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North Carolina House GOP Approves Child Murder Bill

Filed in National by on May 9, 2013 6 Comments

Withholding treatment is murder, in my book.
Parents would have to give their teenagers permission before they could receive birth control or be treated for sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse or mental illness, under a bill approved in a House committee on Tuesday.”

Heaven forbid they should get treated for life-threatening conditions without permission! Supporters say the aim of the bill is to restore parental control over teenagers lives. I say the aim is to kill teenagers who have sex or use drugs, and maybe if they’re bullied and harassed for being gay, they can commit suicide rather than get counseling for depression. Remember, these same people want to make sure their teenagers have easy access to (and training with) their gun collections (or be able to buy them online if their hippie parents don’t have any). The life of the child was never their concern.

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Fox News Dumps Dick Morris

Filed in National by on February 5, 2013 4 Comments

In a victory for reality and a defeat for bullshit, Fox News won’t be renewing its contract with Dick Morris, the world’s worst political pundit. Morris, AKA the King of Wrong Mountain, was last seen predicting a Mitt Romney landslide in November, a prediction not even Rasmussen’s polling hype supported. Fox could have saved themselves some money by listening to me in 2008; it shouldn’t take over a decade for a network to fire someone who makes nothing but wrong predictions. My all time favorite Morris prediction was that Hillary Clinton would beat Obama in the Hawaii caucuses because of “the Asian vote”. Yes, Obama won his home state by a landslide, of course.

Combined with Chris Wallace sticking it to Wayne LaPierre, this news suggests that reality-based discourse is on the rise.

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Wednesday Open Thread [12.26.12]

Filed in National by on December 26, 2012 97 Comments
Wednesday Open Thread [12.26.12]

Happy Boxing Day, everybody! I hope everyone got what they wanted this year, and if they didn’t, may the New Year treat them (and all of us) kindly. How’s your family?

The Six Day Coup at FreedomWorks shows that wingnuts really are crazy, greedy, destructive SOBs, even behind the closed doors of their own organizations.

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Expedia / Hotels.com / Hotwire: The Big, Ugly Rip-Off

Filed in National by on December 25, 2012 3 Comments

How do you feel about a corporation that tries to destroy the small businesses that it is partnered with? Which lies and claims small hotels are completely booked in order to route customers to more expensive ones?

Expedia, which owns Hotels.com, Hotwire, and Venere, is a big, fat rip-off:

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Boehner: If my taxes go up, so will yours.

Filed in National by on November 28, 2012 9 Comments

House Speaker John Boehner today rejected a proposal from former NRCC head Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to extend existing tax cuts for middle class Americans, primarily because Boehner (and other wealthy Americans whose incomes have been going up while everyone else’s has been going down) doesn’t get a piece of the tax cut action.

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Superblogger: Clark Kent leaving the Daily Planet for online journalism

Filed in National by on October 24, 2012 2 Comments

In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits. And delivers a stinging rebuke of the modern media that nails it as well as anyone could:

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Late Night Video 2: We Built This City On Public Dough (Rachel Schain & Todd Chappelle)

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, National by on August 26, 2012 5 Comments
Late Night Video 2: We Built This City On Public Dough (Rachel Schain & Todd Chappelle)

Using the parody lyrics to Starship’s “We Built This City (On Rock’N'Roll)” I wrote on last Friday’s thread on the RNC’s ‘We Built This’ theme, Delaware musicians Rachel Schain and Todd Chappelle recorded the following video:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeOoF50YaRw[/youtube]

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Frameshopping: Sharpen Up

Filed in National by on June 27, 2012 24 Comments

Here are a few sharp barbs I thought up; in the comments, offer your own punchy one liners that you’d like to see injected into the mix.

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Spending, Taxes, Deficit: Lower Now Than Inauguration Day

Filed in National by on May 16, 2012 4 Comments
Spending, Taxes, Deficit: Lower Now Than Inauguration Day

The facts, as laid out by Think Progress. Reality, as we all know, has a liberal bias.

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New Hampshire Primary Open Thread

Filed in National by on January 10, 2012 13 Comments

Post your predictions and reactions here! The expectation game: Romney’s hoping to break 40%, Huntsman and Paul are jockeying for second, and Santorum could lose momentum if he fails to beat Gingrich (and vice versa). As for Rick Perry, if he beats anyone, it’ll be a surprise.

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Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Liveblog

Filed in National by on November 7, 2011 17 Comments
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Liveblog

John Daniello gave the introduction, noting the Union hall we are in has a roster of out of work members – and that jobs would be the key agenda of the night. Gov. Jack Markell gave the key note, with an early acknowledgement of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He then reviewed the Democratic Party’s electoral successes, and how many office we control now vs. in decades past (noting that John Burris was in attendance). This was followed by a comparison of politics and policies in Delaware vs. other states (and DC) – noting our bond rating, atmosphere of cooperation, teacher hiring, civil unions, etc. He generated significant applause inviting those who want to fight for something (jobs, equality, etc) rather than against someone to come to Delaware. He thanked his family and the attendees for all the work they do.

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AP Appoints Liz “Sprinkles” Sidoti As Political Editor

Filed in National by on June 1, 2011 2 Comments

HuffPo notes that AP’s chief political writer Liz Sidoti has been promoted to the position of political editor, putting her fully in charge of AP’s reporting on politics as the 2012 race gathers steam. HuffPo’s article reads much like a Sidoti article – deferential to its subject’s vast sway in Washington. It reads like an […]

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Quote of the Day 5/17/11

Filed in National by on May 17, 2011 2 Comments

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be maintained.” – President James A. Garfield

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Question of the Day 5/14/2011

Filed in National by on May 14, 2011 15 Comments

How is it possible that the same people who think the words of Jesus should be the law of the land also think that billionaires deserve tax cuts and the poor should not be fed?

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PolitiFact’s most-read fact-checks of 2010

Filed in National by on December 28, 2010 1 Comment
PolitiFact’s most-read fact-checks of 2010

PolitiFact.com revealed today the top ten most-read fact-checks of 2010, and they overwhelmingly confirm one thing we already know: Republicans are filthy liars. Six out of the top ten were Republican statements, and all of them were rated “False” or “Pants on Fire”. Out of the four Democratic statements, two were true, one was “Barely […]

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Texas GOP: Keep the Supreme Court away from the Bill of Rights!

Filed in National by on June 22, 2010 4 Comments

The Republican Party is crazy. But no one, and I mean no one, out-crazies Texas. The new platform of the Texas Republican Party is so full of crazy it should have its own entry in the DSM, but this part takes the cake for me: Further, we urge Congress to withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in […]

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Terrorist attacks Jacksonville congregation

Filed in National by on May 20, 2010 13 Comments

Yes, this is real. It happened 10 days ago, and the national media didn’t report it – only local media did. On May 10th, a man brought a pipe bomb and a can of gasoline to a Jacksonville congregation during prayers and detonated it. Thank God no one was injured, but it’s still a rather […]

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Liveblogging the primaries, 5/18

Filed in National by on May 18, 2010 42 Comments

This is a liveblog to track the results from today’s primary results in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Oregon, and the special elections in Hawaii and PA-12. My bets: Pennsylvania – Sestak, Onorato, Critz, Pike (ugh) Kentucky – Paul, Conway Oregon – Kitzhaber, Dudley Arkansas – Lincoln (with runoff needed, I hope), Boozman (ditto) Hawaii – […]

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The Oceans Will Run Out Of Fish In 40 Years

Filed in International by on May 18, 2010 16 Comments

The greed of the developed world will be the tombstone of the planet. From AFP: The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover, UN experts warned. “If the various estimates we have received… come true, then we are in the situation where […]

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Republican policies in 3 words

Filed in National by on May 11, 2010 20 Comments

Republican Energy Policy: Spill, Baby, Spill! Republican Regulatory Policy: For Bedrooms Only Republican Finance Policy: Crash and Bubble Republican Foreign Policy: Loot and Holler Republican Education Policy: Cash for Flunkers Republican Tax Policy: Big Billionaire Bonanza Think up some more in the comments.

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Health Care Plan Comparison

Filed in National by on January 29, 2010 0 Comments
Health Care Plan Comparison

Comparison between the Democratic plan and the GOP plan: Mike Castle voted against the Democratic plan and for the GOP plan. Yet another reason why Mike Castle must not be allowed to represent us in the US Senate.

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Late Night Music Video: Henrietta, by the Fratellis

Filed in National by on January 24, 2010 0 Comments

Glaswegian Rawk. give us a kiss and maybe we can go out, it’s hard to miss you when you follow us abou-ou-ou-out

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Late Night Music Video: This Too Shall Pass, by OK Go

Filed in National by on January 23, 2010 3 Comments

Featuring the Notre Dame marching band. let it gothis too shall pass

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Pop Friday Music Video: Hollywood, by Marina and the Diamonds

Filed in National by on January 22, 2010 8 Comments

Conservatives hate things that are unpatriotic, except that they also hate our president and want America to fail. This is what happens when your entire political philosophy is purely emotional rather than rational. i’m obsessed with the mess that’s America

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Late Night Music Video: De-Luxe, by Lush

Filed in National by on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

Yes, I discovered this song on Rock Band 2. drink in your eyes, drink in your sighs grass in my thighs, my aching legs

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