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Monthly Archive: January 2009

Jan 31 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Someone needs to give the Cons in Congress a good, sharp slap across the face. Isn’t that what’s typically done to calm hysterical screaming ninnies? Or do they just need their noses shoved deep in some reality? I myself believe they need some quiet time in a padded room …

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Jan 31 2009

Time to Clean Out the Bushies

Something tells me a few people need reminding that there’s a new boss now: I can’t figure out if these Bushies are doing this for the usual bribes or because they’re homicidally jealous of sentient beings. Greenpeace nails this: Bush Holdovers Attempt to Undermine Obama Foreign Policy on Whaling Greenpeace Calls for Obama, Clinton to …

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Jan 31 2009

Hangover Discurso

In case you were wondering, yes, socializing was a success. I got to go fall in love with my adopted city all over again, I’m stuffed to the gills on excellent food, and Dark Knight on the IMAX screen was teh awesome. And I had all of this lovely Con stupidity to come home to. …

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Jan 30 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on (yesterday’s) public discourse. That’s right, my darlings. We’re going with vintage stupidity because Dana’s going to be traipsing through downtown Seattle, doing things like gazing at the Seattle Fault beneath the waters of Puget Sound and marveling at the fact part of it just slipped 35 kilometers down, stuffing herself until she …

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Jan 30 2009

Friday Favorite Fun With Earthquakes

So no shit, here I was beavering away at the blogging, and all of a sudden I notice the house is juddering and the cat’s sitting bolt-upright acting like the world’s coming apart. The shaking lasted nearly a minute. It wasn’t the kind of thing that would make a Californian blink, but to this Arizona …

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Jan 30 2009

The Republicon Comeback and Other Political Fairy Tales

Tragedy, comedy, or tragicomedy? You be the judge: The eager band of volunteers standing in the lobby of the Washington Hilton as the Republican National Committee winter meeting rolled into its second day made for a strange sight Thursday afternoon. One part Wal-Mart greeters to two parts Alex P. Keaton, they wore the sartorial train …

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Jan 30 2009

60?

This could get highly entertaining: Both Roll Call and the Huffington Post are reporting that President Obama is thinking of nominating Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) to be secretary of Commerce. There’d be a special significance to this move, if indeed the president does make it: New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, who’d appoint Gregg’s replacement, is …

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Jan 30 2009

Buh-Bye, Blago

State Senate to Blagojavich: “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass:” Rod Blagojevich spoke at some length to the Illinois Senate today, imploring state lawmakers not to remove him from office. He was not, apparently, persuasive. The Illinois State Senate on Thursday convicted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on a sprawling article of impeachment …

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Jan 29 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. And the stupid keeps rolling in from every side…. Republicons need to be taken to school and taught what “bipartisan” really means: Today, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) offered his understanding of the word. “[If the Ledbetter and SCHIP bills] are any indication, we’ll get votes on amendments, …

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Jan 29 2009

More Republicans Like This, Please

There’s one or two of them who occasionally makes sense. Very occasionally: Rep. John L. Mica (Fla.), the ranking Republican on the transportation committee, called the proposed infrastructure spending “almost minuscule” and expressed regret that the administration had not crafted its plan around an ambitious goal such as building high-speed rail in 11 corridors around …

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