Monthly Archives: January 2012

Newtmentum?

Gingrich leads Romney on 1st night of tracking Newt Gingrich led Mitt Romney 34-28 in PPP’s South Carolina polling last night, the first of what will be three nights of tracking. Ron Paul at 15%, Rick Santorum at 14%, Rick … Continue reading

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Hell hath no fury . . .

NEWT EX-WIFE UNLOADS ON CAMERA; NETWORK DEBATES ‘ETHICS’ OF AIRING BEFORE SC PRIMARY Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. … Continue reading

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Blackout

SOPA blackout: The day the Web went dark Dozens of websites today have gone dark in protest of two bills in Congress that are designed to stop copyright infringement on the Web. The bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act and … Continue reading

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Cootie Politics: From “bitter clinger” to plain ole “dumb”

Professional dirt-bag Andrew Sullivan takes the Democratic attack meme that voters are too stupid to appreciate Obama, which Michelle Obama translated as “they don’t know … people are confused”, and distills it into it’s essence: “Obama critics are dumb”. I … Continue reading

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrel?

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? I’ve been trying to get a handle on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. Let’s start with Romney and a little Wikipedia: Willard … Continue reading

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GOP Debate open thread

If you must watch, talk about it here. Imma gonna be watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Bazinga.

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Recall Madness in the Land of the Cheeseheads

Governor Who Took On Unions May Face a Closely Watched Recall Election Thousands of volunteers have raced to collect signatures near busy intersections and malls all over Wisconsin, at makeshift “drive-through” operations in parking lots, during Green Bay Packers viewing … Continue reading

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They’re All Ron Paul* Now

If you’re on Facebook and plan on talking about the election this year, beware. Here is their plan for the 2012 election: Facebook announced yesterday that “every post and comment — both public and private — by a U.S. user … Continue reading

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Joe Cool

Daily Beast: Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time Professional football is a sport that dominates America, the forward pass dominates football, and Rodgers dominates the pass. Or rather, he dominates opposing defenses, and he does it like … Continue reading

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Sunday no-brain open thread

I’m reading some stuff about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and for some reason my eyes keep rolling back in my head and I lose consciousness. I’ll post more later.

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NFL Playoffs Divisional Weekend

New Orleans at San Francisco 1:30pm PT Denver at New England 5:00pm PT Today is Divisional Saturday. The early game will be Saints and Niners in San Francisco. With any luck New Orleans will do Raider fans a huge favor … Continue reading

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Saturday morning open thread

Woman says her fake penis got her fired IS THAT a Fruit-A-Freeze in your pocket – or are you just happy to see me? A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack … Continue reading

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Fuck civility!

A little over a year ago a crazy man with a gun shot some people. Several of them died. If he had just been shooting up a post office or a school nobody would wonder about his political motivations. One … Continue reading

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Losing hearts and minds

Marines Face Potential Prosecution for Video Desecrating Corpses At least two U.S. Marines face potential prosecution for urinating on Afghan corpses in a video that spread globally, complicating U.S. talks with the Taliban. The Marine Corps has identified two of … Continue reading

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St. Tebow’s Fire

John Parr, who originally wrote and recorded St. Elmo’s fire (which is almost an anthem to some of us of a certain age, ahem), explains to NPR why he re-wrote it for Tebow: NPR:Are you a fan of Tim Tebow … Continue reading

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Truth vigilantes?

Arthur S. Brisbane, Public Editor of The New York Times: Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante? I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they … Continue reading

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Court martial recommended for Bradley Manning

Investigator urges court martial for WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning An Army lawyer assigned to consider evidence that Pfc. Bradley Manning leaked thousands of military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks has concluded that Manning should face a court martial on … Continue reading

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More First Dude (with Larry The Cable Guy)

via Barbaric Thoughts, see how Todd Palin deals with an unexpected but friendly visitor. Open thread.

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Anglachel’s back!

The Sage of San Diego showed up over the holidays: A Long, Nasty Year […] I keep up with the news but have resisted the urge to comment. Pretty much everything I said back in 2008 about the wrong track … Continue reading

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Newt takes off the gloves

I was hoping for a food fight. One serving of mashed potatoes and gravy, coming at ya. Maybe the lesson here is the one about those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. If Newt can’t run for President … Continue reading

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