Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

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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