From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 19, 2008

YouTube Tues: The Revelers

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I haven’t posted anything for YouTube Tuesday in awhile- so I figured I’d bring out something special for this one.

This is one of my favorite bands of all time: the Revelers.


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MSNBC is gay for Rachel Maddow

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That’s OK. I’m gay for Rachel Maddow too. Dan Abrams – who airs after Olbermann – is to be replaced by Rachel Maddow on 9/8/08.

Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup, removing the long-time host –- and one-time general manager of the network — Dan Abrams from his 9 p.m. program and replacing him with Rachel Maddow, who has emerged as a favored political commentator for the all-news cable channel.

Maddow has said that she hopes to move into a more general style of program after […]

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OK, so he didn’t say bitch. I did. 😉

Speaking to veterans today Obama calls on McCain to acknowledge his American patriotism:

But one of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can’t disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America’s national interest. Now, it’s time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the […]

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After years of getting free public education and, most likely, ripping off the American health care system for tons of cash- the son of illegal Mexican immigrants just won a gold medal in wrestling for the US.

I say we arrest him and his seven siblings – along with their dead beat illegal immigrant mother – and send them back to Mexico where they belong.

We’ll keep the gold medal to help pay for some of that lost stolen education and healthcare money.

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Great AP typo (Freudian slip?):

The typo, in an article on the upcoming vice presidential picks due from McCain and Barack Obama and written by one of the top AP political scribes, Nedra Pickler, was soon corrected but can still be found viewed via Google at numerous news sites early this morning.

After focusing on Obama, the article discusses several possible McCain picks, and relates, “His top contenders are said to include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Less traditional choices mentioned include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, an abortion-rights supporter, and Connecticut Sen. Joe […]

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“Drill Now” My Ass!

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It turns out McCain’s “Drill Here, Drill Now” message isn’t really being embraced by House Republicans.

I guess someone isn’t reading the daily talking points memo issued by the campaign.

Either that, or the whole drilling controversy is a bunch of bullshit- a fake solution to a very real problem- one of those “common sense” (but completely untrue) answers that the Republicans hope will provide an election year sound bite but never actually plan to implement. You know, like balanced budgets and middle class tax breaks.

Based on some new information, I’m guessing it’s the second:

House Republicans said […]

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