Friday: Republican Decimation Day by BooMan Longshot presidential contender Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has an interesting way of pandering to Gulf Coast voters. GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said Friday it is “time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station” and urged an end to the federal aid to the region [...]
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England would never be the same. Neither would the monarchy. Diana Spencer came along and changed everything forever. Just ask the Duchess of Cornwall who’s about to go off on a holiday, pushed out of Sunday’s memorial service and the commemoration of the tenth year since Diana was killed. William and Harry invited her, but [...]
Elizabeth Edwards Takes on Clinton updated Good cop, bad cop, Edwards style. “Their nominee won’t energize them, Bush won’t, but Hillary as the nominee will. It’s hard for John to talk about, but it’s the reality,” she added. Elizabeth Edwards: Clinton ‘hatred’ will energize GOP It’s getting rough out there. Increasingly, Mrs. Edwards is saying [...]
Arianna imagines what it might be like tonight: Dave: What was the deal with all that cleavage earlier this summer? Hillary: I think the fact that the front-runner for the nomination of one of our two parties is facing a question about cleavage is a sign of progress… Or: If an American president can’t flash [...]
VA-Sen: Warner to Retire? by BooMan It’s a simple truth that Democrats can’t get much done if they can’t convince at least 9 Republican senators to agree with what they intend to do. And that won’t change just because we suddenly have a Democratic president. We need 60 seats in the Senate or we’ll have [...]
The Afghan War: Which Side Is DOD On? Expert guest post by Winslow T. Wheeler Director, Straus Military Reform Project Center for Defense Information Telling us how many dollars have been spent on the war in Afghanistan is fundamental to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) effort to garner public and congressional support for prosecution of [...]
Weak-Kneed Democrats updated by BooMan Tighten the Leash on Bush Dog Dems“Dear God, Democrats: grow a spine.” I might be taking the following quote somewhat out of context, but I’m using it to demonstrate the problem with Democrats. “If you just say you’re standing up for civil liberties, the American people are with you, but [...]
Video: Larry Craig’s mensroom rules. Boston Legal fans, catch this… Either David E. Kelley is a genius (which he is), or Larry Craig is channeling David Dean Bottrell out of the blue. In Craig’s Clinton beauty, it was 1999 and Boston Legal, the Spader-Shatner years, weren’t even birthed yet. Come on, doesn’t Larry Craig remind [...]
Bleak GOP Senate Outlook by BooMan MSNBC discusses the possibility of a filibuster-proof 60+ majority for the Democrats in the U.S. Senate after the 2008 elections. I talked about exactly this possibility with Chris Bowers last night. He was suggesting a maximum upside of 56-57 seats, and I said it was 62. Let me explain. [...]
Expert guest post by Charles Pena Straus Military Project Adviser originally published on Aug. 16, 2007 by United Press International Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke on the 18th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, June 2007, under his portrait at his mausoleum near Tehran. – AP photo Even as the International Atomic Energy Agency is meeting [...]
Good Money After Bad by BooMan Tom Ricks continues his reporting on the Fiasco in Iraq. It seems that it is more expensive than advertised. President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday, a move that [...]
Vick Already Forgiven? bumped Not around here. But after a weekend of dithering, yesterday Michael Vick came out to apologize. Oh, and also reveal he’s found Jesus. Praise the Lord, a passing convenience. Some commentators were quick to say Vick deserves to get back in the NFL. Ed Schultz covered it yesterday morning on his [...]
More Bread and Circuses on The Home Front guest post by Cujo359 Latest Outrage on the Utah Mine disaster.image via: Dept. Of Labor – DOL Photo/Rich Kulczewski Our “news” services continue to cover up for what happened at the Crandall Canyon mine. Karen Zaleski writes: CNN anchor Kyra Phillips treated [mine owner Robert] Murray like [...]
This is big for any presidential hopeful, but it’s especially big for Chris Dodd. It’s been rumored for days but now it’s official. International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) President Harold Schaitberger told The Hill Monday that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has won the union’s coveted endorsement. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Schaitberger [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
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.
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.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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