Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday Night Fluffy Bunny BBQ

Because we’re mean like that. This is an open thread.

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Liberalism Died in a Drone Attack

I’ve sometimes used the term “liberal” to describe the subset of President Obama supporters who put the most positive left-leaning spin on the administration. He gave us “health care” is used when what we really got is a series of … Continue reading

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Herman K. K. Kain is a racist!

It just keeps getting weirder and weirder: Cornell Belcher: Cain’s “Brainwashed” Remark Was “Racist, Bigoted” Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher says there is a media “double-standard” over Herman Cain saying blacks have been “brainwashed.” Belcher calls Mr. Cain a bigot and … Continue reading

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I feel so much safer now

Jake Tapper: The Terrorist Notches on Obama’s Belt The list of senior terrorists killed during the Obama presidency is fairly extensive. There’s Osama bin Laden, of course, killed in May. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Anwar al-Awlaki … Continue reading

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This is Kafka on bad acid

Marc Rubin: Every day I get emails from a variety of “progressive” groups and the theme is always the same. “Republicans want to destroy this”, or ” Republicans want to kill that”. They want money for their organizations or political … Continue reading

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The Rule of Law

As you already know, alleged terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed by a Predator drone strike in Yemen. A lot of people who should know better are cheering for his death. The most common reaction seems to be “Good riddance, … Continue reading

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Execution without trial

BBC: Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki ‘killed in Yemen’ The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country’s defence ministry reported. US administration officials confirmed the reports, according to US media. Awlaki, … Continue reading

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Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance

Joseph Cannon has a pretty good post about Occupy Wall Street: The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is morphing into a nationwide movement called “Occupy Together.” (Stupid name, but let’s not quibble about nomenclature.) Why haven’t I mentioned the protests in … Continue reading

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How Gestalt and the Collective Uncouncious Makes Someone a Dumbass

I was thinking today about the number of people who now consider President Obama to be a failure. Compare that with the increasing vociferousness of his strongest supporters. They are using arguments almost wholly tied up in racism because they … Continue reading

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The news has stopped

Apparently nothing interesting has happened in the world during the past few hours. What have you heard? This is an open thread.

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Spoon conflation

If you need some shill stupidity to mock, David Atkins never disappoints: Solyndra in a teapot David Roberts at Grist has a great overview today of the Solyndra nontroversy, based partly on recent polling and focus groups. The upshot? Support … Continue reading

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Janeane Garofalo – ODBOTW

You can’t win with a bigot: Janeane Garofalo: Racist Republicans Support Herman Cain Janeane Garofalo: “Herman Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican party. Conservative movement and tea … Continue reading

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Sign Language

From NOLA: Anti-Obama sign in Uptown neighborhood draws controversy There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown neighborhood. On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets, looking at several signs depicting … Continue reading

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If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance . . .

Cannonfire: A note on epistemology. In our previous post about Melissa Harris-Perry, I offered this quote from her work: But the responses to this recent article have been revealing in ways that I find typical of our contemporary epistemology of … Continue reading

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Playing to win

From John Smith at C4P: Governor Palin is Still Alley Cat Smart Everyone is getting all wee-weed up lately about Sarah Palin’s supposed indecision about a run for President, especially after her interview last night with Greta. Some here are … Continue reading

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The Racist Who Wasn’t There

Last night I saw upon the stair A little man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today Oh, how I wish he’d go away Ever been in a relationship or been friends with someone who was both paranoid and … Continue reading

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I thought my ex-girlfriend was crazy

Via Ace of Spades: Police say woman assaulted boyfriend for refusing sex An Iowa City woman is accused of ripping a door off a house and striking her boyfriend because he refused to have sex with her. Melissa B. Minarsich, … Continue reading

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Do I Have To Vote for Mitt Romney?

About a month ago, Jackass supporters were trying to stir the pot by putting up Mitt Romney as the only candidate Obama was afraid of. This was when Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry were contenders in the polls. Now that … Continue reading

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What if they told Iowa to f**k off?

The shoe is on the other horse: First on CNN: Florida will likely hold Jan. primary, threatening presidential calendar Florida is now expected to hold its presidential primary on the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw … Continue reading

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False Identity

Yves at Nekkid Capitalism: Why Liberals Are Lame: McCarthyite Identity Politics as Cover for Bankrupt Policies The latest desperate strategy of Obama’s spin-meisters highlights the rot at the core of the Democratic party: the heavy handed use of identity politics … Continue reading

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