Category Archives: Politics

Right Wing Rapists

[original draft in Aug 2012 but never published. Was I worried that the title was incendiary and not representative of republicans? Well, if it was not accurate then, it is now.] So Rep. Todd Akin (R-Christlandiastan) really screwed the pooch … Continue reading

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The “O” Stands For Oblivious

In today’s incarnation of the GOP, the the “O” stands for oblivious. As in oblivious to reality. W. Mitt Romney, a guy with no first name, picked a guy with two, Paul Ryan, as his running mate, and has been … Continue reading

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Love The Sinner, Not The Sin

Mitt Romney (R-Obscuristan) has chosen Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-AynRandisatn) as his running mate in 2012. The Democrats are delighted: Democratic candidates like Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), who won an upset special election focused on Ryan’s Medicare plan shortly after Republicans took … Continue reading

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More Lone Wolves

One day this happened: An Army veteran with possible ties to white supremacist groups was identified on Monday morning as the tattooed gunman who opened fire a day earlier at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six people before being … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Romney Tax Plan

The Tax Policy Center, which Mittens once praised but now dismisses as liberal, released a report looking into Romney’s tax plan. First, here’s the chart. In words: Best case result, according to the TPC: Americans making half a million to … Continue reading

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GOP Triple Feature

First up we have a real Western-style showdown: The republicans hold the debt limit hostage, threatening to cause the U.S. to default on its debt. Yes, these tea baggers wanted to be the first Congress in the nation’s history to tell the … Continue reading

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Higher Education In The U.S.

With the verdict in on Penn State’s Sandusky, the University-commissioned independent report (written by a committee headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh ) dropped the hammer on the University and football program administrations. The NCAA then stepped in with its verdict … Continue reading

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In A Nutshell

McJoan has a post showing an ad produced for Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration, trying to make the new voter ID laws seem like the last step in the long march toward universal enfranchisement in the United States. It … Continue reading

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The Oligarchy At Work

Gotta love “closed door” negotiations between multinational business and the U.S. Government to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership: I don’t even know what to say about something like this. I wrote about the leaked copy of this treaty a few weeks ago, and the … Continue reading

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There’s No There There

So the Fast and Furious story as it has been: Republicans said they were left with no choice but to find Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over documents generated after Feb. 4, 2011 about an earlier botched ATF … Continue reading

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