Friday Night Odds and Ends

By |October 7th, 2011|

"The protests that are trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city aren't productive," Bloomberg said in his weekly radio appearance with John Gambling. Taking a swipe at "some of the labor unions participating," Bloomberg added that "their salaries come from - are paid by - some of the people they're trying [...]

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Why is Scott Brown Talking About Warren Being Naked?

By |October 6th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Elizabeth Warren got in a good zinger in last night's debate when asked about Scott Brown's Playgirl layout. "I didn't take my clothes off" to pay for school, she quipped. That got to Sen. Brown, who today went on talk radio. But instead of making things better for himself, he took aim at his [...]

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Sarah Didn’t Want to Make a ‘Big Darn Deal’ About It

By |October 6th, 2011|

**UPDATED** It is hard to describe the relief of this awful person finally going away. - Andrew Sullivan When has Sarah Palin ever not made a "big darn deal" about anything? This is about her inability to face the national press, unlike Chris Christie, who she not so subtly dismissed in her interview with Greta. [...]

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Sarah Palin Won’t Run for President

By |October 5th, 2011|

From ABC News: October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When [...]

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For the GOP, ‘This is the end of ‘Waiting for Superman.’

By |October 5th, 2011|

With New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie out of the Republican presidential race, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney jumps to a 22 percent lead, followed by business man Herman Cain with 17 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 14 percent - a 10-point drop in five weeks, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released [...]

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Russ Feingold on Occupy Wall Street: ‘This is like the Tea Party — only it’s real’

By |October 5th, 2011|

**UPDATED** "I'm really encouraged by what I'm seeing. People around the country are finally organizing to stand up to the huge influence of corporations on government and our lives. This kind of citizen reaction to corporate power and corporate greed is long overdue." - Russ Feingold endorses Occupy Wall Street: "This will make the Tea [...]

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Was it Sarah?

By |October 5th, 2011|

She's not running and I've believed that for months. But the intrepid Maggie Haberman (with Ken Vogel) offers some interesting news that will likely quicken the heart of Palin's die hard fans. Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf [...]

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Obama Pulls a Kerry

By |October 4th, 2011|

This is one of those "I voted for it before I voted against it" moments. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player George Stephanopoulos asked the question. Obama then answered it stupidly. 'I don't think they're better off than they were 4 years ago.' This quote explains everything. If Pres. Obama's trying to channel Chris Christie's candor, [...]

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Conservatives Just Can’t Decide if ‘Niggerhead’ is Racist

By |October 4th, 2011|

As you no doubt know by now, it began with a Washington Post piece this past Sunday. I've been incredibly busy, plus I've been traveling since late last week, but as I caught up with what's happened the last few days I found this latest development incredible. Conservatives blaming the Washington Post don't seem to [...]

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Queer Talk: Candidate Obama talks to some of his LGBT “base”

By |October 3rd, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer. President Obama was, for the second time, the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Annual Dinner in DC. At the October 1 festivities, some 3000 attendees heard the speech, and many more have watched a video, or read the transcript. What they heard, not [...]

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