LAST CALL: Gibbs’ Chubby Inner Child, Paying Bills vs. Cancer, Irony Emissions Killing Environment


A DAILY WRAP-UP OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE STORIES OF THE DAY
Still Just the Bitter Fat Kid on the Playground
Robert Gibbs is a shell of a man still tormented by his self-loathing, chubby inner child.  Lori Ziganto takes a few jabs at the petty Press Secretary, but stops short of taking his lunch money.
The Horrors [...]

Joe Klein, TIME ‘Too Dumb to Thrive’?


Joe Klein at TIME is feeling extra super cranky these days.
Are you an ordinary (dare I say it — “teabagger”) American? Are you daring to question the wisdom of the great Obama, by wondering aloud where all your money disappeared to?
Shut up, Joe Klein explains:
Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus [...]

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Obama PWNs the Left on Guantanamao


Committed left-winger Glenn Greenwald is laying the smack down on President Obama over at Salon.com over his policy reversals on Guantanamo Bay and the prisoners held there. He is provoked by a New York Times report that the Administration is going to indefinitely hold nearly 50 detainees without trial after a task force concluded that [...]

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Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome


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Because McCain isn’t going gently into that good night.

Pots and Kettles: Shepard Smith Yells Gitmo is America’s “Black Eye”


Some people just have no sense of irony.
Apparently, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is one of them.  Monday night, the broadcaster most known for having Tammy Faye Bakker eyes, twice used “black eye” as a metaphor.
Shep basically lost control while arguing with Congressman Peter King about the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and whether it [...]

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Wall Street Journal Distorts McCain’s Remarks on Palin


Via Conservatives4Palin comes this article at the Wall Street Journal (of all places), about Arizona Senator (and the GOP’s presidential nominee last year) John McCain’s appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier today. The article is yet another prime example of how the media purposefully distort comments made by conservatives, to manufacture controversies meant to [...]

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Bret Stephens: Climategate: Follow the Money – WSJ.com


Last year, ExxonMobil donated $7 million to a grab-bag of public policy institutes, including the Aspen Institute, the Asia Society and Transparency International. It also gave a combined $125,000 to the Heritage Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis, two conservative think tanks that have offered dissenting views on what until recently was called—without […]

Lunch Break


Top 10 Reasons to Love Tom Petty
1. Most apolitical American rock icon.  (Google Tom Petty and Obama and you will find one lukewarm positive statement that is negative about rock stars campaigning.)
2. Can project middle American attitudes without the artifice of Bruce Springsteen or John Mellancamp.
3. Never uses the word America or American as a [...]