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“I’m really sorry for what’s about to happen.”by Tom Sullivan Perhaps you remember #JustOneLegislator from February? Freshman North Carolina state senator Jeff Jackson made national news when the Charlotte Democrat was the only legislator to...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Friday, May 29, 2015
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James Vega at the Democratic Strategist discusses the mainstream media  snivelling about Clinton failing to pay enough attention to them and even praises progressive commentators for taking them to task....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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There's a lot of talk about Denny Hastert, of course, and some people are looking back at his handling of the Mark Foley affair in 2006 in which he was said to have sat on the information that Foley was harassing and molesting...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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So Bernie Sanders made a lame attempt at satire 43 years ago talking about rape fantasies in service of an obscure point about gender inequality. Needless to say, the right is sanctimoniously shrieking...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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You may or may not have heard about this proposed motorcycle gang  "protest" in Arizona outside the mosque where the two misfits who attacked Pam Geller's cartoon contest, but I wrote about it here:Another group of...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Over at Salon today, I wrote about the bizarre notion that the Republicans seem to think that they have a snowball's chance in hell of attracting large numbers of young people...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Rand Paul:"ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS. These hawks also wanted to bomb Assad,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Via the Intercept --- well, well, well:AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the unusual advice of an intelligence...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Yikes. Another ex-Speaker of the House goes down in disgrace:Prosecutors said that in 2010, when the unnamed individual confronted Hastert about the allegations of misconduct, the former speaker agreed to pay out $3.5 million...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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I always felt sorry for Jones. It wasn't so much because of the alleged harrassment --- there was a lot of evidence going in different directions on that.  (If it happened the way her lawyers wrote it up, I'm sure it was creepy.)  No,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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This is the most level headed guy they've got: “We are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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I wrote about the Tea Party's one big electoral loss in South Carolina and what it means for Salon today:[T]here was one notable exception to the Tea Party’s continued success and it happened in the state widely...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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"It's a club" and here's who's in it by Gaius PubliusI can't not post this, a wonderful video I found at DownWithTyranny. You may have heard of the Princeton study of who rules America. This makes the results strikingly visual —  must-watch if you've...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A nation of hoardersby Tom Sullivan Last night NPR ran a story on how police departments like Seattle's are archiving masses of data gleaned from cities' license plate scanners. They've only scratched the surface of what might be done with it: Newell...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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So, I read on my twitter feed that right wing talker Mark Levin said today that he's beginning to think that Fox News is harmful and I thought, "hey, maybe these guys really are wising up." Not a...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Sorry folks. If I had to hear this, you have to hear it. You'll never be quite the same:h/t to Matt Taibbi...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Via Huffington Post:When Jennifer Smith's son brought home a permission slip for a sixth-grade pool party, she was surprised to read a stipulation: "All girls must wear a non-white t-shirt over their swimsuit."And you'll...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A grotesque image recently made public by a Cook County judge shows two former Chicago police officers holding rifles and posing next to an unidentified black man, who is shown wearing fake deer antlers and...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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So it looks like Rick Santorum has a new theme song for this cycle.  It's called "Take back America, unleash our pride." Poor Rick. I'm pretty sure that when someone says "unleash our pride" in 2015, they think of...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Letting the cat out of the bag:Walker told Loesch that criticism he received about the ultrasound bill was merely an attack from the “gotcha” media, and that he was in fact just trying to provide women...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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I wish.AMONG liberals, it’s almost universally assumed that of the two major parties, it’s the Republicans who have become more extreme over the years. That’s a self-flattering but false narrative.No,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: tristero | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Super-deluxe, Extra-special, Inc.by Tom Sullivan Avoiding responsibility is just what the corporate form was designed for, wasn't it? That's why corporations will always go to the mat to protect their special rights and privileges as super-citizens....
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Oh my goodness, look at this:This was from Jim Bob's 2002 Senate campaign website. He was running for office as his son Josh was molesting his sisters in their sleep.You know the rest of the story. There's...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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