Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sequestermas Open Thread

It’s still a few minutes before midnight out here on the Left Coast. Sequestermas hasn’t struck here yet but the east coast has gone silent and I fear the worst. I’m not gonna waste time writing a post because there … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We’re Not Gonna Die After All!

Looks like we may have dodged yet another apocalypse: Video: Obama Now Walking Back Dire Sequester Predictions: “Alot of People May Not Notice” He’s been on the road for what? Two weeks or more talking about the “the parade of … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Somewhere Else

White House issues veto threat on GOP fiscal plan The White House is threatening a presidential veto of a Senate Republican measure that would give President Barack Obama more authority and flexibility to find $85 billion in spending cuts this … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today

It was 20 years ago today that the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms launched a raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Mount Carmel outside Waco Texas. A bloody shootout took place, followed by a siege. When it finally ended … Continue reading

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“You Will Regret This”

Business Insider: BOB WOODWARD: A ‘Very Senior’ White House Person Warned Me I’d ‘Regret’ What I’m Doing Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he … Continue reading

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Is there NOTHING we could cut?

Seriously: Obama rejects GOP call to appropriate sequester cuts President Obama rejected Republican suggestions Tuesday that he should have more power to carry out $85 billion in pending budget cuts, and instead urged Congress to work out a better solution … Continue reading

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Get A Grip!

So FLOTUS shows up on the Jimmy Fallon show last week to do “The Evolution of Mom Dancing”. Not my cup of tea but different strokes for different folks. While we do expect a certain amount of decorum in affairs … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz

Intercollegiate Studies Institute: Quiz Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey) Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do … Continue reading

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Irony-jawed Angels

Joanne Bamberger is one of those Vichy feminists so often to be found on the left side of the political spectrum. She can be found variously posting stuff to HuffPo, her blog, PunditMom, or speaking before Netroots Nation on the … Continue reading

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One Year Ago – Trayvon Martin

Touré Neblett: Trayvon Martin: One Year Later, Justice Remains Elusive A year later and we’re still waiting for justice. Trayvon is dead — he would’ve turned 18 on February 5th, but instead, his heart hasn’t beat in a year. George … Continue reading

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Defending The Right To Vote For Obama

Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have “right to be stupid” Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech, religion and thought in the United States on Tuesday telling German students that in America “you have a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Nut & Honey Open Thread

I didn’t feel like writing a post. Sue me. This is an open thread.

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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, RIP

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96 Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon turned public health advocate, died Monday. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents … Continue reading

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STFU Is Why!

Juan Williams: Liberal media will ‘shut you down, stab you, kill you, fire you’ if you disagree Fox News political analyst and “Special Report” panelist Juan Williams said in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas that mainstream media … Continue reading

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Ken Gruberman at HuffPoop: Not only am I The Tech Daddy here on the Huffington Post, but I’m also Quill Music; I’ve worked as a music copyist and orchestrator in the professional music community of Los Angeles for over 40 … Continue reading

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Oscars Live Blog

Who will win? More importantly, who will win the TCH Oscar Pool? Follow along here. angienc (D), on February 24, 2013 at 8:57 am said: Edit Comment OT — Last chance before the broadcast starts to get in/change your picks … Continue reading

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When Did Wisdom And Virtue Become Bad Things?

Robert A. Heinlein: Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect

Sean Wilentz: Cherry-Picking Our History Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s new book and accompanying ten-part televised documentary have a misleading title. Most if not all of the interpretations that they present in The Untold History of the United States—from the … Continue reading

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As furloughs loom, unions try to soften sequester blow for federal workers Federal government labor unions and agency managers are bargaining over how and when to carry out first-of-their-kind furloughs of more than a million employees as deep spending cuts … Continue reading

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Jonathan Karl at ABC breaks the media code of silence: Devastating Sequester Spending Cuts? Give Me a Break! The Sky is Falling! Maybe, but it really shouldn’t be. The Obama administration’s list of what will happen if upcoming spending cuts … Continue reading

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