From the daily archives: Saturday, May 1, 2010

After Keith Olbermann names Krikorian to the top of Friday’s “Worst Persons in the World,”  Krikorian apologist/volunteer campaign policy advisor Geoffrey Sea (aka “Ohiobama” on DailyKos), of course, decides the prudent action is to go after Keith Olbermann as part of a corporate conspiracy plot designed to help Jean Schmidt because Proctor & Gamble sponsors Keith’s show and Chili did marketing for them.

This diary will go down as a symbol of Sea’s delusional rantings wherein he loses his intended audience, not just by slandering Olbermann, but using the current Gulf environmental disaster as an off-fitting analogy in the process.


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My New Toyota Prius GOT MPG

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I don’t do many consumer related blog posts at PB. This one, however, is quite positive compared to what you may be used to. [cough… Tim … cough … AT&T…]

I recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius. I’ve wanted one since they came out but always had some kind of new minivan for transport of the b?b? kids that required a decent payment and was never in the position to get rid of my so-called beater car.

Until now. The story of how I came to need a new car despite having just purchased a new minivan for […]

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Do you remember back in school when a kid would get in trouble? What’s the first thing the would do?

Yes. Point at some other kid and say something along the lines of “Well, Bobby did it too!”

Classic juvenile deflection.

Not surprising to see the wingnut radicals on talk radio and Internet media outlets doing the same thing with the recent gulf coast oil spill disaster. “Obama’s Katrina!,” they yell. “What’s taking the administration so long to respond?” they query.

It’s enlightening, really. Ignoring the obvious irony of conservatives calling for a faster government response to […]

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So, remember just a few days ago we were talking about how bank lobbyist Steve Stivers told a 9/12/Tea Party group that he supported repealing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that calls for the direct election of U.S. Senators?

Well, Stivers is now claiming to the Columbus Dispatch, he apparently is just too incompetent to check the right box, even with a campaign office of seasoned hired Republican campaign operatives helping him in what is supposed to be one of the most important races for the Republicans nationally this year.? This, of course, makes him a […]

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Lee Fisher’s attempt to sweep the newspaper endorsements failed.

Despite the fact that they note that Fisher is pulling away from Brunner in polling, the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed Brunner:

But we think Democratic voters ought to give feisty underdog Brunner a good look in this race as well. She has shown resilience and policy-making skill as secretary of state, a difficult post on which both parties exert great pressure. We haven’t agreed with some of her decisions on election policy, but she has stood her ground credibly on reforms and has worked out some […]

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How do I know despite the Inspector General’s report?? Because it’s in the Inspector General’s report.

When the Inspector General makes a finding that criminal conduct occurs, he normally makes a referral to the prosecutorial authority, before the report is even publicly released, and criminal charges are announced with the report.? In fact, all of his past reports have specifically stated that he was referring the matter to a prosecutorial authority for prosecution of a specifically identified crime.

Charles’ report contains no such statement.? What Charles disingenuously? did was say he was sending a copy of the report to the […]

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