Archive for July, 2011

Late Night Video — Emergency Default Crisis Rally

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Late Night Video — Emergency Default Crisis Rally

The American Dream Movement called for supporters to rally at the Congress last Thursday, that resulted in a few hundred folks who showed up to send a message to Congress asking for a debt deal that was fair for ordinary Americans — no cuts fo Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. I noted in a comment recently that this rally was held on the same day that the teajadis also rallied — with far fewer people (most accounts note that there was more press than ralliers), yet wall to wall coverage in the MSM.

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Death and Taxes (without the Death)

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h/t to Joanne Cabry for this. If you’re a conservative who hates taxes, please do the following. 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars. 4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after […]

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GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory

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Wapo’s Greg Sargent writes: By all accounts, it looks like a deal is about to be announced in which the debt ceiling is hiked in exchange for the promise of major spending cuts, including to entitlements, totalling at least $2.4 trillion. Anything can happen, but it apppears the GOP is on the verge of pulling […]

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In Which We Find the Media as Broken as the Republican Party

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In Which We Find the Media as Broken as the Republican Party

I wish I could stop being stunned at how badly our MSM can be in telling the public about the issues of the day. But I’m seeing more and more criticism of the coverage of this issue that I wonder if we aren’t looking at a point somewhere in the next weeks or months where our media does some of the sheepish navel gazing that followed when it became really plain that the Iraq War was done on a very large bed of lies that the media did little (except for the McClatchy organization) to try to check up on.

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As Vote Nears – Senator Coons Expresses Dems Concerns

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TPM reports: Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) on his way into the Senate early this afternoon. Coons said Senate Democrats were concerned about not being involved in the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. Coons said there are “a lot of rumors” but “nothing confirmed” about the path forward on a debt deal. He should be […]

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Governments Work…

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Governments are good. Governments make our lives better. Governments keep corporations in line and working toward our common good. We need government run courts, police, schools, transportation agencies in order to be a prosperous modern country. In a Democracy, the government is not some destructive force – the government is us. It is sad that […]

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Fear of a Black Republican

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This is the name of a documentary movie by film maker Kevin Williams that is screening now at Theater N in Wilmington. I went to the 11Am screening of this movie, presented by the filmmaker and his co-producer wife in person — both of them engaging the audience in a lively Q&A afterwards.

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Someone Finally Said It

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This just in… “It’s fair to say that the engagement there is not in any meaningful way,” Reid said. “Republican leaders still refuse to negotiate in good faith.”

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

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You really have to love video vaults. Thanks to our friends at Think Progress, we have video from some of today’s teabag members of Congress urging that the debt ceiling be raised. Under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), the Republicans continue to precipitate a stalemate […]

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Weekend Open Thread

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The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Tone deaf Tom Carper thinks “The Delaware Way” is a good thing

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Senator “I love Money!” wrote me an email:

Dear Fellow Delawarean,

Every day, I talk to Delawareans up and down the First State, whether through my office or at my local grocery store. They tell me that they are working hard to provide for their families and make our community a better place to live and work

Hold it right there. I don’t buy that

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Races To Watch – The Very Early Line

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No Republicans have the guts to say they are running for anything, so this is the list until further notice.

Governor
Democrat: Jack Markell (Incumbent)
Republican: Terry Spence (Disgraced former Legislator)
Outcome: Markell does not break a sweat trouncing this sad sack.

US Senate – DEM PRIMARY
Democrat: Tom “I’m a Republican!” Carper (Incumbent)…

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Friday Open Thread

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The Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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BREAKING: Obama To Make Statement On Debt Ceiling At 10:20

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This should be very interesting. Use this thread to help live blog the speech.  Thanks!

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Christine O’Donnell Smites Her Enemies, Part 2

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Once again it’s Christine O’Donnell versus the Establishment. This time it’s John McCain who has earned her wrath.

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Kavips Spells Out How We Got To The Brink Of Disaster

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Our one and only Kavips has a diary entitled You Just Don’t Get It… moving up the Daily Kos rec list.  So… go read and rec! Here’s a taste: And so they upped the ante… They said there should be a shift of $4 trillion to take care of the long term debt problem. When […]

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BREAKING: No Vote On Boehner Bill Tonight

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it was just announced that there will be no vote on the Boehner bill tonight.

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Happy to Be Serfs

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I was wondering what the vibe would be like at this October’s “VICMEAD 2011 Fuck YEAH!” the annual DEGOP cocktail party/Cotillion/”Doesn’t Pete DuPont look amazing for 105 years old?” What with all the teabags crashing the party and acting like Avery Scheiber at the Opera. I was picturing Copeland’s monocle falling into his chapagne cocktail. […]

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Really DE GOP? This is it? Really?

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Really DE GOP?   This is it?  Really?

This chap, Kevin Wade, is running against Tom Carper.
Apparently he was a guest on some wingnut talk show talking about “the fair tax.”

I could not bring myself to listen but if someone has a laptop that they use exclusively for porn and listening to wingnut circle jerks, have at it.

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Does Boehner Have The Votes?

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Think Progress tallies the numbers and it appears (at this moment) that Boehner is one R vote short. So… will he manage to twist some Tea Party arms and avoid public humiliation, or will the one vote grow into more nays?  Not sure, but if he doesn’t have the votes heading into this why would […]

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Beware Of Murdoch Employees Bearing Gifts

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Murdoch and Company are completely disgusting. In July 2000, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was abducted and murdered by a man named Roy Whiting. Her mother, Sara, considered News of the World “a friend and ally” during the investigation, and had an especially close relationship with Brooks, then the paper’s editor-in-chief. In fact, it was so close […]

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Thursday Open Thread

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The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Tea Party Logic: Winning Is Losing And Losing Is Winning

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Every time I read, or listen to, Republicans discuss the Debt Limit I immediately think of Alice In Wonderland. “I think I should understand that better, if I had it written down: but I can’t quite follow it as you say it.” Here’s an example of the Tea Party’s “Losing is Winning” logic:  Christine O’Donnell. […]

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He’s Back! Ralph Nader Is Here To Save The Day

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Ralph Nader is back to find a primary opponent for President Obama. He’s so helpful.

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Is The Wingularity Nigh?

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Are we entering the wingnut end times where the pure and perfect wingnut emerges?

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