Monthly Archives: February 2012


Artist – Chris Weyant In other news, North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment, long-range missile tests, and to allow inspections by the IAEA in exchange for food. The Obama Administration is moving beyond Bush’s “Axis of … Continue reading

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Romney Didn’t Really Win Michigan

According to ABC News, Mitt Romney did not necessarily “win” the state of Michigan. Based on performance in congressional districts, Santorum and Romney actually tied with 15 out of 30 delegates being awarded to both. Not so fast. When it … Continue reading

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The Largest Medicare Fraud in History…

..and it comes from a Teabagger. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Jacques Roy is facing life in prison for a $375 million dollar fraud scheme. A Texas doctor was accused Tuesday in the largest Medicare … Continue reading

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New Procedures Close Door on Military Detention

The Obama Administration issued new procedures yesterday regarding military detention under the NDAA. The new procedures are so strict and red-tape-y that, according to even the president’s political opponents, will lead to the law rarely seeing the light of day, … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Hates Women

Here’s the impotent woman hater talking about NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, who spoke out in support of the president’s contraception law. “She was talking, Danica Patrick was talking about Obama’s contraception ruling. She was not speaking in general though it … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act in Cartoon Form

Jonathan Gruber with an illustrated overview of the ACA: (via Benen)

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The He-Man Woman Haters Club

Only four women appearied as guests on the Sunday shows. Media Matters with the sad tally: A total of 56 guests were booked on the Sunday programs to discuss national affairs in February. Of those, 52 were men. (The newsmaker … Continue reading

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Kid Rock Puts Romney Over the Top

Romney won Michigan (barely) and Arizona last night. The most striking thing wasn’t necessarily the victory, but Romney’s victory speech. But first, here’s what he said the other day. “It’s very easy to excite the [conservative] base with incendiary comments. … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

“My Favorite ’80s Pop Songs” theme week continues. Here’s The Church and “Under The Milky Way”.

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Leap Year

I can’t stop laughing at this. Artist – Adam Zyglis The polls close in Michigan at 8pm and 9PM EST, and in Arizona at 9pm EST. You can follow county-by-county results here.

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It’s Been Funny

An excerpt from the president’s speech today to the UAW in Washington. You can tell the president thinks the GOP candidates, and Mitt Romney in particular, are a total joke. It’s visibly noticeable. I’d love to be a fly on … Continue reading

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RIP ‘Buck’ Compton

via the Associated Press BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died, his family said. […] In January, nearly 200 guests, including … Continue reading

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Worst Person in the World

This is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever read. Ever. Via Media Matters, here’s Mister Brion McClanahan, writing for The Daily Caller, fantasizing about humiliating and shaming recipients of food stamps. My reform measures might seem draconian to some … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

Analysis of the S&P 500 over the past 50 years by Bloomberg Government reveals the not-surprising fact that stocks make larger gains under Democratic administrations than they do under Republicans. The BGOV Barometer shows that, over the five decades since … Continue reading

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State Mandated Rape in North Carolina

Yet another transvaginal probe law. But it’s been the law for a year now. North Carolina’s ultrasound law, passed last year over the governor’s veto, didn’t provoke the same level of controversy. It doesn’t include the words “trans-vaginal probe,” either. … Continue reading

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No Transvaginal Ultrasound in Alabama

Republicans in Alabama have backed off their rape bill: In a Virginia-like turn around, the sponsor of a bill in the Alabama legislature mandating a physician “to perform an ultrasound, provide verbal explanation of the ultrasound, and display the images … Continue reading

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State Sanctioned Rape in Pennsylvania

Republicans are obsessed with inserting state-mandated medical probes into women’s vaginas. Now in Pennsylvania: In addition to mandating the much-maligned transvaginal ultrasound requirements since rejected by the state of Virginia, Pennsylvania legislators proposed strongly encouraging women to view and listen … Continue reading

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Toss Up in Michigan, Etc…

Who the hell knows anymore? According to Nate Silver’s projections, Michigan is a dead on tie. Both Romney and Santorum are tied at 37.6 percent. But no matter how this tilts, it’s a win for Santorum because this should’ve been … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“CO2 is a pollutant? Tell that to the plants.” Rick Santorum I won’t even try to rationalize this utter nonsense because it shows a deliberate ignorance of provable science. It goes right along with the deliberately ignorant line from the … Continue reading

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Worst Person in the World

Corporate scam artist Rick Berman, who also shills for Big Tobacco and pitches high fructose corn syrup, ran a totally dishonest ad against the Humane Society during the Oscars. Of course this is ridiculously misleading. ThinkProgress noted that much of … Continue reading

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