Monthly Archives: December 2011

Airing of Grievances

The meds I got yesterday are kicking in and one of Santa’s helpers dropped off a little Christmas cheer earlier, so right at the moment I’m feeling pretty mellow. I guess I should have written this post earlier. I still … Continue reading

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Echo chamber or self-filter?

Fact-checking in the Echo Chamber Nation At a Republican campaign rally a few years ago, I asked one of the attendees how he got his news. “I listen to Rush and read NewsMax,” he said. “And to make sure I’m … Continue reading

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Another good idea that will never happen

Fiasco: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Virginia ballot That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified … Continue reading

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A Festivus for the rest of us!

Happy Festivus everyone! The celebration of Festivus has been a tradition here at The Crawdad Hole since since we first opened. In lieu of giving you gifts this year, a donation has been made in your name to The Human … Continue reading

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Merry Festivus Eve Open Thread

Tommorrow is Festivus. We’ll be putting up the pole and the Airing of Grievances will start promptly at 4:20 pm California time. So what are you doing tonight?

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Merry Christmas! from Sarah Palin

It’s worth post thing this just for the cheer it brings to people I like and the splutter it will induce in others. Merry Christmas! by Sarah Palin on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:28am My family and I wish everyone a … Continue reading

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Game Changer

She really was. Maybe she still is.

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Ron Paul walks out of CNN interview over racist newsletter

Paul abandons interview concerning controversial newsletters Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) took off his microphone and left a contentious interview on Wednesday when a CNN reporter asked repeatedly about racist articles published in his newsletter in the 1980s and 1990s. “It’s … Continue reading

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The times they are a-changing

2 women share 1st kiss at US Navy ship’s return A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich should hire these guys

Occupy protesters heckle Newt Gingrich at Iowa event In an ornate room of the golden-domed Iowa Capitol building this morning, Newt Gingrich stepped before cameras to thank two state House speakers for their endorsements. Kraig Paulsen of Iowa and William … Continue reading

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Joseph Cannon is full of shit

From the comments at Cannonfire: You want to know about PUMA? Go to Hillaryis44, UppityWoman, John Smart’s place, crawdad hole, the best among others. We’ve stayed focused on working toward a country in which democracy is valued again, and towards … Continue reading

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Circle the Wagons

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter produced a documentary about the campaign of a Texas governor with little chance of winning the nomination. That governor was George W. Bush. His father was president just 8 years earlier, John McCain was the presumptive nominee, … Continue reading

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The Big Dawg tells the truth

Bill Clinton: Why yes, the media did favor Obama over Hillary three years ago

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Three shopping days until Festivus

Do you have your list of grievances ready? This is an open thread.

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It wasn’t about Hillary

Via Cannonfire: Hillary 2012 Robocall Campaign Begins The PUMAs are back. A group of vocal Hillary Clinton supporters whose mantra during the 2008 election was “Party Unity My Ass” morphed into time into diehards who wanted the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Sarah says “How do you like me now?”

Sarah Palin Tells Fox Business Network That ‘It’s Not Too Late’ To Jump Into The GOP Race In a pre-taped interview set to air tonight on Fox Business Network’s “Follow The Money,” Eric Bolling mentioned to Sarah Palin that people … Continue reading

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Mondays suck open thread

It’s the Monday before Christmas. This time of year in the Central Valley it’s overcast, grey and depressing. I’m watching “The Help.” What are you doing?

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Madandory Kim Jong il is dead post

Kim Jong il, the crazy dictator from North Korea is dead. He was 69 years old. I’m not gonna say much about him. He falls in the category of “better off dead.” This is one of those unexpected events that … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Open Thread

I’m gonna be “unavailable” for the rest of the day. Bury your own bodies.

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Bradley Manning’s strange defense

Wikileaks case: Soldier Bradley Manning had ‘gender issues’ The US soldier accused of leaking thousands of government secrets struggled with emotional problems and gender issues, a court has heard. Private Bradley Manning faces 22 charges of distributing state secrets to … Continue reading

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