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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Book 'Em, Holder

29-Jan-10

It’s Farthammer Friday, everybody! Today, Charles discusses the handling of attempted underpants bomber Umar Farouk Hubbadubbadingdong and the pending trial of Khalil Sheikh Mohammed. He is annoyed that the underpants bomber was eventually Mirandized and is of course frothing at the mouth at the notion of trying Mohammed in a criminal court. I think that […]

Revelations from Big Love

29-Jan-10

You can’t make the bottom line about GLBT marriage any clearer than did Barbara, the fanatical Mormon mother in Big Love, when confronting her daughter who was about to get married at the courthouse. “It (the courthouse wedding) isn’t celestial,” Barbara exclaimed. “It’s not even in a church. It’s nothing. It’s just a contract with […]

In Other News: Fox 'News' Has A 'Brain Room'

28-Jan-10

As reported by Media Matters For America: On Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, co-host Martha MacCallum claimed that the “Fox News brain room” determined that President Obama’s statement that a recent Supreme Court ruling would “open the floodgates” for foreign corporations to spend in U.S. elections was “wrong,” adding that “the court specifically wrote that it […]

Up Yours, Supremes!

28-Jan-10

On January 27, 2010, a man threw his shoe at a Supreme Court Chief Justice. Probably not what you’re thinking. The shoe-ee was Dorit Beinisch, Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court. Pinchas Cohen walked into a hearing where residents of a northern town were asking the court to shut down an authorized producer of […]

Nice Speech, Barack

28-Jan-10

I think I have not been commenting here much because I feel like I’m whistling into the wind. The Democratic Party has been hiding its head in shame since the Massachusetts election. The press has declared the Obama Administration a failure. I personally have not been as happy with the Obamanator as I would like. […]

I Think It Happened Like This

27-Jan-10

“Oh, G, whatever shall I do to be worthy of your love?” “How about if you break into Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office and attempt to plant a bug?” “Sigh.”

Elizabeth Warren on 'The Daily Show'

27-Jan-10

If you watch any embedded Internet clip today, please make it Elizabeth Warren—Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP—on The Daily Show of Jan. 26. This is a brilliant human being who offers the most pithy summary of the country’s most recent financial history ever and also drives the real point home: This is […]

'Stupid Hooverism?'

26-Jan-10

The reviews are in on last night’s breaking news re: the federal gov’ment’s spending freeze. Rachel Vs. Jared Bernstein FTW: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Krugman calls it “appalling on every level.” Robert Reich says “Main Street is in worse trouble than ever.” “…a perfect example of fundamental […]

What's the Matter with Kansas?

26-Jan-10

Here are a few basic political truths. #1. The stated goal of the Republigoat Party is to destroy the federal government. The stated goal of the Democratic Party is to make the federal government work better for human beings. #2. Theoretically in the United States, every adult person is guaranteed exactly one vote. However, not […]

Leave Your Munny

25-Jan-10

From The Huffington Post: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner does not think that Move Your Money is a good idea. Geithner addressed the campaign against too-big-to-fail banks during a recent interview with Politico. While Geithner said he understood the anger against bailed out banks and said it was fair of bank customers to expect more, he […]