Monthly Archives: April 2012

Where The repubiicans Lost It

This post is about the right wing attack on government that’s been building for decades. The case at hand is the Post Office which, as I’ve said before, is in financial difficulties only because the republicans screwed the system over … Continue reading

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Never Thought It Was Even Possible

Here’s the headline from Gawker: Altercation Over Parking Spot Ends in Death by Testicular Asphyxiation OK, my first thought was that somehow someone was asphyxiated by a testicle. But it was worse: A shopkeeper in China was fatally injured last … Continue reading

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History Teaches Us Nothing

Even during G. W. Bush’s lame-duck session the republicans (with an enabling media) began shoving his Administration down the memory hole. It did not start with that uniquely horrific Presidency, of course. For instance, do you know that Reagan ballooned the deficit … Continue reading

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Compassionate Conservatism

It seems compassion lives among republicans even after George W. Bush fell off the face of the Earth via Ann Romney: Ann shared many harrowing tales of struggle, from having to watch her husband “not getting the proper treatment at … Continue reading

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A Nice Scatter Plot Showing Austerity Sucks

As if we did not already know, here’s a graph showing that austerity during a recession leads to deeper recession: From the post: The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Adam Hersh breaks it down: Relative to national economic trends, states that … Continue reading

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Ana Kasparian Gets Quoted

Cenk Uygur’s TYT show on Current gets the occasional shout out on C&L. I’ve been following the show since 2005, well before current co-host Ana Kasparian came on in her early twenties. Cenk did a segment on S. E. Cupp … Continue reading

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Nerd Alert

Just couldn’t pass this up:

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A Tale Of Two (And A Half) Stories

The news cycle chewed over the General Services Administration scandal (duly investigated by the republican clowns in Congress) on the heels of the Secret Service’s Two-For-One debacle in Cartagena, Columbia (which overshadowed the Summit of the Americas altogether). The stories … Continue reading

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ALEC Runs For Cover

The rightwingers at the business-government partnership known as ALEC are ditching their push for Voter ID and Stand Your Ground laws. Instead, these zealots announced: “Today we are redoubling our efforts on the economic front, a priority that has been … Continue reading

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When You’re A Hammer . . .

When you are a hammer, all problems look like nails. When you are handcuffs, all humans are perps: A kindergartner who threw a tantrum at her small-town Georgia school was taken away in handcuffs, her arms behind her back, in … Continue reading

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