Monthly Archives: October 2011

What’s That in Real Numbers?

TPM notes that positive coverage of President Obama is only 9%. This is from data covering May to October of this year. I am wondering if by using percentages we are comparing apples to oranges. As this next graph shows, … Continue reading

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News From Wisconsin

One of the bad-apple republicans who lost a state senate seat in Wisconsin’s recent recall elections is nearing bottom: Former Wisconsin state Sen. Randy Hopper, a Republican who was defeated this past August in recall elections stemming from Gov. Scott … Continue reading

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Bankaneers

I like it: Some of them were hired as mercenaries called privateers, but they were still pirates even with a note from the King. They pillaged, slaughtered and plundered for a couple hundred years. And a couple hundred years after … Continue reading

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From Anonymous to Amish

TPM is playing with fire. After being cyber-attacked for posting mugs of alleged Anonymous activists, they now have posted mug shots of three hardcore Amish folk: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio has released the mugshots for three of the five … Continue reading

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Hope He’s Right

Of the Occupy Wall Street protests Paul Krugman says “I think we can definitely say that the effort to dismiss the whole thing as a bunch of smelly ignorant hippies has failed.” He’s been correct often enough so I’ll take … Continue reading

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Sen. John McCrankypants

The GOP is up in arms about Obama traveling around with the usual actors decrying wasted taxpayer dollars for a campaign trip or similar dreck, Some claim it is “playing politics” when the President travels to North Carolina and pushes … Continue reading

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OWS In Charts

When not ignoring the Occupy Wall Street movement, our media has been derisive and dismissive of the various ideas involved, and also targeted scorn at the people making a stand. Jon Stewart had a good wrap-up of the disparity in media … Continue reading

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Taking It

Most people probably choose their banks based solely on convenience, and notably for its location. I recently changed banks and chose a local one instead of the national behemoths (or even the regional 800 pound gorilla). The only downside is that the … Continue reading

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Another Texas Miracle Worker

Back in the 2000 election cycle, then Texas Governor George W. Bush touted his Texas Miracle in education as proof of his bona fides to become the Education President. It did not take long for the truth of the situation … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Have Any Facts To Back This Up . . .”

The quote in the title open’s a sentence in Herman Cain’s response when asked what the Occupy Wall Street protests are about. First he is dismissive about what they might possibly want then goes on to say, “I don’t have … Continue reading

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