From the monthly archives: September 2008

Should need no further explanation.

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You might think the headline above, “US Housing Market Crash to result in the Second Great Depression”, is very timely.

But it’s actually from an article published over a year and a half ago. An article that, like so many other information sources at the time, accurately predicted the mess we find ourselves in now.

Here is a piece of that prediction from February 2007:

Congress is now looking into the shabby lending practices that shoehorned millions of people into homes that they clearly cannot afford. But their efforts will have no affect on the loans that are already […]

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Rothenburg Takes on Maggie Thurber

On September 30, 2008 By

Former Lucas County Commissioner and Tom Noe conduit Maggie Thurber gets taken to the woodshed by Brian Rothenberg at ProgressOhio. I guess Maggie has been shilling for the payday lending industry, an issue ProgressOhio has been taking the lead on (Vote YES on Issue 5, btw).

Brian asks some really important questions (and gives some rhetorical answers):

1. Was it wrong to help Noe launder money? YES

2. Should the mess in Washington teach us the dangers of loosely regulated capital? YES

3. Is greed one of the seven deadly sins? YES

4. How should we vote […]

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Sarah and the Supremes

On September 30, 2008 By

Anthony Fossaceca at BlueOhioan crawls deep in the recesses of Sarah Palin’s brain to try to understand why she can’t recall more than one Supreme Court case (you guessed it: Roe v. Wade) even though a recent one impacted her state profoundly. Part of me thinks Anthony is helping with her debate prep here. LOL.

What is going on with this person? I can’t tell if she’s scared, dumb, lucky, sly, clever, dim, or charming.

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Early Voting Starts Today!

On September 30, 2008 By

Today, September 30th is the first day of early voting for the November 4th election. A reader called to remind me of this. He also reminded me that you have until October 6th to register to vote. So between now and October 6th those who are not registered can do BOTH at the same time. Something that is driving the voter suppression Republicans batshit crazy.

The Obama campaign has a good resource at (Be sure to use your legal name. I tripped it up by using Eric instead of my real first name). You can also call 877-OH-EARLY. […]

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I know this story is old, but I just saw the fox news interview with Daxx Dalton- the 11 year old whose dad made him wear a crappy, home-made, anti-obama shirt to school and I thought it deserved a quick post.

I can just imagine the enlightened conversation that fills the Dalton household:

Dad: Hey son, why don’t you wear this old white t-shirt covered with right-wing propaganda to school?

Son: Sure dad, as long as I can wear my skull shirt when we get interviewed on fox news.

Dad: Absolutely! Maybe I’ll drop by the walmart and pick up […]

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Some ice cream truck humor!


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Good Morning Plunderbunders!

On September 30, 2008 By

Did you have the same nightmare I did last night?

Well wake up!

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The Couric Reel Gift Keeps on Giving

On September 29, 2008 By

So McCain was with Palin when she was becoming a gaffe machine? His contributions are not much better:

His mannerisms while she is talking at first are absolutely priceless…and telling!

Thing is, it gets worse:

Of concern to McCain’s campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin’s interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing.

The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin […]

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Overheard: Twitter

On September 29, 2008 By

Things have gotten so bad maybe McCain should suspend his campaign until November 4.


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Jump! You Fuckers!

On September 29, 2008 By

Sent by a reader:

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