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Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 02:06 PM PDT

BERGDAHLZI ! ! !

by Tony McArthur

Hailey Idaho mayor has had to cancel planned festivities for the return of their native son after receiving many disturbing calls voicing disfavor for the (long) planned event.  According to the mayor, one such call came from Texas where a man purporting to represent veteran’s organizations promised to come to Hailey with more than 2,000 vets to stop the planned parade.  See below the fold for snarkalicious rumination.

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Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:59 PM PDT

My Ohio Math Of Obama Victory

by Tony McArthur

Like many here I am a junky of polls, Wang and Natey.  I am sure my digitizing has been done better by others.  But fallow the exploding chad below to see my calculation to sanity.

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Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 09:08 PM PDT

CALM DOWN!

by Tony McArthur

Near the end of the debate the moderator told Ryan to calm down.  I would hope someone here with better diary skills than mine could launch this into the memeosphere to counter all the fucking bullshit on fox.

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In his acceptance speech at the GOP convention, Governor Romney failed to even mention our nation's troops in the field.  In his recent "major" speech on foreign policy, he failed to even mention the word diplomacy.
  I think an additional tack can be made not just about the obvious lies and self contradictions by Romney/Ryan - for sometimes you realize even more about a person by what they do not say.
  You can tell even more by what they fail to even recognize.

I deeply hope Team O can drive this meme home in the next few days.

A "major" address on foreign policy that doesn't even mention the word diplomacy.  And acceptance speech at the GOP convention that fails to recognize our troops, even in passing.
  If neither of those words even warrant mention in the mind of the man who would be Commander-In-Chief, then the voters of this great country need to take pause and ask why.  Why would a man who would be president fail to even think of diplomacy or our troops who are in harm's way.
  The closer we get to election day, the more attention people pay.  Governor Romney has shown that his focus lies elsewhere than on the wellfare of our troops and the proper conduct of foreign diplomacy.
  Aloof disregard for the military and careless cheap shots will not make the world a safer place to live.

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Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 02:02 PM PDT

Please Vote For ME

by Tony McArthur

I dont have a 5 trillion dollar deficit. I love everybody. I never was a draft dodger. I was John McCain's co-pilot. I wasn't in the Paris Hilton, it was the Hanoi Hilton.  Please read on below my thought cloud or malleable truthiness.

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Will Mitt Claim Obama is really from Mars

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Whew…everyone was concerned what the market would do if the debt ceiling was not raised.  Thankfully, at the eleventh hour, the debt ceiling was raised thanks to a piece of legislation that was crafted by the most Orwellian/Faustian political process this county has ever witnessed in regards to a major piece of legislation.  We were all worried about how we would survive the latest disaster capitalism could throw at us to make us surrender even more of what we have fought hard over for the last three generations. Nobody seemed to wonder what would happen if it did rise.

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What happened today is an example of

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Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 02:24 PM PST

Beware Our Own Hate Speech

by Tony McArthur

What happened today is perhaps a breaking point, but we must stand hard and fast to assure that we do not contribute to the kind of ignorant incivility that increasingly infects our public discourse.  I can't call it over-reacting, but I will say that their have been more than a few poor choices of words here, no matter how angry anyone feels.

My own tongue is bleeding for the biting of it I am at now....

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Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM PST

The Wrong Way To Go

by Tony McArthur

 There is a lot of talk of "moving to the center" which really means moving away from everything the democratic party once stood for.  However, politics more and more is like advertising and focuses only on what sells. We are convinced to buy things we don't need without even knowing what they are.  Rather than convincing us of what the right thing to do is, what the right path to take is, we are just sold a lot of slop.  As is the fold below...

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It is crazy.
<<http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/01/eveningnews/main4493062.shtml>>

Balanced against what Biden says, it's like what...what did Nabakov say about comparing his own writig to that of Shakespeare...like comparing a candle to the sun.  But Sara doesn't even have a wick...she is just a lump of cold, thoughtless, wax.

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Fri May 02, 2008 at 01:24 PM PDT

The Politics of Grave Digging

by Tony McArthur

Much has been made of the alleged Kantor statement on the YouTube clip from the War Room.  At this stage it is unlikely that anyone will be able to definitively prove exactly what he said.  And, in regards to this election, it is meaningless in terms of the issues.

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What Should We Expect Next on Youtube

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Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 02:45 PM PDT

Hold The Marxist Dialectic

by Tony McArthur

Last night I was watching MSNBC to see how the netties played the post Hillary win.  I like the MSNBC panel because Rachel Maddow is on it and because of her ongoing love triangle with those two Obermensch Joe (the Killer) Scarborough and Pat (Dr. Strangelove) Buchanan.  While Rachel was trying to make a reasonable point that losing in PA to Clinton in the primary did not equate to losing to McCain in PA in November, Herr Fossil let slip a nasty snide.

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Pat Buchanan Should

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Fri Feb 08, 2008 at 08:45 PM PST

It's Getting So Bad Here

by Tony McArthur

Rabid HRC folk and rabid Obama folk are doing McCain's work for him.  The charge, the counter charge, this poll, that poll, I won't vote if she wins or he wins.  It is really stupid, like reading the stoned ramblings of hack writers for Celebrity Death Match.

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