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Even the Taliban believes in press releases,.. they're needed to inform on latest actions & attacks. But Taliban inadvertently attacked their own by releasing their complete list of e-mail recipients. As reported by ABC News, the press release-in-chief official Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi neglected to suppress the names by blind carbon copying e-mail recipients, thus disclosing the complete e-mail list.

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Hate was on the agenda the day the Neo-Nazis came to town. They came to Charlotte, NC from Detroit & joined with the National Socialist Movement to drum up support for the creation of an alternative third party based on its platform of white supremacy.

How could such a hateful message be conquered? Send In The Clowns.

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That headline comes from The inquirer at

The article elaborated:

In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.
I'm laughing as I type this.
So what is the unofficial vote tally in those 59 districts?
Barack Obama: 19,605
Mitt Romney: 0

Enjoy the rest of your Monday morning!


Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM PST

First, Death Camps... Now, Rape Camps?

by seishin

Fox News hasn't rested on their collective laurels. The propoganda spin machine continues to spew conspiracy theories as to how in the world Obama could have been re-elected. (It couldn't possibly be because of Obama's ground game or Romney's incessant Political Tourette's.)

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A cartogram is a map which relays statistical data by rescaling geographical representations. In this case, the cartogram rescales the U.S. map by weight of electoral vote giving a much more realistic visual of how electoral votes aligned for Democrats & Republicans in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

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Charting Romney's positions on the issues is a daunting task. In fact, I had to scale efforts down considerably when realizing the monolithic rabbit hole being encountered... reminiscent of the rabbit warren in Watership Down.

To illustrate the difficulty of tracking Romney's ever-changing stances, take a look at some of what he's said on foreign policy (charted by date):



“The president's failure to secure an agreement and maintain 10,000 to 30,000 troops in Iraq has to be one of his signature failures.” (1) Dec 22, 2011
“President Putin has returned to some of the more heated rhetoric of the past, I think he endangers the stability and peacefulness of the globe.” (2) Dec 23, 2011
“Ultimately, the independence and the security of Afghanistan is going to have to be secured & maintained by the Afghans themselves. We're not going to stay there forever.” (3) Mar 18, 2012
“[Russia] is without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe” (4) Mar 26, 2012
“As president, my goal in Afghanistan will be to complete a successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014.” (5) Jul 24, 2012
“It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathise with those who waged the attacks.” (6) Sep 11, 2012
“I will support friends across the Middle East who share our values.” (7) Oct 8, 2012
“America has a proud history of strong, confident, principled global leadership – a history that has been written by patriots of both parties.” (8) Oct 8, 2012
“I will roll back President Obama's deep and arbitrary cuts to our national defense.” (9) Oct 8, 2012
“We can't kill our way out of this mess [in the Middle East]. We don't want another Iraq, we don't want another Afghanistan.” (10) Oct 23, 2012
How the heck can one man testify to holding so many positions on a single issue?
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM PST

Austin, you rocked my world

by seishin

I am SO GLAD this election is over & ended in our favor! I'm exhausted physically & mentally (& financially) from doing what I could to help get blue on top. I live in Texas, so there wasn't a hope of winning the state. But major kudos to the hometown! Austin came through once again with a Democratic victory: 59.72% for Obama, just 36.91% for Romney.

Best moment of the night: looking up at the monitor as the Romney clan walked off the stage after his (finally) concession speech. My heart fluttered with joy! I was so elated & relieved, and so thankful to be seeing him exit from our lives.

And it looks like we'll win the popular vote, too!
Way to go, US!

Thank you so much to Daily Kos for all the support, keeping me informed & the room for venting of emotions, especially these last few months. You people are priceless! Thank god there's a Daily Kos to combat the red swarm!


Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM PDT

'Whassup? 2008 (Video) -- Then & Now

by seishin

Remember the old Budweiser "Whassup?" commercials? Hilarious as all hell. Nonsensical, addictive. Remember the 2008 version endorsing Obama? Times have changed since the ad ran. It's good to have a reminder of where we were in 2008 to see how far we've come.

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Scientific consensus says climate change is happening and is a serious threat. Regardless, House Republicans voted unanimously to overturn EPA's scientific endangerment finding with bill H.R. 910. During the bill's floor debate, Rep. Henry Waxman (a Democrat) offered an amendment to affirm “climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare"; all 23 Republican members of The Committee on Science, Space & Technology voted to reject this scientific finding.

Was the vote due to party politics or ignorance? Just how unscientific are the Republican decision-making members of The Committee on Science, Space & Technology? Let's play & find out! See if you can match the committee members with their comments in defiance of science!

(This is Game 2 in the Let's Play! series)


What is the main cause of climate change?

22%2 votes
0%0 votes
0%0 votes
77%7 votes

| 9 votes | Vote | Results

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Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT

Obama is One Bad Ass MoFo

by seishin

During the election season, so much attention is paid to polls predicting how we'll vote.  Polls do serve their purpose. They're limited, however, in what they can reveal about the mindset of those being tabulated. So let's take a closer look. It's time to visit & check in with the urbanite vote.

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Mitt Romney attended a phone conferenced Presidential Small Business Town Hall in June 2012 where he can be heard encouraging employers to discuss voting with employees.

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Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM PDT

Why NOT Romney? The Meme's Eye View

by seishin

Romney's policies & personages told through meme.

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