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The Republican Party’s War On America, and the Quisling Who Wants To Become One

Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama leaves the Democratic Party. To whom I say “good riddance, fucknuts!” I honestly don’t know what the Republican Party is for, for either meaning of ‘for.’ Its only purpose is obstruction of the will of the majority of Americans, and the only thing it really seems to stand for is […]

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Obama Justice Dept. Should Proscecute the Shit Out Of the Bush Administration

When Obama was inaugurated, there was a general consensus both in his administration and with the country at large, that it would be, at best, a distraction to investigate and possibly proscecute the previous administration. A lot of people just wanted to move on, and focus on solving the problems at hand. But I am […]

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The Manhattan Document — Stupidity with a Christian Face

The Manhattan Document is a declaration of supposedly ‘core Christian values’ and they’ve gotten 160,000 people to sign apparently. Some of the money quotes: “The present administration is led and staffed by those who want to make abortions legal at any stage of fetal development, and who want to provide abortions at taxpayer expense.” That […]

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My brother Ian, the raging Heathen

My brother Ian goes off. There’s something awesome about fulminating rage from someone who can actually write. The title of this post refers to the quarter-page ads some fundamentalist nutjob used to buy in the Des Moines Register every sunday, which were dense, incoherent 750 word paragraphs, always under the headline “Why Do The Heathens […]

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Heavy-Handed Policing isn’t just Unpleasant, it’s Harmful

The British Police arresting people just for DNA samples I have never been arrested. My police encounters, while not always pleasant, have been nominal — i.e. they were examples of proper police conduct. That being said, I’ve seen first hand and heard of second hand, many examples of the police abusing authority, harrassing people for […]

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Watching the smoke come out of Andrew Sullivan’s Ears

The latest chapter in Andrew Sullivan’s Mad Obsession with Sarah Palin. I have — I think — said a few things about Sarah Palin in the past, notably right after her nomination. I’ve not said a lot because I don’t figure it’s worth anyone’s time to say things that others have said. And in the […]

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Dear Libertarians, Ayn Rand Was Wrong, Love Me

Here’s the deal — “Who is John Galt?” signs are showing up at those moronic anti-Obama rallies. Which means that somewhere out there are some Ayn Rand fans are jumping on that bandwagon. If you’ve somehow fallen under Rand’s spell, let me break it down for you. Objectivism isn’t a philosophy, really. It’s just a […]

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My mom’s first hand health care adventure

I just wish Limbaugh and Glen Beck, insurance execs, and the obstructionist lawmakers, could be forced to spend 40 hours on my gurney in the ER, with lines in their arms, stuck on a bedpan, surrounded by moans and cries, and barfing.

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The Village People’s “Value Voter Guy”

From Talking Points Memo’s gallery of the “Values Voters” conference last week in DC: Does this man know how gay hot he’s looking?

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Health Care Town Hall: Fear & Loathing in Washington IA

I went down to Washington Iowa Saturday morning, to attend a Health Care Reform Town Hall Meeting with our congressional representative Dave Loebsack. I’ve been really happy with how Loebsack has taken on the job of representing our district; before running against Jim Leach, Loeback was a professor at Cornell College. I think he is […]

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Bill + Il, Illing It in PyonYang

This picture is taken from video but even so it’s super fucked up. They both look like puppets.

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Obama v. 5-0 — Obama backs down?

Mr. President — I campaigned for you. I haven’t been with you 100% since you’ve been inaugurated — warrantless wiretrapping, not killing ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’, Issues of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners — I’m a dyed in the wool Eugene McCarthy liberal, you know where I stand. But yesterday you said something I could really […]

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Why the President Rocks

… giving Willy Mays a lift on Air Force One…

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Health Care Reform: What To Do So You Don’t Get Fucked … Again

Someone twittered This interview by Bill Moyers with Wendell Potter of Cigna. Quick summary: they make their money by denying sick people care. They spend millions of dollars to prevent meaningful health care reform. Everyone needs to be lobbying their Representatives and Senators to force them to do something real about health care in the […]

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Palin, Iran, Healthcare — quick capsule opinions

I’ve gotten away from political posts since the election, for two reasons: 1) I don’t need to waste my time saying things other people have already said, and 2) After the election, I’m sick of the whole business. The idea that there are adults in charge means I can worry about other stuff, like music, […]

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Ongoing twitter bullshit — Mitt Romney Sycophants following moi?

I guess I shouldn’t ask why These fucktards are following me on twitter. We couldn’t have less in common if they were methane breathing creatures from the depths of Jupiter. I think this is a ‘fake’ twitter account, which is to say they don’t actually read their own twitter feed, they just add everyone they […]

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About this whole conservative “Teabagging Obama” business

Dear reactionary jerks. Before you start spouting about ‘Teabagging Obama’ at your Tea Parties, you should watch this clip from John Waters’ movie “Pecker”:

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Vermont Passes Gay Marriage: Look Forward to Gayple Syrup!

The dominos are falling. We’re up to 4 states with legal gay marriage, and I think there’s a good chance Prop 8 will be thrown out eventually by the courts in California. I expect even more states to go this way over the next few years. A big factor will become evident after several months […]

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Iowa Strike Down Gay Marriage Ban, Pegs FABULOUS METER

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban Iowa used to be synonymous with rural backwater, something that has always irked Iowans. To the extent that was ever true, the Internet and Satellite TV made Iowans no less globally connected than the skinniest black-t-shirt rocking chainsmoking Manhattanite. Except they don’t have to lock their doors […]

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The One Really Funny April Fools Web Prank

Rush Limbaugh To Speak At Sojourners Mobilization To End Poverty. Rush Limbaugh is a — pardon the expression — soft target, and the media and web are full of weak ‘humor’ at his expense. Finally someone does it right. This edit of Limbaugh’s speech in Washington is fantastic: