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  • Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Divine intervention:
    Cartoon by Tom Tomorrow -- Divine intervention
  • What you missed on Sunday Kos ...
  • Star Ledger says of Christie endorsement: "We blew this one":
    “An endorsement is not a love embrace,” writes Tom Moran, the editorial page editor of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. But the Star-Ledger regrets hugging N.J. Gov. Chris Christie anyway:

    But yes, we blew this one. When the endorsement ran, I could not get a cup of coffee in the People’s Republic of Montclair without my liberal friends taunting me. Back then, I pushed back.

    Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund. And we certainly didn’t know that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was sitting on a credible charge of extortion by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

  • Oh, what a terrible, terrible loss:
    Bill Keller, a columnist at The New York Times and its former executive editor, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.

    “Bill has made so many contributions to The Times over his 30 years here, it’s difficult to quantify them,” said Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times. “He challenged his newsroom colleagues to innovate while remaining true to the highest journalistic standards, and we’re all better for it.”

    Among those contributions was cheerleading for an invasion of Iraq and defense of a Bush propaganda conduit on the paper, Judith Miller.
  • Two sisters of Iowa state rep found dead in what appears to be a double homicide: Sisters Sarah Wolfe and Susan Wolfe were found dead in their basement in Pittsburgh, Pa., with gunshot wounds. Sarah's car was found a mile away. Another sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa state representative.
  • Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Cole push for R--skins name-change:
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) are pressing the National Football League (NFL) to change the name of the Washington Redskins.

    The two lawmakers plan to send a letter to the NFL Monday that argues the football team’s name is offensive to Native Americans and others.

    Cole is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation.
  • Fox Business trashes LEGO movies:
    Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne is very indignant that The LEGO Movie, the weekend’s top-grossing film, is “pushing its anti-business message to our kids” because the villain is an evil businessman. He also remarks that the character “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney,” which is maybe a stretch.

    Payne reprises the Fox complaint that 2011′s The Muppets, which grossed $165 million worldwide, was a deeply anti-capitalist movie as well. It’s almost as if Fox anchors are made of felt and have Roger Ailes’s hand up their ass, controlling their every word and movement. There is a word for that, we think.

  • Best correction ever:
    An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated [Chris Christie front man Michael] Drewniak referred to the Port Authority's executive director as a "piece of crap." While Drewniak did call him a "piece of excrement," it was [Port Authority official] David Wildstein who referred to the executive director as a "piece of crap."
  • Skater Kwan stumps for husband Clay Pell in Sochi:
    Michelle Kwan is fitting in some time for political campaigning while she covers the Sochi Games.

    The two-time Olympic figure skating medalist is asking notable names to pose for a photo holding a pin supporting her husband for governor of Rhode Island. Clay Pell, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Jan. 27.

  • On today's encore performance Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin noted that Republicans still haven't wrapped their heads around losing the 2012 election. Next, a little explainer on what remains of the Senate hold, and the attempt to block Hagel and Brennan. And just for fun, did the blizzard have 2016 implications? Then, GunFAIL and a nod to the New York Times and NBC news for stepping up their coverage. Armando reminded us of the 7th anniversary of Harry Whittington unconscionably putting his face in the way of Dick Cheney's shotgun. Breaking news of the shooting in Delaware broke into the discussion as well.

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  •  Piece of crap, piece of excrement (8+ / 0-)

    You say tomato, I say tomaaaaato!

  •  Anyone notice the England is under water? (11+ / 0-)

    Thames busts its banks and southern England is flooded

  •  If Fox is upset about the Muppets and Legos (4+ / 0-)
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    rb608, koosah, ontheleftcoast, sawgrass727

    Their anchors will collectively have an aneurysm when Captain America:  The Winter Soldier comes out.  

    sits back and readies the corn popper

    This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

    by Ellid on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:28:00 PM PST

  •  I can forgive the Mitt Romney stretch. (7+ / 0-)

    In truth, he is sufficiently boring and mechanical to be mistaken for a plastic toy.

    You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ.

    by rb608 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:31:30 PM PST

  •  I was impressed w/Lego movie message (5+ / 0-)
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    RichM, Spanky, koosah, Ellid, sawgrass727

    There is some fantastic social/political satire underneath Lego movie - I was quite impressed -

    People in Lego society are under the spell of Pop Music/Culture (the song Everything is Awesome!), and are told to always follow instructions.  Its really a decent movie given the source material.

    •  Lego society = Pre-WWII socialist Germany (1+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694

      My daughter's friend invited her to see the Lego movie this weekend and the dad invited me along.

      When I saw the Lego society, my thought was like everyone else here: Excellent satire on today's modern corporate-controlled news and entertainment media, with a huge dollop of mega big oil influence.  

      The other dad saw:  What he claimed was march-in-lockstep socialism of pre-WWII Germany...or any socialist society where socialism forces everyone to be happy.  Waaaa???  Even Fox understood this satire correctly.

      I knew the dad was a conservative, but didn't know how strong and deep set his bias prism was.  e.g., How many conservatives do you know who still complain about Carter's liberalism (Carter!) about three different times in a conversation?

  •  Good on Cantwell and Cole for pressuring the NFL (3+ / 0-)

    on their racism. I'm glad to see a Republican actually doing the right thing. Yes, there's some self-interest involved, it's not like he went all soft and altruistic. But credit where it's due.

    Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:35:45 PM PST

    •  glad to hear it (0+ / 0-)

      I just wish people would pressure the Dems in the same way

      you wait until the fight is over, one guy is left standing. And that's how you know who won.

      by GideonAB on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:46:31 PM PST

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      •  Umm, Cantwell is a Democrat (0+ / 0-)

        She's from my state, Washington, and plenty of Democrats have spoken out against the racism of Indian mascots and team names like the R__skins.

        Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

        by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:50:21 PM PST

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        •  pressure them (0+ / 0-)

          on other issues.

          I am trying to get people on twitter to call them The Washington Dragons.  Whether it will catch fire, I do not know.

          you wait until the fight is over, one guy is left standing. And that's how you know who won.

          by GideonAB on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:54:04 PM PST

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          •  I'm still partial to the Pigskins (1+ / 0-)
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            John in Denver

            Football has long been referred to as "pigskin", in reference to tradition of early footballs being made of pig bladders.

            Fits the team fight song without changing rhymes or scansion: "Hail to the Pigskins" works just as well as "Hail to the ___skins".

            Long-time fans were known as the "Hogs" for wearing pig noses in the end zone -- Pigskins would also honor that team heritage.

            There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

            by Cali Scribe on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:53:45 PM PST

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  •  I saw previews of the Lego Movie... (5+ / 0-)

    And thought was clever and mildly amusing.  With Fox's review, it has now become Must See.

    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

    by RichM on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:37:07 PM PST

  •  FOX TO GOPERS- Culture is out to GET YA (5+ / 0-)

    From the innocuous Coke commercial to the LEGO movie, Fox "News"(sic) is trying hard to convince their elderly viewers that today's American culture  is trying to undermine their values and ruin their "way of life" whatever that is. Never mind that movies have been riding the evil businessman theme since capra's -Wonderful life, and that COke has been making multicultural commercials since the 70's

  •  Teabaggers everywhere (4+ / 0-)

    Are throwing away their kids Legos now.

    "NUH UH LITTLE JOHNNY!  WE DON'T PLAY WITH THOSE BECAUSE TERRORISM AND BENGAZZZI!!!"

  •  Almost? (4+ / 0-)
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    koosah, Ellid, JeffW, BobBlueMass
    It’s almost as if Fox anchors are made of felt and have Roger Ailes’s hand up their ass, controlling their every word and movement.

    Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies, We were roaring drunk on petroleum -Kurt Vonnegut

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:44:18 PM PST

  •  Charles Payne has it backward (3+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, koosah, JeffW

    (well, he works for Fox, duh) Mitt Romney looks like a Lego man - rigid and plastic.

  •  Tom Tomorrow fell victim to the classic cartoonist (0+ / 0-)

    problem of showing God in a strip. Really, does God HAVE to be wearing number 01? Couldn't he be wearing Tebow's number instead? Gary Larson noted that when he put God in a Jeopardy parody he felt forced to give the opponent 0 points because otherwise it would've made God imperfect. Really, how effing sensitive does TT have to be about Christian mythology? Though I do like the glasses on the angel, gives him a real bookkeeper-ish look.

    Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:45:36 PM PST

    •  The jab wasn't at God (1+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694

      but at the opening line -- the percentage of people who believe that God interferes in the results of sporting events. If God did that, it would mean that humans had no such thing as free will -- it was God's doing that caused the center to snap that ball over Manning's head leading to the opening safety and everything went downhill from there. And in a game where both sides might have believers, it would be like God saying, "I like you guys -- you other guys suck." Makes their God look like a petty sadistic little ass, if you ask me (what, no one asked me?).

      In the words of the theologian J. B. Phillips, "Your God is too small."

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:44:36 PM PST

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  •  Dont think Obama has been directly asked (2+ / 0-)
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    about last week's CBO report yet.  

    But when he does I hope he points out a couple of things:

    1. It's pretty ironic for Congress to be calling anyone else lazy.

    2. It's pretty insulting to assume most people are lazy, especially when the accusations come from House Reps who are well paid, including having health and pension benefits. Instead of working at a job they dislike, ACA would give people the opportunity to work on something they love, like starting a small business, raising their kids or going back to school to pursue a career they want.

  •  Today's socializing the loss news comes to us from (4+ / 0-)

    "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." Edward R. Murrow

    by temptxan on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:47:00 PM PST

    •  If Texas is getting our money to (1+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694

      rebuild after that disaster, can't we make it contingent on them passing and enforcing regulations to make sure it never happens again?  Is that really asking too much?

      I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

      by Russycle on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:40:33 PM PST

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  •  Fox's Charles Payne got it backwards. (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Ellid, BobBlueMass, BocaBlue

    The LEGO doesn't look like Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney looks like a LEGO.

    Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfu*king snows on this motherfu*king plain!

    by shoeless on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:03:03 PM PST

  •  That's pretty weak...bullies care about themselves (3+ / 0-)
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    MyMy, BobBlueMass, wintergreen8694
    Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund....  (emphasis added)
    not others--and especially not weaker (less-politically-connected) others.

    I'm still proud to have donated to Buono and sorrier than ever she didn't get more support from NJ Dems.  Thank you for running, (State) Senator!

    "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

    by bartcopfan on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:15:07 PM PST

  •  Re Bill Keller: Good Riddance (3+ / 0-)
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    dash888, Ellid, wintergreen8694

    Is it a coincidence that on the day his departure is announced the NYT had a front page, right hand column exposing the fraudulence of a 'conservative' research organization that claims raising minimum wage will kill jobs? Detailed and for once it didn't have the 'both sides do it' required editorialization that I think Keller instituted.

    He was a force for bad at the paper, not good. Think of his hiding the Bush surveillance programs so as not to make Bush lose in 2004; think Judith Miller.

    I hope the story on page one augurs more and better to come free of this guy's baneful mentality.

    •  Couldn't say if it was Pinch or Bill Keller that (0+ / 0-)

      caused me to jettison my support and interest in the NYT, but it was obvious that the paper of record had changed.  

      It was an awful, regrettable time to live through.  Fuck you, NYT for making it that much worse.

      "There's been a little complication with my complication"

      by dash888 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 01:41:36 PM PST

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    •  Oh, and let us not forget . . . (0+ / 0-)

      The one and only Elisabeth Bumiller and her weekly Monday morning valentines to the Bush administration. Sappy, sloppy, and over-the-top schmaltzy for everything W. If Bush the Stupider had been caught on film in flagrante delicto with a goat or other barnyard animal, Bumiller would have been the one to point out how gently Bush was caressing the molested creature's throat while he was throttling it.

    •  I think his column (0+ / 0-)

      taking to task a young cancer patient who was writing about her treatment (both the good and bad days) on Twitter and her blog was the final straw. It's not for him or anyone to decide how she (or any person) should face such a life-and-death struggle. He was rightfully pilloried for that piece.

      I wish him well in his new position -- if he just limits himself to editing and never writes another word he may be just fine.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:00:19 PM PST

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  •  Too damn funny (0+ / 0-)

    over at TPM there's this:

    HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man who once portrayed McGruff the Crime Dog has shown his commitment to crime fighting apparently wasn't very deep.

    John R. Morales was sentenced this week to 16 years and three months in federal prison on drug and weapons charges after police found more than 1,000 marijuana plants and 27 weapons, including grenade launchers, at two indoor farms.

    The pic with the "dog" with Ronnie Reagan is there too.

    Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies, We were roaring drunk on petroleum -Kurt Vonnegut

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:10:12 PM PST

  •  Political correctness! (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    I guess the makers of the Lego Movie should have been more politically correct so as not to offend the Republicans.

    You know how they are about political correctness ... when it suits them.

    Patriotism is the FIRST refuge of the scoundrel.

    by Tony Seybert on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:18:38 PM PST

  •  Culture-War Fever Dreams (0+ / 0-)

    This sort of woo-woo alternate reality goes all the way back to movement founding father Ludwig von Mises:

    The age in which the radical anticapitalistic movement acquired seemingly irresistible power brought about a new literary genre, the detective story. The same generation of Englishmen whose votes swept the Labour Party into office were enraptured by such authors as Edgar Wallace (1906). One of the outstanding British socialist authors, G. D. H. Cole (1925), is no less remarkable as an author of detective stories.

    (emphasis and publication dates of first detective story by author added)

    Obviously, disconnection from reality and chutpah to spout the most obvious nonsense are not new phenomena.

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 02:45:48 PM PST

  •  Fox has it bacwards (0+ / 0-)

    It's Mitt Romney who looks like a LEGO character!

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:23:27 PM PST

  •  Obsessions with inaimate objects (0+ / 0-)

    What's it with Republicans? They are completely obsessed with things that are really for real not real!

    Teletubbies
    Sesame Street
    Muppets
    Legos
    Northstar
    Archie comics
    Sarah Palin

    Shesh! WTF?!

    Strange but not a stranger.

    by jnww on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 05:52:44 AM PST

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