Archive for September, 2009

Late Night Video – Your Brains Edition

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Jonathan Coulton’s Re: Your Brains performed in American Sign Language. Source

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Newt Gingrich FAIL — Oops, He Did It Again!

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Remember when we told you about Newtie awarding Entrepreneur of the Year to a porn exec? Well, he’s at it again, except this time making the owner of one of Dallas’ premiere “gentlemen’s clubs” the Entrepreneur of the Year:

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Day 3 C&S

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I had a real craving today and as the weekend gets closer the cravings are getting more pronounced.  I really wanted a beer today and felt my body really looking forward to Friday.  I pass by Brewer’s Outlet everyday and the past few weeks have been stopping in on Friday’s to grab a case for […]

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More Like This, Please

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) gave a speech in the House that got the Republicans in a tizzy, because he’s so mean! Republicans are predictably and tiresomely fuming over Rep. Alan Grayson’s remark yesterday that “Republicans want you to die quickly,” and with Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) declaring: “That is about the most mean-spirited partisan statement […]

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Carper’s Co-Op Compromise Plan

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Tom Carper is reportedly floating a new/old compromise with Democratic leadership: Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is quietly talking with the Senate Democratic leadership and Finance Committee members about an alternative to both the government insurance option and the nonprofit insurance cooperative. In a one-page document he began circulating last week, Carper suggests giving states the […]

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Newsmax wants a Military Coup over Obama

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I mean wow. Just wow. But the right doesn’t insight violence…nahhhhhhh From John L. Perry at Newsmax: There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the Obama problem. Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it […]

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Shhhh don’t tell anyone Mr. Moore, Democrats are crooks too…

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Believe it or not I got this from pube. I guess he supports Moore. I’m sure he was a big fan of Fahrenheit 9/11 too. Crooks are crooks and need to be outed. Regardless of party. That’s what seperates us from the GOP and Republicans in general. go see the Movie, it comes out tomorrow.

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Wednesday Open Thread

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Wednesday version of your open thread. Today we see Tom DeLay dancing the tango. I’ll say this – it’s slightly better than last week but still pretty terrible.

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Sanity From the Federal Bench

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When I discussed legalizing sports betting with Governor Markell a few months ago I asked what the chances were that we would be legally allowed to do it. He told me that they had submitted the question to the State Supreme Court for review. That report came back with some positive results for the administration, suggesting that it would be legal by the state constitution.

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Mike Castle Watch

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Once again we’re reaching another Mike Castle-imposed Senate run deadline. Any new information? New tea leaves to read? What about you Beau Biden? You’re back in Delaware – are you going to run? What’s a political junkie to do while they make their backroom deals decisions.

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Chart of the Day

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Chart of the Day

The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll is out and the news is pretty good, actually:

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On Tom Carper and Filibusters and Questions to Be Answered

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If he has any shred of integrity remaining, Tom Carper will have no choice but to oppose a filibuster of health insurance reform, even if it contains a robust public option. Why? Because that has been his position on other key votes, even those that he allegedly opposes. Take his vote on Supreme Court Justice […]

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Conservative Id

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This is becoming depressingly standard by now. Another wingnut columnist, John L. Perry, lets loose his inner rebellion fantasy in the pages of Newsmax. There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn’t the Third World. If […]

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Late Night Video — the Return of McCarthyism

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Interesting comparisons here. Video is 9 – 10 mins long. Find more videos like this on DramaTube

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Breaking: Carper Votes Against Rockfeller Public Option –UPDATED

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Via Steve Benen:
Updated — Carper votes against the Rockefeller Amendment and for the Schumer Amendment.

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Tuesday Open Thread

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Save this date – November 17. It’s the day that Sarah Palin’s memoir Going Rogue (clever title) is due to hit the shelves. She and her ghostwriter finished in only 4 months. The 400-page book is the first for Palin, who has been an object of fascination since Republican Sen. John McCain chose her as […]

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Breaking: Appeals Court Denies Delaware’s Appeal

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This just in from the News Journal: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit today denied Delaware’s petition for a hearing on its bid to offer sports betting on the outcome of fewer than three National Football League games. A three-judge panel of the appeals court in Philadelphia ruled last month that Delaware’s […]

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Comment Rescue – Call Carper’s Office Today

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John Manifold reminded us yesterday – we need to call Carper’s office today. Today the SFC will be debating several amendments relating to the public option. Carper is considered one of the Senators on the bubble, so calling him to tell him what you want is crucial. Bob Reich says Tuesday is the day to […]

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The Largest Free Clinic in the United States

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This should not be in a first world country: 1300 people showed up for a free dental clinic in Parkesburg, WVA. Then. the Remote Area Medical crew see 1500 people per day, in a free clinic over 8 days in Los Angeles. This weekend, 2000 people in Houston came to a free clinic (Texas having […]

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Glenn Beck’s Ten Worst List

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Glenn Beck is obviously a deep thinker. In his new book, Arguing With Himself Idiots he furiously whacks at strawmen, teaching the “idiot” about what the founders really meant. September 22 brought us the release of Beck’s second book of 2009, the ironically titled Arguing with Idiots. In it, Beck is engaged in an ongoing […]

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Help Out Trey Paradee This Weekend

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Trey Paradee, who lost what former Phils’ manager Danny Ozark called a ‘cliff-dweller’ to State Rep. Pam Thornburg for the 29th RD seat in 2008, will host a fundraiser for the 29th RD committee and for ‘Democratic candidates’ on Sunday. I think this is the first announcement of its type for which I’ve shilled (thanks for […]

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I’m sure it’s just the recession..

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NEW YORK – Organized religion was already in trouble before the fall of 2008. Denominations were stagnating or shrinking, and congregations across faith groups were fretting about their finances. The Great Recession made things worse. I almost feel sorry for the churches. I’m sure many of them had good programs for many of the countries […]

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Day 2 of C&B

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Well, I am officailly 2 days into my 6 months clean and sober side show. Yesterday on my hour long commute I would have to say I thought about beer no less than 50 times. Perhaps it is because I am stopping for a while and my brain knows it is going without. And he […]

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Greenspan is in favor of regulation = me being skeptical

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Whatever… F-you is what I have to say to that guy. He was all about Freemarket and deregulation…until the economy collapsed and bankrupted Iceland and a few other countries then sent our country to the brink of ruin and aided a housing bubble that has essentially screwed millions of people out of their jobs and […]

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Late Night Video — What Global Warming Looks Like

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This is one of the great TED talks, this one accompanied by time lapse imagery by James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey. This is remarkable imagery from a remarkable project. Worth all 19 minutes of this video.

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