Archive for May, 2010

Two Weeks Ago they were asking, “Where’s the oil?”

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Three weeks after the April 20th explosion on the “Deepwater Horizon” oil drilling platform 26 miles out to sea in the Gulf of Mexico, the deluge of oil pouring into the waters had yet to reach the coast. Partly because it had so far to travel, and partly because BP was permitted (for no rational […]

 
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May 31, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

The Official “the LOST finale sucked” thread. Seriously.

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I just finished watching the series finally of ABC’s “Lost”, and was seriously disappointed… disappointed to the point where I must break from the usual topic of politics to rant about it (and provide a place for all of you to share your own thoughts.) After watching every episode of the entire six-year series, the […]

 
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May 24, 2010
Posted in: General, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me

Who’s Better at Running The Economy? A look at the numbers.

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One of the greatest stumbling blocks when comparing how well the U.S. economy does under Democrats vs. Republicans is the four years of the Carter Administration. Republicans like to point to the economic “failure” of Jimmy Carter and the economic “success” of Ronald Reagan. Democrats point to the economic “success” of Bill Clinton and the […]

 
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May 17, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Money, myth busting, Politics

Good Republican. Bad Republican.

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So which do you want first? “Good Republicans” are as rare as four leaf clovers, while “Bad Republicans” are as common as three-leaf clovers in a dung-filled cow pasture. So let’s start with the good: First, I feel vindicated in my support of Robert Gates for Secretary of Defense. I took some flack from more […]

 
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May 10, 2010
Posted in: Politics, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

Last Week’s News from Bizarro World.

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You know “Bizarro World”… that fictional alternate universe where everybody dresses like Superman and has super powers. But in their world, “Bad” is “Good” and right is wrong? Living among so many Republicans here in Texas, it can feel like that sometimes. A LOT of things happened last week, each of which could fill a […]

 
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May 3, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Politics