From the daily archives: Friday, January 18, 2008

Huck shows his ugly side

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Huck’s got a little Old Testament in him.

?You don?t like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag,? Mr. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, told supporters in Myrtle Beach, according to The Associated Press.

?In fact,? he said, ?if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we?d tell them what to do with the pole; that?s what we?d do.?

A little reminiscent of George Wallace, no?

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So the the Dispatch is reporting that Governor Strickland will take another campaign trip for Clinton this weekend, heading to South Carolina on Sunday.

So what? That’s what politicians do.

As a reminder: in 2000 then-Governor Bob Taft got together with 28 other Republican governors for a three-day tour campaign tour for GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush. They made 44 stops in 24 states!

At least Ted only campaigns on his own time. Taft spent three weekdays touring the country for Bush.

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How to spot propaganda

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The film itself has seen better days, and gets a little choppy at points, but it gets the job done.

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Juno

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I finally got a chance to watch Juno last night, and I found it quite enjoyable. I think it also quite nicely captures the pro-choice position; despite the fact that Juno decided to carry the pregnancy to term and give the baby up for adoption (it would have been a pretty pointless movie if she hadn’t), the choice is hers, and her friends and family support her, whatever path she decides to go on.

The “pro-choice” movement is not about aborting babies, it’s about empowering women to have control over their own bodies, and to be able to make choices […]

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Does anyone else think Matt Naugle has taken over blogging at State of the Union?

Either that, or they have just picked up on his ridiculous writing style and are running with it.

A perfect example is this recent post in which the anonymous “Ohio Republican Party” blogger tries to blame a small jump (about 7%) in Ohio’s jobless rate last month on Ted Strickland.

What they fail to mention is that the U.S. unemployment rate for the same time period jumped almost the same amount (about 6.5%).

It seems likely that the jump is Ohio’s unemployement rate has […]

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Yesterday, we pointed out Obama’s – let’s call it unwise – desire to compare himself to Reagan, and explained why it wasn’t such a great idea. John Edwards unloaded with both barrels, underlining what I find attractive about the idea of Edwards as President.

John Edwards ripped Barack Obama for praising the way Ronald Reagan brought about change when he was President of the United States.

?When you think about what Ronald Reagan did to the American people, to the middle class to the working people,? said Edwards.

?He was openly ? openly ? intolerant of unions and […]

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Rebate Schmee-bate

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Who wouldn’t like to get a check for $800 in the mail? I know I would.

But will that tax refund money help stimulate the economy like the folks in Washington are hoping?

I doubt it. At least not OUR economy.

The problem is: people are not going to buy houses with $800. And they certainly won’t use it toward the mortgage they can’t afford.

And no one is going to buy a car with $800 to help our the unemployed autoworkers in Michigan.

No- they are going to take that money to Walmart and buy a bunch of Chinese […]

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Creationist museum auctioning mastodon skull

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