It's just not funny anymore. If the media doesn't talk about it did it happen? It's all about the “Bush Twins.” They “stole the show.” No one wants to talk about the Republican roast, served up on a platter by Stephen Colbert. The media wants to talk about the Bush Twins. That good old boy [...]
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Shock doesn't even come close to the reaction. Shock and awe, maybe. “Truthiness” was nowhere to be seen. What Stephen Colbert served up last night was nothing short of a scathing review of where we stand today, the media's complicity in how we got there and the person that holds the power to get us [...]
My oh my, if you haven't seen it yet, take a peek at Stephen Cobert at the White House Correspondents' dinner. He created quite a ruckus. Even First Lady Laura Bush got miffed, which was obvious at the end. She walked right past Colbert. (My update and full review here.) There's more at Editors and [...]
He lived the good life, was the friend to great men, and affected the Democratic Party for decades, economics forever. The article in the New York Times about Mr. Galbraith's life is wonderful. Take the time to read it. It honors an important man's life. Since I'm a student of John F. Kennedy and have [...]
The mood of the moment is about gas prices, Republicans who control Congress and the absurd notion that buying us off with $100 bucks is going to do the trick. Even Duke Cunningham's prostitutes got more than that! I wonder what Porter Goss paid his pin up gal, that is, if TPM Muckraker has it [...]
Nobody's Ever Guilty in Bushland What case for WMDs? It's about democracy in Iraq. Spreading freedom. Changing the Middle East. Picture Jon Stewart delivering the lines for Bush. The scene is set. So what if the U.S. military has kept you from going under in Iraq. “Stay the course,” send 'em back in. Exit strategy? [...]
RUSH LIMBAUGH ARRESTED TURNS HIMSELF IN UPDATE (6.27.06): BUSTED AGAIN: Rush Stops by “Single Man's Paradise” UPDATE (from 5.2.06 Palm Beach news report): Turns out “arrested” was actually correct: “It's all semantics,” says Capt. Mark Chamberlain, a jail supervisor, about whether a person who surrenders can be called “arrested.” “But it's definitely going to count [...]
Bush speaks and Senator Frist strikes again. Every time he steps up to the microphone to offer a plan we get treated to his incompetent Senate stewardship. He actually believes giving us $100 will make us forget what the Republicans did last year. The oil companies get whopping subsidies, while we get screwed, but the [...]
The Heroes of 9/11 Belong To Us All UPDATE II: The ads are already showing on the blockbuster blogs. Nice work, everyone. UPDATE: Our efforts have paid off, perhaps, literally. Chris Bowers is reporting that liberal blogs will now get \”United Flight 93\” ads. We'll know more on Sunday. But I'd say this is a [...]
We've got pedophiles in Homeland Security. A sexual deviant who ran Operation Predator. We've got a kiddy porn addict at DoD. But does the sex predilections of Republicans extend to the CIA? That's the question today. We've even got the good old Watergate Hotel back in the mix. Bush is truly channeling Nixon. Yesterday, via [...]
Okay, so first Joe Lieberman is part of the team that drags FEMA into the Homeland Security department, the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars since the Ken Starr investigation. Now, following Susan Collins who helped him drag FEMA into Homeland Security in the first place, Lieberman now wants to abolish the agency. And he wants [...]
Rove in “Hell” UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video on Shuster's report. Rove is now tied for the most appearances to a grand jury, which would be five, but that's not the worst of it. According to reports on MSNBC, people around Rove think he's in real jeopardy. Tied with Betty Curry for most [...]
Get ready for a ruckus. Monday is the day tens of thousands of Americans and illegal immigrants take to the streets in a day-long boycott to show the country what every person here means to the economy and the nation. It promises to be quite a showing, because the organization is deep and wide. No [...]
The “Black Slave” Genocide UPDATE: Watch a new video politictv has put together on the genocide. STOP THE GENOCIDE – SIGN THE PETITION TO BUSH When I heard that phrase this morning a chill ran down my spine. Nicholas Kristof has been sounding the alarm for months and months and months. Finally, the first sanctions [...]
photo: Getty It's bad enough that President Bush is still trying to defend the Iraq war. But now we've got Republicans trying to defend their energy policies, if that's what you can call them. When Democrats take their message to a gas station, actually putting a little theater in the mix, it really makes the [...]
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But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
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**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
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