From the monthly archives: July 2007

Jonathan over at has a good post up today discussing the fight in congress over expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio has threatened that “Republicans will fight these proposals”.

And the Democrats have accused Boehner and the Republicans of trying to deny the Democrats a political victory through their “diligence to the cause of obstructionism”.

Which does seems reasonable.

But Jonathan takes it step further, suggesting that some of these Republican lawmakers are actually ideologically opposed to giving kids healthcare.

Given that “Americans support the idea of expanding […]

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Our boys over at RABid (HT BSB) had a cow yesterday afternoon… Quoting from a “Patton Revisited” video they posted…

Thank god, I really wonder where we’d be today if some of our current members of Congress were residing during World War II. I think we’d all be speaking German right now and the world would have a serious shortage of jews.

Curious they should say that, since the President who led us thru that very necessary war was FDR, one of our greatest, and the anti-war America First Committee – Gerald Ford was a member, BTW – had […]

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That headline there is factually correct – an Oregon DA has dropped felony charges against two people who were slapping 13 year old girls’ asses. But there’s a twist – the persons charged (now with misdemeanor sexual assault) are 13 year old boys. (If you read the link, you’ll get their names, but they are minors, and I don’t feel comfortable publishing their names, so I’ve edited appropriately.)

[name redacted] and [name redacted], both 13, were arrested in February after they were caught in the halls of Patton Middle School, in McMinnville, Ore., slapping girls on the rear end. […]

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LMAO. A reader sent me this one. Couldn’t pass it up really. A band out of PA called Pelvic Fury has a YouTube site under the name Hickmania. They explain what that means:

HICKMANIA – adj. – (hyk-mane-e-a): Anything about or dealing with insanity. i.e. – random acts of senseless crazy.

See also; Mission, crack-head, drunk, funny.

Now, obviously this is not our own Dave. However, I give you Hickmania:

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My oldest just came barreling though the door upset. Two neighborhood kids told her they would not be friends with someone who doesn’t believe in god and jesus. Religious intolerance does indeed start young and I see the indoctrination all too much. Teach your children your faith and include in that the fact that others live their lives based on something different more than likely. Teach them to accept that and value one another regardless.

Intrapost Update: One of our neighbors mom’s heard the whole thing and is currently ripping her son a big one. I’d rather see a […]

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John Edwards: Hair (Video)

On July 24, 2007 By

I once advocated John Edwards shave his head to deflect the expensive haircut parroting that was hurting him. While they opted not to go with this risky outsider type of tactic, they did do something. A YouTube video debuted at last night’s debate.

It’s well done, but might do more to remind people of the hair thing (hadn’t heard much about it lately) than help. There is also no tie-in. John can say “did you see the hair video?” and that’s about it. I do like the video and the concept, just not sure it gives John the […]

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E.J. Dionne has a wonderful piece in the Washington Post today about his interview with our Governor. It starts like this:

My interview with Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was delayed for a reason that explains why this Democrat is so popular in a state that was once considered a Republican bastion.

In the course of his travels on Saturday, Strickland discovered that a farm in a heavily Republican area near Cincinnati was celebrating its 200th anniversary as a family-run operation. The governor decided that he had to drop by and chat with some folks who probably didn’t vote for him. […]

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An article published yesterday on predicts that “lazarus candidacies”, like that of Mary Jo Kilroy, are “unlikely to lure voters”.

I’m not sure I totally agree with the author, but he does make a good argument:

Last year’s Democratic wave has created sky-high fundraising expectations for candidates seeking rematches and has also raised questions about why these … challengers couldn’t win under almost ideal circumstances.

He also points out that Kilroy “raised only $38,000 in the second quarter and enters July with a significant cash-on-hand disadvantage against Pryce.”

Let’s hope that with Paula Brooks dropping out […]

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The YouTube Debate

On July 24, 2007 By

A question from last night’s debate…

An especially funny clip from Red State Update after the jump.

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This is something I’ve never seen before – the OSU marching band entering Skull Session from outside the seating area of St. John. Awesome!

More – including another angle of this, and a view from inside St. John of what happens immediately after – after the jump.

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