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About nickgb

Computer programmer, lawyer, and aficionado of many dorky things that, in reality, you probably can't be an "aficionado" of. nickgb is a fanboy of Whedon, Sorkin, Gary Cole, Matthew Perry, and anything that brings together casts of his favorite shows (which, by definition, were all canceled "way too early").

What if he’s a giant nerd, like you?

We’ve lately devolved into sharing videos, but this is at least political!  This feels, to me, like the modern equivalent of Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio.  And it’s hilarious: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from … Continue reading

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Unconstitutional because it’s inconvenient

Rand Paul is not the first person who has wanted to run for President while also running for his own Senate seat just in case.  I can’t recall the most recent examples, but I do recall a Democrat doing so. … Continue reading

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All things being relative

Every once in a while you hear someone say something that doesn’t match their party designation and it makes you pause.  When I was younger this was much more common, as politicians used to actually have individual beliefs beyond party … Continue reading

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The aisle as maginot line

While the war on women is certainly a much more popular pastime on the GOP side of the aisle, some Democrats never pass on a chance to pile on stupidity: Former Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) on Tuesday said that he … Continue reading

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The drama continues

This certainly doesn’t look good, but when you dig down it appears to only be optics: In a letter sent Monday to the defense attorney leading the Christie administration’s legal team, an attorney for Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich … Continue reading

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In which we pick the low hanging fruit

I somehow ended up on US Weekly’s abomination of a website thanks to a Facebook link, and saw these two stories featured at the bottom:       Remember, of course, that Paula Deen only turned out to be a … Continue reading

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The difference between the right and the rest of us

Scott Walker apparently lied during an interview, or maybe he committed voter fraud, but something clearly is amiss: “I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan — limited government, you know, smaller … Continue reading

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The true face of the conservative movement is white and angry

Remember when MSNBC (moronically) tweeted that conservatives would hate the Cheerios Super Bowl ad because it had a multiracial family?  And Rinse and Repeat Pubis demanded an apology and a boycott?  Well, conservatives certainly backed him up by not complaining … Continue reading

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Chuck Todd wouldn’t even be a good paperweight

On Meet The Press just now, Gregory opened with a question to MSNBC’s own groundhog, who apparently saw his shadow and predicting 6 more weeks of false equivalence.  This is paraphrased but very close: Gregory: So, with all this attention … Continue reading

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In other “news”

Everyone is all excited to talk about the Pope AGAIN, because he made the cover of one of the least relevant dead tree pubs out there.  I was pleased to find out, however, that the use of Man of the … Continue reading

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BEEP BEEP BEEP

John Boehner apparently discovered, again, that the right wing of his party is both crazy and anti-productive: “You mean the groups that came out and opposed it before they ever saw it?” a visibly angry Boehner told reporters Wednesday, his … Continue reading

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Do No Harm (unless the patient is poor or old)

[via TPM] The AAPS is a “free-market group,” which I suppose means libertarian nowadays, that opposes Obamacare and is trying to secede from the public health care system entirely.  The usual clowns are carrying the water here: Paul himself hasn’t … Continue reading

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Now you’re not even trying

FoxNews.com has an op-ed piece entitled, ever-so-pleadingly, “Please, Mr. President, for the good of the country, let’s delay ObamaCare.”  Author Doug Schoen assures us it’s not just political hackery: Let me be clear, I am not suggesting this delay so … Continue reading

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A heartbeat away

Every time you hear this woman talk, you have to somehow wrap your brain around the fact that the GOP wanted her to be vice-president, and that to this day many insist it was ACORN voter fraud that kept her … Continue reading

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Spheres of liberty

Over at TAP, Gabriel Arana posits that the next battle for cultural conservatism will be on the religious liberty front: “Religious liberty” is the next big front in the culture wars. “A consensus is emerging on the right that the … Continue reading

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A perfect mind

The Rand Paul plagiarism scandal continues at a low boil, and I’m already bored with it, but today I heard Chris Matthews repeating something Paul said on This Week (with attribution!) and the sheer audaciousness was unbelievable: STEPHANOPOULOS: So what’s … Continue reading

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Save me, Aqua Buddha!

The plagiarism “scandal” or whatever it is has reached a new … um … update?  I don’t know, there’s no highs or lows in this one, just increasingly damning amounts of evidence that Rand Paul may have never strung two … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em

The big Rand Paul story of the past few weeks, other than his appearances in primary states to deliver bizarre sci-fi lectures about Gattaca, has been his lifting, often verbatim, passages from Wikipedia and elsewhere.  Rachel Maddow demonstrated beyond any … Continue reading

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