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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Out on a Limb

© Matt Wuerker I might be going out on a limb on this one, but the tree party seems unable to branch out, and might be about to fall. Maybe this will root out GOP gridlock?

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Another Year in Review

By Dave Barry. My favorite month is August “when Hurricane Isaac fails to dampen the mood in Tampa at the wild and crazy spontaneous wacky funfest that is the Republican National Convention. The Republicans — eager to disprove the stereotype that they are the party of old, out-of-touch, rich white men — give their highest-visibility […]

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Don’t Look Down!

© Jeff Stahler Today is the last day to avert going over the “fiscal cliff”. Whee!

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I’ll be working on the site on Sunday

Site is now rebuilt. It was definitely hacked into, but should be running much faster now. This site has been getting slower and slower, and is acting up. I can only assume it has been hacked into again. I’m going to spend some time rebuilding it and cleaning it up tomorrow (Sunday night). So it […]

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Al Qaeda Outdone

According to satirist Andy Borowitz, the Al Qaeda terrorist group is disbanding, saying “our mission of destroying the American economy is now in the capable hands of the U.S. Congress.” The now-former Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri declared that the idea of holding the entire nation hostage with a clock ticking down to the end […]

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It’s the End of the World, as We Know It

© Jim Morin Of course this is ridiculous. They would only filibuster it if Obama came out in favor of it.

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The Anti-Claus and No-Click Christmas

Tired of the commercialization of Christmas? Here’s your answer! Reverend Billy, pastor of the Church of Stop Shopping, is the Stephen Colbert of American hyper-commercialism. For more than a decade, the Reverend has been bringing Americans the Good News that there is life after Wal-Mart. Fed up with all the Christmas advertising? Reverend Billy has […]

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Ironically, 2012 was actually a very good year

You know, some people have quite a bit invested in convincing you that things are getting worse, that we are going to hell in a hand-basket, or even that the world is going to end. Well, they’re wrong. By almost every measure, 2012 was the best year ever. Seriously. Never has there been less hunger […]

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The Real Arms Problem

© Mike Luckovich Is anyone else worried about Political Weapons of Mass Destruction?

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All I Want For Christmas

In s must-read article in The Daily Beast, conservative Mark McKinnon says: What I want for Christmas is a new Republican Party. Or I’ll take the old Republican Party of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, or George W. Bush. What I don’t want is the Republican Party we have today. As former George W. […]

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The Latest in “Fair and Balanced”

Fox News continues to create their own bizarre reality. As of the time I’m posting this, an article from Dec 20 in Fox Nation still says “Bikers Turn Out to Protect Newtown Mourners from Left-Wing Westboro Cult”. Yeah right, the ultra-conservative “God Hates Fags” WBC is a left-wing cult. And Fox News is fair and […]

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The Year in Crazy, Part One

This is always my favorite Tom Tomorrow comic of the year, for bringing back such fond memories! © Tom Tomorrow Stay tuned for part two!

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Is the NRA doing for Gun Rights what the WBC is doing for Christianity?

I have to confess that I stole that headline from Fark, which phrased it as “The NRA: Doing for gun rights what the Westboro Baptist Church does for Christianity since 1871″. It is too bad that the NRA couldn’t keep their fool mouths shut after the Conn. school shooting. Their initial statement pissed off just […]

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The Eve of Destruction

© Matt Wuerker Have a happy Christmas Eve and a merry Christmas!

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Corrupt Regulations Are the Problem

Here’s an interesting twist on an old political argument, and it’s coming from the Harvard Business Review no less. Some politicians like to argue for less regulation — regulations are bad, and stifle the economy. Others like to argue for more regulation — regulations protect the middle class. But the problem isn’t regulation per se, […]

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