Archive for July, 2009

Lou Dobbs’ Ratings Drop Like They’re Hot

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Memes

Perhaps CNN will take note and boot him? After all, it seems the cable newsers will allow nearly anybody on air if it’ll boost ratings. But once ratings drop, well, sayonara.From New York Observer: Mr. Dobbs’ first began reporting on Obama birth certificate conspiracy theories on the night of Wednesday, July 15. In the roughly […]

July 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Poll: Only 42% Of Republicans Believe Obama Born In US

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans

A new Research 2000 poll reveals an incredibly disturbing view among registered Republicans. Because that means that 58% of them either believe he wasn’t born in the US or aren’t sure. That’s how far and deep this birthers’ nonsense has spread…from a racist chain email. Here’s the question and the party breakdowns… “Do you believe […]

July 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Texting and Driving

By donar | Related entries in Cars, Cartoons, Political Graffiti


July 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Devil’s Advocate – In defense of the clueless but passionate among us

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in News

I’m going to take on the role of devil’s advocate here. I understand how you would want to deride this young woman for her pretty abysmal ability to communicate what she cares about, but some people just don’t know much. But unlike most…  at least she’s trying. She cares enough about this to stand in […]

July 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

What If Obama Walked Away From Health Care?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Health Care, Obama

Now that we’ve seen Obama’s approval start to dip, what would be the political repercussions for him to simply say, “Okay, I’ll kick this can down the road.” More at True/Slant. Tweet

July 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama’s Approval In Free Fall

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Polls

These things tend to ebb and flow, but it appears as if the health care debate (and probably the Gates incident) has really taken a toll on his popularity among independents and moderate Dems. Because those are the folks who usually keep his numbers closer to the mid 60s. First, there’s Gallup which shows Obama […]

July 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Poll: Palin And Romney Face Uphill Battle In 2012

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Polls, Republicans, Romney

A new NBC/WSJ poll has some sobering news for both of the 2012 hopefuls. From MSNBC: Palin stepped down from office on Sunday, and could be eyeing a presidential bid in 2012. But according to the poll, a whopping 67 percent of Americans — and 43 percent of Republicans — say they would not like […]

July 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Big Banks Give $5.33 Billion In Bonuses

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bailouts, Banks, Money

And this is for 2008…a year when their failure nearly brought the entire world’s financial system to its knees. I don’t care if these bonuses were contractual or not. New circumstances (you know…like BANKRUPTCY!) could allow them to renegotiate with their employees. From the AP comes the list… Citigroup… Citigroup Inc., one of the biggest […]

July 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

This Is What You Call A Low Information Voter

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Video, Voting

I feel dumber for having seen this, but it’s so hilariously clueless that I couldn’t stop watching. (Stolen from BTB. Thx Doug!) Tweet

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

SEIU Blues Puts Power in Moderates’ Shoes

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Bipartisan, Democrats, Independents, Left, Liberalism, News, Politics

Not a whole lot of good has come the way to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) these days. The only organization I can think of that gets more right wing scorn has been ACORN, who I think mostly get picked on because they don’t fight back. Another ally, Health Care for America Now (HCAN), […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »