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Is Claire McCaskill political toast?

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2012

Is Claire McCaskill political toast?

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7/29/2012 at 9:34am
A recent poll indicates she is in trouble. Via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: No matter who wins the Missouri Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Aug. 7, Democrat Claire McCaskill is running from behind. McCaskill, the first-term incumbent Democratic senator, trails all three of her likely Republican challengers, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News…
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It’s getting hot in CA

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2012

It’s getting hot in CA

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7/29/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Gaby: I took this about a month ago in Woodland Hills, Ca, a suburb of Los Angeles.
 

Is the Saturday Night Card Game obsolete? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Is the Saturday Night Card Game obsolete? (Reader Poll)

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7/28/2012 at 8:00pm
The Saturday Night Card Game started on August 8, 2009, when I noticed a post by Oliver Willis of Media Matters blogging at his own blog, as follows: Steve Benen tries to understand just why wingnuts are so angry about health care reform. He doesn’t make bad points, but its so much…
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Palin stops at Chick-fil-A, left responds with misogyny and sexism

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Thank you, Sarah, for bringing out the best in them again.

Palin stops at Chick-fil-A, left responds with misogyny and sexism

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7/28/2012 at 5:57pm
My post earlier today, Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-A, civility and new tone ensue on Twitter, has generated a fair bit of attention. The tweets highlighted in the post were not even the worst of them. As has become typical when Palin is attacked from the left, the attacks quickly become mysogynistic,…
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Free access to dancing docs is a human right

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Free access to dancing docs is a human right

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7/28/2012 at 1:58pm
Fortunately, I missed most of the Olympics opening ceremony. Reader Matt sent this link to the BBC with the request “Please tell me this will get a post!!: AP also is running this photo and explanation: Actors lying on beds meant to represent Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) perform during the Opening Ceremony at…
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Worthy of a boycott?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Worthy of a boycott?

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7/28/2012 at 11:35am
Well, if we’re using the same “difference of opinion” standard that was used to call for the boycott of Chick-Fil-A, then it sure would seem it. If the 30 states that have enacted legislation or constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and woman decided to engage in the same…
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Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-A, civility and new tone ensue on Twitter

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-A, civility and new tone ensue on Twitter

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7/28/2012 at 9:45am
After Sarah and Todd Palin attended a rally for Ted Cruz in Texas yesterday, they stopped by a Chick-fil-A. Palin posted photos on her Facebook page and also sent out tweets about the visit (h/t Charles). Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business. fb.me/KM9ogGda— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 28,…
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Palins stump for Ted Cruz

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Palins stump for Ted Cruz

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7/28/2012 at 8:35am
Sarah Palin attended a rally with Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint yesterday in Woodlands, Texas. Reader duchess of kitty attended, and sent this report, video and photo: This was just one of the many “Get Out The Vote” rallies the Tea Party (the TX Tea Party as well as the Tea Party Express) are doing across…
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Get back to where we once belonged

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2012

Get back to where we once belonged

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7/28/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Lori: I am a frequent reader of your blog though I never comment. I saw this jeep as I was going into a grocery store in Arlington, TX today and thought your readers would enjoy seeing it as well. Keep up the good work!! NOBAMA 2012!!
 

Breaking – Jesse Jr. ran ’cause he had the runs

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Breaking – Jesse Jr. ran ’cause he had the runs

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7/27/2012 at 11:05pm
As Anne noted previously, Jesse Jackson, Jr. was on the run for weeks until he was found at a rehab clinic in Arizona. There has been wild speculation as to the problem. Now, via The Chicago Tribune, Jackson has been diagnosed with depression and gastrointestinal problems: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at the Mayo Cl…
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Catholics 1, Obama 0 – Ct exempts company from contraceptive regs (copy of opinion)

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Catholics 1, Obama 0 – Ct exempts company from contraceptive regs (copy of opinion)

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7/27/2012 at 9:38pm
Via Fox News: The Catholic family that owns a Colorado-based company won a court victory in  their battle to stop the Obama administration from requiring them to provide  insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception,  a mandate they say violates their religious beliefs and First Amendment  rights. Hercules Industries, a Denver-based heating…
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Inevitable – Obama “you didn’t build that” speech not going over well because said in “black dialect”

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Inevitable – Obama “you didn’t build that” speech not going over well because said in “black dialect”

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7/27/2012 at 6:35pm
Sorry, this cannot wait for the Saturday Night Card Game. Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, leading liberal blogspheric/journalistic light, has figure out why Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech isn’t going over that well (h/t Crawdad Hole). It’s because OBAMA SUPPOSEDLY SPOKE LIKE JONATHAN CHAIT THINKS CONSERVATIVE WHITES THINK BLACKS TALK (after…
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Elizabeth Warren apparently never heard of the Chinese bubble and Stimulus

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Elizabeth Warren apparently never heard of the Chinese bubble and Stimulus

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7/27/2012 at 3:31pm
Elizabeth Warren is punching back against her own embarrassing “no one got rich on his own” rant and Scott Brown’s devastating viral (350k+ 800k views) video. Warren is doing so by insisting that we need to catch up with China on infrastructure spending. Warren’s campaign just released this ad: Warren has just demonstrated how clueless she is and…
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Is there any Obama fundraising parody you would not believe to be real?

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Is there any Obama fundraising parody you would not believe to be real?

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7/27/2012 at 12:42pm
Another faux Obama fundraising ad from Patricia. Please, let’s not have another repeat of what happened the last time. It’s fake, but it could be real, which is what’s so frightening: Update:  From friend of the blog Jeff, this pie thing apparently has a history: Of faith, family and pie Of Health Care, Family and Pie An…
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Government built the roads which lead to the hospital at which you were born

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Government built the roads which lead to the hospital at which you were born

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7/27/2012 at 11:22am
Three radio events yesterday, all related to my post Obama and Warren cribbed “build it” narrative from progressive Berkeley Professor. 1. Rush featured the post in a lengthy segment.  I don’t have the audio, but the transcript is here. (Audio added via DailyRushbo): 2. I was a guest on the Lars Larson Show…
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Rahm Emanuel, Moreno out-of-touch with #Chicago Values

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Rahm Emanuel, Moreno out-of-touch with #Chicago Values

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7/27/2012 at 8:30am
Chicagoans are used to politicians running roughshod over our city. It’s a war zone today, but not just from the drug cartel and gang shootings that are ravaging our neighborhoods. The politicians from the local up to the federal think they’re little kings, who use favors and privilege to keep our…
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Good sign in Katy

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2012

Good sign in Katy

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7/27/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Michael: Professor, from a voting location in Katy TX…. I just voted for Cruz!