Archive for April, 2012

Spiking the Football: Republicans Criticize Obama for Criticizing Romney on OBL Anniversary

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Tuesday will be the first anniversary of the day President Obama got Osama bin Laden. And it is driving Republicans nuts. The fact that President Obama would DARE use “a moment of national unity” for political gain (see: “9/11”)… well, that’s just plain offensive to them. How DARE he “spike the football”… referring to President Obama’s comment last year explaining why they would […]

 
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April 30, 2012
Posted in: Election, Middle East, myth busting, Politics, Terrorism

“Just the facts, Ma’am.” Important numbers for the Water Cooler Wars.

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Now that this election year is in full swing, we keep hearing a lot of “pseudo-facts” being tossed about “like Godzilla with a railroad car” (h/t to TV’s Dan Castinella for the metaphor.) Bush’s former economic adviser Mitch Daniels had the gall to (falsely) claim “Ronald Reagan inherited a bigger economic mess than President Obama did” and yet […]

 
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April 23, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics

Paying Your Taxes used to be Patriotic

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It’s Tax Day, America! Listening to Republicans today, you’d be forgiven for thinking that making ANYONE pay taxes… especially wealthy people… was borderline Communism. “You can’t tax ‘the job creators’!” we’re told. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Republican candidate George W Bush was telling everyone across the country that the fact the government was running a surplus […]

 
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April 16, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Money, Politics, Taxes

100 years later, Titanic would of been okay because icebergs that far South are now extremely rare

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] This Sunday will be the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic on April 15th, 1912. The tragic story of the sinking of the world most luxurious ocean liner is […]

 
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April 14, 2012
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming

Privatizing the Good News, Socializng the Bad. When the GOP takes credit and when they don’t.

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A little over a year ago, I predicted that the moment the economy started to show signs of improvement, despite not being in office long enough to pass ANY legislation that might impact jobs, Republicans would be quick to dismiss the presidents policies of the past two years and take full credit for the improved […]

 
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April 9, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Politics

My Own Examination Calls Into Question ABC’s “Enhanced” Zimmerman video showing injuries (with photos)

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On Monday, ABC News released “enhanced footage” (video available here) of the controversial “George Zimmerman arrest video”, now purporting to show “injuries” to the back of Zimmerman’s head that were not immediately evident in the original untouched video. Upon hearing the news, (on Huffington Post) the first thing I wanted was to see the photos… plural… not “photo” but […]

 
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April 4, 2012
Posted in: General, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism

Supreme Court to return hear ObamaCare verdict case this week. Three possible rulings.

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(Editors Note: It appears my title is in error. The Court seems to have only agreed to “hear” the case at this time, not produce a verdict. I apologize for the error. – Mugsy) There isn’t much to say (so why is this op/ed so long?) in advance of today’s anticipated ruling from the Supreme […]

 
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April 2, 2012
Posted in: Healthcare