Monthly Archives: April 2012

Voter Deportation

Artist – Chris Weyant In other news, Florida Senator Macro Rubio was fined by the FEC on Friday for receiving “prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions totaling $210,173.09.” Whoops?

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Exxon’s Safe, Clean Energy

Here’s one example of why I must resist the urge to hurl an inanimate object at my television whenever an Exxon Mobil commercial touting their safe, clean energy is displayed. Exxon Mobil’s North Line in Louisiana spilled approximately 1,900 barrels … Continue reading

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Scott Walker Has a Change of Heart

Like Scrooge awakening on Christmas morning, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a sudden change of heart. He now believes government spending on social programs is a good thing. Faced with the prospect of being recalled from office in the … Continue reading

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They Can’t Be Serious

This is a little shocking even by NBC’s standards. In a contract that NBCUniversal is calling a “groundbreaking multi-platform agreement” Ryan Seacrest, the longtime host of American Idol and E! Entertainment news will become, among other things, a reporter/analyst for … Continue reading

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Forward

The Obama campaign has released a new seven minute video cataloging the accomplishments of the administration during the first term of his presidency, and for those who feel the campaign has been a bit shy about touting those accomplishments — … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Arizona?

Good news, Arizona lawmakers are on the verge of doing what no one else could — defeat the secret United Nations plot to lower poverty, eliminate radioactive waste, and improve the public health. Obvious, glaring threats to our way of … Continue reading

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We’re All Losers

According to John Boehner, the gaping chasm that separates Mitt Romney from the average American isn’t going to hurt him because being worth $250 million makes you a winner and Americans hate losers. CROWLEY: You know, he comes from a … Continue reading

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Headline of the Day

The headline: Tucker Carlson Says People Shouldn’t Attack Obama’s Family, Then Attacks Obama’s Family Oh Tucker, you careerist twerp.

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Morning Awesome

Phil Collins – “Take Me Home” Live Moving day to a place that will hopefully be our home for a good long time. Sporadic blogging from me. Ashby should be along shortly.

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We’re Not Stupid

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, a spokesperson for Newt Gingrich has confirmed that their campaign will officially end on Wednesday. This comes several months after the unofficial end.

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The Next Thing Republicans Will Oppose

Greg Sargent reports: It’s official: Senate Democrats will soon hold a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a senior Democratic Senate aide confirms to me. “This vote is going … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad. This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin … Continue reading

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White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner speech by the president kicked all kinds of assneck. Seriously, some of the jokes were both home runs and others were totally ballsy. Favorite line: Hillary Clinton “won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.” Second … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

Rush – “Xanadu” From Exit… Stage Left (Reminder: I’ve been posting Rush videos every Sunday leading up to the release of Clockwork Angels in June.) Adding… I’m moving — again. So crappy blogging today and tomorrow unless something insane happens … Continue reading

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Higher Education

Artist – Jeff Parker In other news, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s plan to drug-test state employees has been declared unconstitutional. Again. This is the second time. Maybe third time’s a charm?

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Mitt Romney Fun Time

You can’t make this shit up. What’s the most fun thing Mitt Romney ever did? According to senior strategist Eric Fehrnstrom, it was the time a Massachusetts state trooper short-sheeted Romney’s hotel bed, and the governor responded by convincing the … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage is Good for the Economy

A study in Maryland indicates that marriage equality will generate… …“more than $90 million per year.” “Not only would the state net about $3.6 million in sales and lodging tax revenue, but over three years wedding-related businesses could see as … Continue reading

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Those Aren’t Real Jobs Anyway

During his speech at Otterbein College yesterday, Mitt Romney decided to attack the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus) not because it saved or created jobs, but because it saved or created the wrong jobs. Government jobs. Because those … Continue reading

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The Most Racist Items from the Jim Crow Museum

American Exceptionalism and all that. Buzzfeed assembled photos of the most horrendous bits of memorabilia from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum in Big Rapids, MI. While awful, it’s important to remember that this stuff was part of the evolution … Continue reading

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Breitbart Dumbstupid From Beyond the Grave

This might be the dumbest thing ever written about the killing of Bin Laden. And of course it comes from one of Breitbart’s stooges. Ben Shapiro from Breitbart.com clearly doesn’t understand anything about chain of command or military orders. If … Continue reading

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