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|The guano that fertilized their grass roots
An LA Times investigation into the financial roots of the Tea Party movement reveals this rigor mortus-driven insurrection is about as grassroots as it is thoughtful.
|Now that’s the Gainesville I know and love!
I fled the South over three years ago, and, since then, I periodically took pride in hearing my hometown mentioned in the news. I beamed when I heard Obama took Alachua County by a huge margin in ...
| BREAKING! O'Reilly discovers non-white tea-bagger in MO!
Right now, many of my fellow liberals are ingesting a dish I just reluctantly forced down my throat like a GOP talking point: crow. And our meal is being served to us by none other than the ...
| My pen pal is target of latest GOP-corruption probe
Yes, it's true, I was pen-palling around with a Greerorist who is now the subject of a ...
|Michael Moore has his way with Wolf Blitzer again
When I took the grave risk of switching channels to CNN this evening, I was handsomely rewarded with the dramatic spectacle of Michael Moore hoisting Wolf Blitzer on his own proverbial petard. Wolf ...
|Finally, those flowers we were promised! Update: Fireworks Reported!
Of course, they were supposed to greet us with those flowers, not our exit. Flowers are flowers, though! [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090629/ts_nm/us_iraq According to Reuters], the US troops are ...
|Homophobes baffled as Warren backtracks towards Jesus.
As the Prop 8 vote drew near, Rick Warren eagerly pimped himself out to the Prop 8 movement (detailed by [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/4/7/92234/24589 BarbinMD earlier last week]). In a ...
|Heroes reconstructing the faces of US and Iraqi heroes
To date, [http://icasualties.org/Iraq/index.aspx over 30,000 US troops have been wounded] while fighting in Iraq. Many of them involved traumatic injuries that demanded intense, highly specialized ...
|"Let me guess, your name starts with an A."
Yesterday, I made a new friend during a weekly celebration of Philly's beerliciousness. He worked in the same industry as me, had roots in the middle east like me, and was a damn interesting ...
|WaPo: Sputtering, visionless GOP now targeting President Obama
According to [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-090308-gop-ups-obama-attacks,0,1168461.story the Washington Post], the blundering GOP seeks to shift the target of their flailing ...
|WSJ Poll: America urges McCain, Limbaugh et al. to PISS OFF!
The Washington Post [http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/03/03/wsjnbc-poll-democrats-better-to-get-country-out-of-recession/ reports] on the tragic effects of the Republican party's cognitive ...
|Dazed McCain found wandering aimlessly, babbling incoherently.
[http://uk.reuters.com/article/usPoliticsNews/idUKTRE5216JY20090302?sp=true Reuters reporters] stumbled across the confused Senator from Arizona earlier today while covering Congressional politics. ...
|CPAHAHAC Conference: GOP's BRILLIANT self-caricature!
In three tidy paragraphs, Politico neatly packages this year's [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19383.html "hip-hop" flavored CPAC so far]: The Conservative Political ...
|Limbaugh: LEAVE BOBBY ALONE!
After a post-Obama performance that made Sarah Palin look like Hillary Clinton, Bobby Jindal was universally derided by conservatives, liberals and everyone in between. The usually-mild CNN website [...
|Arnold to obstinate colleagues: I'll take your money!
In a recent interview with Politico, California's Governor [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19121.html graciously offered to take the stimulus money] that dingleberries such as Jindal, ...
Socks, the former first cat under President Clinton, [http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/1443054,CST-NWS-xsock22.article has died of cancer]. The Clintons have released the following statement:
The abbreviated phrase reached the height of its prominence during the second Bush presidency. It came to describe a pointless, disastrous war. Americans relied on it to make sense of debacles such ...
|NYT introduces Newt's mini-me, Eric Cantor||Bob Sackamento||02/14/2009||68||28||-||44|
|Spoken like a true Democrat.
I'm watching the Senate blowhards with my seven year old, Ibrahim. In response to the "BREAKING NEWS" banner hogging up a third of the screen, he inquired, "Is this really happening? Is it really '...
|Voters contrast Obama's bipartisanship w/GOP *sshattery
[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/january_2009/42_say_obama_governing_on_bipartisan_basis_only_22_say_congress_doing_the_same Assmussen Reports] just ...
|Chuck: Obama administration could set up "bad bank" by Tues
So I'm suffering through Morning Joe a few minutes ago as a consequence of my kid's school being snowed in, and Chuck Todd and some geezer are discussing the financial crisis. I couldn't help but ...
|Obama's al Arabiya interview marks death of cowboy diplomacy
[http://www.democracynow.org/2004/9/15/u_s_response_to_death_of Back in 2004], an Al Arabiya journalist covering the streets of Bagdahd was killed by US helicopter fire. In an interview with ...
|Limbaugh responds to Pres with vomit, defense of Merrill Lynch
As Icebergslim notes in [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/23/232521/014/164/688347 her popular diary], Obama recently educated Republicans on the wisdom of ignoring Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, ...
|It's not just a light that f'd up this diary
Yesterday, a light brighter than the sun on most days foiled my efforts to pictorially document the Wilmington stop of Obama/Biden's inauguration whistle stop tour.
|$3,000,000+ for Mitch McConnell shrine!!
A Louisville, Kentucky-based publication [http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2009/01/12/story2.html is reporting that the University of Louisville] and its benefactors are throwing ...
|Formerly united GOP devolves into crabs in a basket
As the GOP's race-baiting staple--the Southern Strategy--completes its natural evaporation, Republicans in the throes of an epic identity crisis are turning their knives on each other. While the [...
|Obama seeks to protect workers from spineless dems, DINOs & GOP
The lowest point in my life is traceable back to October 31, 2001. I was 24, and, as my exit interview with the CEO's wife/HR director ended, I confidently laughed off extending my health insurance ...
|Obama's Weekly Pre-Presidential Address: Economic Stimulus
In the President Elect's weekly youtube address this morning (video follows diary), Barack Obama made a strong case for his economic stimulus plan. He began his address by recognizing the ominous ...
|G-d is a Democrat: Palin a 3.5-1 favorite in 2012!
Reported in [http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/palin-is-odds-on-favorite-to-win-2012-gop-nomination-2009-01-02.html the Hill]: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the front-runner to win the ...
|Meet the new face of the Republican Governors Association.
As 77,000 unemployed citizens of his state watched ...
|Oh for F*ck's sake, give the man a little space!
[http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE4BT5D820081230 A small group of] placard-waving pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered near U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's ...
|Historian Dr. Laura Bush: "My husband did NOT suck!"
Filed under "stand by your man." According to [http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h7DTCwqMpFZW_-N9d7B25MXv1PjgD95BOPDG0 an AP report this morning], Laura Bush was a guest on FOX ...
|GOP Chair Mike Duncan shocked (shocked!) at party racist.
While an RNC candidate for party chairman seizes the opportunity presented by Jesus's birth to [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/26/AR2008122601707_pf.html distribute ...
|Warning! Insurance companies seek to infiltrate house meetings
If you are one of the thousands of Obama supporters planning to hold or attend a house meeting in the next few weeks to discuss the health care crisis, be on the lookout: patrons of the health ...
|I never thought I’d be writing one of these diaries.
Check my history, and you’ll see that my Obama Koolaid-drinking credentials are unimpeachable. According to expert sources (my wife), since 2006, I have been Obama’s top cheerleader ...
|DC droppings: roving holder, arlen's spectre, discheneying, corkerscrewed, WCOCTDOGW?...
Roving Holder Karl Rove, in his post-Bush role of smarmy pundit, has managed to inject his foul stench into the Holder nomination. Patrick Leahy—upon witnessing his GOP ...
|What do Chester County & Mogadishu hospitals have in common?
A typical argument for preserving the existing health care system in the United States goes something like this: Sure, you wouldn’t have to pay for that transplant in Canada, ...
|WTF?! Who's keeping the Obamas out of the Blair House?
[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/sorry-were-booked-white-house-tells-obamas/ The White House has refused a request] by the Obamas to move in early into the Blair House to facilitate ...
|Global markets, dollar plunge as rescue collapses
[http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aC_bejd4WGqI&refer=home Stocks tumbled around] the world and the dollar slumped after the Senate rejected a bailout for American ...
|GOP vultures circle Obama's vacant Senate seat.
True to form, the Republican vultures in the Illinois General Assembly are circling over Obama’s vacant senate seat like the bottom feeders they are. According [http://www.suntimes.com/news/...
|Obama approval at 79%. Bush believes in evolution, staff remains delusional.
According to a [http://us.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/09/Obama.poll/ newly released CNN poll], 79% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the transition. No numbers are available regarding ...
|Blackwater lashes out at indictment for killing civilians!?
A miniscule, equivocating part of me is almost barely certain that a percentage of what Blackwater does in Iraq is noble and good. But lashing out at the US government’s prosecution of the ...
|Obama lays out bold recovery plan in weekly address
Obama lays out his economic plan for both “Wall Street and Main Street,” which is intended to create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding “infrastructure...improving schools, reducing ...
|Democrats assail Obama for failure to shed "elect"
"At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time," Frank said. "I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have. ...
|Jews and Muslims wage war on Christmas
The fight I’m about to chronicle is a deeply personal one, and its winners and losers are yet to be determined. The combatants include my wife, my brother, my sister-in-law and me: two Muslims,
|Scientists stand up to Bush a$$hattery on stem cells
I have a few good friends who are scientists, and the one thing they all share is zero tolerance for asshattery perpetuated by religious bigots. And with good reason. Scientists have faced a fierce ...
|Good luck finding someone to pee in your cup.
Friday was a good day to be waiting on a FedEx truck. I was expecting a job offer that came with a promotion, 10K signing bonus, 10% pay increase, talented boss and fresh new challenges and ...
|Choosing 8000 from 1,000,000 of America's most brilliant
What a difference an election makes. The Executive Branch is transitioning from a country club ruled by incompetents whose primary qualifications are drinking-buddy appeal and Jesustude to a budding ...
|OUTRAGERY: Draft of Bush's unedited memoirs leaked!
|Tweety for Arlen Specter's PA Senate Seat? HA!
One thing thats struck me about Pennsylania's residents is how many PA Democrats express affinity towards Arlen Specter. Okay, so compared to the modern, Constitution-loathing, bigot-endearing ...
|Prop 8 enters the judicial fray
Historically, the courts have been the last line of resort for citizens whose civil liberties are threatened by their government. One such landmark case, Brown v. Topeka Board of Education , ...
|Breaking great news & video! Senator Kennedy returns to work! (updated w/statement)
[http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/10/kennedy_returni.html According to Kennedy's aides], the Senator from Massachusetts will be back at his second home in Washington ...
|Today, the US Senate lost another rising star.
Barack Obama was only the fifth African-American to serve in the US Senate. During Reconstruction, Hiram Rhodes Revels (1870-1871) and Blanche Bruce (1875-1881) helped pave a path for him and other ...
|Ashton Kutcher PUNKS prop 8!
My exposure to Ashton Kutcher is limited to his show on MTV, and I have always had the impression that he was a goofy and sophomoric, well, punk. But, last night, facing a bitter ender from the ...
|Pen-Pal around with Iranian Despots? Yes we can!
In 1979, Iranian revolutionaries caused a substantial ruckus that drew the United States’ collective ire. Nearly three decades earlier, President Eisenhower joined the British efforts (in hot ...
|Entering bizarro world: Israeli President praises Saudi King.
With a backdrop of [http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1037064.html increasing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis], a rare piece of good news regarding the middle east escaped NYC yesterday. ...
|Connecticut is the new California.
Last year, before fleeing the South, I was under a constant barrage of insults from my Californian wife regarding how backwoods my hometown was. Compared to California’s diverse utopia, my ...
|Introducing, grownup foreign policy!
In the wake of eight years of bumbling, catastrophe-spawning foreign policy, today’s Washington Post provides [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/10/AR2008111002897_pf.
|Obama's favorables record high, Bush's approval record low.
It's quite fitting, but, today, George Bush, one of the least popular people on this planet, was visited by one of the coolest. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll [http://blogs.usatoday.com/...
|"He's still President-Elect?"
When I put myself through college in the nineties, I relied on jobs like delivering pizzas and bagging groceries. I wouldn’t have been able to pay rent or buy food without this work. These days,
|Israel's Obamaphobia ceding to the "Obama Effect"
Despite Obama’s solid support for Israel, many Israelis, unlike their Jewish-American kin, have been suspicious of our President-Elect. Prior to the election, polls showed Israeli-Americans ...
|The world anxiously awaits America's redemption.
Although today felt like hundreds of years away, it seemed like only yesterday we were half a nation reeling from a shame-inducing punch to the stomach:
|Tomorrow, deliver me my government entitlements.
I’ve canvassed, phoned and donated. I’ve worried, celebrated and wondered. My back hurts, and I still have some phone calls to make, but, after tomorrow, I expect my demands for the ...
|11th-hr GOP desperation sullies wrong Jew's mailbox.
In PA, the GOP has flooded the airways and post-offices with their anti-Obama sleaze in what appears to be their only synchronous and coherent effort to date—a last ditch attempt to paint ...
|Palin booed for praising Phillies in Pirates' backyard. (Video)
Just when you thought the McCain campaign had reached the pinnacle of tone deafness, McCain’s fumbling running mate resets the bar. While in Erie PA yesterday, the backyard of both the ...
|Why does the Jerusalem Post hate Israel?
The Jerusalem Post leans to the right and bares little resemblance to the diverse attitudes of Israelis at large. Though I don’t recommend it, navigating around their website will reveal an ...
|Obama's Spot: Politico Flatulates, ABC Fails (preview inside!)
If you guys are like me, and I know you are, you’re eagerly anticipating Obama’s thirty minute spot tonight and highly curious about its contents. In typical Obama fashion, his campaign ...
|Michelle Obama Flaunts Her J. Crew! (w/Leno Video!)
The [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/us/politics/28michelle.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=sloginhttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/us/politics/28michelle.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin New York ...
|Michelle Obama incites 10,000+ FL hopemongers! Pics & Video!
Michelle Obama was in my former hometown of Gainesville, Florida, this past Wednesday drumming up the early vote. In a backdrop befitting our distinguished next first lady, over 10,000 zealous ...
|DRUDGE SHOCKER!||Bob Sackamento||10/25/2008||71||35||-||22|
|Politico Exposes IMPLOSION: McCain's Bus Runneth Over!
Take cover, this implosion's going to be an epic one! According to several news reports this evening, the New York Times Sunday magazine will print an article this weekend featuring numerous ...
|Smerconish(!?) dropped the Wasserman Schultz on a wingnut!
On my birthday, Michael Smerconish gave a somewhat [http://www.mastalk.com/inquirer/101908.htm surprising endorsement of Obama]. Realizing that this probably caused most of his wingnut listener base ...
|$150K(!) to Dress Palin Clan for 2 Months as 9 Million Americans Go Jobless! (w/Maddow)
Marc Ambinder has been receiving e-mails by Republicans disgusted by a [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html Politico report] that the RNC has spent 150K to outfit Sarah Palin, ...
|Obama is a Fanatic. McCain dares to go there.
John McCain made [http://thepage.time.com/prepared-remarks-for-mccain-in-bensalem-pennsylvania/ the following remarks] a few moments ago in PA: I heard that Senator Obama was showing ...
|McCain: the fundamentals of my campaign are STRONG
McCain's got us right where he wants us. In the wake of Powell's ringing support for the Democratic nominee and Obama's staggering fundraising totals, he's brimming with confidence. Brace yourself ...
|Press BATTERS McCain/Palin. Happy Birthday to Me!
Was Palin's SNL skit a proverbial game changer? I couldn't tell you first hand; I was out by 11. But based on the across-the-spectrum battering that today's papers are dispensing to McCain/Palin, ...
|Paying Penance for My 2000 FL Nader Vote.
In the last few years, my mom—one of those older, Jewish Florida residents we hear so much about—has suffered a severe political devolution. I'm not sure whether it's the result of ...
|We don't take kindly to yer type 'round here. (w/Obama Pics!)
Much to my horror, I learned yesterday that John McCain was in my neighborhood spewing half-baked angst. For a brief instant, the streets surrounding my home were teeming with cars sporting McCain ...
|NR Eats Young: Buckley Resigns Over Obama Endorsement!
In Chris Buckley's now famous essay, "Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama," he predicted that the National Review and its readers, following Republican tradition, would cannibalize him for expressing a ...
|McCain's Reboot Results in Lime-Green Screen of Death
Yesterday, Obama pursued a steady course towards election day and [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/13/MNF313G6Q5.DTL unveiled] the following economic stimulus proposals: 1. ...
|Axelrod DISMANTLES Rick Davis, Stale GOP Talking Points!
See below for video of Axelrod schooling Rick Davis. On FOX News Sunday this morning, Axelrod flashed his mastery of the verbal smackdown by dismantling Rick Davis's exhausted talking ...
|McCain Disgusted By His Disgusting Campaign?
A McCain surrogate was caught today behaving like [http://thepage.time.com/2008/10/11/mccain-campaign-again-repudiates-one-of-its-own-speakers/ a McCain surrogate]: “I also would ...
|The Hillary Lady Down the Street
For many months, her house escaped my notice by fading into the background of my daily commute to work. It was typical for our neighborhood: 20+ year old construction, well-manicured lawn, ...
|William Ayers? Obama's Drug Use? Really?
On the way to work this morning, I listened to the dire warnings of an economist on NPR. He betrayed a grave tone as he hinted at the possibility of another depression. The UK market was down 10%, ...
|BREAKING: First Dude Admits to Long-Held Vendetta
The bell appears to be tolling [http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/550229.html a day early for Sarah]: Todd Palin talked with over a dozen state officials, many of them repeatedly, ...
|Bell Tolls For Thee - This Fri.
Filed under "Karma=3, McCain/Palin=0." McCain/Palin's efforts to derail the troopergate investigation have failed. Despite their aggressive push to put a Cheney-like kibosh on the investigation, ...
|It was in this context that I heard her say "never again"
I can't imagine the decision my grandfather faced before he fled Poland. My entire family on his side had refused to believe that centuries of hard work and laying roots were in danger. The family ...
|Another McCain Boondoggle
Before Monday's foiled bailout credit grab, McCain used his "surge" support to heap praise upon himself for a decrease in Iraqi violence. In reality, the US's Sunni allies are primarily responsible ...
|First Michigan, now Pennsylvania!? Why Can't McCain Close the Deal on "Hard Working Americans..."?
The headline on Huffington Post reads: "[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/03/mccains-could-give-up-on_n_131634.html McCain Could Be Forced Out of Pennsylvania.]" The story: ...
|More Lobbyist Trysts Exposed
Several years ago, John McCain (V. 2000) was apparently becoming too lippy about executive pay for some big wigs' comfort. When one mortgage conglomerate caught wind, it identified someone "known ...
|Bush Steals From Obama's Playbook (AGAIN!)
For all of McCain's droning on about Obama's naivety regarding cross-border attacks into Pakistan, McCain's policy Guru, George Bush, can't hide his affinity for the Democratic nominee's ideas. For ...
|WSJ(!?) Exposes McCain's Naked Exploitation of Nat'l Crisis
Wow. Not even Rupert's mouthpiece, the Wall Street Journal, is buying McCain's pathetic attempt to seize credit for the bailout agreement. Or his desperate attempt to link its failure to Obama. ...
|Why Can't McCain Close the Deal on POWs?
It's his trump card. His ace in the hole. His cynical analog of the proverbial [http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0708/McCain_campaign_chief_Obama_playing_race_card.html "race card pulled ...
|NYT: John McCain=Capitol Hill's FREDO
The hour's late. A high-stakes gambler, a crooked politician, a casino owner's lackeys and a group of smarmy, inside-D.C. influence peddlers are mixing it up. A scene out of Godfather? Maybe Scarface?
|Morning Joe Sparks the Meme: McCain=Old, Testy Nixon!
McCain's campaign wanted this election to be about appearances rather than substance. You know what they say--be careful what you wish for... Morning Joe opened up with Mika and Joe describing ...
|McCain Nears Defcon Britney Spears--TOTAL MELTDOWN
What we are witnessing is an unprecedented and tragic unraveling of a presidential nominee. From the stunning Palin FAIL to the latest, desperate cry for attention, McCain is actively losing the bet ...
|McCain's Right, this is a 9/11 Moment.
McCain [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/24/mccain-seeks-to-regain-th_n_129070.html said]: Following September 11th, our national leaders came together at a time of crisis. We must ...
|Obama Exposes McCain's Tax Scam||Bob Sackamento||09/24/2008||15||24||1||9|
|NYTIMES to McCain: Shut Your LYING PIEHOLE.
Yesterday, Steve Schmidt's [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/22/144358/704/512/606631 head exploded] during a conference call in which he declared war on everyone from the New York Times to my ...
|Steve Schmidt's Head Explodes as Cranium Exceeds BS Capacity.
As reported by [http://thepage.time.com/2008/09/22/steve-schmidt-goes-to-war/ Halperin]: SCHMIDT DECLARES WAR ON GRAY LADY...SCHMIDT DECLARES WAR ON HUNTER BIDEN AND DAVID ...
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