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January 14, 2017 Open Thread

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January 14, 2017 Open Thread

Congressional Republicans talk about Ethics, Trump is fast but too fast and really unpopular, Sixers win three in a row, and the Union release their 2017 schedule.

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Learning the Hard Way

Filed in National by on January 9, 2017 32 Comments
Learning the Hard Way

I hate to say it, but the only way the message will get across is if the ACA is repealed with no replacement and everyone on it loses their insurance. At least, it seems like the only way the message will be heard. Though, I’m partially expecting the newly insurance-less to blame Obama for their loss of coverage.

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Iowa’s Steve King Wants to Know What Non-Whites Have Contributed to Society

Filed in National by on July 19, 2016 5 Comments
Iowa’s Steve King Wants to Know What Non-Whites Have Contributed to Society

I hope the NY Times doesn’t mind me borrowing their quote. Because I really couldn’t write a better excerpt than this: In response, Mr. King said: “This whole ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” – Rep. Steve King, R-IA

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The Obama Veto: Episode VIII

Filed in National, Science and Health by on January 8, 2016 3 Comments
The Obama Veto: Episode VIII

The next Republican Congress and President will, rather than make improvements and expand health insurance to all, repeal the Affordable Care act and fire 23 million Americans from their insurance policies, eliminating their financial ability to receive healthcare.

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I’ll Just Drop This Here

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On Thursday, the House voted to repeal the estate tax which would… increase the deficit by $269 billion over a decade.  

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How Cantor’s Loss Affects the Republican Party

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How Cantor’s Loss Affects the Republican Party

Well, I think I’m about as stunned as anyone right now. House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his primary by 10 percent tonight after polls had clearly shown him leading by double digits for weeks. Eric Cantor has been widely regarded as John Boehner’s replacement for leader of the Republican party in the house, and […]

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Republican Hypocrisy on the VA Scandal

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Republican Hypocrisy on the VA Scandal

The abuse of the VA scandal in a midterm election year to “rock” the anti-Obama vote is entirely disgraceful. The issue of VA bureaucracy is one that has existed for decades now, and while President Obama hasn’t done enough to solve the issue, pinning the fault entirely on the President is plainly wrong.

From 1921’s Veteran’s Bureau collapse, to unpaid revolutionary soldiers, to today’s waiting lists, the issue of how we treat our veterans is one that needs an open national discussion, not a finger-pointing series of aggressive speeches and letters.

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Republicans Have A BIG Problem

Filed in National by on November 8, 2012 20 Comments

Right now Republicans are blaming Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney, unreasonable gay people, slutty women, “biased” Hispanics, effeminate, urban, highly educated white guys, Evangelicals who didn’t show up, people who voted 3rd party and, of course, African Americans who should vote Republican, because, you know… Lincoln!

But the “Because I Said So!” party has a big problem, and I don’t see how they solve it.  Yes, there have been mumblings about how the GOP has to tap into the groups I’ve listed about, but the question is how? 

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Republican Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Is God’s Will

Filed in National by on October 23, 2012 18 Comments

FYI:  Todd “legitimate rape” Akin is not an outlier.  Rep. Roger “some girls rape easy” Rivard is not an outlier.  Sharron “make lemonade out of rape” Angle is not an outlier.  Paul “I agree with Akin” Ryan is not an outlier.

As time goes on, I’m rapidly reaching the conclusion that Republicans view the act of rape as god’s will.  It’s almost as if, and I hesitate to type this, but… it’s almost as if they are casting god as the rapist.  It’s like these guys view god as a Zeus-like figure.  It’s like they are saying that despite the woman’s wishes god has decided she should be pregnant so he sent a rapist to fulfill his will.

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Things I Learned from the GOP Convention

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Mitt Romney had a little get together in Florida this week with some of his closest angry white friends. From this convention, I learned a few things about the Republican Party. Okay, maybe not learned them, maybe I just had the ideas reinforced.

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The Politicizing of Pizza

Filed in National by on August 8, 2012 26 Comments
The Politicizing of Pizza

I’ve never liked Papa John’s pizza, it always tasted like tomato sauce and cardboard to me. So the fact that I won’t be ordering from Papa John’s in the foreseeable future should not really affect their bottom line.  However, some of you out there, might be ordering this crappy pizza and you might want to […]

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Book Review: Politico’s Playbook 2012

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Book Review: Politico’s Playbook 2012

I just finished reading both of Politico’s Playbook 2012 books, The Right Fights Back and Inside The Circus.

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GOP Mind Tricks Aren’t Working This Time

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GOP Mind Tricks Aren’t Working This Time

E. J. Dionne has an interesting theory on why the typical Republican game plan isn’t working − Because the screwed the pooch on foreign policy last time around.

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31 Republican Men Vote Against Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

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The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed the Senate 68 to 31 with one abstention.

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Stupid Things Men Say

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Stupid Things Men Say

The Caterpillar War

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That’s What She Said (Part II)

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That’s What She Said (Part II)

One of the best places for hard-hitting political news is on “The View”. So it should be of no surprise to South Caroline Governor Nikki Haley that she got grilled by some of the best in the business: Barbara Walters, Joyce Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Mediaite writes: She wanted to know about Haley’s […]

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Republicans Should Have Learned The Komen Lesson

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My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

That. Is. Not. An. Apology. What that is the classic: Sorry, if you can’t take a joke. I was just being humorous, but you’re too sensitive to have a sense of humor. I was simply making a very important, bigger point, that you’re too stupid to understand. An apology isn’t an apology if you can fit in the word “but.” Go ahead and add that word after Rush’s first sentence. It fits beautifully. And the backlash that’s building around this situation has much in common with the Komen fiasco. Attack women, or an institution women love, and face the consequences. 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the woman.

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Rush Limbaugh Will Agree To Contraception Coverage If Georgetown Student Posts Sex Tapes Online

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LIMBAUGH: “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Has any Republican denounced this pervert’s comments yet? Know what, Republicans? Keep going down this path. See you in November.

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If You Aren’t Reading Charles Pierce You’re Missing Out

Filed in National by on November 8, 2011 0 Comments

Here are some highlights, but you need to read the whole article.

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How Do We Deal With This?

Filed in National by on August 3, 2011 14 Comments

What’s the solution? I’m serious. Dems held their ground and “tens of thousands” of people are out of work. Republicans don’t care. Yet again they’ve not only taken a hostage they’re willing to shoot, they’ve taken one they want to shoot.

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Teabag Congressman and Black Americans

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Seems that Congressman Doug Lamborn (Teabag – CO) has a new pet name for President Obama. I wonder why he just didn’t use the N-word or call him boy. From the Denver Post: A short clip of the Colorado Springs Republican speaking about the debt ceiling debate during a talk radio program on Friday went […]

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Does Boehner Have The Votes?

Filed in National by on July 28, 2011 12 Comments

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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We Hit The Debt Ceiling Today

Filed in National by on May 16, 2011 11 Comments

In case anyone cares. In the meantime, the hostage strategy will continue to play out — Republicans are threatening to create a recession, on purpose, unless Democrats give them a whole lot of unspecified spending cuts. If Dems fail to comply with the demands, the GOP will refuse to act and on August 2, we’ll […]

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Majority Favor Formation Of A 3rd Party

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A new Gallup poll shows that 52% of Republicans and 60% of Tea Party Republicans favor formation of a 3rd party.

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The Idea Of Seniors Shopping For Health Insurance Is Insane

Filed in National by on April 19, 2011 8 Comments

If you have ever had to purchase individual health insurance you know exactly how insane Paul Ryan’s senior health insurance vouchers are.  If you haven’t then you might want to read a post I wrote in November 2008. Fact:  Individual health insurance is only cost competitive if you’re young and healthy, because health insurance has […]

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