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|The Perils & Pitfalls of Mistakenly Sniffing Koch Even Just The Once
The Kochs want to "help" fix the criminal justice system. For the little guy, of course. Let me tell you a story. The story of how the Kochs became so committed to reform. Once upon a time in ...
|Tying My Father's Shoes
My father scared the hell out of me the other day. He appeared like a little elderly ninja. Poof. Most times I hear him before I see him. I hear a familiar hesitant shuffling. I hear him moving ...
|The Constant Perils of Movement Conservatism's Unbloodied Nose
When was the last time you heard a specific indictment of the failures of modern Conservatism? Not on a liberal blog. Nor in a progressive magazine. But bluntly before low-information America. A ...
|House Republicans Gleefully Bend Down to French Kiss the American Third Rail
Fellow Democrats, after an extremely demoralizing off-year election cycle for our Party, in a time where there have been so many issues and arguments that have divided the Party into bickering ...
|Dear Village Gasbags Crying Over the New Republic's Still Quivering Corpse
If there was something shitty simmering on the political stove, TNR was there to stir the pot. Michael Kelly's Clinton Derangement Syndrome. Betsy McCaughey's awful "No Exit". Marty Peretz. Bring ...
|Mr. McCulloch's America Can't Stand
I have never lived a day in the mythical America that is immortal and above decline or reproach. That is one of the few gifts of being born poor in a nation that so celebrates wealth and power. ...
|Earth To Entitled Conservatives: Quoting You Isn't Smearing You -Nevada Edition
When you are a leader in a political party that has been mainstreaming offensive fringe beliefs? The last thing that you want to see is an actual journalist with a camera and a live microphone. If ...
|Nobody Should Shed A Single Solitary Salty Tear Over Senator Mary Landrieu
Senator Mary Landrieu is likely about to lose her powerful political job in a crushing defeat. Because of how the Senator operated while she was in a position to do that important job. Not ...
|Mr. Pierce, a Scotch and Prestone Please
To wash down all the lovely news. Some 12 year old Scotch, Hell, make it a double, to go along with the Warren promotion and the President's "Fail Mary" Landrieu and immigration reform defiance, ...
|A Disturbing Bar Lowering That Shouldn't Get Lost In The Rain
I am reminded of the first time I'd ever heard Bill O'Reily describe quoting him as smearing him. Meanwhile, the Des Moines Register has come under strong criticism from Iowa Democrats and ...
|Glenn Beck Speaks, Bad Faith Oozes, and I Hear a Smattering of Clapping
It's probably late at night where you are, I doubt that this will be read by very many people, but I just had to get this nagging.... thing off of my chest. I gave it a day to fade away, but it ...
|Very Serious People
Have I mentioned I hate Fred Hiatt? And fwiw, the WaPo editorial board over the last two decades has done more damage to this nation than 1000 Edward Snowdens.
|The Derpy Notion of Defining "Tolerance" via Bigot's Rights
A sportswriter, the president of "The First Amendment Center", and a winger all walk into a bar. From Dan Snyder to Don Sterling to Augusta National Golf Club, we've been told how to think and ...
|A Village of Fools Will Always Consider the Wise Their Idiots
The Village loves the GOP. Almost as much as its mancrush on itself. The rules that apply to the GOP? They do not apply to anyone else. The rules that apply to everyone else? They do not apply ...
|Dear Masters Charles and David Koch, Sen. Harry Reid was Right About You
Mr. Charles Koch Is Sick Of "Collectivists" Calling him and his Baby Brother Un-American. I know this, because he told me. Us. I like to imagine that brother nodding as he typed. I can only hope ...
|Slogging Waist Deep in the Big Muddy While the Lucky Ducky Few Press On
"Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" — Justine Sacco, IAC Communications Director, Shat Via Twitter on December 20, 2013 "I work in Public Relations," Joy said ...
|If a Drone Killed Your Child What Explanation Would Make it Okay?
Wedding Party Mistaken for Al Qaeda Convoy in US Drone Attack; At Least 15 Killed Yemeni government officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and ...
|A Socialist in Seattle Won With What Should be the Democratic Party Brand
Socialist Kshama Sawant will be on the next Seattle City Council. Longtime Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin conceded to challenger Sawant Friday evening, after new election numbers ...
|For the Love of Pete, Always Vote! Virginia AG Election Edition
Mark D. Obenshain. Tea Party Darling, Virginia Scalito Federalist Society-type Edition. Will fight the state level adoption of the ACA, marriage equality, and making Virginia a model for 21rst ...
|Thank You Barbara Buono, I Won't Ever Forget Your Choice to Stand Up for NJ
The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2013 will take place on November 5th. "We watch this craziness in Washington D.C., where these people don't do anything anymore except yell and scream at ...
|The Magical Thinking Behind Thinking a Grand Bargain Changes Everything
Senator Dick Durbin said some really dumb and unhelpful things on Sunday. Sadly, he has been saying some really dumb and unhelpful things for years. Thankfully, with Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting ...
|The Rightwing No Longer Understands What the Heritage Foundation was For
Jim DeMint is destroying the Heritage Foundation. "No, Lefty, he's just making it over in his own image, it's like he is turning it into another FreedomWorks or American Crossroads. Just one ...
|A Fake Viking, A Racist Football Brand, and Dan Snyder All Walk Naked Into a Bar
During halftime of the Dallas-Washington Sunday Night Football Bob Costas said the following: "With Washington playing Dallas here tonight, it seems like an appropriate time to acknowledge the ...
|Where You Are Absolutely Free To Be A Gay Married Pot Smoking Debt Slave
I've been thinking a lot these days about the hardcore Huckabites. After the Great Default. When the savage terrible reckoning comes down. When they all become the Judas Goats for every single ...
|There are No Get Well Soon Cards for America's Political Suicide Bombers
So, I see that the crazy fake Christian motherfuckers for Mamon of the Movement Conservative Right shut down the Government. Well. Ain't that a fucking peach. They followed their own inner Supply-...
|Require Voter ID? Then It Must Be Free.
Want to see a Movement Conservative pushing Voter ID laws flummoxed into just stammering? Tell them flatly that all forms of mandatory voter ID required by law to vote in an election anywhere in ...
|How Will the Austerians Handle the Return of the Clinton Rules to DC?
Pete Peterson. Alan Simpson. Every caviar fueled Very Serious ratbastard fuck in 'Fix The Debt'. The legions of conventional wisdom pimps, pearl clutchers, and DC fainting-couch vapor divers. ...
|A Bombing in Boston Leads to Musings on Othering Evil to White Privilege
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. "White Hat." Tamerlan Tsarnaev. "Black Hat." Chechens. Born of Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Muslim, yes, but not the Muslims of the first fever swamp freak-outs always politically ...
|"Hell no!" Why Toss 'Enrage the AARP' into an Already Tough 2014 Haul As Is?
2014 was always going to be a tough one, right out of the box, with no extra poisoned frosting. An off-year election of a sitting President's second term with that President's party on defense.
|The Opportunistic Bigot as Newly Minted Oppressed Minority in Defeat
I can't stand it anymore. " I'm not a homophobe, anti-gay, or a bigot just because I'm very pro-traditional marriage !" pleads the wildly backpedalling Opportunistic Bigot in a full-on state ...
|This is Really the Best Defense of Democrats Embracing Chained CPI?
Okay. From the moment Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid both joined with President Obama, and all openly began sticking all of their necks way out on a Chained CPI being on the table, I have been ...
|The Village and the Case for Expanding the Maddow PolitiFact Model
I am a strong proponent of Progressivism adopting the Rachel Maddow PolitiFacts model with the Right and the Village. I think she has put forth a blueprint we should all adopt as a movement. But. ...
|American Crossroads, 2014, and the Brand Crushing Not-So-Grand Bargain
Get ready for this in 2014, because it is coming in HD to a tv screen near you: "Social Security is a sacred promise to all of our Seniors. This is why I opposed the Obama/Democrat Party Social ...
|GOPers Threatening Voters, Employees, and Customers Is A Sign of Weakness
"Class warfare is a form of bigotry; it shouldn’t be tolerated any more than we would other forms of bigotry in public life. Most people think of bigotry only in terms of race, religion, ...
|Taking It To Them Really Works
Obama won tonight. Added to VP Biden's win, that's Team Obama 2-1 in debates. Obama got Romney laughed at. Fucking laughed at. Taking it to them is better. Taking it to Movement Conservatism ...
|No Conservative Has Ever Reduced the Size and Intrusive Power of the Federal Government
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are running to be in charge of the most powerful nation on Earth. They are doing so as budget men without any numbers to budget, policy fixers with no specific policy to ...
|The GOP is in Full-On Loser Mode, So Let's Bury Them All In Anvils
So. We had the first Presidential debate. Obama frankly didn't do very well, but no fatal errors. He's a calm and measured man whose opponent is an unprincipled sociopath who wants a promotion he'...
|The Village Balls its Fists, Frowning More in Sorrow Than In Anger
"Wow. You have got to read Joe Klein's (savage/brutal) takedown of Mitt Romney." Sigh. Okay. Okay. Okay. You win only college roomate I enjoyed living with. Friendly ex-Girlfriend who used to ...
|When the History Books are Written about the 2012 Campaign
This election cycle should be another utter disaster for the Democratic Party. Should be. But it doesn't look like it will turn out that way. At all. I think that when the history books are ...
|Our Crappy Media Doesn't Understand "Swiftboating"
Just when you think the lazy Village news media can't get any worse: "Bain Boating". The Obama campaign is going retro, circa 2004. Back then, President Bush supporters attacked then-Democratic ...
|The Darker Side of Romney Fail
The post-Republican primary Romney campaign against President Obama has been full of weakness and weirdness on the Governor's part, but something he does gives me extra pause. It's a disturbing ...
|Dear Congressional Teahadi, Blame AEI and Heritage for ACA Not Marx
Hey Paul Ryan and company, it must truly suck to be you right now. I'm not talking about the whole 'John Roberts... he... he just... he fucked us, man' business. (Although your rage-gasm has been ...
|Inquisitor Issa's Witchhunts
Darrell Issa. “Issa has become the chief antagonist to Barack Obama,” brags spokesman Kurt Bardella. “He has the best job in Republican politics right now. When he puts an inquiry out there, ...
|If Scalito Destroys the ACA
If the Movement Conservative Justices on the Supreme Court kill the ACA, and do so out of raw ideological zealotry to hurt President Obama, they are even bigger buffoons than many imagine. There is ...
|There is No Reason for the Media to Stop or Change
I am about to suggest something wildly unreasonable, completely uncivil, and borderline insane. 'When the lazy conventional wisdom pimps of the traditional media smear the Democratic Party or ...
|Not Pro-Choice on Anti-Choice Terms II
Michelle Goldberg said it best: Sex-selective abortion is a problem worldwide, but not in our country. Sex-selective abortion is odious. But banning it means allowing the government to decide ...
|What the OverClass Fails to Understand
What the American OverClass fails to understand is that the more they get their way, the more they lose in the longterm. They are, quite literally, destroying the middle class in proportion to how ...
|CNN is Dying Because CNN is Awful
CNN was born at 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday June 1, 1980. Today, thirty two years later, it has gone from it's glory days as a revolutionary new cable news channel to an utter embarassment. A slowly ...
|A Democrat in PolitiFact Nation
Mitt Romney is the most blatant and openly brazen liar that I've ever seen run for US President as the standard bearer of the Republican Party in the post 1964 Movement Conservative era. That's ...
|I'm Damned Proud of Our VP Joe Biden
I've found another log to toss on the great pile or reasons to loathe the Very Serious People of DC and the traditional media. The perpetual eye-rolling to outright sneering directed at our VP. I ...
|Movement Conservatives Against Pinko Commie Lefty Movement Conservatism
As a non-Movement Conservative lost in a political era in American history that has largely been dominated by the Movement Conservative Right, I find watching what I see as Conservative on ...
|Snowe's Obama Jeer Should be a Democratic Party Breaking Point
Soon-to-be Ex-Senator Olympia Snowe, being interviewed by ABC News about President Barack Obama and why she was leaving the US Senate, gave him a near "F" for failure when it came to bipartisan ...
|All the Things the Right Despises...
-exist because of the bad politics, failed policies, stupid practices, and shameless principles of the Right and their greedy, moneyed, and too much catered to masters all coming to a head. Every ...
|Not Pro-Choice On Anti-Choice Terms
I am Pro-Choice. I believe in, and fully support, a woman's right to fully control her own reproductive destiny. I believe that any woman should be able to obtain, or to opt of her own free will ...
|The Lesson I Learned In Seachlight
This is the lesson that I learned in Searchlight Nevada a couple of years back now: It began with the Tea Party. The Tea Party when they were all widely fawned over by our wise beltway press like a ...
|Rep. Joe Heck's Letter to my Elderly Parents
Recently a rare offering from the Desk of House Rep. Joe Heck ([R] NV-3) showed up in the mail at my folk's place in Henderson Nevada. I know this, because my parents called me after they'd noticed ...
|Republican Extremism Saves the Democrats from Themselves
The great Super Committee is dead, it just basically hasn't stopped squirming and kicking on the floor. Thank God. All that needs to be suffered through is the non-stop wanking to come of bad faith ...
|Wasting Precious Liberal Air Time
We, as moderates and liberals alike, are not in a debate with Movement Conservatism. We are no more in a debate with the Right than a mugging victim is in a debate with his or her mugger. There is ...
|Movement Conservatism, Triumphant
"Washington DC is broken." "Our system of Government is broken." "Our politics are broken." Bullshit. All of it total utter bullshit. There isn't a hippy punch big enough ...
|The Curse of the Status Quo
So how has not making an argument against Movement Conservatism, but appearing reasonable by comparison as an alternative to partisanship, worked out so far for the Democratic Party as a tactic? ...
|Winning by Default is Not Winning the Argument
First "We Suck, but they are Worse" and today "Winning by Default for Not Being Republicans". Nikola Tesla wasn't as brilliantly inventive as Democrats are with avoiding making an argument. The best ...
|There are no "Grand Bargains" to be Had
Every House Republican but four, less than a handful, have all proudly voted to kill Medicare. Not merely to cut the program, but to destroy it utterly. Destroy it, and then "replace" it with some ...
|Paul Ryan is my Parent's Death Panel
My Parents are older Americans. People who both dearly depend on Social Security to get by and Medicare to get well when the worst happens and one of them gets sick or injured. My father is 85, ...
|America can Seize Just like an Engine
I bet Rush Limbaugh loves his black Mayback 57S. I bet he can't help unconsciously beaming like a kid at Christmas whenever his mind wanders and suddenly he's daydreaming about the feel of it's hand-...
|Dealing with Pain Constructively
Today, a lot of people at a blog that I greatly respect and admire are upset and feeling rocked to the core on the proposed Obama/GOP Bush Tax Cut deal, and with good reason. Politically, today ...
|Being Specific on Specific Israelis
"Israel" committed mass murder. "Israel" slaughtered these innocents. The "Israelis" are cold blooded in repressing and oppressing the Palestinian people. Let's face it "Israel" is. The Israeli ...
|The Canary in the Coal Mine
The liberal blogs were the canary in the coal mine for the Democratic Party elite in DC. Our party doesn't know how to negotiate. Our party turned what should have been a triumph into ...
|Thank You Dark Red State Dems
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, and the Democrats have gained in both the US House and in the Senate. Last Night was a triumph of hope over fear, of truth over lies, and ...
|Nigerian Email Scam
With the primary season heating up, I try to fiercely attack the amount of clutter trying to weasel its way into my inbox. I resent it trying to take my focus away from bigger and better things. In ...
|House GOP to Keep Terrorist Cash
The National Republican Campaign Committee (the NRCC) has chosen to keep donations made by one of their major contributors, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari. According to the United States Attorney ...
|Ladies and Gents... Conservative Comedy!!!
We dirty John Stewart Watchin' Amurka Hatin' hippies betta watch out... the Queen of Rightwing Comedy Julia Gorin (yeah, I know. Who?) has a new wingnut friendly comedy show to fight back against ...
|The 'Lynx' Spamming of the Daily Kos||LeftHandedMan||10/18/2006||199||23||2||5|
|Red State SuperCoward Kills a Bear||LeftHandedMan||08/16/2006||31||37||-||8|
|A Positive Lamont in '06 Take.... by an MSGOP Pundit??||LeftHandedMan||08/08/2006||21||15||-||13|
|Another Massacre? BBC Claims it Has a Video Tape||LeftHandedMan||06/01/2006||141||118||2||10|
|New Conservative Plagiarism Allegations||LeftHandedMan||03/25/2006||21||16||-||4|
|A Headache for the Bay State GOP||LeftHandedMan||03/02/2006||3||1||-||3|
|Behind The Blowback Over Citgo's Home Fuel Aid||LeftHandedMan||02/23/2006||7||15||-||74|
|60 Minutes Refusing to Play by Fox News Rules||LeftHandedMan||02/21/2006||223||402||20||96|
|MSNBC on the Daily Kos & Co. on Hackett exit||LeftHandedMan||02/14/2006||59||13||1||-|
|Doug "Wyle E. Coyote" Clifton Gets Smooshed||LeftHandedMan||07/23/2005||3||4||-||2|
|Miller, Bush, Rove, and America's Values||LeftHandedMan||07/11/2005||8||8||-||-|
|Operation 'Pro War? Then Get Going!'||LeftHandedMan||07/01/2005||9||10||-||-|
|Custer Battles Outrage: Banned Making Warbucks Again||LeftHandedMan||06/12/2005||18||12||-||-|
|Rambo IV: Holy War||LeftHandedMan||05/29/2005||7||2||-||-|
|Congressman 'Freedom Fries' regret||LeftHandedMan||05/24/2005||25||11||-||10|
|Kick Microsoft for Caving.... Download the FireFox Browser!||LeftHandedMan||04/20/2005||20||8||-||-|
|Of Boiling Men Alive In Our Name||LeftHandedMan||04/20/2005||168||569||-||55|
|Naive GOPer Gets A Dose of the Real GOP||LeftHandedMan||04/18/2005||14||20||-||1|
|Thank God for the DailyKos Muckrakers||LeftHandedMan||02/15/2005||12||18||-||-|
|The New GI Bill Of Rights Act of 2005||LeftHandedMan||02/07/2005||40||9||-||7|
|Alan Keyes Casting Out his Daughter||LeftHandedMan||02/04/2005||202||84||-||50|
|The Iraqi Election Turn-Out Truth in Media Auction!||LeftHandedMan||02/04/2005||11||12||-||-|
|Bush Social Security 'Plan' Revealed?||LeftHandedMan||01/28/2005||8||2||-||-|
|Democrats to Delay Rice Full Confirmation?||LeftHandedMan||01/19/2005||6||2||-||-|
|Corp. Suing their Union Bustin' Lawyers||LeftHandedMan||01/07/2005||5||3||-||-|
|Tin Soldier: Using the Media for Fun and Profit||LeftHandedMan||01/05/2005||1||1||-||-|
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