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John Oliver, Bill O’Reilly and Two Very Different Views of Obama

If you were in a coma for the last six years, then suddenly awakened this past weekend to observe both John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on HBO and Bill O’Reilly’s appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, you might assume … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly Slams U.S. Military Commanders for Not Being More Like General Patton

As we covered last week, Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly expressed a very specific rule for dissent during times of war: “You don’t criticize the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of a firefight. That could be construed as putting U.S. forces in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly’s Outlandish Proposal For a Mercenary Army of 25,000 Privateers to Fight ISIS

Bill O’Reilly figured out the solution to the Middle East’s ISIS problem, and it doesn’t involve American troops on the ground or in the skies above Iraq and Syria. O’Reilly’s solution might as well be the A-Team — bayonet-charging into … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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“Hawaii is a State,” Part One: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

Let’s clear something up right off the bat. There are two things that invariably irritate people who live in Hawaii. The first thing is when mainlanders forget that it’s a state. Seems weird, but these tiny islands out here in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The New and “Edgy” Meet the Press Explains the Midterms Using Chicken, Coffee and a “Nerd Screen”

There are a few things we know about the current status of Meet the Press. As Chez Pazienza pointed out, the way NBC News forced David Gregory out of his job was horrendously bad form. Like or dislike Gregory’s style, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Republican Odds For Taking Over the Senate Drop 10 Points in Two Weeks

Watching the polls over the past six months, I can’t help but to wonder whether presidential terms should be limited to one six-year term. Frankly, in the internet age, I don’t think voters have the patience or an attention span … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Promises to Repeal All Executive Orders… Ever

The other day on his podcast, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks bragged that he’s never been wrong when betting on the winner of presidential elections, then offered this: “If you’ve got Rand Paul running on a ‘Let’s stop messing … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Might Be Running, But He’ll Never Be President

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dials the customer service number for his cell provider. An automated voice on the other end says, “Press one for English and two for Spanish. Para Espanol, oprime el … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Ugly Side of Football and How Fans Continue to Let The NFL Get Away With It

ESPN’s Hannah Storm delivered an emotional and poignant monologue on SportsCenter the other day, raising the questions: why isn’t Ray Rice in jail, why didn’t he get fired and what does the NFL stand for? I wouldn’t presume to know … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Michael Moore Thinks Obama Will Only Be Remembered for Being the First Black President

You can always tell when there’s a midterm or presidential election right around the corner. Many of the usual pests crawl out from the floor-boards and inject themselves into the discourse just long enough to sell a book or release … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Fox News and the House GOP Look to Bush/Cheney for Advice on Iraq

It turns out the Republicans do in fact remember things that happened before January 20, 2014. Too bad they only remember all the wrong things. Yesterday morning, the talking monkeys on Fox & Friends suggested that President Obama seek advice … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Obama Tops Reagan on the Economy, But He Still Can’t Get the Word Out

You’d never know it by listening to AM talk radio or watching cable news or even reading social media, but based on the leading economic indicators, President Obama’s record on the economy is actually much stronger than Ronald Reagan’s record. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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During a Video Chat with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin Admits She’s “Simple Minded”

We can safely call it “The Summit of Stupid.” To celebrate the Labor Day weekend, the Duck Dynasty cast traveled to Alaska for a very special cook-out with Sarah Palin and her family. Naturally, when such a gathering of unrivaled … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Flip-Flops Again on ISIS, Now Says Iraq and Turkey Should Do All the Fighting

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is a national joke and anyone who thinks he’d make a swell president needs to pay a little more attention to the, you know, news. Yesterday, we reported the freshman senator’s latest in a bottomless cup … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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SHOCKER! Rand Paul Flip-Flops, Now Supports U.S. Military Intervention in the Middle East

New rule: if you happen to agree with something Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says, wait five minutes and he’ll say the exact opposite. Yet somehow both the left and the right gets suckered by this guy at every turn. He’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Fox News Channel Host Wishes Vladimir Putin Could Be “Head of the United States”

Fox News Channel’s long-distance relationship with Vladimir Putin appears to be heating up again. For the longest time, Fox News hosts throughout the broadcast day were crushing badly for Pooty-Poot and his hairless man-rack. But when protests in Ukraine disintegrated … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Guess What? No One Really Gives a Sh*t Whether Obama Plays Golf

Back in 2001, after spending nearly 30 days on vacation in Crawford, Texas, President Bush returned to Washington on the Friday before Labor Day, rather than on Labor Day itself. Why? Because he got hammered in the polls by Americans … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Sorry, But the Democrats Are Absolutely Not ‘Doomed’ in the Midterms

If you’re a Republican, you’re probably over-confident in your party’s chances in the forthcoming midterms. Of course you are. The common wisdom online and on cable news is that the Democrats are headed toward another 2010-style shellacking due to President … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s Ice Bucket Challenge is Funnier Than You Think

For the first time ever, a video of Sarah Palin is funny for the right reasons. Normally, we find ourselves laughing at a Sarah Palin video because she either hilariously bungles a softball question; or because she can’t describe the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Drunk-Sounding Rush Limbaugh Tries Desperately to Link Benghazi with Ferguson

That took longer that I thought. After nearly two weeks of tensions in Ferguson, MO, far-right radio has finally shoehorned the crisis into its ongoing Benghazi and IRS narratives. I’m seriously shocked that it didn’t happen sooner, a sign that … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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