Category: Political Pontifications

Your Thought of the Day

Your Thought of the Day

| May 17, 2011 | Reply

Would that more people in leadership positions, especially political positions, would take Nathan Wurtzel’s Twitter advice by way of one of the best televisions shows ever to air, Sports Night. @RennaW If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. If you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.Tue May 17 18:36:52 via […]

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Bill Clinton Proposes Internet Rumor Control Agency, Universe Shudders from Irony Overload

Bill Clinton Proposes Internet Rumor Control Agency, Universe Shudders from Irony Overload

| May 16, 2011 | 6 Replies

If you hear a deafening “BOI-OI-OING” coming from every point in the known universe at the same time, please don’t worry. It’s just our reality rebounding from the weight of the irony former President Bill Clinton dumped into it on Friday. Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And […]

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The Delivery Presents – Strawmen, Experience, and Why Social Media Isn't a Rathole

The Delivery Presents – Strawmen, Experience, and Why Social Media Isn't a Rathole

| May 11, 2011 | 1 Reply

I hope very much that Episode 93 ends up in the hands of a few highly-placed members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, because I said a few things they need to hear. The whole issue of political new media and its woeful lack of funding by folks who have no problems slinging money by the […]

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Roadkill Never Won an Argument

Roadkill Never Won an Argument

| May 9, 2011 | Reply

I’m going to nominate this Kurt Schlichter masterpiece as an early contender for Quote of the Week. You need to not only annoy stupid people, but to develop a taste for it.  Otherwise, you’ll be roadkill. The “stupid people” of whom he speaks are the legion of addle-minded progressives who swarm the various social media […]

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Herman Cain is a Mysterious and Powerful Candidate Whose Mystery is Exceeded Only by His Power

Herman Cain is a Mysterious and Powerful Candidate Whose Mystery is Exceeded Only by His Power

| May 6, 2011 | 3 Replies

All day I’ve had stories cross my RSS Reader about last night’s GOP candidates’ debate in South Carolina and just about every one of them could be headlined “Herman Cain Mysteriously Wins Debate With Mysterious Powers of Mystery. Also, He Can’t Win Anything.” With each story, I’ve gotten more and more irritated at how quickly […]

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As Tax Increases Go, This One Would Be A Humdinger.

As Tax Increases Go, This One Would Be A Humdinger.

| May 5, 2011 | 2 Replies

If I hadn’t seen this at The Hill, I would have sworn it came straight from The Onion. The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. The plan is a part of the […]

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The Campaign Starts Tomorrow for Cain, Others

The Campaign Starts Tomorrow for Cain, Others

| May 4, 2011 | 3 Replies

Fox News is hosting a debate of erstwhile Republican candidates in South Carolina tomorrow and my favorite, Herman Cain, will be there. Joining him will be Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, and Rick Santorum — admittedly not the crop of front-runners Fox had anticipated when they scheduled this debate, but that’s what you get […]

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The GOP House Intel Chair's Stunning Display of Insult and Ignorance

The GOP House Intel Chair's Stunning Display of Insult and Ignorance

| May 4, 2011 | 20 Replies

I’ve never heard of Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, but I hope the next time I see his name in print it’s because he resigned his position. Obviously, he is not qualified to sit on any committee with the word “intelligence” anywhere in its title or mission. Republican House Intelligence […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mistah Osama, He Dead Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mistah Osama, He Dead Tuesday Edition

| May 3, 2011 | Reply

I agree with Stephen Green’s assessment of Sunday night’s Abbottabad raid in every detail. His second point, especially, sums up my delighted surprise. The second surprise? That President Obama sent in SEAL Team Six instead of jets, a UAV, or a cruise missile. Obama usually prefers his wars a little more antiseptic, but he made […]

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The Left Celebrates Bin Laden's Death in Unity and Patriotism and Not A Trace of Political…*snort*

The Left Celebrates Bin Laden's Death in Unity and Patriotism and Not A Trace of Political…*snort*

| May 2, 2011 | 2 Replies

Well, it certainly didn’t take long last night for a number of notable progressives to turn what should have been a moment of unifying national triumph into a left-wing partisan snark-off. I gleaned a few of the more egregious comments from some of the brighter lights of the left-wing commentariat as they posted them on […]

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