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Lying Pantsuit Ladyby Gaius Publius I've written quite a bit (for example, here) about the spokesperson in the ubiquitous American Petroleum Institute (API) ads. She's almost an institution, the way "Flo," the spokesperson for Progressive Insurance,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Friday, February 27, 2015
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One man against the mob and the members of the mob are cops:One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer.In order to help out his family and earn a quick...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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You will never guess who said this in a million years:"In a free society, we don't require people to organize their lives in a way that makes life easier for law enforcement"Daniel Ellsberg? Glenn Greenwald? Nope:After the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Peter King:“I’ve head it with this self-righteous, delusional wing of the party.”Ted Cruz:“You’ll recall all the Washington graybeards went on television and said [the shutdown] would mean Harry Reid stays...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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... with the gotcha questions for Scott Walker:It could have been worse.  Rand Paul he would have shushed the kid. h/t to Mike Stark...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Prosperity vs. being picked last in gym classby Tom Sullivan Demos research associate Sean McElwee's post this week reviews economic research showing that "Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute income toward the rich...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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His last tweet:A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Once again, anyone who thinks that Rand Paul is a bulwark against foreign adventurism needs to think again:[T]he contrast between Paul’s bold pronouncements and his inability to answer direct questions was stark. He was eloquent,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Earlier this week I wrote a piece for Salon about the history of the "gotcha" question and Scott Walker's recent problems in dealing with them:[T]here has probably never been a more clear-cut case of “gotcha” than the Gary Hart-Donna...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, February 27, 2015
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So the word is that CPAC is much less looney this year than it's been in the past. Apparently the new Koch supported organizers have cracked the whip and banished the purveyors of products like these from...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, February 27, 2015
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This letter went out to our Blue America members this morning:Be A Part of The History Being Made in ChicagoBy Rick PerlsteinEighteen months ago, I wrote about how a hydra-headed protest movement against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, February 27, 2015
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At this point I think people ought to be questioning whether any story Bill O'Reilly ever told about his intrepid reporting days is true:O’Reilly has on several occasions referred to a perilous situation he said that he endured...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, February 27, 2015
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"Evil bastards" should go to prisonby Tom Sullivan “I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax,” Wise told the Evening Standard. “I have actively loved paying tax, because I am a profound fucking socialist and I believe we are all in it...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Forcing Change in Big Media's Pro-war Biasby SpockoYesterday I posted some positive steps to get anti-war and anti-torture voices into the media.Today I want to suggest some other steps and some leverage methods to force the issue.I'm going to be discussing...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Must read 'o the day by Rick Perlstein:On Tuesday, Chicagoans voted themselves a reprieve. With 45.4 percent of the vote, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended the first round of his first reelection bid almost five points below what he needed...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, February 27, 2015
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For real .......
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Dara Lind at Vox published this helpful chart to see the progress of President Obama's graying hair:As you can see, it's not a serious story.  In fact, it's quite funny.But it does raise a point that I've been wanting to...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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I wrote a piece for Salon today about the war porn the cable TV news networks are broadcasting into America's living rooms. I recount the days after 9/11 when the media went wild and ushered in the Iraq war without any skepticism...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Matt Duss at Tablet points out (rightly in my view)  that all this caterwauling about Netanyahu's breach of protocol is beside the point.  Yes, it's improper. But the issue isn't really about who invited whom and whether or...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Politico reports today that Eric Cantor returned to his old Washington stomping grounds to 1) restart his political career2) help others with their political careersEight months ago Eric Cantor was forced out of office...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Bow your heads as we pray the Pledge of Allegianceby Tom Sullivan The reason business interests want to undermine public education, I argue, is to get their hands on the largest portion of the annual budget in all 50 states. At Salon this morning, Thom...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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This happened one week after 9/11:September 17, 2001:"Islam is Peace" Says President Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.3:12 P.M. EDT After addressing the media, President...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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He's pretty much lied about his whole career:O'Reilly has claimed he has "seen guys gun down nuns in El Salvador" and "was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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