From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

As far as Republican Senators go, Arlen Specter is certainly one of the better ones.

He’s a moderate who supports women’s reproductive rights and, in a lot of cases, LGBT rights. This quickly brings him out of the wingnut category in my book.

He’s also a Yale Law grad and a former DA (from Philly) who recognizes the immense power entrusted to the Supreme Court and the importance of keeping the court balanced.

Which is pretty damn important given that he is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee i.e. he’s one of the people entrusted to approve judicial […]

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I mean, seriously. Do they smoke crack in meetings? First they criticize Obama for ditching troops in an ad that contains video of him visiting troops, now they put out an ad that when you watch it all you can think is:

“Fuck alot of people come out for Barack Obama”

“He’s the biggest celebrity in the world”

Damn, that’s a HUGE concession that I wouldn’t be willing to make. Joe America is probably going to at least ask “well, if he’s that popular something must be up”. The beginning of this ad almost looks like it could […]

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Which is it? Is he too inexperienced?

Columbus, OH — Taking dead aim at the Democratic frontrunner, Sen. John McCain rebuked Barack Obama as an “inexperienced candidate” who is making empty promises to the American people of a “holiday from history.”

or too Presidential and popular?

“Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton,” Rick Davis, Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager, wrote in an e-mail addressed to interested parties after throwing out a similar line on a conference call with reporters.

Yes, because we all know full […]

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So the House officially apologized for slavery. Hella late and worth getting on the record. I’d also add that it took a Democratic House to do it. But one anonymous wingnut coward (unless his name really is Gordon Gekko) continues to equate his getting taxed with the slavery years in the United States. The illogic being that since he works and has money “taken away” from him in the form of taxes, this is the same as being shackled and working in the fields at the masters plantation:

When is the House going to apologize to me for […]

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Step one:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to answer questions about the dismissals of several federal prosecutors as its Senate counterpart explored punishments for an array of alleged Bush administration misdeeds.

Step two:

Send this traitorous un-American wingnut asshat to jail! It’ll never happen, but one can wish.

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Tim posted this in response to the uppity negro narrative that the right wants to use to discredit Obama. Very powerful way to make this point, Tim! Well done:

How dare a black man say he has “good odds” to win the presidency.

How dare a black man say he has good odds, period.

How dare a black man presume to be a major party’s nominee.

How dare a black man criticize a white man running for president.

How dare a black man call that white man’s lies “unfortunate”.

How dare a black man speak to 200,000 […]

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CodeWeavers will give away its software products if Bush accomplishes any of his goals during the remainder of his presidency. Sounds like a fair deal – and brilliant on several levels. Here’s the challenge:

The CodeWeavers Lame Duck Presidential Challenge will make its software products downloadable for free to all Americans for 24 hours at www.CodeWeavers.com if President Bush accomplishes at least one of the following goals:

Here are the goals:

CodeWeavers has selected an initial platform of five Lame Duck Goals. All of these represent what we think should be attainable, positive goals for the United States.

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