From the daily archives: Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mrs. Hughes Skewed View

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You know those FW:FW:FW:FW: emails you get from your favorite aunt? Deep six right? Yeah, me too. Until now. Thanks Aunt Geraldine!

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Obstructionist GOP

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It’s official – the Republican minority in the Senate has surpassed the all-time record for obstructionism in the Senate in just half a session of Congress by blocking more bills via filibuster than any Congress before them.

A new report released today by the Campaign for America’s Future details the 62 times conservatives have used the filibuster to block legislation (or force modification of bills) in the first session of the 110th Congress. In just the first year of this two-year Congress, their use of the filibuster in the Senate topped the previous record, reached during the entire 107th […]

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On of the guys who bleats loudest about the “War on Christmas” (other than Bill-O, of course) is Bill Donahue of the Catholic League. He’s now criticizing Huck for injecting too much religion into politics, specifically about his latest television advert.

Donahue, the president of the Catholic League and an ardent defender of Christmas in what he believes is a secular “war” against the holiday, told hosts of the Fox and Friends morning program that the ad had gone too far.

“The whole idea is to give the appearance of a cross,” he said, “and this is just […]

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I’m still trying to make sense of this press release about independent supporters of the Sirius/XM merger.

It starts like this:

The Mayor of Nashville has joined Citizens for Community Values and Americans for Prosperity as the latest supporters of the pending merger of XM Satellite Radio and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

The Mayor Nashville – a large, midwestern town famous for its country music industry – certainly has an opinion worth quoting in an article about a big merger in the Satellite radio industry.

And the opinion of the President of an organization focused on limited government and […]

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This video is a bit long by YouTube standards, but really good. You may recall Brian’s post about “Deer Hunting with Jesus” in which Joe Bageant tries to explain the intricacies of the southern mind from his perspective in rural Western Virginia. I read that book shortly after Brian posted and finished it quicker than any I’ve read in the past year. Reading it reminded me of growing up in a rural community just south of Louisville and how often the south is portrayed as this big homogeneous lot of basackwards redneck hillbillies. To be sure, there are some […]

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Rudy ’08: Merry Christmas

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Oh my. Strict constructionist judges? That’s what every kid hopes to see under the tree Christmas morning!

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Huck: I’m Christian, damnit!

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Is that a cross over his shoulder? Sure as heck looks like one. Especially how it’s lit. Huck really wants you to know he’s a Christian.

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Ding, Dong! Tancredo’s Out

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Word on the street is that Tom Tancredo is going drop out of the presidential race today.

And I say good riddance!

Hopefully this is a sign that his aggresive anti-immigrant and anti-gay rights messages no longer resonate with American voters.

Hopefully he’s learned that intolerance and hate are not characteristics of a winning presidential candidate- or even a mediocre one.

And maybe he’s also learned not to get in fights with gay rights activists while giving a anti-gay news conference…

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