Monthly Archives: February 2011

“freedom is only freedom when you have won it on your own”

Thus speaks Andrew Sullivan, former champion of the Iraq War and now ever-so-penitent isolationist.    I understand that Sullivan is still reeling from having supported Bush’s War in Iraq.  I feel guilty enough about my own inability to commit to the … Continue reading

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Bible, Tweets and Energy Policy

The Guns, Germs & Steel of the 21st Century? My roommate recently alerted me to some interesting tweets up on the House Energy and Commerce Committee website.  Apparently, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) is fond of quoting the bible on his … Continue reading

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This might be the weirdest piece of television I’ve ever seen

Frankie Avalon. The Byrds. The Times They Are a-Changing. A woman pretending to hunt ducks. Hullaballoo. I don’t know how I’ve lived 30 years without knowing that this happened.

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On the uselessness of polls

Gallup headline yesterday: Huckabee, Palin, Romney Tie for Lead in GOP ’12 Preferences I’m not saying their numbers are wrong, but no one can seriously look at this poll as informative. I mean, seriously, 17 people? Our house has been … Continue reading

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Helmsley was right

Leona Helmsley once said “Only the little people pay taxes” and it would seem that she is right, at least with respect to her building.  This is a good reminder of how warped the “tax debate” has gotten in this … Continue reading

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Larry Craig Devotes Post-Senate career to wolf slaughter

Perhaps to shore up his “manly man” credentials (if so, too little too late), Larry Craig is spending his post-Senate days lobbying to remove Endangered Species Act protection for the grey wolf: Lawmakers, including Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, Craig’s … Continue reading

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Raul Labrador

Here’s Raul Labrador in the GOP primary, having to explain that Puerto Rico is a state: If ever there was someone who would understand that the Birthers are batshit crazy, it’s this guy, right? Raul Labrador at CPAC: Fuck this … Continue reading

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