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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Old Glory Insurance


Why does this old SNL spoof remind me of Republigoats these days?

Abortion Abortion


So, what happens when a country bans abortion outright? Guess guess guess. C’mon. Guess. If you guessed “unintended consequences of the new policy adversely affect women’s health care almost immediately,” well, you must have already seen the Amnesty International report about Nicaragua. Our friends to the south completely banned abortion in July 2008, and the […]

Thought of the Week


The Republicans are a side show here compared to the failure of the Democratic Party to get its shit together and govern the country. John Heilemann. Heilemann, a columnist for New York Magazine, was a guest on Bill Marr’s July 24 show. He noted that when Busch was in charge, holding narrow margins in the […]

By the Time I Sell and Lease Back Arizona


This. Is batshit. Insane. Call it a sign of desperate times: [Arizona] Legislators are considering selling the House and Senate buildings where they’ve conducted state business for more than 50 years. Dozens of other state properties also may be sold as the state government faces its worst financial crisis in a generation, if not ever. […]



I have never been a faithful Lou Dobbs viewer, and, frankly, I have not been a faithful CNN viewer since your network’s exhuberant cheerleading of the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, which I found to be utterly vapid. However, as a former newsman myself and a general observer of the media and of public […]

You Heard it Here First (and Other Notes)


First Gay President?…. Lindsey Graham’s measured, statesman-like endorsement of Judge Sonia to the Supremes raises a question. Is he running for President? It’s a crap shoot, of course, but with all the hopeless crazies in the GOOP lineup, Graham looks like a rational choice. Will the First Gay president be a GOOPer? Hilary was Magnificent…. […]

Health Care Reform Mantra


Update: I swear I wrote this BEFORE I saw Howard Dean say basically the same thing on TRMS tonight. Programming Note: Dean will host Countdown Tuesday-Wednesday. Nice. Without a public option, it’s not reform. Without a public option, it’s not reform. Without a public option, it’s not reform. Without a public option, it’s not reform. […]

A Hospitality Suggestion


When President Obama has Sgt. Crowley and Professor Gates to the White House for a beer, he should consider a choice of beers that would slap those birther assholes right in their stupid faces. He should serve Tusker. Just a suggestion.

Good Stuff


Have just begun reading “Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism” by Susan Jacoby.

Joe the Dumber is Old Hat


I think the GOOP may have found a new Joe the Dumbass Plumber in the form of Officer James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department. Today he is whining because, during a national press conference, Barack Obama sided with his victim, Professor Henry Lewis Gates, not with the boys in blue. Soon he will be […]