Back from the manipulated, misinformed and misguided minds on the right.

Could Sequestration Take Down Dems?

It here! Doomsday! Sequestration is upon us and its going to be BAD!!!! Or not. This whole business of spending cuts, for what it’s worth, may turn out to be a while lot of nothing and that will not bode well for Democrats. Today, for example, Janet Napolitano said that sequestration was causing airport delays. Oh […]

Dilbert Creator Told To Shut Up And Draw

Mark Gongloff is not a Dilbert fan. Well, maybe that’s not true. He might like the cartoon, but he does not like the guy who draws it. In a scathing blog post, Gongloff tries to make short work of Dilbert creator Scott Adams as he argues against a theory Mr. Adams has about the stock market.  Mr. […]

Progressive Hypocrisy Or The Blind Leading The Blind?

Droning on about the drones. Obama is killing Americans without due process. Yawn. Ha! Just kidding! I bet you thought that just because I support Obama that I must also support the killing of Americans without due process. Glenn Greenwald thinks so: “The sharpest edges of President Obama’s counterterrorism policy, including the use of drone […]

Good Grief – The GOP In Mourning

Is it me or did something profound happen after this election? Obama won the election by a comfortable margin, even after all those hundreds of millions were wasted and FOX and the right wingers basically went bust in the process. As a result, I’m ok with letting events take their course, knowing that whatever happens […]

The Republican Comeback – What To Watch For

I saw this brief story at Talking Points Memo that made me wonder about the Republican comeback and what that might look like. The story read as follows: “Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the highest ranked House Republican woman, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “I don’t think it’s about the Republican Party needing […]

Another Republican Gaffe Turns Into a Gift – Jobs Report Edition

The new jobs report is out and everyone is going nuts. Some Dems are saying we should take this latest report with a grain of salt and not consider it when voting on Tuesday. To that I say: Nuts! Salted Nuts! We are practically hours away from election day. You can smell it in the air. With […]

The Benghazi Fugazi

Did he or didn’t he? That does seem to be the question the righties are asking this week as they go absolutely crazy trying to find something, anything, to pin on Obama with practically days to go before the election. From the sound of it, you would think Benghazi was some monumental event that killed thousands, […]

Jobs Report And The GOP’s Missed Opportunity

Remember when Bohner and company stood in that hardware store with their little booklet about how they were going to do something or another for the people of this country? I remember. They said they were going to make some pledge to America about some such and most importantly they were going to bring jobs […]

Romney, The One Issue Pony

Is it November yet? It is nauseating that we have had to endure what feels like years of this presidential election. We are now heading into the home stretch and, boy, the other side is truly pulling out all the stops. Let’s see where we are: 1. Obama is going to remove God from the money […]

Hopelessly Misinformed Latino’s For Romney – Part 2

I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message: (Estoy Mitt Romney y apruebo este mensaje) Hola! My name is Miguel. You may remember me from my last message to latino voters. Since then, things have changed for the better and I wanted to return once more and encourage all Latinos to vote for señor Romney […]

A Pledge to America…Revisited

Fewer jobs in May. Unemployment is up. What happened to the jobs? What a joke! Remember many, many years ago, back in 2010, when a bunch of goofballs stood in a hardware store with their “Pledge to America” theater prop in hand and said some nonsense about putting America back to work? Well, turns out […]

Are They Stupid? Or Are We?

It’s Memorial Day weekend. Time to hit the road, fire up the grill and remember “the fallen” by buying a mattress and storming the beaches…with lots beer and wine coolers. It is also a time when the teevee machine goes into overdrive about our travel plans. Every summer around this time the media is suddenly […]

I Fear A 3rd Party Candidate

Folks, the country is in a bad way. People have taken to the streets to protest, but I fear it may not really be enough. I mean, let’s look at the history of news cycles and what we find is that most stories last for maybe two or three weeks tops before something else happens […]

The Giant Pool of Money

Since Occupy Wall Street is all the rage this week, and hopefully will be next week as well, and the week after, it seems appropriate to share informative pieces of investigation to help folks understand just what the hell is going on and how we got here. Regardless of what FOX “News” and the rest […]

Republicans Downgrade America

What we are seeing play out in this week is just a sampling of what Republicans do best and have always done as a political force. To better explain what I mean, what follows is the best analogy I can think of to describe the Republican party. Print this out and share it with your friends. […]

Shoot for the Stars Richard Engel

When I was a child, I think maybe in 1977, my mother took my sister and me to the taping of a game show. It was called “Shoot for the Stars” and it was on the air I think for about the time it took for them to record the shows I saw that day. […]

Republicans Pledge to America – Day 166

By my calculation it has been 166 days, or 5 months and 14 days or 4,008 hours or 240,480 minutes or 14,428,800 seconds since Republicans unveiled their Pledge to America. And since we don’t have Keith Olbermann counting down stuff for us nightly anymore, I thought I would pick up the torch, if just for today. So let’s […]

Citizens Bamboozled

Can you do me a favor? Can you take a look at the list below? It is a list of the top all-time donors, 1989-2010 to democratic political campaigns, numbered respectively, with non-liberal leaning organizations removed for clarity. When you are done, tell me if you notice anything peculiar. I will even give you a hint…They are all […]

NYTimes: ‘Ron Paul Comes in From the Cold’ – Who left the damn door open?

Did anyone notice that Ron Paul was “named chairman of the House subcommittee on domestic monetary policy?” A leadership position which “oversees the Federal Reserve as well as the currency and the valuation of the dollar”? I know I didn’t, not until I read about it in the NYTimes over the weekend. Here is a guy who […]

Socialism sucks…until it doesn’t.

“Before you go any further Mr. Fireman, how much is this going to cost me?” The NYTimes has reported a “plan by the New York Fire Department to allay severe budget cuts by charging motorists up to $490 to respond to accidents and car fires.” Can you imagine a budgetary plan requiring monetary compensation for […]

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