From the daily archives: Thursday, November 15, 2007

Deer Hunting With Jesus

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I’ve been taking advantage of my blogging semi-sabbatical to read a little more. About a week ago I completed Joe Bageant’s Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War, an intriguing look at blue collar Scots-Irish America.

Bageant paints a colorful picture of rural western Virginia, and provides some compelling reasons for why so many blue collar workers vote for Republicans despite the fact that Republican policies continue to make their situations worse. Unfortunately, the image he paints does not lend itself to easy solutions for America’s problems. At times, it’s absolutely terrifying when trying to think of ways […]

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Lessig throws in with Barack

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Obama is my top choice for our next president, and he’s also Lawrence Lessig’s choice.

Second, I believe in the policies. Clearly on the big issues — the war and corruption. Obama has made his career fighting both. But also on the issues closest to me. As the technology document released today reveals, to anyone who reads it closely, Obama has committed himself to important and importantly balanced positions.

First the importantly balanced: You’ll read he’s a supporter of Net Neutrality. No surprise there. But read carefully what Net Neutrality for Obama is. There’s no blanket ban on offering […]

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United Writers Strike

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As is usually the case, I’m on the side of labor on this one…

Yo, mega-media corps: you are making money off of the work of the writers – and they should be paid for their labor.

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Not J. Kenneth, but his son Rahshann. The Ohio Supreme Court said Rahshann:

“is not now psychologically prepared for the rigors of practicing law”

Funny. That’s what Ohio voters said about his dad’s campaign to govern the state!

I wouldn’t worry Rahshann. I hear the Ohio economy is humming right along and there are TONS of jobs at Wal-Mart. Best of luck rolling back prices!

Or maybe his dad can run for something again and hire him to work on his campaign, where incompetence is apparently a plus…

(ht CD’s Daily Briefing)

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A Song for Sarah Santorum

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I can’t believe I missed this story on Politico.com last month! I know I’m a little late with it- but I just can’t pass it up…

I remember with great fondness watching Senator Rick Santorum give his concession speech last November.

I also remember not feeling the least bit sorry for his daughter as she stood on stage next to her father crying.

I was so happy that this corrupt, gay-hating asshat lost that I actually laughed at his little crying daughter and made fun of the fact that she and her doll were dressed the same.

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This is hilarious. I will not make any jokes about the Dem. Party Chair being nicknamed “The Fern”. OK. Yes I will. LOL

The Edwards camp has set up a site – www.plantsforhillary.com – that takes jabs at Hillary’s Bush-like tendency to have softballs tossed her way. You can even submit your own question and get on their email list! Good stuff. 😉

How to Spot a Hillary Plant Fieldguide is included:

1. Questions begin with “what is your superfantastic solution to…”

2. You see folks carrying a small binder of “Safe and Approved Questions for Hillary”

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Mike Huckabee’s wife was in South Carolina yesterday talking about her husband, her family and the campaign.

While answering a question about a Right to Life endorsement, Mrs. Huckabee said:

“You remember Jesus feeding the 5,000 with two fishes and five loaves. So, we’re multiplying our money. Every dollar spends like a thousand and every prayer we get is like a million bucks.”

Offended Christians across the country have called on Mike Huckabee to force his wife to apologize for her horrible, biggoted, anti-christian remarks.

Giuliani supporter Pat Robertson also issued a statement saying: “Governor, I talk with Jesus […]

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In case you haven?t heard, there is Democratic Debate tonight in Las Vegas, NV.

And political writers across the country have taken this opportunity to give their headlines a Vegas-style twist. Here are a few just from today:

Showdown in Vegas: Dems prepare for Nevada debate It’s fight night in Las Vegas Clinton to test her luck in Vegas Las Vegas lights up for Dems’ debate Starting Gate: Roll The Dice? Democrats go another round in Vegas

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Warren says tax me more:

WASHINGTON – Billionaire Warren Buffett told the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday that Congress should keep the estate tax rather than repeal it and help a few rich Americans like him.

“I think we need to … take a little more out of the hides of guys like me,” Buffett told the panel.

He is, of course, not without critics. Incidentally, the person in the #1 spot agrees with Warren.

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