Category Archives: Politics

What Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke are actually about

I just wanted to reproduce a comment I made in the comments of some other blog, back here, because I think it’s worth saying: Let’s be honest, this has nothing to do with religion, or even slut-shaming, ultimately: It was … Continue reading

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The gist of the Blunt Amendment

The Blunt Amendement failed, and good reason.  It basically said: All healthcare decisions should be between a woman, her healthcare provider, her god, her insurance company, her employer, her employer’s god, the god of whatever random claims processor at her insurance … Continue reading

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Andrew Breitbart

So, apparently Andrew Breitbart is dead.  Sadness isn’t exactly the word I would use for my emotions. To clarify, while I’m not one to revere the dead who don’t deserve it, on the other hand, I’m not one to celebrate someone’s death either.  Hell, … Continue reading

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New Google motto: Be Evil, if it’s profitable and nobody notices

Back in 2010, one big piece of news coming from the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference was the fact that the conspiratorial anti-communist group the John Birch Society was being permitted to “come in from the cold”, so to speak, … Continue reading

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Ugh. Or: the GOP celebrates MLK day.

So as most of you who had off from work yesterday (read: not your dismal author) are aware, yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  What this basically translates into meaning, is the day conservatives trip over themselves trying to … Continue reading

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Ron Paul non-news and more on personal responsibility.

So, most of what needs to be said about the bits of news about Ron Paul and his newsletters, and his fundraising mailers, and the stunts he’s pulled with his staffers, and his weird personal aversion to sharing restrooms or … Continue reading

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Adventures with the “Party of personal responsibility”

I’m going to have another thing a bit later focusing on Ron Paul’s ongoing newsletter dramaz, but for now I want to focus on something that’s both simultaneously much more hilarious, and recieving much less attention: the parallel failures of … Continue reading

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