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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Terrifying Mixture of Hallowe’en and Politics

© Tom Tomorrow

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Hallowe’en: the Safest Day of the Year

Hallowe’en is one of my favorite holidays — it is the one day you get to pretend. But some people use Hallowe’en as an excuse for “parental paranoia”. For example, if you are a parent, are you worried that some stranger is going to give your child candy with poison or razor blades in it? […]

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Ten Million People Attend Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

In the fine tradition of recent Washington rallies, Jon Stewart just estimated the crowd at 10 million people. He added that demographically and ethnically, the crowd exactly mirrors the population of the US — 74% white, 14% black, and the rest other. [I'm conducting an experiment -- if we repeat the 10 million figure often […]

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Megachurch Pastor Comes Out of the Closet

Usually, when a megachurch pastor is revealed to be gay, it is because he was outed by a young man who was pushing his luggage. But I have to praise Jim Swilley, who founded Conyers’ Church in the Now 25 years ago in Georgia. Swilley was moved by the recent rash of gay teen suicides […]

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I Remember

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Late Night Political Humor

“Washington D.C. was under a tornado watch. It was pretty crazy, especially when the White House landed on Christine O’Donnell.” – Jimmy Fallon “Sunday is Halloween — it’s the scariest day of the year. Unless you’re a Democrat – then it’s next Tuesday.” – Jay Leno “I can hardly wait. In less than a week […]

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The Upcoming Election

A new poll finds that by an astounding two-to-one margin, likely voters in next week’s election think that federal taxes have gone up, believe the economy has shrunk, and are under the distinct impression that the money lent to banks as part of the TARP program won’t be recovered. The truth is that Obama cut […]

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The Invisible Hand

© Matt Wuerker Not only that, but the same people are screaming to give the invisible hand even more power.

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Conservatives get the constitution wrong, again.

The conservative right has been getting “freedom of religion” wrong for a while now, claiming that we are a “Christian Nation” and that there is no separation of church and state. But now they are turning their attention to freedom of speech over the firing of Juan Williams from NPR. And they are getting that […]

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Top 13 Craziest Election Moments – Midterm 2010 Edition

Are you behind on your election related internet memes? No problem! Michael Gibson has compiled a list of the (how apropos) 13 craziest moments from the upcoming election. Of course, since the election hasn’t happened yet, his list may yet be too short. Top of his list is Jimmy McMillan of “The Rent is Too […]

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Muslim on a Plane

I totally cracked up laughing at this: © Ruben Bolling

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Late Night Political Humor

“New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s Facebook page was hacked and someone wrote offensive remarks in the captions of his pictures. The remarks were so crazy and offensive that Paladino was like, ‘Are you sure I didn’t write these?’” – Jimmy Fallon “The man Dick Cheney shot in the face on that hunting trip like […]

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Playing Games

© Tom Toles I guess the Republicans consider deficit reduction to be a faith-based initiative.

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Just Say No to the Party of “Duh”

Gus Brindi has a thoughtful rant on why he can’t bring himself to vote for any Republicans, even though he is a moderate and has no love for the Democrats. For example, he points out that the GOP and “their mentally challenged little brother, the ‘Tea Party’” keep screaming about the issue of government spending, […]

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New and Improved! With added disease and toxins!

Jesse Kelly, who is a GOP candidate for Congress in Arizona attended a campaign rally hosted by a local Tea Party group. During the question and answer session, Kelly was asked about the recent salmonella outbreak, which sickened 1,300 people and led to a recall of half a billion eggs. The outbreak was traced back […]

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