From the monthly archives: May 2009

Bill Todd Leaves Town

On May 31, 2009 By

Bill Todd continues to amuse.

You may remember that Bill Todd first moved to Columbus two years before he ran for Mayor.

You may also remember that he received fewer than 30% of the votes.

I guess this may have had something to do with his short stay.

A year and a half later Bill Todd is still whining about Columbus taxes – however he no longer lives in town. He has since moved to Bexley.

So long, Bill. We hardly knew ya.

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Two weeks ago President Obama gave a moving and memorable commencement speech at Notre Dame in which he reached out to the pro-life movement. He sought to find common ground and asked for people on opposite sides of the issue to approach each other with “Open hearts, Open minds and Fair-minded words.”

At the moment I wondered: Could it be that the pro-life movement has gone mainstream? Have they ceased being a bunch of religious nut jobs carrying around pictures of dead babies and blowing up clinics?

Two weeks later – almost to the hour – an abortion […]

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YoungCon Anthem is LOL

On May 29, 2009 By

Just LOL. That is all:

I LOVE IT when they try this shit. Always epic fail. always.

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Of course he is:

President Barack Obama remains by far the most popular world leader among people in major Western nations and is the one political figure on whom people consistently pin their hopes in the economic crisis, according to new polls conducted for the International Herald Tribune.

About 80 percent of people in France, Germany, Italy and Spain have a positive view of Mr. Obama, a ratio that declines only slightly, to about 70 percent, in the other two countries surveyed, Britain and the United States.

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How do you know someone is reaching to make a political argument? They append “gate” to the end of whatever it is they are trying to gin up. In this case, Tom “BizzyBlog” Blumer (aka Tom “Motherfucker” Blumer), tries to jump on the wingnut bandwagon and pushes “Dealergate”.

You know, Obama is only closing REPUBLICAN car dealerships and sparing the Democrat ones. Conspiracy! Outrage! Gather your tea and meet me at the river!

…lunacy. Nate Silver (someone who actually understands and represents statistics in a manner consistent with the science), clears it up quickly:

A meme that is […]

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Nearly ruined my laptop reading this over at BizzyBlog:

…Ohio?s center-right, sensible conservative blogosphere…

Can someone point me to the center-right sensible conservatives among the Ohio blogosphere? Need I document the wingnuttery that instead exists? I think not. Pure Orwellian joy. LMAO.

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Media Matters does a good job of distilling down the wingnut playbook versus Obama’s SC pick Sotomayor. As was perfectly predictable, they’re losing their shit:

Also completely predictable is that they are taking the exact wrong course of action here. It’s no wonder elected GOP officials are breaking out the 10 foot poles. They want no part of this. Hell, even Michael Steele knows better. Of course, he’ll soon be apologizing to Limbaugh I’d assume. It’s a pattern.

This is all great news, really. The complete meltdown of the GOP is continuing at a pace even […]

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Yesterday Eric asked the question: WTF is wrong with Georgia. An experience I had last week in Atlanta might offer some answers.

So I get on the train that takes you between the terminals at the Atlanta airport. Next to me are 3 kids (18 years old? 19 at most) in their Army uniforms.

Normally people come up to these kids and thank them for their service, etc. The new Army recruits politely smile and shake hands and keep moving along to their destination with their big backpacks in tow.

But today they were accosted by a crazy wingnut…

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So I checked out Wikipedia this morning right after hearing about the Sotomayor nomination and was greated with this weird wingnut Wikipedia vandalism about Judge Sotomayor’s “exhibitionistic” sexual behavior:

She has since expressed an unbounded attitude toward traditional constraints of marriage. In an interview with the Sacramento Bee she spoke of her relationship with her husband: “We love each other very much and make no qualms about showing it, within the realm of public decency of course. That is to say, in public we are normal, but at home we are as affectionate and exhibitionistic as we want, […]

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AP — U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, has proposed changing the long-standing federal policy that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born on U.S. soil…

Simple question: WTF is wrong with Georgia?

Any answers?

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Continuing the “Change You Can Believe In” series, today we have the news that President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

No pasty white dudes. How nice. It’s the new face of America. Smile.

As Tim notes, however, expect wingnut heads to explode. Meltdown in 3…2…

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