Monday, April 30, 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Great Economic Deception Started With Ronald Reagan

Unfortunately some people (including the media) refuse to except the truth.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mitt Romney's "Experience"

Fucking Hypocrites...

"It's Like Getting Your News From The Town Drunk."

Mitt Romney's Selective Resume

When Heores Fight Each Other, Bad Guys Take Bets


The funny thing is most of these villains rarely do anything that's financially criminal; so where did they get the cash?

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The Superhero Has Come A Long Way

  


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You Would Think The VAWA Would BE An Easy Piece Of Legislation To Pass

FYI

The GOP & conservatives started President Obama's term by saying they hope he fails. Congressional Republicans did whatever they could to make President Obama's initiatives failed.

In the end, Obama's initiatives were watered down versions of what he originally wanted. They were not really failures, but they weren't all shinning triumphs either.

Now that Mitt Romney is essentially the GOP presidential candidate for the 2012 election, he has decided to campaign on the message that President Obama has failed. His examples range from vague to non-existent, and the tenuous ones he makes are more or less the results of the Bush Presidency.

In short: the GOP is planning on blaming the failures of G.W. Bush on Barack Obama, aka, "He didn't clean up our mess!"

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Thor's Not a Big Fan of China






I don't think this story will be the plot to the movie sequel.

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About The (Sunday) Political Shows & The GOP

When GWB was president and the GOP controlled both Houses, the rationale was "Hey, we're in power, we deserve more representation."

When Obama became president and Democrats hold (a tenuous) control of one or both Houses, the rationale is, "Hey, our voices need to be heard too! We deserve more representation."

See the difference?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Stand Your Ground," My Hairy Ass

This POS law does not work for everyone, especially the ones it should work for.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

"STFU & Vote For Mitt Romney" Is Officially Underway

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Picture This: The Thing About Unions


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Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Republicans and Conservatives still dominate the Sunday Shows, aka, "the liberal media." Shouldn't these guys be in church?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Picture This: How Did The Cast Of "Girls" Get There Jobs?

I was shocked at first because I thought it was about a girl who cloned herself to have four times as much fun.

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Not All Animated Things Are Meant For Kids

Cool but creepy.

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Picture This: Prison Cells

British Prison Cell:

French Prison Cell:

Japanese Prison Cell:

Canadian Prison Cell:

Inspired by the commenters in this Gawker post.

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People Who Are Sexually Repressed Tend To Blame Every Problem On Sex

Tea Party: Now a Subsidiary of Romney, Inc.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quote Of The Day

If you haven't listened to this whole exchange, please do so. This is what passes for philosophy on the far right these days.

Sam is correct: There is not a single example of free-market libertarianism anywhere in the history of man -- or anything even remotely approaching it -- because the libertarian utopia fall flat on (at least) two fundamental questions:

1) How does a libertarian society protect itself from invasion from an external force? And

2) How does a libertarian society protect itself from the over-consumption of natural resources?

On the second question, I have moral dilemma that I pose to my libertarian friends that NONE have been able to answer yet without admitting that some form of "governmental coercion" is necessary. It goes like this:

In a large bay shared by thousands of families, there is a long tradition of oyster fishermen stretching back for generations. The people around the bay love oysters, and so the oyster fishermen work hard to dredge for oysters each year, but then reap great rewards when they sell their catch at the docks. From year to year the number of oysters caught varies, but there is always plenty to satisfy the demand. Then one year a strange disease hits the oyster population, wiping out whole areas and forcing the oyster fisherman to move farther and farther up the bay to catch even a few bushels of poor-tasting oysters. Eventually, the problem grows so dire that one of the older oystermen suggests that they temporarily suspend operations to allow the oyster stocks to rebound.

But another oysterman, who would rather change his profession to deep sea fishing anyway, decides in his own self-interest that he will continue dredging for oysters -- in fact he will INCREASE his efforts -- for the purpose of raising the money necessary to shift his business. He decides he will catch and sell even the smallest, blandest oysters to raise the money he needs. But by doing so, he virtually guarantees the end of the oyster industry for everyone else, at least for the foreseeable future.

In a perfectly libertarian society, what is the correct course of action?

BTW, everything in the first paragraph has actually occurred on the ChesapeakeBay in Maryland and Virginia.


-- "schultzbk", commenting on a C&L post about Sam Seder going up against Libertarianism.

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Seriously; The Fuck?

Riddle Me This

Why has there been more women guests on the political cable shows talking about being moms than talking about contraception/birth control or being paid as much for men for equal work?

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Monday, April 16, 2012

For Star Trek Geeks Only

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Their Reality Continues To Surpass Our Parody/Satire

Friday, April 13, 2012

Quote Of The Day

I'm a stay-at-home-mom...and I could write a book.

I live in a middle-upper/middle class suburb--and there are many SAHMs around here. All I can say is that there are a quite a few SAHMs who don't "stay at home" a lot! They hire babysitters and are out getting mani/pedis and shopping for strappy sandals. Their kids are often watched by nannies, and their homes are cleaned by housekeepers.

I'm sure this is politically incorrect to even say these things--but there are two kinds of SAHMs and anyone inside these circles knows that. The first group--actually stays home with their children; the second kind doesn't have a job because she doesn't need a job as the family is wealthy. These women really aren't SAHMs.
True, they don't work. Also true, that they have kids. However, they aren't working at home because they have people to do that for them. Having a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener and someone to run your kids to all of their activities--isn't YOU being AT HOME.

I have seen this outsourcing happen with people who make low six-figure incomes. So, please don't tell me that someone who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars isn't doing the same. Is someone really going to really try to score political points by suggesting that Ann Romney made chicken nuggets for lunch, watched Barney with her kids and was home with them full time during most days changing diapers and spraying Shout on grape-juice stains? Come now!

I don't begrudge stay-at-home moms who choose to outsource. But please, let's not call yourself "stay-at-home moms" just because you have kids and you don't work outside the home. If you aren't spending the majority of your day hours taking care of the kids--then you're not really a "stay-at-home-mom".

If Ann Romney did spend most of her time at home, then I'm sorry for mischaracterizing her life. However, if I'm right--she needs to quit calling herself a stay-at-home mom for political gain and feigning outrage because Rosen told the truth about Ann never working a day in her life.

Stay-at-home moms work very hard, and so do the moms who work outside of the home. The point of this entire debate is that Ann Romney is in NEITHER of those categories and she should quit pretending that she is--for political purposes.

-- "CoffeeCat," commenting on the different types of stay-at-home-moms, in response to this post about a call to Stephanie Miller's show from Anne Romney's ex-nanny.

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  1. "The Office"...Begins?
  2. "There's Something About Mary" comes to life, kinda.
  3. North Korea's crash and burn.

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Former Child Celebrities Tear Kirk Cameron a New One

Super-Mayor!

Picture This: How Star Wars Would Look If I Did It

As much as we harp on Lucas for his story/plot/character decisions, the guy knows visuals and special effects.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mitt's Got 99 Problems...Starting With Women Voters

Newt Gingrich Is (Once Again) Late To The Party

Picture This: Rick Santorum Got Off Message

Want To Know Why Most People Don't Know They Are Getting Tax Breaks?

Because the states are barely keeping track of the outcome, that's why!

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Most states are doing a poor job tracking whether their tax breaks for businesses are actually spurring job growth, including some that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into corporate incentive programs even while grappling with record deficits, according to a new report.

The report released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States found that no state regularly takes a hard look at the effectiveness of all of its tax breaks. Twenty-five states and Washington, D.C., do little if any evaluation, including Illinois, which is among the states facing major budget struggles.

Only 13 were found to be doing enough, the study found.

 13 out of 50 states is 26% of the country, people. 26% of the nation is "doing enough" to evaluate whether tax breaks are resulting in job growth. That is a problem, and the media should be talking about this a bit more (I only caught it because there was a 10-second mention on TV this morning).

Still people should remember this the next time anyone says that they're positive tax breaks "helps job creators." Unless they're talking about Oregon, Washington, Arizona or Iowa they're probably full of it. 

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/04/12/3888658/report-few-states-effectively.html#storylink=cpy

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Quote Of The Day

All across America, there is a rising ground swell of indifference for Willard Romney!

-- ORAXX1, on a TPM story regarding the latest Romney vs. Obama battle

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Picture This: Two Types of Republican Voters Who Will Never Change Parties

Pic via. Hopefully, both won't have much influence in our national discourse for long.

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  1. Possibly the most legitimate basketball-related criticism you can lay on Michael Jordan. 
  2. Well, Zimmerman can out his new legal fund website to work now.
  3. He'll have plenty of time to work on his finishing move now.
  4. He didn't want to get an ass-kicking in his home state, that's why.
  5. Old Team beats Ego Team.
  6. A peak inside the "Community."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quote Of The Day

I thinks it's mostly a two fold problem.   First of all, they can't look any more foreward than the 24 hour newscycle topic du jour.   They also tend to put far more weight on the narrative than the data/facts.   When the polling came out that overwhelmingly showed the public was on Obama's side, the politicos still couldn't give up the ghost because the polling came from "those number crunchers and nerds". 

Second of all, they still desperately cling to romantic narratives about the "silent majority" out in the rural heartland of America.   God fearin' folks doing an honest day's work  for an honest day's pay, working the land with the sweat off their brow, blah, blah, blah, one cliche after another.    They just can't bring themselves to admit that the romantic American Gothic narrative no longer exists.   Those people they romanticize are largely fear mongering mean spirited bigots, and now completely out of touch with American Mainstream. 

The meanwhile, the new "silent majority" is a 37 year old, college educated, religiously ambivalent, software developer in suburban Chicago.   Not only does he/she not get their romantic narratives from the beltway politico talking heads, they largely ignore their existence. 

"Inman," on why pundits stick to their narrative despite recent poll numbers.

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Picture This: How Thomas Jefferson Would Be Viewed Today

Monday, April 09, 2012

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  1. Waiting for China to come back down to earth.
  2. What JLH will not do.
  3. It's easier to do this when you are a celebrity.
  4. This really shouldn't be news, especially considering that it was Easter.
  5. R.I.P., Mike Wallace.
  6. We'll see how this works out.

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Remember How Some Conservatives and Fox News Personalities Talked Up Bill Cosby Because of His Comments Regarding The Black Community?

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  1. "Jesus, when your kid starts fantasizing about suicide-bombing the local bully, don't run to the crayon box to turn it into a heartfelt children's book; call the therapist and start putting locks on the scissors."
  2. "I guess we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out because he is not!"
  3. "He couldn’t get up (erection). Well he got up, but he couldn’t get up."
  4. "When Ronnie Reagan spoke code in 1981 I knew exactly what he meant. He said we would have a service economy." 
  5. "Essentially, what he was saying was, "The idiot cocksuckers on the right have been huffing on the bone of 'unelected judges' outrage for years now whenever their shit was at stake, like, say, DOMA. Now that someone else's shit is at stake, all of a sudden 'unelected judges' are good shepherds of the Constitution. You're a bunch of hypocritical fucks. Go fuck yourselves." That last part might be a bit of a stretch, but mostly, that was it. It was calling out motherfuckers for fucking their mothers. It wasn't addressed to the court. It was addressed to conservatives." 
  6. "Yeah; right there."

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Friday, April 06, 2012

God Works In Mysterious Ways

He can be removed from one place, yet show up in another.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Picture This: Big Oil Runs Congress

You Ain't Dog-Whistling Dixie

One reason why waiting for racists to just shout the "N-word" repeatedly is a fruitless endeavor.

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Harvard Grad Mitt Romney Mocks Barack Obama's Harvard Background

Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been, a Vegetarian?

Rep. Steve King (R-Naturally) would like to expose you.

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Connecting The Dots

For The Woman Who Still Has Daddy Issues...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Picture This: Defining Abuse

Michelle Malkin Labels Ann Coulter As a Participant In "The War On Conservative Women" For Making Comments About Sarah Palin

Ever wonder why it seems to be an unofficial "one woman limit" when it comes to having conservative pundits? This may be the answer.

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My New Internet Toy

Does President Obama Even Have A Budget Proposal?

The shirt answer is, "yes."

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Never Let It Be Said That There Are Things No One Will Try To Make a Buck Off Of

Introducing divorce rings!

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Picture This: Another Fox News Breakdown

Monday, April 02, 2012

All You Need To Know About The Media's Perception of "Experts"

When female contraception was the issue, old men were brought in to discuss (Congress brought in old religious men to testify).

With Trayvon Martin, old white men were brought in (with one exception).

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

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