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Monthly Archives: December 2011
If you’re reading this on New Years Eve then you’re like the rest of us and have no life. That’s okay, we still have each other. Go ahead and drink too much. You’ll be making resolutions tomorrow and the best … Continue reading
Occupy Iowa: We aren’t trying to disrupt caucuses The headquarters for the Occupy Iowa Caucuses movement is a spacious, coffee-shop like warehouse on one of the main streets of downtown Des Moines, where laid-back protesters mingle amid signs reading “Mitt … Continue reading
Gingrich tears up over his mother Newt Gingrich choked up while discussing his mother’s struggle with mental illness during a town-hall meeting in Des Moines. Gingrich was asked to speak about a time his mother affected him at the event … Continue reading
This is that time of year when these stories are obligatory. Let’s see,we had the Tucson tragedy, the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear accident/Godzilla invasion, leadership changes in Egypt, Libya and North Korea, a royal wedding, a burial at sea, a disappointing non-candidacy, … Continue reading
It’s been about a year now since this place opened. We’re still here. We’ve had over 1,435 posts, 47,013 comments and 623,585 hits. Can you name the most-read TCH post of year? I bet you can’t. This one surprised us. … Continue reading
Kevin D. Williamson: Not far from Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street was fragrantly encamped, I noticed a young man wandering into a store to buy a pack of cigarettes on a bright Saturday morning, wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt, … Continue reading
Robert Reich: My Political Prediction for 2012: It’s Obama-Clinton My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. … Continue reading
Jefferson Morley at Salon: In his new book, “Pity the Billionaire,” Tom Frank turns his mordant eye on the unlikeliest political development of the Obama presidency: how the crash of 2008 served to strengthen the political right. The deregulation of … Continue reading
I am not moving out of this basement until I get an iPhone and a car! This is an open thread.
John W. Smart has made his predictions for next year. I’m not going to argue or quibble about them, but I do want to discuss his closing: I’ve demurred from the most drastic predictions, though a few above are scary. … Continue reading
I got nothing today.
Hopefully we won’t have to worry about militant atheists again until Easter. Their religion is really creepy. This is an open thread
Today is the day we put our Christmas gifts back in their boxes and return them to the store to exchange them for stuff we really want. Then we come home and eat leftovers. Boxing Day is not an official … Continue reading
GOP senator says Tea Party challenges ‘killed off’ efforts at Republican majority Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the … Continue reading
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and … Continue reading
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Ebeneezer and Tiny Tim.
Q: Why is Santa always so jolly? A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live. This is an open thread.
John W. Smart: THE FREAK SHOW […] It also helps Obama that the GOP primary race induces one cringe after another. I do not remember a contested race on either side which produced so many embarrassing candidates. Does anyone? Every … Continue reading
Any shopping left to do? Last minute errands? Are you staying home or traveling for Christmas? Do you expect visitors? I plan to hunker down with beer and pizza until Monday. Here’s my thoughts on gifts: The worst gifts say … Continue reading