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Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 28 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. And the future of the Republicon party is… The results of the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference have just been released, and you’ll never guess who won. [snip] Here it is in order: Mitt Romney Bobby Jindal Sarah Palin & Ron Paul Charlie Crist Romney …

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Feb 28 2009

Political Snark at its Finest

Digby highlighted one of the most beautiful rants I’ve read all week. I’m only going to give you snippets. Go. Read the whole thing. I don’t care if it’s Saturday – you only think you have better things to do: No. You’re idiots and your mothers are embarrassed by every single one of you. It’s …

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Feb 28 2009

Another Noxious Bush Reg Bites the Dust

A few months ago, I alerted you to Bush’s little scheme to allow healthcare providers to redefine birth control as abortion and then refuse to provide the service. At the time, I gave you what I considered wise advice: We can’t rely on Obama’s ability to roll these rules back. Better for the country if …

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Feb 28 2009

The Revolution’s Been Postponed Due to Lack of Interest

Oh, look! Sad, pathetic people holding hands: So, remember just last week when derivatives-trader-turned-working-man-populist Rick Santelli delivered his infamous rant about Obama’s housing and other economic plans? Remember when Andie Collier at Politico announced that Obama was in trouble because America was “a nation of Santellis” (presumably, good news for McCain)? Remember all those “Chicago …

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Feb 27 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. News too funny not to lead with: From the File of Things That Really Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone Who’s Been Paying Attention to American Culture, we have this: A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between …

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Feb 27 2009

Our Mission Be Delayed

February be a short month, and Admiral Dana be dealin’ with shipwrecks. We’ll spend an extra week in port – shore leave for the lot o’ ye! Just have yerselves on board by Thursday the 5th o’ March – we be sailin’ next Friday! Those o’ ye who’ve already boarded get extra rations o’ rum …

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Feb 27 2009

Friday Favorite Childhood Cartoons

My supervisor has taken to announcing his lunch break with cartoons. Since we’re roughly the same age, our tastes coincide. It’s sad that the highlight of my work day is seeing what cartoon he’s hyping next, but at work, you must take whatever nuggets of joy you can find. He’s reminded me of those halcyon …

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Feb 27 2009

Why Do the Cons Hate D.C.?

This is rich: The residents of the District of Columbia pay federal taxes, but have no voice in Congress. A measure is finally near passage that would, at long last, give D.C. a vote in the House of Representatives. But before that happens, Senate Republicans want to ignore their professed principles and tinker a bit …

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Feb 27 2009

We’re Coming for You

That’s right. No more free lunch for incumbents. No more job security. No more helpless handwringing as you Blue Dogs and spineless gits and corporate bitches get drunk on your own power. There will now be consequences for your actions: Some of the most prominent names in progressive politics launched a major new organization on …

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Feb 26 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Kristol’s advice to Cons: “I don’t care why you do it, just obstruct!” In his inaugural column for the print edition of the Washington Post, Bill Kristol offers some advice for his Republican brethren: obstruct as much as humanly possible. …Obama’s aim is not merely to “revive this economy, …

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