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Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:13 AM PDT

"Judas" Miller on The Daily Show

by Z51Xfire

If you have not seen this, it's a must watch. I don't think I have ever watched Stewart go after someone as aggressively. Why she showed up is a bit of a mystery to me. Maybe she needs the money. But Stewart's disdain was pretty palpable. His body language at the end really says it all.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 02:49 PM PDT

Republican Humorroids: IRAN

by Z51Xfire

Republicans have mastered the "shock and awe" maneuver whenever they roll out their scorched earth strategy. These last two weeks have seen a coordinated effort by leadership in BOTH houses for payback. Clearly the Repubes were blindsided by Obama's maneuver on Cuba. By the time they mustered enough blubbering bluster, it was too late.They'd been caught flat footed and Obama had a win in his column. After 50 years of shaking our collective fists at Cuba and Castro, POTUS decided Einstein was right when it comes to defining insanity. So he switched gears from R to D. And now the floodgates of democracy are open to Cuba. Pretty soon, it'll be just another destination prize on Wheel of Fortune.

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Rather than having a weekend morning sipping coffee, she's at her office right now administering immunoglobulin to kids who were in their office while a compromised child(ren) were also there. These are little kids that were not yet vaccinated because of age or some other health reason. So because of some anti-vaxxer JERK, or someone who "feels" they know better than a trained doctor, these little kids and parents need to go through this. And the kids aren't the only ones affected  This is creating a real hassle for lots of people.

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 08:56 PM PST

Have we won on Net Neutrality?

by Z51Xfire

Apparently Tom Wheeler speaking at CES  suggested ISPs will be regulated via Title II.

http://arstechnica.com/...

Further elaboration here:

http://arstechnica.com/...

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Sun Oct 05, 2014 at 08:06 PM PDT

DKos iPad refresh issue

by Z51Xfire

Brief diary. Why does DKos front page always continue to refresh on my iPad3? I like to read DKos in full site mode on my iPad3. However, if I try scrolling, it nearly immediately refreshes the page and takes me back to start. This happens on no other page. AND it only happens with my iPad. My iPhone 5S does not have same issue. Anyone else experience this issue? Is there a fix?

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT

Rick Santelli is a moron

by Z51Xfire

I am posting a link to CNBC video featuring Rick Santelli, the poster boy for a discredited scorched earth "austerity policy" . He could not have demonstrated more ignorance in this exchange. I particularly love Steve Leesman's comments regarding the value of
Mr. Santelli's advice up to this date. Why they keep putting this moron on air is beyond me. Perhaps its to make the other morons look good.

http://video.cnbc.com/...

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 02:15 PM PST

I Triple Dog Dare You

by Z51Xfire

Its that time of year when I look forward to A Christmas Story.
As an adolescent, I listened to Jean Shepard on my 8 transistor Japanese pocket radio. He was on WOR radio in New York from 10:15 to 11pm. It was during those radio shows that I was introduced to Flick and Scut Farkus. Shep was so eloquent. His use of the English language was educational for me. Sometimes he would do serious stuff, sometimes he would recount stories of his childhood like ACS. Sometimes he would spend the entire show reading Hi-Ku. And other times, he'd shout out "Excelsior, you fathead". I have great fondness for Jean Shepard. He, unbeknownst to him,  molded my sense of humor and properly warped it.
So with the goings on regarding the "Nuclear Option" this week, I was reminded me of Schwartz and his challenge to Flick. POTUS nominated 1, then 2, then 3 candidates to the DC court. Basically, daring the Repubs to filibuster them. They took the dare and we know how it turned out for Flick on that frozen pole. Segue the orange peel.

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Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 08:28 AM PDT

Rooting out RW Extremism

by Z51Xfire

For the moment, it appears that the tea bags are steeping in boiling water of their own doing. They have a knack of reaching out of the pot and turning up the gas even more. To progressives, it's great that this faction of the Republican Party is finally being exposed for what it is. Anarchists, extremists, and IMO, seditionists. The Democrats seem to be holding the line, finally, basically saying "We've had enough". And there are several diaries
echoing the sentiment that Robert Reich has expressed of "lancing the boil" of this extremism. But any attempt at eliminating this infection of the body politic has to include the sterilization of the site and removal of the root of the infection. Any discrediting of this particular faction, any removal of this radical ideology from the American psyche must initiate with the mythology surrounding the patron saint, Ronald Reagan.

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Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 08:37 PM PDT

Obamacare is here to stay

by Z51Xfire

When the corporate giants realize ACA actually lowers their costs, there ain't no turning back

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Harry Reid blew it when he decided to uphold "the rules of the Senate" in spite of the
Republicans unprecendented use of the filibuster. McConnell and his crowd have done everything to slow-down or eliminate any progress towards fulfilling the President's agenda. And that is regardless of how that may hurt the country, the economy or the citizens. So I just couldn't think of anything more appropriate for Sen. Reid than this prescient scene from Animal House. Great scene with "Otter", alias Mitch McConnell, teaches "Flounder", alias Harry Reid, a lesson. Below the squiggly???..

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Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 02:51 PM PDT

Trump calls it for Obama???

by Z51Xfire

This is delicious!

Trump being interviewed by Maria Bartiromo. She asked who Trump thought was going to win. Video is also on CNBC site but I can't post link to it here.
...

“I think it would have absolutely been Mitt Romney except for the Hurricane,” Trump said of Tuesday’s election. “I think the Hurricane has had a profound effect and it’s going to help President Obama a lot.”
I can see the list of excuses starting now.

The article can be found on CNBC.com by Justin Menza here

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Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM PDT

Romney is at Warp Factor 10

by Z51Xfire

As some may know, in Star Trek the Enterprise really doesn't travel that fast, it simply compresses spacetime, therefore distance, using warp drive. Romney works the same way. He doesn't change, he just bends everything else around him. Sort of like a black hole. At Warp Factor 10, the Enterprise can slingshot around the Sun and travel back in time screwing around with the timeline and sending events off into a parallel but altered vector. Beam below the orange icing for clarification.

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