Monthly Archives: January 2012

Florida Primary Open Thread

The polls will be closing soon. All the experts are predicting a win for Romney. The only question is how big a win it will be. Next up will be the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, February 4th.

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SCOAMF facepalm moment of the year

Obama Tells Woman: “Interesting” Unemployed Husband Can’t Find Job During his Google+ hangout Pres. Obama tells a woman that her husband shouldn’t be unemployed from the growth he has seen in the economy. Obama said he finds it “interesting” because … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Economy, Unemployment | Tagged | 18 Comments

Unintentional irony

Buffoon Juice: Divorced From Reality by Zandar It’s finally happened: somebody’s managed to penetrate David Brooks’s neutronium denial shield and impress upon him that the American economy isn’t so hot for the proles at the Applebee’s salad bar, and all … Continue reading

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I tried to warn ’em

Occupy support drops more than 20 points in . . . San Francisco? One would think that the Occupy movement and San Francisco were made for each other. Perhaps at one time they were, but a new Survey USA poll … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Freddie Mac

Remember in 2008 after the financial crisis hit and it was considered raaaaaaycist to criticize Freddie Mac’s part in it? You may recall this from Dakinat’s coverage of it at The Confluence in the fall of 2008. Remember how fast … Continue reading

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It ain’t over ’til it’s over

InsiderAdvantage Poll: Gingrich Surging, Race ‘Tighter Than Expected’ A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Sunday night of likely Republican voters in the state of Florida shows a significant surge for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The poll has former Massachusetts Gov. … Continue reading

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Where the money is

J.E. Dyer at Hot Air: No, taxes shouldn’t be a “fairness” issue What are we, six years old? Taxes should pay for the costs of government. That’s what we have taxes for. The proper purpose of taxes is not to … Continue reading

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This doesn’t add up

Compare the graph above to the article below: Consensus of Polls Shows Romney Up in Florida You can find pretty much every species of poll in Florida right now. […] Though the numbers were here and there, the outcome was … Continue reading

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Family Business

Obama hosts the Bushes at White House Former President George H. W. Bush and his son Jeb made an unannounced visit to the White House on Friday, meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama. The White House released a … Continue reading

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Cut out the middleman

Romney would rank among richest presidents ever Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you’re in Romney territory. He would be … Continue reading

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Santorum’s daughter hospitalized

Santorum daughter admitted to hospital The three-year-old daughter of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has been admitted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the candidate has cancelled his Sunday morning campaign events to be at her side. Santorum campaign spokesman … Continue reading

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Damn uppity wimmenz

Jackson to Brewer: ‘Keep your finger in your pocket’ The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called on people to flood the phone lines and fill the e-mail inboxes of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office after she pointed a finger at … Continue reading

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Rotten to the core

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — … Continue reading

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Sarah goes rogue again

Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, GOP Shenanigans, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin | Tagged , , , | 49 Comments

Friday Afternoon Open Thread

It’s been a crappy week and I’m glad it’s over. What’s the point of quitting drinking if you feel hungover anyway?

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Here we go again

It’s Newt vs. Mitt, live from Florida! 5 pm Yosemite (8 pm Okefenokee time) on CNN I’ll be watching reruns of Chappelle’s Show. The Wayne Brady episode is supposed to be on. This is an open thread.

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Occupy Religion

From What Future for Occupy Wall Street? by Michael Greenberg: When I asked Amin and Katie what Occupy Wall Street’s ultimate goal was, they said, “A government accountable to the people, freed up from corporate influence.” It seemed that this … Continue reading

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Are you in or out?

How Thick Is Your Bubble? Guest Score » 15 out of 20 (75% ) Result On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the … Continue reading

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Dick goes to Arizona

Brewer, Obama exchange tense words over book, immigration at airport The following is a White House pool report filed shortly after President Barack Obama’s arrival in Chandler, Arizona: “President Obama arrived in Phoenix at 3:15 pm local time, finding the … Continue reading

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Put up or STFU

Pelosi On President Gingrich: “That Will Never Happen! There’s Something I Know.” So what does Nancy know? Not this by Byron York, apparently: Nothing happened with the Justice Department and the FBI, but the IRS began an investigation that would … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Disingenuous Democrats, Media Zombies, Newt Gingrich | Tagged , | 61 Comments