31 May 2011

Moscow Pride 2011: A Response to the Obama Administration’s Statement

The first and most important thing that needs to be said is that we are very fortunate that no Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activists exercising their right to peaceably assemble were killed near Red Square on May 28, 2011.

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31 May 2011

Kucinich Calls the Question on Libya War Powers

The House leadership has agreed to a vote on House Concurrent Resolution 51, introduced by Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich, which would direct the President, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, to remove U.S. armed forces from the Libya war. The vote could come as early as Wednesday afternoon.

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31 May 2011

Something Not About Palin & Penises

And aren’t you relieved… Around the corner from my house is a little local’s breakfast place called The Menu which is enough of a casual place that it’s not unusual  for the hungover 20-somethings to wander in on weekend mornings wearing pajama bottoms, hoodies and slippers. Mrs TBogg, the L&T

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31 May 2011

Medicare is on the table

On May 13th, Mitch McConnell laid down the gauntlet when he said:  “that he would not vote to raise the (debt ceiling) level without significant budget cuts and revisions to Medicare and Medicaid.”. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/us/politics/13budget.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=mitch%20mcconnell&st=cse).  He told this to the President when they met to discuss the debt ceiling.  At a meeting with

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31 May 2011

The Great and Powerful Brodkorb Has Spoken!

Pay no attention to the boor behind the curtain!

Earlier this week, Doug Tice, the conservative editor of the StarTribune, published what was the mother of all chastisements to his fellow Republicans, Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton and his deputy Michael Brodkorb, warning them to stop with the boorish behavior or risk seeing Governor Dayton eat their lunch in the budget battle: “Sutton’s methods could help tilt the balance of public opinion in the governor’s favor at a time the GOP majority can ill-afford to lose support.”

Unfortunately for Messrs. Sutton and Brodkorb, they didn’t take the hint from Tice et al — Hey, bozoes, shut up or Dayton wins! — because Brodkorb has just asked for, and been granted, space in the Strib to dig his and Sutton’s holes even deeper, accusing Governor Dayton of icky behavior but somehow failing to quote anything by Governor Dayton, much less anything anywhere near as icky as the tripe Sutton and Brodkorb spew, both of whom were quoted at length and in context by the StarTribune’s editorial writer.

Tild of Tildology.com reveals the boor behind the curtain

Furthermore, much as humbug artist and former “independent blogger” Brodkorb would like to wish it otherwise, the StarTribune isn’t the only Minnesota paper whose editors are horrified at the Sutton-and-Brodkorb act. Bluestem Prairie’s Sally Jo Sorensen’s reeled off a list of three major papers in Greater Minnesota who have scorched the Republican strategy, and the Republican’s Fantasy Budget, in words that make the Strib’s seem downright gentle in comparison.

Face it, Broddie: Not even the Twin Cities media will be eating out of your hand much longer.

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31 May 2011

Happy Days – A Secret Anti-Viet Nam Plot Full of Liburul Sekrit Messages?

According to Primetime Propaganda, a new book by conservative author Ben Shapiro, there is a huge underground river of liberal propaganda that subtly (and not so subtly) flows into American television. Conservatives lost the TV war, he weeps, rending his cable guide.

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31 May 2011

Clock Is Ticking: Bill To Curb Health Insurance Rates Squeaks Past Lobbyists In Key Vote

The health insurance industry's lobbying muscle in the California Legislature is legendary. It's the reason that the state's insurance commissioner remains all but toothless to reject outrageous spikes in health insurance premiums and rates, unlike in a majority of other states. So it's not a shock that a new version of a bill to let the state insurance commissioner reject or modify health insurance premiums barely squeaked through the state Assembly's Appropriations Committee late last week with the minimum 9 votes.

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31 May 2011

Happy Days–A Secret Anti-Viet Nam Plot Full of Liburul Sekrit Messages?

According to Primetime Propaganda, a new book by conservative author Ben Shapiro, there is a huge underground river of liberal propaganda that subtly (and not so subtly) flows into American television. Conservatives lost the TV war, he weeps, rending his cable guide. Well, sure, All in the Family, Maude and

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31 May 2011

Nobody Does Dick Like Andrew Breitbart

Anthony Weiner’s penis is just too damn big for one blog. and… Andrew must be kicking himself for not calling his book: Righteous Indicknation: Excuse Me While I Talk About Dicks. Pop-up edition extra. Also. Too. If Breitbart wants to use “Nobody Does Dick Like Andrew Breitbart” as his promotional

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