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An Era of Good Feeling....
Call me a Pollyanna if you wish. (I've been called much worse.) But I think the Pooh-Bahs of Punditry and various other political prognosticators are missing the full import of the psychological ...
tjlabs 05/03/2011 2 - - 16
When you're young and gay....
You never think about getting old. Never. And once again this proves that there really is very little difference between gays and straights. The young people of any sexual orientation all live as if ...
tjlabs 04/05/2011 7 11 - 86
Will Tyler Clementi's death change anything?....
Since the tragic suicide of college freshman Tyler Clementi after being publicly shamed and humiliated ...
tjlabs 10/09/2010 5 5 - 92
The Bully's Pulpit....
The Shirley Sherrod fracas is just the latest high-volume, over-blown, misinterpreted, misrepresented, totally fake media frenzy to occur since before and since Barack Obama ran for and was elected ...
tjlabs 07/23/2010 6 3 - 20
Palin really is crazy....
From www.heraldsun.com.au Sarah Palin creates word controversy, compares herself to Shakespeare Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin defended her newly-created word today, then ...
tjlabs 07/19/2010 43 9 2 37
Erick Erickson makes me laugh so hard....
From www.politico.com Just how 'political' is Glenn Beck? Glenn Beck says there’s nothing political about the Aug. 28th rally in Washington he’s organizing with a ...
tjlabs 07/17/2010 13 16 - 57
"Take back our country"....
That's been one of the rallying cries of the so-called "Tea Party" movement which while claiming to be a grass roots uprising of angry voters is, in actuality, the banding together of the worst ...
tjlabs 05/21/2010 20 7 1 71
Obama had Specter at "I love you"....(Updated)
I found it singularly amusing watching the big talking heads on CNN and MSNBC last night offering their positively correct analysis of why Arlen Specter went down in defeat to Joe Sestak. I was ...
tjlabs 05/19/2010 125 32 - 58
Spare change....
From www.politicsdaily.com "Change you can believe in" on education, ...
tjlabs 04/24/2010 4 - - 44
"Christian" militias: In the Name of the Father....
From www.washingtonpost.com The arrests of members of a Michigan-based "Christian" ...
tjlabs 03/30/2010 30 7 - 34
Contortionists....
From www.washingtonpost.com Congressional Republicans rallied Tea Party activists to oppose the health-care legislation on the verge of being approved by Congress even as party ...
tjlabs 03/22/2010 4 4 - 12
It's not just the Senate that's "broken"....
There are probably some truly noble-minded citizens in this country who have considered or will consider running for elective office on the municipal, state, or federal level with the sole purpose ...
tjlabs 03/03/2010 5 - - 31
Being gay in America today....
From Dante Atkins post yesterday....
tjlabs 02/18/2010 47 24 - 204
Always go for the quick and easy....
tjlabs 01/20/2010 1 1 - 13
The GOP: "The Grifters' Own Party"....
Anyone we know? " A confidence trick or confidence game (also known as a bunko, con, flim flam, gaffle, grift, hustle, scam, ...
tjlabs 01/17/2010 2 6 1 9
Of Meese and Men...
Two biographical notes about Edwin Meese III : As Reagan's chief of staff, Meese was instrumental in the decision to crack down ...
tjlabs 01/11/2010 11 - - 30
The Comity of Eras....
"Fast away the old year passes" as the old carol goes. And it is at this time of the year that my thoughts turn to family and friends who have left us over the years and the memories of them and the ...
tjlabs 12/30/2009 5 3 - 47
Not with a bang, but a whimper....
From www.rollcall.com Partisan Wars Erupt in Senate Health Care Reform Races the Clock As ...
tjlabs 12/17/2009 9 3 - 82
The Bush Decade....
From www.washingtonpost.com America's decade of dread This decade began and ended in dread. It began with Wall Street -- the World Trade Center -- targeted for mass murder. It ...
tjlabs 12/16/2009 4 4 - 138
Catholic bishops lobbying health care reform?....
From www.politico.com The Roman Catholic bishops need more time. That is the recent word from Sen. Ben Nelson &...
tjlabs 12/08/2009 26 15 - 100
Hell hath no fury like a Sarah scorned....
From open.salon.com It does stand to reason that a woman with an ego as large as ...
tjlabs 11/20/2009 12 3 - 214
The Great (Mental) Depression of '09....
From politicalwire.com November 11, 2009 Pessimism Grows Among Americans A ...
tjlabs 11/11/2009 3 1 - 102
Punditmania!!!......
Starting around 9:00PM last night, the pooh bahs and pashas of the media's punditocracy went into overdrive. Oddly enough, the pundits on the left saw the election outcome differently from their ...
tjlabs 11/04/2009 3 1 - 100
Sarah Palin: The Madame Defarge of the Right Wing....
For those of you who have never read Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities or have never seen any of the movies versions, one of the central characters in the book is the bitter, vengeful woman, ...
tjlabs 11/02/2009 29 15 - 100
The GOP: "Screwing America Since 1968"....
From www.rollcall.com Unable to mount a filibuster on their own and calculating that Democrats are on track to ...
tjlabs 10/19/2009 15 3 - 47
Is General McChrystal the new McArthur?....
From www.washingtonpost.com A General Within Bounds By Michael O'Hanlon ...
tjlabs 10/06/2009 50 10 - 303
Douthat again....
From www.nytimes.com However serious his doubts about escalation, Obama seems boxed in — by the thoroughness of McChrystal’s assessment and the military’s united ...
tjlabs 09/28/2009 17 3 - 19
Who killed Bill Sparkman?.....
From www.sfgate.com Feds probe US Census worker hanging in Kentucky When Bill ...
tjlabs 09/24/2009 39 20 - 79
"I'll take 'Mission Failure' for $1000, Alex"....
From www.washingtonpost.com McChrystal: More Forces or 'Mission ...
tjlabs 09/21/2009 12 5 - 4
Dear Mr. President: No more Mr. Nice Guy....
From www.huffingtonpost.com "Daily Kos" founder Markos Moulitsas warned President ...
tjlabs 09/09/2009 8 3 - 7
A Cancer Threating America Itself....
From Bob Herbert writing in today's New York Times. From www.nytimes.com The wackiness is increasing, not ...
tjlabs 09/08/2009 8 9 - 10
I Got Pawlenty of Nuthin'....
From www.politico.com Tim Pawlenty foresees GOP surge if health plan is rejected CHICAGO – Minnesota ...
tjlabs 08/15/2009 11 4 - 4
Richard Cohen doesn't get it....
From www.washingtonpost.com The Folly of Hate-Crime Laws By Richard Cohen ...
tjlabs 08/04/2009 8 6 1 35
Does this sound familiar?...Think Florida 2000....
From www.politico.com Town halls gone wild Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, ...
tjlabs 07/31/2009 12 5 - -
Racism in 21st century America unmasked....
From tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com Obama-Haters Becoming ...
tjlabs 07/28/2009 28 9 - 19
Josh Marshall gets to the heart of the Gates matter....
From www.talkingpointsmemo.com A police officer needs to be able to respond to a call about a ...
tjlabs 07/24/2009 54 32 2 24
An Invitation to Senator John Thune of South Dakota....
From www.nytimes.com On Wednesday, the Senate is expected to vote on the latest assault on public safety in the name of gun ownership. Introduced as an amendment to the military&...
tjlabs 07/22/2009 12 3 - 115
An old white (redundant) Republican walks into a bar....
Stop me if you've heard this one. I was in the restaurant/bar biz for thirty years or so in both NYC and New Jersey. It is a truism that when you open your doors to the public you take on all comers.
tjlabs 07/15/2009 17 16 - 88
When America ceased to be a democracy....
Yesterday's revelation that former Vice-president Dick Cheney ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to withhold vital information from the legally authorized members of Congress regarding a super-...
tjlabs 07/12/2009 9 7 - 3
Palin's New Life: It's Not Just About Money....
From www.talkingpointsmemo.com Sarah Palin, says David Frum, "quit to cash in. Her admirers can excuse anything, but to the much larger audience of non-admirers, Palin will look a ...
tjlabs 07/09/2009 28 14 1 30
Best new summer show?...The Republican Follies....
Upset with being perceived by a vast majority of Americans as obstructionists and anti-people, the Republican party has apparently decided that in order to recapture the hearts and minds of the ...
tjlabs 07/05/2009 16 3 1 1
Stonewall and me...forty years on....
From www.politico.com Obama called out on gay rights During the ...
tjlabs 06/28/2009 9 24 1 195
Pop Quiz: What's wrong with this opening paragraph?....
From www.washingtonpost.com Iran Unrest Reveals Split In U.S. ...
tjlabs 06/23/2009 22 4 - -
Sarah Palin: "I coulda been a contender"....
From www.washingtonpost.com Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and GOP "It" girl, can ...
tjlabs 06/10/2009 30 3 - 8
Frank Gaffney: Neocon A**hole Extraordinaire....
From www.washingtontimes.com GAFFNEY: America's first Muslim president? By Frank J.
tjlabs 06/09/2009 28 9 - 21
Newt & Huck: The New GOP God Squad Dynamic Duo....
From www.huffingtonpost.com At an event in Virginia titled "Rediscovering God in ...
tjlabs 06/07/2009 27 3 - 10
How dare Sonia Sotomayor make something of herself?....
From www.google.com Debate over who Sotomayor is a sensitive one By SHARON THEIMER –
tjlabs 05/29/2009 8 4 - -
The GOP's Fatal Addiction....
They just don't get it. From www.huffingtonpost.com The White House hit back at Newt ...
tjlabs 05/28/2009 32 37 1 166
Dick Cheney: The GOP's Miss Haversham....
For those of you who have never read Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" nor have seen the marvelous film version directed ...
tjlabs 05/21/2009 17 10 1 -
William Donohue: Not so holier than Thou and Me....
From www.nytimes.com William A. Donohue, the perennially indignant president of the ...
tjlabs 05/15/2009 15 4 - 3
Sticks and Stones...And Torture, War, Death & Destruction....
From www.politico.com A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an ...
tjlabs 05/13/2009 3 - - 3
I'm going to type very very slowly.....
From www.weeklystandard.com GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra is upping the stakes of the ...
tjlabs 05/08/2009 24 4 1 -
Thus spake Oxycontin....
And the Great GOP God Limbo said unto his people: From politicalticker....
tjlabs 05/05/2009 12 8 - -
Miss USA Loser Joins Oldest Profession....
From www.google.com: Miss California to campaign against gay marriage NEW ...
tjlabs 04/30/2009 91 9 - 30
Life inside the Republican bunker....
Dan Bolt writing in today's Washington Post: How much more can the Republicans take?
tjlabs 04/29/2009 79 15 - 21
Suicide is painless....
Let's look at Barry Goldwater's comment from a different angle. From www.politico.com GOP base rejects calls to ...
tjlabs 04/26/2009 10 10 - -
Reductio ad absurdum....
Dick Cheney and his merry band of fellow sociopaths are very busy these days proclaiming from the rooftops or rather Fox News how the torture that was used on suspected terrorists was not torture ...
tjlabs 04/22/2009 23 2 - 1
No more Abu Gharib-style scapegoating....
This time around, we should go right to the top. From www.washingtonpost....
tjlabs 04/17/2009 2 6 - 2
Mopey Dick...We need to find Cheney a job....
The former veep has been rather grumpy of late and stories like this only add to the rise in his grumpiness. It seems to me he needs to find some sort of work to occupy his time.
tjlabs 04/14/2009 29 2 - 2
Jindal balls, Jindal balls, Jindal all the way....
What's the problem, pal? From www.huffingtonpost.com Bobby Jindal Book Deal: Denies ...
tjlabs 04/13/2009 22 5 - -
Gingrich does his best Wicked Witch impersonation....
If the Repugs are wondering why they're in the crapper, they need look no farther than this little item.
tjlabs 04/12/2009 50 14 - 25
Get a life: The Right's Gay Obsession....
From the NY Times: Several groups that oppose same-sex marriage suggested Tuesday that the successive victories ...
tjlabs 04/08/2009 29 11 - 37
Glenn Beck: FoxNews' In-House Terrorist....
The self-proclaimed "rodeo clown", Glenn Beck whose teary-eyed shtick and ultra-right wing fanatical rants and ravings have won him legions of ...
tjlabs 04/05/2009 28 9 - 19
Karl Rove: How dare Obama exert his power....
The guru of the Mayberry Machiavellis , Karl Rove, is shocked...shocked that a president or his majority party would be brazen enough ...
tjlabs 04/02/2009 16 11 - 26
Hey pal, can you spare some change?....
The Republican "Loyal Opposition" might want to take note. From www.swamppolitics....
tjlabs 03/24/2009 2 2 - -
Republican view of America...through the looking glass....
Funny stuff. From www.politico.com Three days after Barack Obama became president, Senate Minority Leader Mitch ...
tjlabs 03/23/2009 9 2 - -
CNN & MSNBC Merge....Now "The Gossip Channel"....
Sometimes I seem to be a little slow on the uptake. I mean it's not like this started last year or last month or last week. But the obsession du jour on the so-called cable news networks reached ...
tjlabs 03/21/2009 10 5 - 9
The Republican trap....
We've seen this scenario before. From www.politico.com Some Republicans are calling for Timothy Geithner’s ...
tjlabs 03/19/2009 5 1 - -
Out of the mouths of knaves.....
And what exactly does the following tell us? From Josh Marshall: Like you, I've been watching ...
tjlabs 03/16/2009 11 4 - 1
As ye sow, so shall ye reap....
Of course, this may just be a Chicken Little story, but still.... From www.csmonitor.com The coming evangelical ...
tjlabs 03/11/2009 13 6 - 15
The fastest rising belief system in America: None....
The issues and questions these numbers raise challenge the very basis of the christianists claim of America as being "One nation, under God".
tjlabs 03/10/2009 48 10 - 16
Frum the Right....
David Frum is persona non grata within his own party. Here's why. From www.newsweek.com Why Rush is Wrong Limbaugh is ...
tjlabs 03/08/2009 6 3 - -
Justice for Yoo and me?....
This is wrong on so many levels. from www.politico.com Obama Justice Dept. will defend Yoo The Obama ...
tjlabs 03/07/2009 12 5 - -
Signed, sealed, and delivered....
David Frum , in one single paragraph, sums up the state and future of the Republican party. And it ain't good. ...
tjlabs 03/06/2009 4 - - 9
Obama and the Generals...Be Warned...Update....
On February 3, I wrote this diary "Obama and the Generals...Be Warned...." In that piece I once again raised the specter of ...
tjlabs 03/01/2009 33 25 - 25
Hate Groups Increasing Dramatically....
From the Southern Poverty Law Center: The number of hate groups operating in the United States ...
tjlabs 02/28/2009 50 14 - 23
Senator McCain's short term memory problems....
Perhaps Senator McCain needs to increase his vitamin B intake which some believe helps slow memory loss in the aged.
tjlabs 02/25/2009 9 6 1 7
Bobby Jindal's To-Do List....
Just like that Jolly Old Elf, Santa Claus, Jindal, the 2012 presidential hopeful (you know that for a fact 'cause he told David Gregory on MTP that he absolutely positively without question intends ...
tjlabs 02/24/2009 21 3 - -
Slum(ming) GOP Millionaires....
I just love it when the multi-millionaires in the Repugnant party lecture us little people on financial responsibility. Over the last few weeks, while hundreds of thousands of their fellow citizens ...
tjlabs 02/23/2009 5 3 - -
The Santelli Solution....
In the wake of his angry privileged rich white male rant on CNBC the other day, Rick Santelli has risen from the rightly deserved relative obscurity he has been enjoying there since giving up his ...
tjlabs 02/21/2009 15 7 1 3
Kondensed Krauthammer....
from www.washingtonpost.com Obama's Supine Diplomacy By Charles ...
tjlabs 02/20/2009 34 5 - 20
The No-Nothing Party....
Deep within the bowels of Congress, there is a heavily fortified area reserved exclusively for the use of Republican senators and congresspersons. Built with secret funds during the Bush/Cheney reign,
tjlabs 02/17/2009 1 1 - 3
Heard of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza? Well here's some Deep Sh*t Toast....
From www.washingtonpost.com Burris Discloses Fundraising ...
tjlabs 02/15/2009 53 3 - 18
On (Political) Death and Dying....
From www.cbsnews.com CBS Poll: Americans Optimistic About Obama Seventy-Nine Percent Say ...
tjlabs 02/14/2009 4 3 - -
"That Party Has Been Disconnected"....
I am of two minds on the subject of the Republicans in Congress. On the one, I'm delighted by their full-frontal balls-out obstructionist response to Obama's attempt to save the country's economy ...
tjlabs 02/11/2009 22 9 - -
Byron York...Those slap-happy Repubs!....
Words (almost) fail me. From www.dcexaminer.com The ...
tjlabs 02/09/2009 9 2 - -
Fatwad Limbaugh's Cracker Twin Brother....
From www.politico.com GOP govs to Senate: Hold the line Several of the GOP's most prominent governors blasted the stimulus plan making its way through Congress Thursday, ...
tjlabs 02/06/2009 7 11 - -
Republicans' Viagra Stimulus Fantasy....
Democrats Try Trickle-Down Economics By KARL ROVE Democrats are betting that Americans now embrace ...
tjlabs 02/05/2009 - 2 - 1
Why the Traditional Media are Whores...Chapter 47....
Having spent the previous eight years drinking the Bush KoolAid, wagging their little butts every time Bush & Co, gave them a pat on the head, and generally acting as stenographers for the most ...
tjlabs 02/04/2009 11 2 1 5
Obama and the Generals...Be Warned....
Be afraid. Be very afraid. From digbysblog.blogspot.com CENTCOM commander Gen. ...
tjlabs 02/03/2009 43 17 1 86
Just Bad Journalism (Pardon the expression)....
Greg Miller is guilty of one of two things: a) he is functionally illiterate; or, b) he's baiting the wingnuts. Of course it could be a combination of the two. Here's what he wrote in today'...
tjlabs 02/01/2009 8 10 - 2
Beautiful Historic House in Downtown, D.C...Real Fixer-Upper....
Think of the White House as America's largest and most prestigious property as having been on the market for the last two years. The occupant during that time was eager to close the deal and get out ...
tjlabs 01/30/2009 3 9 - -
Dear Mr. President, Don't waste your breath....
I was about to write a post about this just before this piece popped up in my Google Reader. From www....
tjlabs 01/29/2009 33 12 - 2
If I had a magic wand....
I would wave it over the Republicans in Congress and turn their bullshit into gold. That would solve our nation's economic crisis in one fell swoop. There would be enough money for universal health ...
tjlabs 01/26/2009 5 3 - -
Boehner & Cantor...The Republicans' Batman & Robin....
Move over Barack and Michelle, there's another new power couple in Washington these days.
tjlabs 01/25/2009 22 2 1 -
Wingnuttia's Great White Hope....
The citizens of Wingnuttia have been all a-twitter for the last two days over the possibility that the flubbing of the presidential oath by Chief Justice John Roberts (accidentally on purpose they ...
tjlabs 01/22/2009 26 5 - 1
Brother, Can You Spare Some Hope?....
I was talking yesterday after Barack H. Obama became the 44th president of the United States with an elderly friend of mine. My friend, who will turn 86 in a few months, had spent the day with his ...
tjlabs 01/21/2009 5 2 - -
The Other Inaugural Bawl....
This was too good to pass up. From www.americanthinker.com Bush and the Bush-Haters There is one thing certain to go through Barack Obama's mind during the inauguration: at ...
tjlabs 01/19/2009 8 5 - -
Suspended Animation....
Since late Friday afternoon, the country has been in a sort of twilight sleep...not fully awake and not fully asleep. It is that moment when we awaken in the middle of the night, groggy, disoriented,
tjlabs 01/18/2009 3 1 - 2
Change is palpable....
I have been watching CNN for the last hour or so made less than usually unbearable by the presence of Anderson Cooper and Roland Martin. What has struck me is the undertone of joyousness in their ...
tjlabs 01/17/2009 5 2 - -
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