Monthly Archives: July 2014

When the Blue Model Fails Don’t Blame the GOP

Sally Kohn at the Daily Beast: The Republican Occupation of Detroit It took him two tries, thwarting his state’s voters’ will, but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder got his wish—a major city that is dead politically. Detroit is no longer a … Continue reading

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WTF Wednesday Wound-Up

A couple things happened yesterday. @lydiadepillis @owillis @NLRB One more step on the way to fast food becoming fully automated. — Klown 2.0 (@realmyiq2xu2) July 29, 2014 — Klown 2.0 (@realmyiq2xu2) July 29, 2014 If fast food workers start … Continue reading

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How Sausage is Made

There is an old saying that if you watch sausage being made you won’t want to eat it. Let’s take a peek behind the curtain at political sausage being made. Democrat Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan was accidentally made public. Eliana … Continue reading

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Trapped on the Not-So-Merry-Go-Round

Jazz Shaw puts his finger on the problem: The committees have apparently recruited and deployed more than 16,000 workers on the local level – primarily precinct captains and minority outreach coordinators – to make first person contact with “low propensity … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Nothing Breakfast Burrito

I just spent the past two hours looking for a topic to discuss. I found nada planada. I’m gonna go back to bed and try to sleep until Monday. Maybe the world will look better by then. This is an … Continue reading

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It’s Caturday Open Thread

The original working title for this post was “Hollywood, Race, Sexism, Homophobia and the Rulz” but after staring at a blank screen while stuck on stupid for about an hour I realized how late it was and put this thread … Continue reading

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Flood Control

From the Department of How Stupid Do They Think We Are?: Mexico concerned about Texas’ plan to deploy National Guard on border The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its “concern” over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National … Continue reading

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John Kerry – The Rodney Dangerfield of Diplomacy

From the Beeb: Egypt media applaud tough security check on John Kerry A highly unusual security check that US Secretary of State John Kerry and his senior aides were subjected to at the presidential palace in Cairo before meeting Egyptian … Continue reading

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It Was Obvious When You Think About It

From Palm Springs Life: Rancho Mirage May Become Home to President Obama Reports say Thunderbird Heights house is about to close escrow The Palm Springs area may once again become the home of a U.S. president. Reports from several media … Continue reading

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POTUS Is Too Big To Fail

Chris “Mad Bitch Beer” Sleaza at WaPo: It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president Being president is the most powerful job in the world. At which you will almost certainly fail. Why? For lots of reasons up to … Continue reading

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Are Secular Liberals Religious Fanatics?

WMCB has been talking about this: How liberalism became an intolerant dogma At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — … Continue reading

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The Nutroots Troll Themselves

Apparently the past few days there was a meeting in Detroit. It was the annual gathering of the progressive blogosphere, also known as Nutroots Nation. (It started off as “YearlyKos” but they changed the name a few years ago.) Conservative … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Warren?

On the weekends I like to do goofy and whimsical posts. Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism Watch Elizabeth Warren give a speech to her fold, and you realize she’s one of the rare Democrats who can excite her base … Continue reading

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The Clothes Have No Emperor

The word that comes to mind is “surreal”: President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often … Continue reading

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More Issues Than National Geographic

Checking in with an old friend: Salvage is the story of Parastrata Ava, a “so-girl” on a deep space merchant ship who commits an unpardonable sin. A so-girl is something like an assistant manager but in this case, Ava can … Continue reading

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Todd Kincannon is a Douchebag!

No, seriously. He’s a douchebag. BREAKING: Todd Kincannon Breaks His Silence – He’s Been Tracked & Targeted! Anyone who has encountered or followed Todd Kincannon (@todd_kincannon) on Twitter knows what a contentious character he is. Love him or hate him, … Continue reading

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Another “Fake” Scandal

From the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up: Republicans are investigating another Obama administration official who played politics on the job but escaped prosecution when the Federal Election Commission recycled her hard drive before evidence could be recovered. … Continue reading

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Oh Shit, It’s Monday Already!

Monday morning seems to have snuck up on me so instead of a new post I only have the usual lame excuses. I promise I’ll write a real post later this morning. For now, here’s an open thread.

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Define “Reform”

From the list of Shit That Pisses Me Off: Poll: Republican voters back immigration reform? While immigration reform may not be high on voters’ lists of priorities heading into the 2014 midterms, a new survey of a variety of critical … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

I have literally been watching this Israel vs. the Palestinians and Arabs drama play out the same basic script over and over and over my entire life. This current burst of activity is just the latest installment. What kind of … Continue reading

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