From the monthly archives: March 2009

I’m not sure I’d take my AIG criticisms this far:

In an interview with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT-AM today, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said executives of AIG should consider following what he described of the Japanese model of shamed corporate executives: apology or suicide.

[PS – You’re not tricky ABC. If I want to copy text from your site I can also view the source to do so. -1]

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I’ve always thought one of the biggest strengths great bloggers have is an ability to distill something down to it’s essence and communicate it. ModernEsquire has always been one of those highly capable of such. He does so again with the wingnut tea party nonsense:

Apparently, I’m supposed to be impressed that 4,000 people showed up in Cincinnati for the area’s “Tea Party” protest. I’m not. That’s about how many showed up regularly for McCain/Palin events in the fall, which isn’t surprising since it’s the same people in both crowds.

Of course, he goes on to pummel the fraudulent […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-16

On March 16, 2009 By

Steels tried to regain some wingnut mojo with radio tirade http://tr.im/hr2i # Obama going after AIG on bonuses. Will there be a chorus of righty bloggers rejoicing? http://tr.im/hr5n # Economists, Progressives Petition CNBC For Coverage Overhaul http://tr.im/hrDY #

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This is just weirdness:

This is just greatness:

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This one totally and completely shocked me when I read about it:

Bristol Palin & Fianc? Split

I just cannot believe this news. I’m speechless.

Family values! VALUES!

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Ken Blackwell: GOP Antichrist?

On March 14, 2009 By

If you haven’t been following the recent drama involving RNC Chairman Michael Steele and too-much-of-a-religious-nut-to-be-RNC-chairman Ken Blackwell, then let me give you a quick overview…

Steele and Blackwell are two of the rarest individuals on earth: African American Republicans. Though they both belong to the same party, Steele is fairly moderate (by GOP standards) while Blackwell is a complete right-wing nutjob who hates gays and thinks women should have zero control over their own reproductive systems.

They both ran for RNC chairman this year – along with a couple of old, racist white guys.

The election process was far […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-13

On March 13, 2009 By

Can’t wait to see Stewart-Cramer mano-a-mano http://tr.im/hjGE #

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Levity. That’s what is needed. If you understood The Internet, you’d know this.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-12

On March 12, 2009 By

Stocks gain for a third day. Thanks President Obama! http://tr.im/hiNJ # Mom patrols U.S./Mexican border during baby naps. I can think of about 4,382 better things to do… http://tr.im/hiNZ # RNC Chairman pro-choice? Not for long! http://tr.im/hiP5 # Gary Skoien, Former Cook County GOP Chair, Beaten By Wife After Being Found With Prostitutes http://tr.im/hiPV #

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Here’s a crazy idea: let’s take politics out of the redistricting process and allow the public to participate.

That seems to be exactly what the League of Women Voters is trying to accomplish with their Ohio Redistricting Competition. According to the rules, anyone can submit a plan for redistricting…

Plans submitted under the competition will be ranked and scored based on specific issues, including traditional redistricting principles (compactness and communities of interest) and modern redistricting principles (competitiveness and representational fairness).

So here’s my first suggestion: use the shortest splitline algorithm to generate the districts. “Because the […]

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