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Month: February 2009

Rush Limbaugh – Defender of the Constitution?

Rush Limbaugh – Defender of the Constitution?

The Conservative Political Action Committee has chosen a Big Fat Idiot as the recipient of their Defender of the Constitution Award.  Tomorrow night at their annual conference Rush Limbaugh, the bigoted hardline-conservative mouthpiece for the GOP, will deliver the closing speech and then receive his prize.  They couldn’t have picked a nicer guy.  I mean really, only a great statesmen and defender of the Constitution can come up with stuff like this: Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream….

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Why The Republicans Don’t Get It

Why The Republicans Don’t Get It

I’ll leave it to Scott Horton at Harper’s to explain. It’s because they are… “The Stupid Party” How do Americans view Barack Obama and his relationship with the Republican minority? Nearly 80 percent say that Obama is outstripping their expectations as a President; nearly 70 percent say he is delivering on his promises; roughly two-thirds of Americans approve his performance. Republicans do not fare so well. Their approval numbers come in at half or less of Obama’s, and the public…

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Obama’s Perfect Speech to Congress and the Nation

Obama’s Perfect Speech to Congress and the Nation

Okay so I am at two days late blogging about Obama’s first speech to a joint session of congress.  Too busy.  Anyway… I must say that Obama exceeded my expectations again Tuesday night.  I don’t know how he keeps doing that, but he does.  It was a really great speech delivered with perfect pitch.  Exactly what the country needed to hear right now. Anyone who had doubts about his ability to lead had to be convinced by that speech that he…

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N.A.S.A. “Spacious Thoughts” w/Tom Waits & Kool Keith

N.A.S.A. “Spacious Thoughts” w/Tom Waits & Kool Keith

I boutht the new N.A.S.A. (it stands for North America/South America) album, The Spirit of Apollo, on Tuesday, and have been listening to it during the commute for the past few days.  It’s a fun record. The album is on the ANTI label, home of many of my favorite artists such as Tom Waits, Neko Case, Devotchka!, Spoon, Nick Cave, Michael Franti, and Mavis Staples. The ANTI page for this album describes it as follows: The Spirit of Apollo was…

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Can Israel Risk Apartheid?

Can Israel Risk Apartheid?

The prospects for a peace agreement based on a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians have never seemed bleaker. In the decade following the failure of Bill Clinton’s mediation effort between Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak in 2000, the Israelis have been subjected to suicide bombers, random shootings and more recently to unguided rockets from Gaza that targeted innocent civilians.  And an organization that is sworn to destroy the State of Israel now controls half of the Palestinian territories….

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Comics Stripped from Weekly Newspapers

Comics Stripped from Weekly Newspapers

As long as we’re on the subject of comics, it’s worth getting around to noting that both Seattle weekly newspapers, The Seattle Weekly and The Stranger, have dropped their featured weekly comics.  The Seattle Weekly ran This Modern World, and The Stranger ran Troubletown. So now when you go to your local coffee shop or cafe and pick up the alt-weeklies expecting to at least get a chuckle from two of your favorite comics, you will be disappointed.  Well, if you…

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Obama Chimpanzee Stimulus Comic

Obama Chimpanzee Stimulus Comic

  And I thought that the writer of the first comment on the post below was a racist. Well I guess there are sick racist sons of bitches and their are professional racist sons of bitches.  Sean Delonas gets paid for the offensive stuff that gets published in the New York Post. And if you are overly generous with your giving of “the benefit of the doubt” and think maybe Delonas is making fun of Congress, the “author” of the…

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Obama Catches Fire to Push for His Stimulus Package

Obama Catches Fire to Push for His Stimulus Package

The economy has been getting worse and worse every day, and while President Obama was juggling with the problems of filling his cabinet positions, minority Republicans in congress seized on the opportunity to play politics with a much needed economic stimulus package.  The “conservatives” who gave us three trillion dollars of added debt during their man’s failed terms as president are now crying foul about spending money right here in the U.S. to create much needed jobs and repair our…

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Our Troops in Afghanistan Need Mountain Warfare Training

Our Troops in Afghanistan Need Mountain Warfare Training

President Obama has made our commitment to Afghanistan a central plank of his foreign policy.  Everyone agrees that the reinvigorated Taliban, helped by al-Qaida in  Pakistan, represent a formidable foe in their mountainous home.  And whilst it is widely recognized that building a stable Afghanistan will require much more than the application of military force, it is equally clear that we cannot make substantive progress whilst the Taliban controls large swaths of the countryside.   Yet there is not a single…

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