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According to the Dayton Daily News, State Inspector General Thomas Charles will issue his report tomorrow on the Highway Patrol’s decision to cancel a planned tobacco “sting” at the Governor’s Mansion because it was a safety risk and tobacco smuggling is not a criminal act.

Despite these obvious facts, everyone in Columbus (especially the Senate Republicans) are expecting that Charles is going to do a hatchet job on the Administration in order to defend the Patrol.? Charles is ex-Patrol, his wife and son still work in the Patrol, and most, if not all, of his key personnel in […]

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Keeling wants to talk about parliamentary procedure like we’re all still nine-years old, and he just passed the 12th-grade civics proficiency exam.

He includes a video produced by the House Republicans decrying Speaker Pelosi’s plan of using the “self-executing” rule in the reconciliation process that wouldn’t require the House to necessarily pass the Senate version of the health care bill first.

He claims that this is an unconstitutional outrage and wholly unprecedented.

If by “wholly unprecedented” you mean used by the House Republicans MORE THAN THIRTY-FIVE TIMES in the last year they controlled the House, then Keeling would […]

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In 2000, when he dropped out of the Presidential race, GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich called W. Bush his “soul brother.”

In a June 26, 2009 CNN story on the Bush years (featured on Kasich’s campaign website), Kasich said:

“The Republican Party is my vehicle, not my master,” he said. “I mean I am here to try to bring prosperity back to this state, to make sure families are better off. I’m not here to carry anyone’s banner.”

“They [The Bush Administration] stopped solving problems,” said Kasich, who after his House tenure worked on […]

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The GOP and the filibuster

On December 12, 2007 By

Three years ago, the GOP was threatening to “nuke” the filibuster. Trent Lott had this to say:

[Filibustering] is wrong. It?s not supportable under the Constitution. And if they insist on persisting with these filibusters, I?m perfectly prepared to blow the place up.

Mitch McConnell’s spokesman said this:

Senator McConnell always has and continues to fully support the use of what has become known as the ?[nuclear]? option in order to restore the norms and traditions of the Senate.


Mr. McConnell and his fellow Republicans are playing such tight defense, blocking nearly every bill proposed by […]

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Well, not directly anyway. Speaking about the uprisings in Burma in a White House press briefing:

Q And the protests, themselves, seem to have been stilled. What do you make of that?

MS. PERINO: Well, unfortunately, intimidation and force can chill peaceful demonstrations. And reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention, where they could be held for years without any representation or charges, is distressing; and we understand that some of the monasteries have been sealed. Now, obviously, this has, again, a chilling effect on protestors, but we would ask that everyone show restraint and […]

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The Senate was unable to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster. A sham “non-binding” GOP bill was also shot down.

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Battle of Algiers

On August 27, 2007 By

The threat posed by terrorists is so unprecedented, that we must resort to torture (except not call it that) in order to win, right?


George W. Bush, 2006:

In this new kind of war, we must be willing to question the enemy when we pick them up on the battlefield. (Applause.) We have captured people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who our intelligence community thinks was the mastermind of the September the 11th attacks. When we captured him, I said to the Central Intelligence Agency, why don’t we find out what he knows in order to be able […]

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Pots calling kettles black. Glass house boys tossing stones. Call it what you will, me old boss Brian over at Progress Ohio blasts Bob Bennett and the rest of the shameful GOP fuckers for their use of Frankie Coleman’s drinking problem for political gain.

Earning the asshat of the week award is Matthew, who calls the Mayor’s wife “Mayor Coleman’s Unqualified Convict Drunkard Wife”. What a little bitch. What Jabba the Naugle and the rest seem to conveniently forget is how many actual Republican officials have gone down the same road as Ms. Coleman. Brian gives us the […]

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I guess since Bizzy takes a shot at me (ostensibly for something I didn’t write), and shuts down comments – I’ll comment here. First off, I asked Brian to blog here and I’m not in the habit of trying to police that. I don’t have to agree with him always or with Joe either – or anyone else I invite to blog on PB. In fact, I find it healthy to not have 3 or 4 Eric’s all blogging like me. I stand by his right to blog in his own way and with his own voice.

As […]

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On Clinton’s Kosovo:

(June 4, 1999) “I would strongly urge that if there are U.S. troops involved, they be under U.S. command or NATO command. I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn. If there needs to be a residual force, it is important that over time U.S. troops are withdrawn and our European allies carry the majority of the load.” — Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

On His Own Iraq:

(May 1, 2007) It makes no sense to tell the […]

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