Archive for October, 2009

Late Night Video: Ghosts in the Pool Room

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Weekend Open Thread

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Here is an open thread for your weekend. Sorry for the lateness of the thread, I was literally asleep on the job. Anyway, you’ve already seen this, but Republican Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava has suspended her campaign for the NY-23 seat. The RNC and Newt Gingrich have both endorsed the Hoffman campaign. The Independence Party, which […]

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WSJ In the Bag for Obama

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Who’d a thunk it? Windfall Taxes on Bank Bonuses Stimulus Fueled Much of Expansion Honestly, what is the world coming to?

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Call It! Predictions of Nov 2 Elections (Weekend Practice Run)

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So next Tuesday there are multiple off-year elections that people are watching. We’re launching this thread early so you can spend the weekend debating and working out your selections of the outcomes of Tuesday’s races. On Monday AM we’ll put up another thread where you can make your FINAL predictions complete with winning spreads. Whoever gets the most wins correct, with the closest guess to the winning spread and closest guess to the Bonus Question wins a delightful prize.

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Time Names The Best Blogs

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Time magazine named the top 25 blogs and the 5 most overrated blogs.

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Caption This: Halloween Edition

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Caption This: Halloween Edition

Caption this photo (h/t liberalgeek for the idea):

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Late Night Video: The Shining

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What if The Shining were a feel good movie?

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Evening Read

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Evening Read

No Phillies tonight, no problem. Three good articles to get those brain cells warmed up. The Nation: Why Reparations are good? It’s not what you think. The Daily Beast: The Left’s hero on Fox “News”: Shep Smith. Paul Krugman: Time to decide which side of history you are on.

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Breaking: Sen. Venables Injured in Boating Accident

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According to The News Journal, Sen. Robert Venables (D-Laurel) along with another man was injured in a boating accident. Senate Assistant Bonnie Wood said Venables had a cut over his eye and sore ribs after the 11 a.m. crash near Ragged Point, about 10 miles west of Cambridge.

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The Dangers of Parsing Tuesday’s Elections

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The Dangers of Parsing Tuesday’s Elections

No matter how they are spun, rerun and overdone, the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races are not national referenda. Even if the expected occurs — and Republican Bob McDonnell romps home in Virginia and New Jersey Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine wins a second term — it will be difficult to decipher an overarching message […]

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Ethics Document Accidentally Released

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A document from the US House Ethics Committee that details ongoing ethics investigations currently in play was inadvertently released reports The Washington Post. The 22-page “Committee on Standards Weekly Summary Report” gives brief summaries of ethics panel investigations of the conduct of 19 lawmakers and a few staff members. It also outlines the work of […]

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Friday Afternoon Bacon Blogging — Unnatural Obsessions Edition

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This video is from a TV show called The State. Never heard of it. But this is a funny skit and I’m looking for Smitty to step up and confess how much of his own life looks like this:

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Mitch Daniels Unable to Grasp Climate Change

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Mitch Daniels Unable to Grasp Climate Change

Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) does not know the definition of agnostic. While out stumping Indiana about job creation, Daniels was asked about climate change reports The Herald Bulletin. “I’m an agnostic,” he said. In response to a question on his view of cap-and-trade legislation that would penalize carbon-dioxide-emitting power plants, he said, “if we did […]

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And The Winner Is . . .

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And The Winner Is . . .

. . . for the oddest speech on the House floor this year, Representative Steve LaTourette (R-OH).

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Friday Open Thread — Halloween Movies Edition

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Friday Open Thread — Halloween Movies Edition

This week, The Daily Beast is featuring the Top 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time as selected by the total film geek Martin Scorsese. What is cool about this list is that they also provide some clips of each of the movies Scorsese has selected.

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Fox “News” Is . . . Gasp . . . Conservative

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Fox “News” Is . . . Gasp . . . Conservative

A Pew Research Center finds that Fox “News” is viewed as the most ideological of the six television news channels. Forty-seven percent of Americans think that Fox “News” is conservative, while 36% of Americans think that MSNBC is liberal. What’s interesting with this poll is that Americans thoughts regarding the news channels stay pretty consistent […]

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You Knew This Was Coming

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Can we finally strip Lieberman of his chairmanship now? Once again the DFHs (especially Ned Lamont) were right and the so-called political pundits were wrong. I’m not holding my breath waiting for the establishment to apologize for their support of Lieberman. Will Lieberman apologize to the people of Connecticut for lying to them about how […]

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If I Were A Republican Woman I’d Be Insulted

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If I Were A Republican Woman I’d Be Insulted

Reading this article brought two things to mind – The Stepford Wives and Enjoli… Ah yes, you’ve come a long way, baby. Right-wing women rock. Not for us the sturdy, honest calves of the New Democrat/Green Party female, honed on eco-tourist rainforest hikes. Those legs are often on unfortunate display, extending from a knee-length tweed […]

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QotD: A Touch Bookish

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QotD: A Touch Bookish

David Plouffe, Delawarean and mastermind of President Obama’s victory in 2008, has written a book, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory. Failed Vice-Presidential candidate and chronic quitter Sarah Palin comes out with her story later this month, Going Rogue: An American Life. Which to you plan on […]

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Between Love and Madness Lies the New Castle County Council

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Between Love and Madness Lies the New Castle County Council

Guidelines are now being created by the New Castle Country government that in time would allow businesses to advertise on county parkland reports The Community News. What types of ads, where the ads would go and what businesses the ads would be from are all part of the rules that will be drawn up between […]

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Late Night Video: Kayne Gets Bitched Slapped

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Late Night Video: Kayne Gets Bitched Slapped

Spike Jonze does what everyone wants to.

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Juvenile Victims Finally Get Delayed Justice

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No, not the victims of institutional pedophilia that Monsignor Greg Lavelle and the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington have conspired to individually screw for at least a second time. I’m talking about the 5,000 victims previously chronicled here. 6500 convictions thrown out due to kickbacks that two of the greediest ‘public servants’ in history got in […]

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Zombie Reagan in ’12

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Out of 1,038 registered Republicans surveyed by CNN and Opinion Research Corp, just 29 percent say Sarah Plain, the former half-term governor of Alaska and failed 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, is qualified to be president. While the former Governor of Alaska fades, a surprising name is making inroads among GOP faithful. A full 51 percent […]

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Palin Doesn’t Come Cheap

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Sarah Palin is “charging” the conservative Iowa Family Policy Center 100,000.00 to speak at their dinner next month.  Hey, great work if you can get it.  But why would she want to?  We are talking about Iowa – the state political careers go to soar or dive.  Also, not exactly the most neighborly move for […]

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Sometimes Celia

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Sometimes you make me laugh. Colin Bonini is the human teabag who is constantly putting himself in and taking himself out. He is a Republican state senator who has been eyeballing statewide office almost as soon as he got to the Delaware General Assembly in 1994. Given the multiple meanings of the word “teabag,” in […]

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