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August 31, 2009

Devil in the Details?

There was an interesting exchange at a townhall meeting featuring Texas Republican Congressman Pete Olson the other day. As the discussion turned toward healthcare, Olson told the story of the mother of an infant who needed a heart transplant, but...

August 28, 2009

Obama Continues Bush-era Policy on Computer Searches

We live in a digital age. Our lives are maintained and managed via digital tools like our laptops, music devices and cell phones. The details of our lives are stored there in explicit and implicit ways; whether we're talking about...

August 25, 2009

John McCain – Realist

Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain, while speaking to a crowd of apparently "conservative" constituents at a town hall meeting in Sun City, elicited a chorus of boos for suggesting that President Obama actually respects the Constitution...

August 17, 2009

Conservative Terrorists Ready to Strike

CNN's Rick Sanchez is reporting right now that multiple people outside a "townhall" event in Phoenix, where President Obama is speaking about healthcare, are openly carrying loaded weapons. At least one weapon is reported to be an AR-15 assault rifle....

August 12, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: Ass Man

Joan Walsh at Salon has been monitoring Rush Limbaugh's obsession with ass play of all sorts and captured this gem from El Rushbo: "You're trying to make this whole health care debate about me. I didn't start anything. As usual,...

August 8, 2009

Sarah Palin: Obama Will Create "Death Panels"

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (a.k.a Caribou Barbie) recently accused President Obama of trying to create Big Bad Government "Death Panels" made up of bureaucrats who would determine who would and who would not qulify for life-saving health care based...

August 5, 2009

Republican Brownshirts

While Rachel Maddow is not my favorite politainment show host, her exchange with Chris Hayes of The Nation is illuminating in how Republicans now use Brownshirt tactics in shutting down the democratic process: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News,...

August 4, 2009

Democrats Strike Back

One thing about the Democratic Party in the age of Obama is that it has been fairly responsive to the ever-increasing lunacy of the Republicans. It really only has been in recent years that the Democrats have begun to actually...

August 3, 2009

Future Shock: The Conservative Post-Fact World

If you haven't seen it yet, de-facto Birther movement leader Orly Taitz was given some air-time by the good folks at MSNBC. In a few minutes of fact-free incoherent babble, Taitz effectively offered nothing to support her claims, except, perhaps,...

August 1, 2009

Conservative Lies Can "Take Over Like Crab Grass" If Left Unchecked

Last night, Bill Maher opined that if the Birthers are allowed to simply keep spreading their evidence-free claims that President Obama is somehow not a natural-born American citizen, such bullshit can seep into the public's collective consciousness and, "take over...
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