Monthly Archives: January 2012

Still Laughing

Artist – Joe Heller In other news, Speaker Boehner indicated today that House Republicans intend to take an infrastructure bill and payroll tax-cuts hostage and their ransom demand will be the Keystone XL pipeline that won’t create jobs and won’t … Continue reading

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Dick Quote of the Day

Does Reince Priebus really believe this, or is he just mad because he was named after a women’s healthcare product? On Face the Nation, RNC chair Reince Priebus compared President Obama to Captain Schettino, who crashed the Costa Concordia cruise … Continue reading

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The Biggest and Best Gingrich Crazy Bomb

God bless his snowy bulbous head. Gingrich is staying in the race until the convention. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Despite signs that he could lose the important Florida primary on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich, who picked up the endorsement of … Continue reading

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Super Stupid and “Papers Please”

I hardly know what to say about this. The incompetence, stupidity, and electoral malfeasance is simply beyond description. But when ThinkProgress tried to ask two key Romney backers, who also helped organize a major gathering of Hispanic Republicans here, if … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

The economy is growing and the Republican presidential candidates are lying about it. Via Steve Benen from his new place at Maddow Blog the latest GDP numbers in context: Benen notes: It’s important to realize, though, that 2.8% growth is … Continue reading

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Your 'Pro-Life' Party

A North Carolina Republican wants to publicly hang abortion doctors. Republican Rep. Larry Pittman, who was appointed to the District 82 House seat in October, expressed his views in an email sent Wednesday to every member of the General Assembly. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

The Beach Boys – “Don’t Worry Baby”

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To The Moon

Artist – Nate Beeler In other news, according to the Department of Justice, the primary schedule recently proposed by the Texas Republican Party would violate the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act because it would not provide enough time … Continue reading

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Colbert Interviews Maurice Sendak

Here’s a comedy genius interviewing a literary genius. I want a copy of “I Am A Pole (And So Can You)”.

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Schneiderman on the Mortgage Industry Investigation

Rachel Maddow interviews New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concerning the new investigative unit recently announced by President Obama and Eric Holder tasked with investigating the packaging of mortgage-backed securities and the consequences thereof. Needless to say even with a … Continue reading

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Democrats on the Wrong Side of the Internet

If the Democrats aren’t careful, the Republicans are going to become the party of internet freedom. The only thing keeping this from happening is net neutrality which Democrats continue to support while Republicans are pushing for a corporate takeover of … Continue reading

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Gingrich is the Tea Party Candidate?

Sarah Palin on her Facebook page: This whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal destruction … Continue reading

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Worst Persons

State Representative Larry Pittman of North Carolina has a brilliant idea for curbing the nation’s violent crime and over-crowded prison problem – bring back public hangings! For added asininity, he lumps abortion providers in with the murderers and rapists that … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

MST3K Saturday – “Outlaw of Gor”

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Florida Clown Car

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the creation of an investigative unit, originally proposed in the State of the Union, which will probe misconduct in the bundling of high-risk, sub-prime mortgage loans into triple-A-rated, … Continue reading

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Cory Booker Smash

Newark Mayor Cory Booker responds to Governor Chris Christie’s earlier comments calling for a referendum on same-sex marriage. I really hope this man runs for president some day. If the Civil Rights Act had been put up for public referendum, … Continue reading

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The Least Shocking News of the Day

The least shocking news of the day is that Ron Paul was both fully aware of the contents of the Ron Paul Survival Report, his racist newsletter, and that he personally reviewed each issue. But people close to Paul’s operations … Continue reading

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Romney Becomes Even More un-Safe and un-Electable

Earlier this week polls showed that Mitt Romney’s favorability had dropped 35 percent among independents since the beginning of the month and his overall disapproval rating had nearly doubled among self-identified Republicans. A new Quinnipiac poll released today show Mitt … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed the Debate

I was recording the podcasts while the debate was on, so TPM’s “Debate in 100 Seconds” was helpful. I’ll take on Ron Paul in bike race.

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Chris Christie's Civil Rights Lesson

Chris Christie doesn’t support same-sex marriage legislation in New Jersey. His solution? A referendum. And some history… “The fact of the matter is, I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting … Continue reading

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