Archive for January, 2011

Kovach Has a Knack for Winning Specials…

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but he also has a knack for losing his bids for re-election.

Tobin’s “Politics by the Numbers” breaks it down.

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Paying China First

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In a nutshell, that seems to be forming up as the GOP plan to avoid defaulting on the US debt if there is no agreement on the debt ceiling.

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Monday Open Thread

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The Monday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Nothing To See Here, Folks. Just (Another) Isolated Incident

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Via TPM: Roger Stockham, a 63-year-old Army veteran from California who was reportedly angry at the U.S. government, was arrested by police in Michigan and charged with allegedly threatening to blow up a Mosque in Dearborn. Dearborn police allegedly found Stockham inside his vehicle outside the Islamic Center of America with a load of M-80s […]

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Fox Geezer Syndrome

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“Fox Geezer Syndrome” – the phenomenon of older people relying on Fox News as their news source and being perpetually pissed off.

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Sussex GOP Braces for Stupidity Overload

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Between Frank Knotts’ recent call for (metaphorical, he claims) blood to be spilled, to the other nit wits trying to figure out who should be allowed to enter the building – this upcoming Sussex County GOP committee meeting promises to be one for the ages. I hope the news editor at the NJ has the […]

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This goes into, the “Well, what did you expect?” file

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While wingnuts weep, and gnash their teeth with dread at the notion that homos live and work amongst us, the Marines go about the business of being professional and loyal to the Constitution and the Commander-in-Chief.

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Senator Coons’ First Floor Address in the Senate

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Chris Coons gave his first floor speech on the Senate floor this past Thursday, on the subject of reviving and supporting the manufacturing sector in the US

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Frames, Frames, Everywhere Frames….

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If this George Lakoff observation is accurate, I have a question: Why did Obama piss away the “overriding narrative” that he used to pwn the GOP during the 2008 campaign? The generous side of me says that…

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Republicans are Funny

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From time to time you just have to point and laugh… On Real Time with Bill Maher, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) apparently wants to see some kind of manfishnewt before he will accept evolution (For Southpark fans, that would be half-man, half-fish, and half-newt). Which, if ever found, would utterly destroy our understanding of human […]

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Weekend Open Thread

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The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Senator Coons Discusses the SOTU Address

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This video is from C-SPAN, where he also responds to callers:

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Ayn Rand, The Perfect Teabagger

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No one represents the Tea Party more than the founder of objectivism, Ayn Rand. I’m sure you’re not shocked or surprised that Ayn Rand relied on Social Security and Medicare.

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Redefining Rape In A Good Girl, Bad Girl Sort Of Way

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Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law. For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger […]

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Why We Won’t Be Considering Arizona Universities

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It’s college search time in the Pandora household, and while we compared various universities by programs we didn’t expect to have to factor guns into the equation. Arizona House Bill 2001 which was filed mid-December would allow faculty to “possess a concealed firearm on the grounds of a community college … a provisional community college […]

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Friday Open Thread

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The Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Senate Reform Ends With A Whimper

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The Senate passed something they called “reform” which will do little to reign in abuse of Senate rules by Republicans.

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First Look At The Governor’s Budget Proposal

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A first look at the Governor’s proposed 2011 budget.

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Egypt

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Reports today are that unrest in Egypt is growing. Yesterday Egypt cut off internet access in an attempt to making it more difficult for protests to organize. Protests are occurring despite this.

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Rahm Emmanuel Back On Chicago Ballot

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Rahm Emmanuel is back on the Chicago mayor’s race ballot.

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Thursday Open Thread

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Thursday Open Thread

The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Reading The Tea Leaves – Carper

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The tea leaves say that Carper is running for re-election in 2012 and that he’s expecting to face Christine O’Donnell.

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Quiz Time! Can You Tell Bachmann From Ryan?

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Quiz time: which excerpt is Paul Ryan and which one is Michele Bachmann?

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Katie Takes it to Glenn

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You know how when you turn a light on in dank dark room and the roaches squirm to find a place to hide… well this is one of those moments… but there is nowhere to hide this time. Watch today’s “Father Coughlin” wriggle like the slime he is.

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Pinpointing the Causes of the Financial Meltdown

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Just as everyone is trying to digest the SOTU and the sideshows that were the Republican responses, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is releasing its findings and they find that this meltdown was completely avoidable.

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