Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ah, teamwork!

See what happens when everybody puts aside their differences & works together?: The Senate voted Wednesday to extend for a year key provisions of the nation’s counterterrorism surveillance law that are scheduled to expire at the end of the month. … Continue reading

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A Common(s) Idiot

At CPAC, Glenn Beck gave his usual rant about The Coming Apocalypse to an enthusiastic crowd.  Along the way, he mentioned that he learned what he “knows” (LOL) at the library. Cue realization of contradiction for comedic effect in 3…2…1…: … Continue reading

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Looking out for number 2

re: Vache Folle’s observation about toilets in the 3rd World: I’m thinking a decent part of it (beyond cost, that is) is that they haven’t embraced the American cultural tendency to treat taking a shit like a mini-vacation at times.  … Continue reading

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Word of the day: "Counterproductive"

Fareed Zakaria, in reference to Sarah Palin claiming that the best thing for Obama’s re-election odds would be to declare war on Iran: The regime would gain support as ordinary Iranians rally around the flag. The opposition would be forced … Continue reading

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Why'd I do this? Seriously, why?

Matt Yglesias had a post about think tanks, mainly about how the Right has plenty of them already & the progressive ones were established as responses.  I pointed out a less mainstream one in comments &, well…: The term “market … Continue reading

Posted in fevered barking, philosophy/life | 1 Comment

Spot the oddball

One of these is a question to which “sure!” is not a sane response.  See if you can guess which one: “Hey man, I got some pizza.  You want a slice?” “We’re going to see a movie, wanna come?” “Does … Continue reading

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This shouldn't be controversial, but…

Joe Stack’s daughter is a fucking idiot: The daughter of the man who carried out a suicide plane attack against the IRS in Texas said she considered her father a hero for standing up to “the system” but said the … Continue reading

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