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Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 05:40 PM PDT

Depends on the Definition of "is"

by jgumby

The Corner's Molly Powell is complaining that the healthcare.gov website didn't capitalize the word "is" in the headline "The Healthcare Marketplace is Open", so obviously the website is actually closed:
...that “is” is shown up as no more important than a conjunction. It might as well be “is not.”
So words, when not capitalized in headlines, now take on the opposite of their true meaning. It's amazing the logic, or lack thereof, in these folks! Feel free to give Molly your opinion on her grammar lesson in the comments section.
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Put forth by Rabbi Michael Lerner over at Politico:

Republican soul-searching is misguided.

They have done an outstanding job of representing the class interests of the one percent at the expense of the 99 percent, often bringing along with them some 45-50 percent of the American public whose interests are NOT served by Republican policy, but who get hoodwinked into supporting the Republicans by effectively manipulating the quite legitimate feelings of alienation most people in capitalist society into anger at the poor, the powerless, homosexuals, women's empowerment, immigrants, minorities, and liberals.

Backed by huge amounts of financial resources, the Republicans have managed to become a near-majority party serving the interests of the super-rich. It's an amazing record of success for a horrible cause.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:30 PM PDT

Interesting congressional infographic

by jgumby

An infographic of the history of the partisan and ideological makeup of the United States Congress.  From an unusual (from a political standpoint) source: xkcd.


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Etch A Sketch Mitt Romney saying he's severely conservative
Are props allowed at the debates? I'd love to see Obama walk up to Romney at the beginning of the debate and hand him an Etch-A-Sketch, and say, "This is for you Mitt. Now you can just make up whatever you want to say tonight in real time, just like you have been the entire campaign."
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Researchers at Ohio State University have done a study on the processing of political satire, and found that although both liberals and conservatives think that Stephen Colbert is funny, that conservatives were much more likely to think that Colbert only pretends to be joking and really means what he says.

The main message is that confirmation bias is strong within people.

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Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM PDT

Patriot Game - OpDocs (Obama vs Romney)

by jgumby

The New York Times brings you your laugh for the day. Especially good for those who grew up in the 8-bit 1980s.

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Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 08:09 AM PDT

"We built it!" Uh, not so much

by jgumby

The Daily Show reporters had a great idea: let's run the country like a business and get rid of the states that aren't pulling their own weight.

And which states are those? Oh, it turns out that it's the conservative ones that have been mooching off the progressive ones.

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 05:26 PM PDT

What did he just say?

by jgumby

From the geniuses at the Onion:

Things That Shouldn't Be Said In Modern Society To Be Said At Least 1,400 Times At RNC

Just because it's in the Onion doesn't mean it's not true.

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