Category Archive for 'politics'

Satire

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Oops! Rachael Maddow gets snookered by a satire web site:

The article that caught Maddow’s eye called for an “American-led invasion” into Egypt and begged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to lead the war cry.
“The escalating crisis in Egypt could become a defining moment for Sarah Palin,” Billings wrote. “Governor Palin needs to speak [...]

The Bush Conscience

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Via the New York Times:

Barbara Bush, one of the twin daughters of George W. Bush, will endorse same-sex marriage on Tuesday, publicly breaking ranks with a father who, as president, pushed for a constitutional amendment banning such unions.
[...]
She describes the issue as a matter of conscience and equality.

She isn’t the first to daughter to break [...]

Michelle Bachmann (R-MN-06): Take II

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Obama’s Weekly Address

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Ed: Where is the Republican JOBS PLAN???
Liberal Viewer: No one to blame for Arizona shootings?
Glenn Beck’s Personal Hell?

Rabbi’s take on Glenn Beck
Cenk: Rabbi’s speak out against Glenn Beck.
Lawrence O: The Glenn Beck Holocaust Holocaust “issue”.
Thom: Prof. Frances Fox Piven on Glenn Beck targeting her.

Thom: US Muslims have Constitutional rights, too:
Young Turks: Obama on Pot.
Ann [...]

That’s It?!?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

One hundred dollars. That’s all they want. A measly $100:

The state [of Hawaii] would charge $100 for a copy of President Obama’s birth records under a bill introduced in the Legislature by five Democrats. It would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the person seeking them has [...]

Angling for President

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This could be great news for political bloggers and the entertainment industry (esp. late night comedians):

Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle of Nevada descended upon the movie premiere of a conservative Christian movie in Johnston tonight, and she wouldn’t say that she was running for president.
But she wouldn’t say that she wasn’t.
“I’ll just say [...]

SOTU Debriefing

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I missed about half of Obama’s State of the Union address because I was teaching until 6:30 (Pacific Time). What I heard sounded fine. The “neutral press” seemed to give Obama pretty high marks based on polls. CBS News finds a remarkably high 91% of SOTU-watchers approved and 9% disapproved. [...]

The Surge

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Obama has seen a surge in his approval rating of late. And the House Republicans can take the credit for it.
Here are a couple of polls. Today’s CNN/Opinion Research poll has Obama approval/disapproval at 55% to 44%. This reflects an approval that is 2% better than a week ago, [...]

Going All Parsimony on the Senate Republicans

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The headline of Joseph Berger’s New York Times Politics piece is, “Senate Republicans to Oppose Obama’s Spending Plans.”
There is a certain something—a sense of parsimony—missing from the headline, isn’t there? I mean, doesn’t “Senate Republicans to Oppose Obama’s Plans” provide a more comprehensive description with one less word? [...]

Obama’s Weekly Address

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Hu Done It:

Ann Telnaes: Rolling out the red carpet for Hu.
Stephen translates Rush’s mockery of Hu (via Crooks and Liars).
Ann Telnaes: Chinese leaders get their photo-op.

Ed and Pap: Michelle Bachmann goes rogue.
Young Turks: Poll shows FAUX News is least trusted news.
Palin Around with KKKRAZZZZZY!

Ed and Pap: Sarah Palin’s sinking ship.
ONN: Morbid curiosity leading many voters [...]

Class Act

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Former Senator “Man-on-Dog” Santorum is vexed over the abortion issue:

“The question is, and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution and Barack Obama says no,” Santorum said. “Well if that human life is not a person then I find it almost remarkable for [...]

House Republicans’ Genocide on America

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hey! They did it! It’s the big news in the world of politics today. Today the House Repubicans voted to repeal the health care reform law.
And they repealed it with no replacement. They offered no provisions that will prevent insurance companies for dropping or refusing to insure [...]

The House Republican’s Faux Statistics

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The AP does some serious fact checking on the House Republican’s claim that the health care law will “kill jobs”. The bottom line is that the claim is utter bullshit.

A recent report by House GOP leaders says “independent analyses have determined that the health care law will cause significant [...]

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