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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Show me the Romney

© Adam Zyglis Will 2012 be convincing evidence that the Citizen’s United decision by the Supreme Court now means that it is now possible to simply buy an election? UPDATE: Romney claims that he was “vastly outspent” by Gingrich in South Carolina, which is why he lost there. But independent analyses show that Romney’s campaign […]

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Who Needs Pesky Product Safety Regulations?

So, how’s deregulation working out for ya? A few days ago, Scotts Miracle-Gro (whose brands include Ortho, Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Roundup, Earthgro, Black Magic, Hyponex, Osmocote, Morning Song, Whitney Farms, Supersoil, Bovung, and Country Pride) agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.5 million in fines, for not one but two product safety incidents. The first incident […]

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Wrong Street Candidate

Mitt Romney may be financed by Wall Street, but it could be worse. The Las Vegas casino owner who has almost singlehandedly financed Newt Gingrich’s surge in South Carolina by donating $10 million (and promising even more) to Newt Gingrich’s super PAC “Winning our Future” is being investigated by the Department of Justice and the […]

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Late Night Political Humor

“President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. And the State of the Union for 2012 is Kentucky. Congratulations.” – Jimmy Kimmel “There’s a State of the Union drinking game. Let me just say this, if you really are playing the State of the Union drinking game, you’re probably an alcoholic.” – Jimmy […]

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Wall Street Candidate

I’m a great believer in following the money, so I often wonder where Mitt Romney gets most of his campaign money? It doesn’t seem to be from the Republican base, unless if you consider Wall Street to be the (real) Republican base. Romney has raised millions from Wall Street. In fact, Romney has received more […]

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Race to the Finished

© Tom Toles Even Rudy Giuliani — somewhat of a loose cannon himself — asks of Newt Gingrich “What The Hell Are You Doing?” I also want to point out the irony of Gingrich accusing Obama of being like Saul Alinsky, when it is Gingrich himself who seems to be channeling the radical community organizer.

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Bi-Partisan

© Ben Sargent Obama is a socialist! Obama is a fascist! He enacted a government takeover of health care. He’s cutting Medicare. He’s a big spender. And he wants to destroy our military by reducing its budget. He’s in the pocket of Wall Street. He’s anti-business. Plus he destroyed our economy and jobs before he […]

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Newt-ered

[reprinted from Margaret and Helen. I don't mean to pick on Newt, but this was just too much fun. Helen writes:] The Passion of the Newt Margaret, let me see if I get this right. The political party that brought us Family Values now gives us Newt Gingrich? South Carolina likes to say that they […]

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Late Night Political Humor

“Newt Gingrich crushed Mitt Romney on Saturday (in South Carolina). … Gingrich sealed his victory in last week’s debates by going after America’s most dangerous enemy: debate moderators.” – Stephen Colbert “‘Newt triumphed with 40% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 28% — a gap so wide, you could fit Newt’s head in it.” – […]

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Cheerleading

© Jim Morin In the last quarter of 2011, the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8% (up from 1.8% in the prior quarter), and much of this growth was fueled by growth in the sales of automobiles and other durable goods. Over 3 million private-sector jobs have been created in the last 22 […]

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The Socialists Amongst Us

Mark Fiore has a great animation on his website that finally solves the riddle of which politicians in this country are actually unabashed socialists. Here are the quotes from the animation, along with who said them: Abraham Lincoln: I am glad to know that there is a system of labor where the laborer can strike […]

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Late Night Political Humor

“Rick Perry dropped out. He said while it’s sad he won’t be president, he can always run again next year.” – Bill Maher “Actually, Rick Perry pulled out of the presidential race yesterday – which is bad news for the guys on death row in Texas. He’s coming home and he’s not in a good […]

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How can you have a market for something that is virtually infinite?

[rant by Mike Stanfill, reprinted from The Far Left Side] Let’s play a game. Suppose you were a carbon-based energy company and you’re starting to feel the pinch in the old pocketbook, even a very minor one, from renewable energy resources. What would you do? Well, you could glut the market with natural gas. This […]

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That was too easy…

© Matt Bors Way too easy. If you thought SOPA and PIPA were bad, meet ACTA. The fundamental problem is that the movie, recording, drug, and other industries have way more money and political influence than the people who benefit from legitimate fair use. I hope that technology companies, who have been reluctant to exercise […]

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Late Night Political Humor

“Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race. When asked what went wrong, Perry said, I guess America is not ready to elect a dumb guy from Texas. But in time.” – Conan O’Brien “Rick Perry has dropped out of the presidential race. Apparently, America did not want a conservative, gun happy, intellectually challenged governor […]

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