Archive for July, 2009

Blue Dog Dems Reach House Health Agreement

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Video

It boils down to this…a public option will remain, but co-ops will be part of the deal too. This will likely pass in the House, and the public option will be booted from the Senate’s version. More from MSNBC… Then Roll Call… House leaders, the White House and four Blue Dogs on the Energy and […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

No Mre Txting N Drvng?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Good Decisions, Law, Technology

After the release of a study that showed somebody is 23 times more likely to get into an accident, Dems in Congress are working on legislation that would make it illegal across the country. From the AP: WASHINGTON — States would be required to ban driving while texting or face the loss of highway funds […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

2010 Iowa Caucuses Held On Saturday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iowa, Voting

This is BIG news as it’ll ensure that a lot more people participate. From Des Moines Register: Sources from both the Iowa Democratic Party and Republican Party of Iowa say they are getting ready to jointly announce a date for the 2010 Iowa caucuses. For the first time, they’ll be held on a Saturday afternoon […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Why Isn’t Glenn Beck Fired By Now?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Video

Yes, I know the reason. But still… MSNBC laments… What’s most amazing about this episode is that what Beck said isn’t a fireable or even a SUSPENDABLE offense by his bosses. There was a time when outrageous rants like this would actually cost the ranters their jobs. But not anymore; if anything, it’s now encouraged. […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Co-Ops Are Coming

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Video

“There’s been no final resolution, but I think there’s a good chance the cooperative plan will be adopted, at least at the committee level. The notion of a cooperative plan is that it’s membership-controlled, membership-run — not government-run, government-controlled.” – Kent Conrad on CNBC talking about the only workable national health care solution Back when […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

‘President Obama Is A Racist’

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Media, Partisan Hacks, Race, Video

Some salient discussion of Glenn Beck’s mystifying comments with the Morning Joe crew, sans Morning Joe himself. I think that they are all correct in their assessments. I do want to highlight one thing that Willie Geist touched upon. Around the five minute mark, Geist posits the idea that, had some commentator on the left […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Shatner Takes On Sarah Palin’s Parting Poem

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Video

I didn’t comment on her farewell speech because I didn’t want to sound mean yet again. Best to let it speak for itself! Shatner reads a part of her speech verbatim. So good. Tweet

July 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Racist

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Quotes, Race, Video

“This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” – Glenn Beck demonstrating again why he’ll only ever appeal to fringers Here’s the clip… At a certain point, even if you are Fox News, you really […]

July 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Shareholders To Get More Say On Executive Compensation?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Money

That’s the plan, but color me skeptical. These corporations have too much influence on Capitol Hill. Still, the fact that we’re even talking about it is encouraging. CNN explains why this issue has reignited… Two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) was roundly panned amid speculation that it was considering paying its employees some […]

July 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Birthers And The GOP: A Shotgun Wedding

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics, Republicans

Yesterday’s Politico had a front-page story about the difficulties that the “birther” movement is beginning to pose for the GOP: When lawmakers return home for recess in August, they can expect to hear tough questions from constituents on the economy, health care and government spending. But Republicans are preparing for something else: the birthers. As […]

July 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »