No one can say Michael Moore doesn’t deliver a heartfelt plea to Pres. Obama. However, it’s not Barack Obama’s fault if Moore and a multitude of others thought Barack Obama was someone he isn’t. When we hit Afghanistan it was because of 9/11. Anyone who forgets that is just rewriting history, which I assure you [...]
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That’s the first question I’d ask the right. After all, they’re the ones that dragged us into this mess in the first place. …and by “right,” I mean both Republicans and Democrats, because women have clearly got enemies on our side these days. If the answer is no, then I’d say that ends it for [...]
updated Rosie read “In Pelosi’s House, 64 Democrats Sell Women Out” over at Huffington Post, enjoying it very much, which was the jumping off point for the interview with Rosie on health care. As an aside, Wednesday, December 2nd, is going to be a lobby and national action day in D.C. on the issue of [...]
Okay, so it’s not December 11th yet, but the news that Ahmadinejad is puffing up his presidential feathers is bound to make Bibi Netanyahu feel he’s got leverage that he didn’t when Iran’s president first said he’d accept to enrich his nuclear material elsewhere. From the Washington Post: Iran’s government will build 10 new sites [...]
In the quest to sell magazines, evidently Mr. Meacham thinks train wreck journalism is the way to go. So, he’s turning Newsweek into The Onion, with no offense intended to the far superior latter named, whose mission is actually purposefully on point. The title tells it all: Why Dick Cheney Should Run in 2012. But [...]
Glenn Beck disses Sarah Palin. Seriously, could politics on the right get any lower? When asked about the whole Palin-Beck, Beck-Palin ticket, Glenn revealed his inner fundamentalism. No on around here is shocked. Via Think Progress: She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in [...]
Sometimes Google search results from the Internet can include disturbing content, even from innocuous queries. We assure you that the views expressed by such sites are not in any way endorsed by Google. – Google If you want to know what powerful women are up against, this photo gives you an example. I’m thankful that [...]
updated The latest is a UK report saying the scientist at the center of “climategate” has been told to quit. That likely won’t make a dent on the right, if Rush Limbaugh’s show yesterday is any indication. With Obama’s decision today to attend Copenhagen surely to ignite a wider furor (update to original post). Driving [...]
Reported live from the White House. “Our core goal is to achieve peace and security for all peoples of the region.” – Pres. Obama The most important thing Pres. Obama said about Afghanistan is that “It is my intention to finish the job.” For more see Jake Tapper, with ABC News having video. When Mark [...]
Howard Dean this morning with Dylan Ratigan. It makes me think back to when this all began. Pres. Obama didn’t want to go down the Clinton road, understandably, to write the bill out of the White House. The first time ended horribly. So, he stayed out of it, letting Congress do its thing, committee by [...]
Coming after China “jammed” Pres. Obama with the “press conference” anything but a press conference, no questions, just monologues, James Fallows offers his continuing rebuttal of Obama’s “manufactured failure,” which is now in part 5. Meanwhile, Afghanistan questions continue, with a 9th meeting on AfPak scheduled for tonight in the Situation Room. Pres. Obama is [...]
The reviews on Pres. Obama’s Asia tour have been very mixed. But none were as harsh as Saturday Night Live, which channeled the feeling of many of us when it comes to where the White House has been on economics, particularly when juxtaposed against how people are experiencing the financial straights of this year. But [...]
bumped I’ll be on after 3:30 pm today, subject is 9/11 and the trials A.G. Holder just announced. Will it be real or propaganda tool for the extremists? Nov. 23: Addressing reporters after a White House Cabinet meeting, President Obama says, “I will not rest until business are investing again, and businesses are hiring again.” [...]
The first time I saw Dealey Plaza was this past summer. It’s remarkable how unremarkable the area is after all of these years. You can visit the place of John F. Kennedy’s murder, which happened 46 years ago today, seeing it as close to what it was so long ago, with little but time having [...]
In the process of getting health care to move forward, truth broke out and so did a little nastiness between two seniors at the seat of power. One in the Senate, the other at the top of the elite Washington traditional press. We’ll get to that in a minute. First, the news that we get [...]
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*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!
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“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.
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