Daily Archives: February 11, 2010

Bill Clinton has heart surgery

The former president is said to be in good condition (and good spirits) after getting two stents implanted, to remove arterial blockage. Word is he did not have a heart attack, just some discomfort in the chest. Per MSNBC: “President … Continue reading

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Why is the PATRIOT Act in the jobs bill?

Here we go again … Another horrid “bipartisan” compromise (which apparently means including the worst ideas from the “center” and the right in one, steaming pile of crappy legislation…) crafted by the gruesome twosome of the Senate’s dreadful finance committee, … Continue reading

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Could Andrew Garcia be the first Latino ‘American Idol?’

I know it’s way too early, but from his audition on, this guy is special:

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Texas Tea Party candidate is a 9/11 truther

Another case of TPDS: The Hot Airians and Glenn Beck lament as Texas gubernatorial candidate and tea party activist Debra Medina refuses to forswear questions about 9/11 and the Bush administration. Uh-oh…

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John Mayer apologizes on stage (to Jessica Simpson, I think)

A tearful John Mayer goes the apology route during one of his shows, telling the screaming crowd: “I fell into a wormhole of selfishness, greediness and arrogance” and “in the quest to be clever, forgot about the people who love … Continue reading

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TPDS: Tea Party Disillusionment Syndrome

Definition: when a conservative heads off to Nashville to revel in the company of his tea party brethren, only to discover that the people surrounding him, many wearing period costumes, are insane. From Newsweek comes the story of Jonathan Kay: … Continue reading

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Lincoln Diaz-Balart to retire

How come when Republicans decide not to run for re-election the media don’t consider it a sign of the demise of that party? Just asking… Anyway, my Congressman (funny, because I don’t live in Miami, which has been the sole … Continue reading

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Mr. Conciliation

Is President Obama’s Bloomberg interview his “fundamentals of the economy are strong” moment, or just a big misunderstanding? Already, his statement that he “doesn’t begrudge” Wall Street execs their megabonuses, and his comparison of big banker pay to that of … Continue reading

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71% say Palin unqualified to be president

More innards of the ABC/WaPo poll, and not good news for the Alaska Prompter: Although Palin is a tea party favorite, her potential as a presidential hopeful takes a severe hit in the survey. Fifty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable … Continue reading

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