31 Aug 2010

Late Night: God Gooses Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck thinks God gave him a flyover at his Beckstalnacht rally Saturday in Washington DC. With a flock of geese. Because Glenn Beck couldn’t get a military flyover. Or someone in uniform to present the flag, thank god/s: I think it was God’s flyover. It was not supposed to

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31 Aug 2010

Detroit Initiative to Legalize Small Amounts of Marijuana Will be Kept off the November Ballot

The organization Coalition for a Safer Detroit, earlier this year gathered sufficient signatures to place on the ballot in Detroit an initiative that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The three-member Detroit Election Commission voted to prevent it from being place on the November ballot where it

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31 Aug 2010

AK Sen: NRSC Rushes to Release Internal Poll Showing Joe Miller With Strong Lead

The likely victory of Sarah Palin-backed ultra-right wing Republican Joe Miller in the Alaska primary over incumbent Lisa Murkowski has really thrown the Senate race into chaos. The basically unknown and very underfunded Senate Democratic nominee Scott McAdams has gone from sacrificial lamb to a candidate with a real shot

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31 Aug 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 760-10 August 24, 2010 DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jason D. Calo, 23, of Lexington, Ky., died Aug. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned

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31 Aug 2010

Who Is Barack Obama: Should We Believe Beck or Limbaugh?

Americans to some degree and particularly those on the Right are now beset by a true conundrum. Is Barack Obama a Christian or a Muslim? According to the latest Pew Research polling: “nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34%) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Fully 43% say they do not know what Obama’s religion is.” Well, it’s no wonder people are so confused, especially when two of the most prominent talking heads on the far right differ as to what is the actual religion of the President. If Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh aren’t on the same page on this, how can we expect the lowliest schlep to know what’s real and as opposed to contrived?

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31 Aug 2010

How Many Lone Nuts Does It Take To Make A Party Mix?

At what point is it fair to say that the right has created a culture of anger and hate that urges its followers to violence again and again and again? Wherever it is, I think we’re several hundred miles past it.

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31 Aug 2010

The Invisible Hand Reaches Across The Aisle

Former Townhall nitwit turned Jim DeMint flunky needs some help: In the spirit of comity, let’s be helpful, okay*? I’m kind of torn between: Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? and Fuck you. I’ve got mine. You may submit your own in the comments. *Disclaimer: By providing help

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31 Aug 2010

Breaking The Silence About Palestine, And The Force of Anger

Breaking The Silence About Palestine, And The Force of Anger.

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31 Aug 2010

Reid: Energy Bill Pushed to Lame-Duck Session

A narrow energy bill which Harry Reid scaled back from earlier, more grandiose ambitions is likely to be pushed back until after the midterm elections, said the Senate Majority Leader on a conference call today. However, he did offer renewed hope, for the first time in a while, that the bill could include a renewable energy standard, mandating a percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources.

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31 Aug 2010

Out Of Iraq In 2011, No Asterisks

You can parse this in such a way that it’s not totally ironclad, but Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama’s most senior advisers, told me that there’s not going to be a renegotiation of the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq to keep U.S. troops there beyond 2011. Even if

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