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More Saggingpantsophobia

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
We’ve seen how concern over saggy pants has become an alleged dog-whistle, or something, for racism, or something, in airport security. Now the town of Collinsville, Illinois, has taken it a step further, and is outlawing saggy-pants (h/t reader Mitch): The City Council in the southwestern Illinois community voted 3-2 on Monday to…
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Debt Ceiling Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
Pretty much says what needs to be said when it needs to be said with the tone in which it needs to be said from someone who can get away saying it:
 

It’s even less funny in Chinese

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
There is something disturbing about an explanation of our debt crisis in Chinese, even if the video producers are in Taiwan, not mainland China. It’s easy for them to laugh.
 

Sounds like Obama will not call his own bluff

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
Obama just held his third press conference in two weeks, and he’s still pushing for the big deal which includes increased taxes, and still playing the class warfare card very hard.   Given the past two and one-half years, we definitely are in fantasy land where the worst offender now is the…
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House Republican Presser: Next week is “cut, cap and balance”

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
“The President needs to put a plan on the table.” That was the message at the Republican House press conference this morning, as multiple House Reps stepped to the microphone. This really is the heart of the problem. The House Republicans have passed a budget, but the Democrats in the…
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“Call his bluff” is the new “Yes we can”

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
“It was not the fault of the Captain of the Titanic.” Really?  I think the survivors might disagree.  Which is why Obama will not call his own bluff. Ever since Obama offered that challenge to Eric Cantor, the chorus of people calling for Obama’s bluff to be called is growing.  Which, of course, is exactly…
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Can Rick Perry pull off a Hispanic Republican revolution?

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
The Hispanic Republican Conference of the Texas House of Representatives endorsed Governor Rick Perry for President of the United States – before most anyone had even considered his running. Didn’t anyone tell them they aren’t even supposed to be Republicans? If Texas is any judge, it looks like this stereotype may be losing…
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Chump change

Posted by  ▪  July 15, 2011
Thanks to frequent commenter DINORightMarie who saw this bumper sticker in Virginia. The grainy texture adds a certain appropriate quality to the message, and the timing is impeccable, as regardless of how the debt negotiations turn out, this is pretty much what we’re left with after 2 1/2 years:
 

Postal Workers Union: We’re not like those other public sector unions

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2011
I just saw this advertisement on television and thought it was interesting that the American Postal Workers Union felt the need to take to the airwaves to tell people that it’s not like those other public sector unions. I think this says a lot about public sentiment, because the postal workers obviously…
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More more please

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2011
Another good ad, this time from the RNC, running on cable: More please.
 

Huge Obama birthday fundraiser day after debt ceiling deadline

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2011
Maybe this is why he picked the arbitrary August 2 deadline to increase the debt ceiling.  He doesn’t want to miss his August 3 birthday fundraiser by having to spend time at work dealing with the likes of Eric Cantor.  Hey, there are priorities and then there are priorities. Which means that on August 3,…
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Is it too early to talk about Eric Cantor for V.P.?

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2011
Eric Cantor has been fighting the good fight for years.  Why not? Here’s the audio (h/t Ace sidebar) of his account of the blow up with Obama yesterday: Eric Cantor on White House Debt Ceiling Talks by smalera
 

We already were headed for a downgrade because of too much, not too little, debt

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2011
Yesterday Moody’s issued a warning of a possible debt downgrade if the debt ceiling dispute created a situation in which the U.S. defaulted, even though Moody’s acknowledged that “the risk is low.” Obama is using the possible downgrade as a major bargaining chip in negotiations with Republicans, threatening to take his case to the…
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Eric Cantor gets the Bibi Netanyahu treatment

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2011
March 25, 2010: But Mr Obama was less inclined to be so conciliatory. He immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a…
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“Don’t call my bluff,” the president said.

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2011
Per ABC News, Obama stormed out of a meeting with Eric Cantor and others when Republicans suggested a short term solution to the debt ceiling dispute because the negotiations were still far apart: “Don’t call my bluff,” the president said. “I am not afraid to veto and I will take it to…
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The Plum Line Guys Are Right About Jews and Obama

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2011
As you know, I’m highly skeptical of polls showing Jews turning against Obama in substantial numbers.  So, in what may be a first, I’ll have to agree with the Plum Line guys, Greg Sargent and Adam Serwer, about Jews and Obama. Jews are not going to vote against Obama, at least not on the…
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Waiting for the Prize Fight

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2011
The Billion Dollar Candidate is counting his dollars like he always does, while telling you how to spend yours.  I don’t know about you, but I want these primaries to be over before they’ve begun, because I feel like we’re watching the down card fights, and we’re waiting for the prize fight.  I’m not…
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