Archive for January, 2010

I Think Prince’s Football Song is Endearing!

I Think Prince’s Football Song is Endearing!

| January 24, 2010 | Reply

I’m finding it difficult to make fun of Prince for this story. Yes, his “fight song” is absolutely horrible. It sounds like he woke up Wendy and Lisa after an all-night bender and recorded it in a broom closet with a $30 Casio keyboard. The lyrics are confusing where they aren’t hackneyed, and the song […]

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Saturday Afternoon Bits and Bobs

Saturday Afternoon Bits and Bobs

| January 23, 2010 | Reply

Here are a few stories that have hit my inbox in the past couple of days that I know I won’t get around to including in full-blown blog posts. However, they’re good links, so how about a put them into a big ol’ roundup? * When the going gets tough, the tough astroturf. Mystery letter-write […]

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Rahm? It’s Panic Time.

Rahm? It’s Panic Time.

| January 22, 2010 | 6 Replies

If the great strategic geniuses inside the Obama administration aren’t panicking like passengers in an “Airport” movie after the past few days, this video ought to put them right over the edge. That wasn’t a product of some a right-wing media outlet or Dick Cheney’s Evil Elves but by the progressive Talking Points Memo blog. […]

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Good News: The GOP Front-Runner is Beating Obama in an Early 2012 Poll. Bad News: It’s Mike Huckabee

Good News: The GOP Front-Runner is Beating Obama in an Early 2012 Poll. Bad News: It’s Mike Huckabee

| January 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’m not sure how you get a more textbook “good news/bad news” situation than this story about a recent PPP poll looking ahead to 2012. First, the good news. For the first time in one of our monthly polls looking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election Barack Obama trails one of his hypothetical opponents, albeit […]

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A Modest Proposal for the GOP: The Roundtable Rebuttal

A Modest Proposal for the GOP: The Roundtable Rebuttal

| January 22, 2010 | 8 Replies

The Republicans have announced that they will send one of their new “young guns”, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, to give the rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night. I suppose I should be excited about this, since I’m told McDonnell is one of the new breed of super-powered conservatives who […]

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Ay, Calypso! Bang Your Head!

Ay, Calypso! Bang Your Head!

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

I’m going to hazard a guess that the cop wrote this citation for “loud noise” because he couldn’t writing it for “lying his face off to a police officer”. FOND DU LAC— Police responding to a complaint of loud noise have cited a Fond du Lac man for “rocking out” to the music of John […]

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The Delivery Presents: Unleashing Conservatism and Movies on the Go.

The Delivery Presents: Unleashing Conservatism and Movies on the Go.

| January 20, 2010 | 1 Reply

The latest, not to be missed episode of The Delivery (That’s Episode 21, for those of you keeping score), is now online, available from the usual sources (listen, download, or iTunes subscription). I brought in my friend, and frequent Take That Radio guest, Kimberly Haney for the full hour. I confessed, toward the end of […]

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Why’d He Kill Those People? Heck if The Pentagon Cares.

Why’d He Kill Those People? Heck if The Pentagon Cares.

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

I’d like to say I’m surprised by the the purposeful blindness displayed by the Pentagon toward the entire notion that Major Hasan’s religion might have had ever the teensiest but to do with his murderous rampage at Fort Hood, but I really can’t.   The U.S. military’s just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 […]

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Massachusetts Smackdown

Massachusetts Smackdown

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

Ronald Reagan was once asked how he’d define victory in the Cold War. His answer pretty much matches how I feel about the special election in Massachusetts tonight. “We win. They lose.” Republican State Sen. Scott Brown scored an immense political upset Tuesday in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied for […]

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Today, We Can Kill the Teabagger Bogeyman in Massachusetts

Today, We Can Kill the Teabagger Bogeyman in Massachusetts

| January 19, 2010 | 8 Replies

I hesitate to further the progressive meme that conservatives are baby-eating, blood-sucking night terrors that lurk in the all-concealing shadows waiting to feed upon the tears of humanity, but when I see the utter despair into which the mere thought that a semi-conservative might win a Senate race in Massachusetts has thrown the journalistic world, I […]

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