Archive for February, 2011

Defending Myself, condemning the indefensible.

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Most people know me from one of two places: either my YouTube page or from my weekly reporting of the Sunday Morning Talkshows over at Crooks & Liars. At the end of all my posts is the following tagline: Final Bush tally: 10,300+ DEAD (3,000 on 9/11. 4,500 in Iraq, 1000 in Afg. 1,800 in […]

 
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February 28, 2011
Tags:  · Posted in: Election, Healthcare, Politics, Rants, War

Quick vid: Teabagger morons bussed in to counter protest in Wisconsin

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Last Sunday, ABC World News Tonight covered the Union Protests in Wisconsin, and followed it up with… what I’m certain they believed was… a “balanced” comparison of two people on either side of the protest. The first, a teabagger being bussed in from 110 miles away (by whom, ABC never says), the second, a teacher who […]

 
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February 23, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Money, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Cause and Effect: Republicans have yet to figure it out

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Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion is that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Sir Isaac may have been talking about the physics of motion, but his law has proved 100% accurate in the world of politics as well. Problem is, Republicans haven’t quite figured out this age old law […]

 
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February 21, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Money, Politics, Taxes

The Budget. Conservatives LOVE Welfare (but hate the poor)

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Two weeks ago, I finally created a Twitter account for the blog: @MugsysRapSheet. When you first create your account, you are given the opportunity to add people based upon your interests. As a self-described Conservative watchdog, I decided @KarlRove was among the people I should follow. The first “tweet” I received from “Turd Blossom” was: Did […]

 
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February 17, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Healthcare, Money, myth busting, Politics, Rants

Delays, delays. Monday’s Op/Ed to appear Thursday.

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A brief note to weekly readers of Mugsy’s Rap Sheet: Due to circumstances beyond my control, Monday’s Op/Ed will not be released until Thursday as I will be away from my desk all weekend. My apologies for the delay.     And as usual: a reminder to Sign my Green Jobs petition:  

 
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February 12, 2011
Posted in: General

Recording History for Pharaohs Who Seek to Rewrite It

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Think about those ancient hieroglyphics we’ve all seen carved into the walls of Egyptian tombs. Just about everything we know of early civilization comes from the writings on pyramid walls. But truth was easier to separate from fiction back then. We know that giant “gods” with the heads of birds and dogs didn’t come to […]

 
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February 7, 2011
Posted in: Middle East