Everybody is A Star

By |January 31st, 2010|

Scott Brown doesn't even have a business card, but people are asking him about 2012. My favorite part of the Walters interview is that Brown has "no regrets" about his nude Cosmo spread. Brown told Barbara Walters "you have to have a sense of humor about yourself," and links the centerfold to many of his [...]

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A Quote from Last Night

By |January 31st, 2010|

Comes from the Alfalfa Club annual dinner, compliments of Show Me Stater, retiring Sen. Kit Bond. "Secretary Hillary Clinton wasn't at the State of the Union because she was in London. Which was a relief to the White House -- they were afraid she might have been in Iowa." - Sen. Kit Bond I met [...]

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Obama & DADT

By |January 30th, 2010|

On Thursday, I heard Eugene Robinson on "Hardball" talk about something he'd heard about DADT from a little rat in the White House. It was clear he was very uncomfortable about reporting it. "What I heard this morning from somebody at the White House was probably not this year. But, maybe we would be hearing [...]

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Now, It’s Your Turn

By |January 30th, 2010|

What did other people think of Pres. Obama's Q&A with the Republicans? The right has grabbed on one section, which they are calling Obama's "stunning admission," and they're going to town on it. Here are some other comments: secularhumanizinevoluter says (30 January 2010 at 7:27 am): I must be crazy(OK, everybody stop yelling NO DUH!) [...]

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Obama Loses the Teleprompter

By |January 30th, 2010|

--updated-- "... Pain or damage don't end the world, or despair or f---ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead, until then you've got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man. And give some back." - Al Swearengen, "Deadwood" Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyVisit msnbc.com for [...]

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Tebow Ad Smackdown: Sarah v. NOW

By |January 29th, 2010|

"My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our 'modern' culture and [...]

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Bloomberg Pushes Obama Who Pushes Holder

By |January 29th, 2010|

"It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that's too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood," Bloomberg told reporters. "There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive for New York City." - White House asks Justice Department to [...]

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Analysis Angst

By |January 28th, 2010|

First Keith Olbermann has a meltdown over Scott Brown that inspired a critique from Jon Stewart. David Shuster had a serious rhetorical brawl with Andrew Breitbart on MSNBC earlier today, which precipitated Breitbart to pitch a fit. Shuster also got reprimanded by MSNBC for "inappropriate" tweets over the O'Keefe drama. As for Chris Matthews, his [...]

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Big Shot Schoolboys and the First Amendment

By |January 28th, 2010|

Tit for tat, presidential style or actually not so presidential, though Obama is only a politician, so notwithstanding his "change the tone in Washington" lectures, he's as guilty as the next when it suits him. However, when you have a Supreme Court Justice impersonating a right-winger like Joe "you lie" Wilson, the whole event turns [...]

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Time for Results

By |January 28th, 2010|

"We face a deficit of trust... close that credibility gap..." with Pres. Obama as ambitious as ever. Climate change? That's right. But nuclear energy? Yep. Clean coal? An oxymoron if ever there was one, but Pres. Obama talked about it, delivering a conservative speech for a Democrat. It's a wonder Gov. Bob McDonnell, who offered [...]

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