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|Origin of Santorum "Blah" People
Maybe somebody noticed this before, but I was watching this movie, "The Promotion," from 2008, and was surprised to see a character try to explain his way out of a remark to a black superior that ...
|The U.S. Naval Academy is now wearing the Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag on its football uniforms
This is the text of an email I sent the Navy today. I knew the Air Force had gone nuts with it's proselytizing, but now the Navy has gone full teabag??? I watched the Army-Navy game the other day ...
|I'll lose the election, but the Texas Republicans running against me will live to regret it...
I got this email from my friend Maggie telling me that she neither knew nor liked any of the Texans running for Senate, so she wrote in my name. Then I got another email saying she mentioned it to ...
|I am the world's biggest WIMP!
Okay, so I was taking my daily hike today and there were these two chicks that I passed and I was going up this steep hill looking all cool, senior citizen jogging up hills and stuff and then I fell ...
|What Makes Texas Different?
I'm watching Leticia Van De Putte, Dem candidate for Lieutenant Governor, miss a golden opportunity while being interviewed by His Wordship Chuck Todd. Todd asks her why Texas has done so ...
|The Shame Behind The Headline: Dallas Morning News November 23, 1963
" KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET ," screamed the inch-and-a-half letters in the 4-inch headline. As if large words could somehow assuage the sorrow and guilt of a city at the center of "Why?" ...
|ZedMont's Casa Caliente Guacamole
INGREDIENTS 5 large avocados 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp. sweet onion 1 clove garlic 1 fresh jalapeno pepper 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon ...
|An Argument the NRA Cannot Win (w/poll)
Update to title after reading comments and poll: Or Maybe The Can After All... This is a short diary, inspired by this , posted by Something The Dog Said Taking what Something The Dog ...
|Strong indication undecideds are moving to Obama
Here are some numbers from "First Read" (Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Brooke Brower) this morning that I haven't seen before. I've seen the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll with Obama 48% Romney 47%, but I haven't ...
|Romney and his GOP surrogates are close to crossing a red line of their own
This morning on "Meet the Press" David Gregory pressed Netanyahu directly and repeatedly to respond to Republican charges that President Obama has "thrown Israel under the bus." Netanyahu danced ...
|Healthcare Tidbits 1900s to 2000s
Just a few highlights (one from each decade) from this PBS TIMELINE of American healthcare through the decades. Many more interesting details in the timeline itself. 1900s Doctors are no longer ...
|Harry serenades Mitt to the tune of Danny boy
Oh, Mitty boy, the voters are a-calling From swing states east and west and even south The summer’s gone, and with it all excuses Tis you, not I whose taxes must come out. So give them up while ...
|Chik-Faux-Fil-A Recipe w/POLL!
Found this over on yahoo. Easy knock-off of Chik-Fil-A sandwich. It has an easy, relatively fast way to marinate, as Noddy suggested the other day. http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/chick-fil-...
|The tax cut bait and switch W/Poll
Why do people automatically salivate over a tax cut, simply because of the words "tax cut?" Diarist "Connection" explores the question in his/her diary What's the difference between a tax loophole ...
|I Must be better at snark than I thought
This post for amusement purposes only. I posted this ridiculous comment on an msn comment section infested with right wing fundamentalist crazies, thinking no one would take it seriously, and would ...
|About that sig line...
I've decided that the people who cause all the problems are the ones who are just smart enough to be stupid. They're not smart enough to know they're stupid, however. Stupid people grin a lot. I ...
|Reagan was right, you idiots!
In 1961 Ronald Reagan said that this spooky socialist medicine being debated would result in the United States becoming a socialist state. He was talking about Medicare, which IS in fact a social ...
|Ryan plan sticks its toe in the door and says "Surprise!"
If anyone thinks the Ryan Plan has no chance to impact Medicare due to its unpopularity, there is disturbing evidence to the contrary in this November 29, 2011 article from Bloomberg BNA, as well as ...
|Heroism in a "Christian" Nation
Heroes are people who do heroic things. Sometimes they are soldiers. Ironically, soldiers decorated as heroes are sometimes uncomfortable in the role, realizing that what they had done was done out ...
|150 years ago, not exactly to the day, from another angle
My great-great grandfather, Timothy, was a private in Co. K of the Seventh Texas Mounted Volunteers, aka Third Regiment, Sibley's Brigade of Texas Mounted Volunteers. No wonder the Confederacy lost ...
|The Supreme Court as theater of the absurd, or, pass the broccoli.
Another diarist argues that the constitutionality of the ACA is not what really matters, and we should not be concerned about it, but rather the moral reprehensibility of leaving millions of ...
|How could gasoline refiners be losing money? You've got to be kidding.
I realized today for the first time that U.S. refiners are actually shutting down because they are losing money. How could that be? U.S. demand is down but supplies of oil are adequate and ...
|What do the mandate and fugitives have in common?
In another diary a commenter disagreed with the notion that "everyone in the United States uses healthcare." I agree with this conclusion on its face, but it doesn't matter in the case before the ...
|Obama's Russia gaffe could turn into a rope-a-dope moment
http://www.freep.com/article/20120327/NEWS15/120327039/After-open-mic-flap-Obama-maintains-no-hidden-agenda-Russia That's Detroit Free Press, not Free Republic) Obama got caught on tape Monday ...
|Let's fantasize about increasing U.S. oil production and see what it gets us.
What do we get? Significantly lower gas prices and less dependence on foreign oil. That's what we get. In your dreams. Let's take an absolutely ridiculous best case scenario and look at it: U.S. ...
|Rand Paul's Medicare plan kills two birds with one stone, sort of
This guy is such a genius. I didn't see Joan McCarter's diary, Republican senators want to sell seniors on Medicare privatization until today, so I didn't get a chance to comment while it was ...
|Yes, the Mandate is Legal, Like It or Not
Even if you accept at face value Romney's assertion that what's good for the state is not good for the nation, even that argument fails. Opponents of the mandate are claiming that it violates their ...
|Current high gasoline prices demonstrate exactly why "drill baby drill" is a farce and a hoax
Republicans have insisted, and will continue to insist through November 7 that drilling for more and more domestic oil will result in low gasoline prices in the United States. Okay, let's take a low-
|Jesus didn't separate church and state
I couldn't believe my eyes while people here I respect suggested in their comments in another diary the wingnut idea that Jesus' instruction to Jews to pay Roman taxes was the reason for our ...
|A Humorous Look Back at Male Sexuality and Medicine: Or, Santorum's Dream World
Who knew semen was so scary? When my wife's grandparents passed away, she came into possession of their home health book, "The Practical Guide to Health," by Frederick M. Rossiter, M.D., ...
|God Has Plans for Tim Tebow w/poll
According to Gary Kamiya over at Salon.com, Tebow will go down to defeat to the New England Patriots, never mind that Tebow threw for 316 yards (31.6 yards per pass) against the Steelers, which of ...
|The Seed of Anti-Semitism (with poll)
If you've ever wondered about the origins of anti-semitism, you might be surprised to learn that it is the unfortunate consequence of trying to make people feel better about their foreskins. It's ...
|The President turns the Affordable Care Act over to the states
When I first read this , I expected to flip over to DKos and see explosions of outrage. But there aren'...
|Redefining Income Inequality
This morning on Meet The Press Lindsey Graham "challenged" President Obama to "give him a number" of how high tax rates on the rich would have to be in order to satisfy him. What he was doing, of ...
|We Froze For Our Country and We Liked It...
...NOT! Reading about President Obama's energy saving initiative got me thinking about another one. I was a newbie federal employee during the Carter administration, and Jimmuh ...
|Jesus In His Time and In Ours
This diary was inspired by kgirl's wonderful first diary, Are they still talking about that?
|Beam Me Up, Comrade
Got an email this morning responding to someone's posting of Perry's college transcript, noting that the President had not released his, and wondering why. My answer is below the clumsy attempt at ...
|Bachmann's theological error
Bachmann's "joke" about Irene being a message from God raises some fundamental theological issues that she obviously has not considered. Disclaimer: I am no longer a Christian, but am interested ...
|The Best Football Team You Never Saw
Quick break from the wars. This is unbelievable. You will never see it repeated. Ever. Turn up the volume.
|Rick Perry "Unleashing the Power of American Ingenuity"
Watch this Perry ad in its entirety only if you have a strong stomach. What I want you to see is at 1:52, showing Perry using his brain cell to help "unleash American ingenuity."
|Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face
This diary, like many others do, originated in a comment that became a novella. It was inspired by pkohan's diary,
|Sleeping With The Enemy for Planned Parenthood
The comments below the fold were made on a Catholic-oriented blog, with the intent of reasoning with people who mistakenly think they are abortion opponents. Disclosure: I am NOT an abortion ...
|Term Limits are for the Kochbirds
This is an email I got from my teabagger correspondents: Subject: Circulate this and it can happen! The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 ...
|Texas for sale...Who's buying?
The announcement by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst that Texas can make its $28 billion deficit ...
|Why isn't FOX Suing FOK?
Is no one else confused as to why Fox News has not mounted a legal challenge to the FOK News logo as being confusingly ...
|Which is the REAL Christian?
This is a quiz about Christian attitudes as they apply to the assimilation of Latino families into American society. Below the fold are excerpts from statements made by three people in response to ...
Mitch McConnell gave it away when he said the GOP's number one job is to ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president. So how does the deficit play into this goal? First of all, they obviously ...
|Better Than Sex ?
Now that the election is behind us (like the door that hit us in the behind on the way out) I figured it was time for something lighter. I was a little hesitant about this until I read ...
|Who do Christians say is their neighbor?
In responding to the concept of loving one's neighbor, raised in fivefouranonymous diary Remember the Mosque ...
|The Three Things
As we approach this election and attend rallies and try to enthuse ourselves when many of us feel neglected or even abused, it occurred to me this morning that this story, written several years ago, ...
|Of Love and Nazis...
I just finished watching "Out of the Ashes," the moving and gut-wrenching biography of eminent Jewish gynecologist Gisela Perl as she sought U.S. citizenship after surviving a unique horror among ...
|I don't put all the blame on Obama either. I blame
1. The split between the blue dogs and the democrats in Congress 2. The split between the far left here and the rest of here (okay, take a chill pill. Turn it around the other way to ...
|Slavery the cause of the Civil War? Really?
The never-ending controversy over the cause of the civil war is fueled, I believe, by a parochial regionalism, a subconscious one to some of us. The mere geography of our individual lives produces ...
|Jerking to the Left
The first person I ever voted for was Richard Nixon, which, I realize, makes me sound like one of John Boehner's ancestral forebears. But, my vote was for a very leftist ideal, i.e., ending a war. ...
|Beyond (Christian) Belief
Spinnuh's diary, Belief got me thinking, especially his last paragraph, which pretty much sums up the teachings of Jesus, in my ...
|Jesus as SCOTUS Nominee
With credentials as robust as those of Elena Kagan, the Republicans must sit up nights thinking of questions and comments that won't make them look stupid (so far they've failed). So, is there ...
|The Great Depression Redux (with poll)
Some facts/quotes to put a bite in your morning coffee: The predominant housing loan in the 1920s was the "interest only" loan. Oddly, it fell out of favor mmmm, about 1930, and was not to be ...
|Not just any lies, they are the Big lie.
The following is excerpted from a psychological profile of Adolph Hitler, prepared by the OSS during World War II (Source: A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend, Walter ...
|McCain/Palin Cannot Win on Stem Cell Research
I am so happy Joe Biden defended stem cell research. I did the same thing in 2005. I think the column I wrote in a conservative Texas newspaper (plus maybe the Christmas column I wrote about ...
I'm sitting here watching Morning Joe and screaming at the TV! David Axelrod is responding to McCain's "charge" that Obama has never fought his own party on any issue (which is pretty damn shaky ...
|Our Achilles' Heel
There is a term I have not seen in a while. "Partial-Birth." This is one issue that McCain-Palin have on their side, and I hope the Obama campaign is prepared for some really nasty campaigning in ...
|By The Numbers
All we're seeing from the media with respect to the experience of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are broad generalizations, blown out of proportion to a degree that would be comical were not the ...
|What's really happening in Georgia?
The Georgian conflict is more than an unfortunate regional dispute. It is the archetype of the actual juxtaposition of the United States (and to a less confrontational degree, the West)against the ...
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