Monthly Archives: December 2010

End of year topper: Chris Christie gives New Jersey the finger

Got a problem with New Jersey’s bully-boy governor, Chris Christie, hanging out in Disney World with his kids instead of being at his post, tending to the snowpocalypse? Well Governor Christie has three words for you that rhyme with “dough … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, you gorgeous creatures! Now enjoy these awesome fireworks…

As you can see, in the spirit of American exceptionalism, I’ve outsourced the fireworks to Asia …

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Haley Barbour’s ‘Kidneys for Clemency’ program

No offense to the NAACP’s Ben Jealous, but I think I’ll withhold my praise of Haley Barbour until he actually does something that promotes racial and actual justice when not under the Klieg lights for his own ignorant past statements … Continue reading

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CORRECTED: The Wikiwars: What is Glenn Greenwald after, and must Wired help him find it?

CORRECTED: The post has been corrected to fix an error in the original post, which incorrectly substituted Poulsen for Lamo on the question of mental health/Asperger claims. Thanks to vigilant TRR readers for pointing out the error. Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell … Continue reading

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A tale of two Florida governors: Gollum versus Charlie Sunshine

Charlie Crist ends his tenure as Florida’s governor on an up note, especially with independents, and a future as a Democrat should he want it. His successor, Gollum, on the other hand, begins his tenure as the most unpopular governor … Continue reading

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(Video) The venal stupidity of Tucker Carlson (with bonus flashback)

This is why Tucker is no longer hosting a cable TV show. He’s a snark-filled dolt. Here, he chimes in on Michael Vick, President Obama, and second chances. Enjoy: So are there second chances available for desperate attention seekers who … Continue reading

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Wednesday clicks: Vick v. Grass, Wired v. Greenwald, Christie v. World, Sarah v. Alaska **UPDATE**

On the Philly to-do list: check the offensive line for dog lovers, because Mike Vick got no protection in that horrendous game against the Vikings Tuesday night. Despite the lackluster performance that saw him out-played by Vikings back-up QB Joe … Continue reading

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Tuesday clicks: the whiny, crying babies of Wall Street

For Wall Street bankers, getting a trillion-dollar bailout AND boffo bonuses, even during the Great Recession, and then getting two more years of obscene tax cuts as a reward for tanking the global economy isn’t enough. No, they also wish … Continue reading

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Chris Christie flees Great Blizzard of 2010 … heads for Disney World

Scream at teachers and try to gut public employee unions? Check. Cancel job-creating high speed rail projects? Double check. Hang around to help his state through a paralyzing blizzard when he’d rather be at Disney World? Fuhgeddaboudit …

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Who we admire: Dems pick Obama, Mandela, Dalai Lama; Republicans like Bush, Beck

Who people Admire says a lot about them. The latest Gallup survey places President Obama on top with Democrats and Independents, while Republicans like George W. Bush most. And Democrats’ top five list is heavy on international humanitarians, while Republicans … Continue reading

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