Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Stand-Up Improv Night at the GOP Debate

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson: “My next-door neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this president” I didn’t watch the debate because I figured it would be another boring rerun.

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Fed On Arrival

Jackass gave another speech and the stock market fell 400 points. Now, the more likely cause was the decision to take the government money already spent on one treasury and spend it on another kind, instead of doing something crazy … Continue reading

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Sacred cows

We often hear people complaining about tax loopholes. Let’s talk about a big one – the home mortgage deduction. Let’s say you and I are next-door neighbors living in identical 3brm suburban tract homes. I’m renting and you’re buying, but … Continue reading

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Stuck in the 7th grade

David Atkins (“thereisasilverspoon”): Rick Santorum has a well-known Google problem. Offended by little Rick’s signature homophobia, sex columnist Dan Savage used internet activism to essentially redefine Santorum as, well, a less-than-sanitary potential byproduct of gay sex that now comes up … Continue reading

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Drunken sailors would be ashamed

Via Hot Air: Solyndra employees: Company suffered from mismanagement, heavy spending Former employees of Solyndra, the shuttered solar company that exhausted half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, said they saw questionable spending by management almost as soon as a … Continue reading

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Happy Hobbit Day

Today is Hobbit Day. (I am not making this up.) To celebrate, take off your shoes, don’t depilate your feet, and eat seven meals. Also, conspire to take away the Precious from Gollum for his own good and destroy The … Continue reading

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Be a missionary

David “Eat shit and vote for Obama” Atkins (aka thereisasilverspoon): Changing the system won’t come from dropping out and voting third party, nor will it come from blindly defending the Administration and hoping a Republican never holds the White House … Continue reading

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Two men were executed last night

This post is about the other one – Lawrence Brewer. You probably remember this story: James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American who was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas, on June … Continue reading

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