31 Jan 2012

Linda Lingle Captures Her First Reporter

Honolulu Civil beat which has heretofore been known as an even handed investigative blog has been inexplicably posting perplexing and contradictory stories.  In the first one, Lingle, Flush With Cash And On Message, writer Chad Blair gushed over Lingle’s fundraising saying: Well before midday, Lingle’s big haul was the top

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31 Jan 2012

My “Thank You” to Starbucks

Last week, Starbucks joined the long list of Washington employers endorsing Washington’s marriage equality bill. The Starbucks statement reflects their years-long commitment to equality: Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples. Starbucks strives to create a

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31 Jan 2012

How Much is That Moron in The Window? The John Kline Story

I know that Republican legislators generally aren’t picked for their brainpower — intelligence might make it harder for them to follow orders, and the idea is for the mass of them to do whatever their staffers (who often are hand-picked by their top donors or their patrons within the party) tell them to do — but really, is there a dumber member of Congress, at least in Minnesota, than John Kline?

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31 Jan 2012

Nashville: Occupy the Legislature 2/1

http://youtu.be/RJ6YiegIWQQ Wednesday, 1 February, is the day the House Judiciary sub-committee will hold a hearing on HB 2638/SB 2508, a broadly worded, vaguely inclusive bill that would make “a person’s use or assembly upon publically-owned property” a Class C Misdemeanor, subject to removal and a $50 fine. Bill Howell of

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31 Jan 2012

Late Night FDL: Miscellany

I am in Tucson, Arizona for the huge gem, mineral, fossil and precious stones and whatever else expos/shows, and to visit Occupy Tucson which is staging several anti-bank rallies this week. I love gems and minerals, geodes, agates, and fossils, but it kinda bums me out to see so much of Nature’s beauty churned for a buck.

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31 Jan 2012

Watercooler: Go Play In The Street

Playing in the street is exactly what Bryson Andres does. Playing the violin, that is: From Spokane’s channel KXLY: He’s taken up musical residence around River Park Square. When Andres first arrived, Broken Mic poetry host, Mark Anderson heard him performing, loved his music so much, and texted as many friends

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31 Jan 2012

Late Night FDL: Miscellany

  I am in Tucson, Arizona for the huge gem, mineral, fossil and precious stones and whatever else expos/shows, and to visit Occupy Tucson which is staging several anti-bank rallies this week. I love gems and minerals, geodes, agates, and fossils, but it kinda bums me out to see so

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31 Jan 2012

Brother Bobo’s Missionary & Temperance Expeditionary Force

To the surprise of virtually no one, Courtier to the Elitists (the elitist class lets him pretend he’s one of them because of that purty way he uses his tongue) David Brooks is quite taken with Charles Murray’s “Oh Great. Now The Fucking White Trash Is Acting Like The Coloreds.”

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31 Jan 2012

A Crazy Republican Attack That Obama Himself Agrees With

Imagine if a bunch of the craziest war-hungry Republicans in the House filmed themselves in a nutty bat-guano video packed with lies addressed to the President of the United States.  And then imagine President Barack Obama almost immediately agreeing with them.  I can think of two ways in which such

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