Archive for November, 2010

Pre-Chanukah Asshats of the Day

Filed in National by on November 30, 2010 5 Comments

So I’m sitting here chilling to some Celia Cruz (Azucar!) and thought, hey, I haven’t honored anyone lately with an asshat award. And today we have two winners. Our first winner is Eugene Delgaudio, a Republican representing Sterling on the Loudoun County (VA) Board of Supervisors. I think we all read about Pandora’s experience with […]

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Wealth Is Created When the Rich Steal Things Fair and Square

Filed in National by on November 30, 2010 29 Comments

I cut & paste this directly from Gawker, because two minutes from now it will not seem like snarky satire anymore. You’ve got have lightning fast satire reflexes these days.

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An Observation

Filed in International, National by on November 30, 2010 9 Comments

Still not back in the politics mode, so… While away on vacation I noticed something.  The under 25 crowd isn’t tatooed.  Their parents were tatooed, as were those over 30.  Seems like this fad is fading.  Unfortunately, tatoos aren’t like skinny jeans – or a Hannah Montana tee shirt – that can be tossed in […]

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Tuesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 30, 2010 40 Comments

The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Net Neutrality At Risk

Filed in National by on November 30, 2010 7 Comments

Comcast and Netflix are in a dispute about fees for streaming video. Could this be the issue that brings attention to net neutrality?

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30 Media Heroes

Filed in National by on November 30, 2010 6 Comments

Having some fun with the Salon Hack 30 list, Greg Mitchell over at The Nation challenged his readers to create the 30 Media Heroes list.

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The Special Election Is January 13, They’re Sure This Time

Filed in Delaware by on November 30, 2010 6 Comments

The special election for New Castle County Council President will be held on Thursday, January 13.

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We’ll Have To Science That

Filed in Science and Health by on November 29, 2010 4 Comments

The December issue Scientific American is out and it covers some world changing ideas among many other issues. As one leafs through the issue, a reader could easily skip From the Editor, but this month’s column is interesting. Two items that Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina brings up are what are we doing about global […]

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Monday Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 29, 2010 25 Comments

The Monday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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My TSA Experience

Filed in Delaware by on November 29, 2010 27 Comments

We left the country over Thanksgiving to spend a week in beautiful Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.  Hmm… an international flight, and given all the attention given to getting through airport security lately, I was a bit nervous.  I read all the guidelines for checked luggage and carry-ons.  I emptied my handbag and started fresh, […]

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The Next Two Years For The Obama Presidency

Filed in National by on November 29, 2010 17 Comments

Eugene Robinson and John Podesta lay out what the next two years of the Obama presidency should look like.

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Read the December Issue of Punchline

Filed in National by on November 29, 2010 0 Comments
Read the December Issue of Punchline

Come read the second issue of Punchline, the cool new humor and comic magazine.

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Huge Wikileaks Document Dump – Fascinating Reading

Filed in International, National by on November 29, 2010 13 Comments

The website Wikileaks has released a new set of documents, >250,000 diplomatic cables.

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2012 election could pit Obama vs. Palin

Filed in National by on November 28, 2010 11 Comments

Here is a kos post by brooklynbadboy, which lays out what we all know.

– Obama will be the Democratic nominee.
– Palin will be the GOP’s nominee.
– As absurd as it seems, Palin could win.

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Weekend Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 27, 2010 6 Comments

The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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The Leftist Second Amendment Remedy

Filed in National by on November 27, 2010 35 Comments

If you think that the corporatist are now so firmly entrenched in power that they can not be dislodged at the ballot box; and if you think American as it stands now is unsustainable, and if you don’t want to move or cede the country to The 700 Clubers, then you might want to check out the Rude Pundit.

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American Political Discourse Numbed To Death By Endless Right Wing Stupidity

Filed in National by on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

I’m so old that I remember when it was…, “the stupid!! ….It burns!!”

Now the country is just numb to the stupid flowing endlessly from Republican leadership. Decency, rationality and even sanity have been assed raped on a daily basis for going on 15 years now. The blood issuing from the ass end of decency, rationality and sanity is so common place now that nobody even comments on it.

Recent case in point? Republican front runner for the office of President speaking with popular Republican radio/TV host:

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Black Friday Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 26, 2010 11 Comments

The Black Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Thnx Gvng Prtng Thghts

Filed in National by on November 25, 2010 7 Comments
Thnx Gvng Prtng Thghts

1) Is it me or has Violent J descended into self-parody?

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Thanksgiving Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 25, 2010 52 Comments

The Thanksgiving edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Conservatives Rewrite Thanksgiving History

Filed in National by on November 25, 2010 10 Comments
Conservatives Rewrite Thanksgiving History

Conservatives are pushing a new Thanksgiving story – socialism caused the Pilgrims to starve and they were saved by embracing capitalism.

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Don’t Fall for Tom Kovacks “Moderate Republican” Bullshit

Filed in National by on November 25, 2010 14 Comments

I have said that Kovacks is one of a small number of Republicans who does not make me want to vomit. He does make me queasy though. Here is the thing…

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Sad News: Rep. Hazel Plant Has Died

Filed in National by on November 24, 2010 17 Comments

The governor’s office has announced that former state Representative Hazel Plant has died.

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This is What the Election was Actually All About

Filed in National by on November 24, 2010 1 Comment

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Wednesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on November 24, 2010 23 Comments

The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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