwater, I’m satisfied seeing this … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Car Stereo Wars – “Broken” (via Chez)

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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 1/26/12

The State of the Union; Ron Paul’s Homophobia; Debates Aren’t Supposed to be Exciting; All of the Above Energy Policy; Assaulting Public Figures; Newt Gingrich Screws Up the First Amendment; Gingrich’s Moon Base; Video Games; Bob is an Angry Old … Continue reading

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Keep Going, Republicans! You're Doing Great!

Sarah Palin continues to be the dumbest person in national politics. Here’s why Republicans should support Newt Gingrich (warning — link points to Brietbart’s site): “So, if for no other reason to rage against the machine vote for Newt, annoy … Continue reading

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