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|"That's how our country was founded"
I had a series of...interesting (read: enraging) conversations with the staff of Sen. Roy Blunt this morning regarding the Bundy ranch standoff. Needless to say, I am only really feigning outrage ...
|Thoughts on Reed's article, the radical right, and the impotent left
On the way home from work today, I was thinking about how the extreme right-wing has basically come to dominate our government and set policy, even with a Democrat in the White House and with a ...
|Journalistic malpractice, or, NPR blows it again
This morning, David Greene of NPR's "Morning Edition" reported from Idaho regarding an intra-wingnut primary. Mr. Greene had several 55 MPH meatballs thrown directly over the heart of home plate in ...
|"Healthcare.gov=Katrina Response": RUFKM?
Just when I thought the media's absolutely overblown and breathless "coverage" of the problems with the federal healthcare exchange website had reached its terminal level (in that the media had ...
|The Benghazi "scandal" distilled into two paragraphs
So this is what the right-wing has had a DEFCON 1 meltdown over, and what the MSM has become bound and determined to turn into a "major White House scandal™": In that session, the White House ...
|Sickening African elephant slaughter
86 Elephants Killed for Ivory Recently there has been seemingly much more news coverage regarding the wanton destruction of the African elephant. The linked story says that 86 elephants were found ...
|Administration treading on dangerous political ground
Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the ...
|I'm not dropping this
and you shouldn't either. Quick run-down of FACTS: US Embassy in Cairo releases statement distancing US from the film in question. Hours later, protests devolve into attacks. While attacks are ...
|Media Jobs Report Saturation/Blackout
Other posters have diaried today about the jobs report and the media's absolute saturation of how "disappointing" the numbers were (thanks as usual, NPR!), but there's one little thing that needs to ...
|Convince me right-wingers aren't evil
Everyday, I see news, stories, anecdotes, etc, of a segment of this country attempting to do things which any civilized person would consider evil and resolutely reject. Voting against marriage ...
|Keith declares war on Current
THIS is how you burn a bridge. A copy of Keith's complaint is embedded in the link - it really is worth a read. If I had to guess, I would say that Keith himself composed the factual background ...
|Sam Brownback's Kansas: Dangerous Tweets
I will let the KC Star article speak for itself: Teen's joking tweet on Topeka trip creates ...
|Quite the paradox on dailykos
This will be short, but I am looking for genuine answers from President Obama's most ardent defenders on this website about a little quandary that a persistent argument of their's presents. The ...
|This was the final straw
Short diary, I have to be up and mentally active in six hours. After reading the words of our "Democratic" president tonight, I can say with 100% certainty I will NEVER vote for this man, nor any ...
|American Day of Rage
The time has come for the left's answer to the Tea Party (the difference being, of course, that we are opposed to corporate power and the repeal of the entire twentieth century). The protests in ...
|Texas needs to leave our Union
This will be a short diary because I'm fairly busy today (college football and all), but after browsing the Times website, I came across an article that has left me literally speechless.
|He better not do it; or, a call to arms
Let's take a little trip back in time, shall we? Nine days after President Obama was inaugurated, after one of the most crushing defeats in their party's history,
The Democratic Party is most likely going to lose in November. I know it, you know it, leaders of both parties know it. It pains me to say it, but at this point, there isn't a lot that can be done ...
|Quick note: we're not losing the House
There's a diary on the rec list whose main point regarding our odious media I agree with; however there's a line in there that in my opinion has been repeated here and elsewhere on the left side of ...
|Good God is anyone watching C-SPAN? Update: sigh
Short diary but watching C-Span for the last fifteen minutes has encapsulated this entire debate and exactly how fucking insane - insane - your average right-wing nut truly is.
Do you or do you not think that Barack Obama is an effective president? Has he kept enough of the promises he made on the campaign trail to satisfy you? Is he fighting hard enough for the things ...
|A special kind of stupid
When I was a kid, I used to go with my grandpa (God rest his soul) whenever he had to have his old blue boat fixed (which was pretty frequently, it seems to me twenty years later). My grandpa's ...
|President Obama is going to win. If...
he comes out like a man on fire on Wednesday. What this country needs, what this party needs, what this presidency needs now more than anything is passion . I was glad to ...
|It's time to put Howard Dean back in charge
This'll be a short diary, but I'm about to scream right now and have to vent. Howard Dean is a winner. He understands exactly what the average Democrat stands for and votes for. He also understands ...
| Evan Bayh is an idiot
Not that you didn't already know that. But wow, could he be any more of a concern troll, echoing the inside-the-Beltway diagnosis that "what's wrong with the Democrats is that they overreached?" Here'
|Someone explain to me why 9/11 is off limits
The right-wing has had absolutely ZERO compunction about using the horrific terror attacks for political gain, with the politicization beginining while the ashes were literally still smoldering. ...
|And with that, I'm done
This is the final straw for me. I've generally been pretty supportive of giving the president the time and space to get things done in his own way. We've been told by his handlers and adamant ...
|Anyone hear the GOP press release on NPR?
So I tuned into NPR while driving to work this morning. And Mara Liasson's breathless reporting on the "political damage control" by the Obama administration over the mammogram recommendation made ...
|How to win back control of the debate
How did we let them get control of the healthcare debate? Or more accurately, how did our leaders in Congress and, yes, President Obama's team, let the right-wing freakshow become ...
|My e-mail to President Obama
I gave money and a lot of time to the President's campaign and to other Democrats downticket. To see them retreating from offering the public option that we were told was necessary to force the ...
|I am from Wichita
Born and raised. There is another diary talking about the despicable character named Randall Terry. Randall Terry and his gang of psychos pretty much shut Wichita down for the summer of 1991, "the ...
|It's time to call politico what it is...
politico has been, is, and will continue to be a website that is nothing more than an avenue for propaganda and apologia for the right-wing movement.
|When you're getting owned by Fran Drescher...
it's time to hang up the cleats, Sean. Anyone watching The Nanny dress this dickwad in a clown suit? Hilariously awesome. Health care...KABOOM! Foreign relations....OUCH. And managed to plug her ...
|Disgust and Shame
What the fuck is wrong with so many people on our side? I have never seen anything like this. The pessimism that I'm seeing, both here and in the traditional media, is revolting. Even in 2004, when ...
|I'm sorry but I disagree about Obama fighting back
Like it or not, if people see Obama being savaged and not really hitting back forcefully, some are going to see shades of 2004, that is, the Republican-concocted and media-reinforced image of the ...
|New York Times is surprised GOP doesn't like Obama
So the GOP is trying to paint the eventual Democratic nominee as an 'out of touch liberal,' make him toxic, use his 'toxicity' to bring down other Dem candidates, and the media dutifully reports ...
|Democrats actively alienating base
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Began Contemplating Leaving Our Worthless Party. With 'leaders' like this, we are so screwed. Read on...
|Get used to it until November
We all know that this 'bitter' "controversy" is a media-concocted, media-fueled media-firestorm, just as we all knew the same about 'Wright-gate.' Guess what? Its only going to get worse.
|Just in case nobody's said it yet...
and I'm sure someone has and this is entirely Germans, but here goes nothing... John King - prostitute. Candy Crowley - prostitute. Campbell Brown - prostitute^100. Micheal Gerson - ...
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