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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Damnit, Bill O'Reilly, Now You've Gone Too Far!


Police: Hostages taken at Clinton office ROCHESTER, N.H. – A man took an unknown number of people hostage at a New Hampshire campaign office for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, police said Friday. The man claimed to have a bomb strapped to him when he walked into the office in Rochester, WHDH-TV reported. Police […]

How Dare You Sponsor a Cruise, or Broadcast, or Breathe


I am working on what I hope will be an omnibus post that will run to commemorate the lovely occassion of the fourth birthday of Air America Radio in March 2008. But I did want to quickly note something that belies how nasty and truly un-American are the assholes who populate the right wang of […]

Keeping Up With The Trumps


“Never before have so many Americans gotten so wealthy so quickly. And never before have the wealthy spent so much on lifestyle and consumer goods. So what do you do to stand out? The challenge for today’s rich is to set themselves apart from the merely affluent. You want things no one else can afford […]

Charles Farthammer Strikes Again


For some reason, The Washington Post continues to employ Robert Novak, who publicly identified a covert CIA agent in the newspaper, and Charles Farthammer. The gist of Farthammer’s column today is that the war in Iraq is, um, “turning around,” and that Nancy Pelosi still says the policy is not werking. Farthammer writes: “It does […]

Make the Pie Higher


Make the Pie Higher by George W. Bush I think we all agree, the past is over. This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses. Rarely is the question asked Is our children learning? Will the highways of the Internet become more few? How many hands […]

Tom Tancredo, Meet John Grisham. Ah. I See You Have Already.


A book review from Daddy Bonk. Man. I cannot wait to get to the Farm. * The Brethern might be one of John Grisham’s worst books. I am having a very hard time finishing it—a bad melodrama about a member of the John F. Kennedy Look Alike Caucus who is tapped by the CIA to […]

The Master Debaters


I stayed up way too late last night watching the Democratic “debate” on CNN. I have not sat through many of these events, partly because, like Christmas, it just seems like presidential campaign season just comes earlier and earlier every year and all the commercialism is just taking the spirit out of it; and also […]

Stylish Campaign Finance Reform


Lizz Winstead on the Air America Radio just uttered a wonderful idea. What if presidential candidates had to wear a PATCH for every big corporate donor like those NASCAR guys? And if, the bigger the donation, the bigger the patch? Then, you wouldn’t even really NEED the debates, would you? You just look at their […]

The Bar Association of Rochester, N.Y. Does Something Cool


Father of KIAV pointed this one out. From RNews: Solidarity For Pakistani Lawyers by Mike Hedeen Members of the Rochester judicial community marched to the Hall of Justice Thursday in support of their colleagues in Pakistan. Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across the country last week and imposed a state of emergency. The […]

Questioning the Dems and a Horrible Mixed Metaphor at the End


Glenn Greenwald has today posted a stunner of a post questioning the Democrats’ alleged paralysis to do anything in the full Senate about the rubber-stamping of The Torture Guy II as A.G. Here’s the meat of it: “Wow—it sounds as though there was really a lot at stake in this vote. So why would 44 […]