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Five basic facts on the recent shootings in/near _Nashville_

Filed in National by on August 5, 2015 14 Comments
Five basic facts on the recent shootings in/near  _Nashville_

Details of today’s shooting are still emerging, but these are the facts we have so far:

1) It is “too soon” to talk about how this shooting fits into our approach to gun control.

2) Our approach to gun control makes it easy for anyone [even people who “exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements”] to get guns legally and kill multiple people.

3) In spite of the fact that every other western industrialized country manages to restrict criminals and the mentally deranged from obtaining guns, any changes (and I mean ANY CHANGES) in our approach to gun control are impossible because they would naturally and inexorably lead to tyranny.

4) Congress and the national headquarters of the NRA are both places which restrict 2nd Amendment rights.

5) The NRA took in over $300 million in revenue in 2013.

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This is what Secretary Clinton should say….

Filed in National by on August 5, 2015 31 Comments
This is what Secretary Clinton should say….

“If Republicans were really concerned with reducing abortions, they would be for contraception. They’d be for reducing unplanned pregnancies. They be in favor of making abortion more rare, not in making it illegal. If they honestly wanted to reduce abortions, they would want to increase Planned Parenthood’s budget.

They don’t care about things that have been proven to work thought because they really aren’t concerned with stopping abortions. They are concerned with making noise and raising money.”

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Scott Walker is a walking, talking train wreck

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 6 Comments
Scott Walker is a walking, talking train wreck

Not only has he trashed Wisconsin’s finances, but his personal finances are a mess.

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (R) is in some serious debt.

National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reported Monday that new federal financial documents showed that Walker had credit-card debts totaling more than $20,000 from two separate cards.

That’s bad. This is worse.

One of the debts is via Barclays and is estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000. The interest rate on the debt is 27.24%.

What a moron.

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Jesus…

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 2 Comments
Jesus…

2 Men Open Fire On Soldiers At Jade Helm Training Site

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi says authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility. No injuries were reported.

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith tells WDAM-TV (http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6) that the shots were fired just after noon Tuesday. The soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg.

U.S. Special Forces Command designated Camp Shelby as one of the sites where a multi-state military training exercise, “Jade Helm 15″, was expected to take place, according to The Army Times.

I’m inclined to let the south go, but I’d hate to have to live next to a failed state full of psychotic idiots.

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What does the Fox News Debate Mean for the DL Fantasy Pool?

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 5 Comments
What does the Fox News Debate Mean for the DL Fantasy Pool?

Thanks to Roger Ailes, there are now two classes of GOP candidates. The Children’s Table Losers and the Prime Time Losers. I think it is safe to say that the longevity of the Children’s Table Losers has taken a hit. So who should be happy and who should be sad?

Division 1
Jason330: Huckabee (117), Christie (36), Cruz (161), Carson (118)| 432
Pandora: Walker (23), Paul (145), Rubio (140), and Santorum(72) | 380
AQC: Jindal (46), Bush (55), Fiorina (118), Ehrlich (0) | 219

Division 1A
Newton: Paul (145), Rubio (140),Carson (118), Santorum (72) | 475
Prop Joe: Cruz (161), Jindahl (46), Walker (23), Perry (65) | 295
Del Dem: Bush (55), Christie (36), Huckabee (117), Graham (69)| 277

Turns out, with 4 in the Prime Time, I’m the winner of the Roger Ailes follies. Del Dem, Pandora and Newton, both with three did well. Prop Joe has two Prime Time Losers, and AQC is the Rick Perry of this round.

 

 

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Republicans want 2016 to be about women’s healthcare – Dems should beat them senseless… Will they?

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Republicans want 2016 to be about women’s healthcare – Dems should beat them senseless… Will they?

The GOP is going all in to turn Planned Parenthood into the next ACORN. In response to completely debunked and discredited videos that conservatives collectively pretend show Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal tissue from abortions, Senate Republicans introduced legislation to stop all government funding to the organization. Planned Parenthood receives up to $500 million annually […]

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Ehrlich drops prior to entering

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Ehrlich drops prior to entering

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told the Boston Globe that he’s not running for president, making him the only Republican in the country not running for President. This means nothing to the universe of political punditry – except to one person, AQC, who is going into the second phase, the drop phase, of DLGOPFP a three legged chair. (scroll down for updated standings)

Don’t cry for AQC though. He (she?) has Jeb Bush, so points will be accumulated while candidates like Newton’s Rand Paul will fall to the ground like overripe and unwanted apples in an abandoned orchard. It is still anybody’s game, and other sports related cliches.

[An aside... I wonder if all this attention to the Buffoon Bus (tm) is helping the GOP in some perverse way? They do get to claim that they have an "embarrassment of riches" and while you and I certainly agree that these candidates are embarrassing, they are all getting a lot of earned media, and pushing the Dem candidates into the shadows. Also - since they all agree on all the issues, they get to continue to spout their utter bullshit unchallenged. Certainly the media is not going to call them on their floating of fact impaired fucktardy. ]

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Same old, same old

Filed in National by on August 3, 2015 2 Comments
Same old, same old

Nice job Bushie. (also, nice job Obama keeping it rolling).

While American military trainers had gone to great lengths to protect the initial group of trainees from attacks by Islamic State or Syrian Army forces, they did not anticipate an assault from the Nusra Front. In fact, officials said on Friday, they expected the Nusra Front to welcome Division 30 as an ally in its fight against the Islamic State.

“This wasn’t supposed to happen like this,” said one former senior American official, who was working closely on Syria issues until recently, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential intelligence assessments.

The Nusra Front said in a statement on Friday that its aim was to eliminate Division 30 before it could gain a deeper foothold in Syria. The Nusra Front did much the same last year when it smashed the main groups that had been trained and equipped in a different American effort, one run covertly by the C.I.A.

h/t eschaton

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“Cuckservatives” vs “Real Fighters”

Filed in National by on August 3, 2015 10 Comments
“Cuckservatives” vs “Real Fighters”

I thought I knew how screwed up the GOP is. Turns out…I had no idea how mightily screwed up the GOP is right now.

“Cuckservative,” you see, is short for a cuckolded conservative. It’s not about a Republican whose wife is cheating on him, but one whose country is being taken away from him, and who’s too cowardly to do anything about it.

OK, that’s gross and sexist enough already, but there’s more. It apparently comes from a kind of pornography known as “cuck,” in which a white husband, either in shame or lust, watches his wife be taken by a black man. Lewis explains it this way: “A cuckservative is, therefore, a race traitor.

This is not merely a new way to shout “RINO.” It’s a call to make the GOP an explicitly racist party, devoted to the defense of whites…. ”

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The Rand Paul campaign deathwatch is on

Filed in National by on August 2, 2015 6 Comments
The Rand Paul campaign deathwatch is on

More on this when I update the Fantasy standings, but it looks like we are transitioning to the drop phase.

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Colin Bonini has got some balls…

Filed in National by on July 24, 2015 3 Comments
Colin Bonini has got some balls…

Either that, or he is simply clueless. Just read this and be aware of the fact that he has never voted for a budget. He is simply against budgets. He is a pumpkin-headed know nothing when it comes to budgets, and he is proud of it.

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GOP Debate Watch Party Set from the DNC Actually Kinda Funny

Filed in National by on July 24, 2015 2 Comments
GOP Debate Watch Party Set from the DNC Actually Kinda Funny

I think of the DNC as being staffed by a bunch of dingle-berries and dipshits, mostly because historically it has been staffed by a bunch of dingle-berries and dipshits. But that might be changing. This GOP Debate Watch Party Pack actually seems funny.

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We took a chip out of the wall

Filed in National by on July 23, 2015 6 Comments
We took a chip out of the wall

These (more or less) were the remarks I delivered last night at the PDD event honoring PDD’s “Bob Stachnik Progressive Courage” awardees.

Thanks for having me here to say a few words about Bob Stachnik on the occasion of awarding these first Bob Stachnik Progressive Courage Award. Having worked with him through the Howard Dean meetup days and into the founding of PDD, I can say one thing with absolute authority – Bob would hate the name of this award.
This I know for sure. That is an objective fact.

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – John Kasich enters the clown car as the compasionate conservative

Filed in National by on July 21, 2015 9 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – John Kasich enters the clown car as the compasionate conservative

Some dude, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, announced today. Who cares? Not us. Nobody has Kasich and also… additionally, he is no LeBron James. Will Kasich make it to the Fox News debate and thereby and legitimize his candidacy?

If he does I’ll talk about him then.

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Trump is Done

Filed in National by on July 20, 2015 32 Comments
Trump is Done

It had to happen sooner or later. With his sneering and cynical remarks about John McCain’s service and captivity in Vietnam, Trump has brought his candidacy to a close. It happened sooner, not later. Everyone knew he was going to say something that he couldn’t bluster through, or shrug off, and now the feeding frenzy […]

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Our gun laws make this kind of killing entirely too easy

Filed in National by on July 17, 2015 35 Comments
Our gun laws make this kind of killing entirely too easy

Four Marines and a gunman were killed in shootings at multiple military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mayor Andy Berke announced at a Thursday afternoon press conference. The gunman was believed to have acted alone.

No matter what you think about gun control, it is impossible to dispute the fact that our gun laws make it easy for people, who are so inclined, to inflict a lot of damage.

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More on why Senator Chris Coons favors war with Iran over diplomacy

Filed in National by on July 17, 2015 7 Comments
More on why Senator Chris Coons favors war with Iran over diplomacy

According to this Daily Beat piece by Michael Tomasky the ostensible reason Coons is down on diplomacy because it doesn’t solve all problems in the middle east tomorrow. That’s some transparent bullshit, because nobody ever said that this deal was supposed to solve all middle eastern problems (or even the ones caused by George Bush) with the stroke of a pen.

But I think we all know the real reasons. 1) AIPAC says so. and 2) He thinks there is some political/career gain from building up this image as some kind of Dem hawk. I don’t get #2, but his track record is pretty clear.

h/t a commenter for the link

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It’s Official – Bloodthirsty Warmonger Coons, an Iran deal skeptic

Filed in National by on July 15, 2015 26 Comments
It’s Official – Bloodthirsty Warmonger Coons, an Iran deal skeptic

I really don’t get why Coons wants to build up this image as a fucking bloodthirsty warmonger. Are their really that many warmonger-y Delawareians clamoring for our delegation to be on the forefront of undermining the Obama administration’s very successful diplomatic engagement with Iran?

We get it Senator. You’re a big swinging dick. A real tough guy. Israel über alles, and all of that. Is that what you want to hear?

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The Iran deal reveals the disgusting state of the Democrat (sic) Party

Filed in National by on July 15, 2015 13 Comments
The Iran deal reveals the disgusting state of the Democrat (sic) Party

Thanks to DC based Democrats and other Democratic chickenshits like John Carney, Chris Coons and Tom Carper, I have to read stuff like this:

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Obama squanders golden opportunity to bomb/invade Iran

Filed in National by on July 14, 2015 0 Comments
Obama squanders golden opportunity to bomb/invade Iran

I was trying to think of what the wingnut headlines will be for this historic agreement with Iran. VIENNA (AP) — After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions […]

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Walker promises to do to America what he did to Wisconsin

Filed in National by on July 13, 2015 8 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Walker promises to do to America what he did to Wisconsin

Robert Reich views Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as the most dangerous of all GOP hopefuls. Why? Because he’s relatively young and charismatic. He’s David and Charles Koch’s favorite (which means unlimited funding by the nation’s most right-wing and irresponsible billionaires), and his positions on key issues are among the most extreme in the Republican field. […]

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Charlie Copeland Really Really Hates Hillary Clinton

Filed in National by on July 13, 2015 6 Comments
Charlie Copeland Really Really Hates Hillary Clinton

According to this email, which is otherwise utterly devoid of content, for a measly $9.00 a month you can wear a pin that proves you hate Hillary Clinton as much as Charlie Copeland hates her.

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Where “Bridge-gate” Stands Now & How Christie Got His Fat Man Tit Caught in a Ringer

Filed in National by on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Where “Bridge-gate” Stands Now & How Christie Got His Fat Man Tit Caught in a Ringer

Here it is in a nutshell. Going into reelection in November 2013, Chris Christie was riding high in the polls, and a virtual shoe-in to be the GOP nominee to run in 2016. Then his office ordered the closure of the George Washington Bridge in order to fuck with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for […]

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Pope Francis simply will not stop trying to get me back to Mass

Filed in National by on July 10, 2015 3 Comments
Pope Francis simply will not stop trying to get me back to Mass

The future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites. It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process of change. I am with you. Let […]

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Brian Selander – The Darkhorse in the race to be Delaware’s next (insert office name here)

Filed in National by on July 10, 2015 15 Comments
Brian Selander – The Darkhorse in the race to be Delaware’s next  (insert office name here)

I think we have to include Selander in any list of Democrats who could/should run for some office. He is currently in the world of private industry, but her continues to have a strong public service focus. Based all of his previous jobs, I doubt he will be content to stay away from government and […]

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