Archive for September, 2009

Question: Why Don’t Conservatives Want The US To Get The Olympics?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Conservatives, Democrats, Obama, Olympics, Republicans

First Drudge tried to make it seem like Obama is forcing a news station to not report a story about people who don’t want the Olympics to come to the Chicago… …and now John Boehner jumps on the pile… House Minority Leader John Boehner torched President Barack Obama Wednesday for his European trip to pitch […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

John Derbyshire Claims America Would Be Better Off If Women Couldn’t Vote

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatives, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Voting

First things first….obviously most conservatives don’t believe this. However, Ann Coulter has said something very similar. The audio… And here’s a partial transcript… DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed. But I’ll say this – if it were to be, I wouldn’t lose […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Sorry For The Site Problems

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

I didn’t delete ONE little tag in a post and it screwed up how the entire blog looked. Ahhh WordPress…I love you most of the time, but 5% of the time… Moving on… Tweet

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

If You Only Read One Post About A Sculpture Featuring Bernie Madoff, A Flying Bull & The Wall Street Crisis, Make It This One

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Art, Economic crisis, History, Money

Bernie Madoff being pinned to the wall by a huge, farting bull…which is supposed to represent Wall Street. All from the mind of Chinese artist Chen Wenling. I mean, come on…that is AWESOME! A question…if you had to create a sculpture that summed up what happened last year…what would it look like and why? (Photo: […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The Healthcare Debate Explained…On Napkins

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care

This is a very smart little slide deck and I’d love to hear what you think. Personally, I think it gives a fairly unbiased view of what’s going on and what this reform debate means to all of us. In other news, a government run public option is dead……..again. Tweet

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Generals, Admirals Call Cheneys Scaremongers For Terrorism Claims

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Guantanamo Bay, Military, The War On Terrorism

If you didn’t believe me before about Guantanamo and why it was a remarkably dumb idea, will you believe these guys? From Politico: “It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Iran and the China syndrome

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, China, Iran, Nuclear, Political Graffiti

NY Times link… Tweet

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

News Headlines for Independent Voters 9/29/09

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

News Headlines for Independent Voters 9/29/09 Watching the gov races go independent A Declaration of independents in 2010 (By ALEX ISENSTADT, Politico) Independent candidates are poised to run serious campaigns for governor in at least a half-dozen states, a development that threatens Democratic fortunes in some of the bluest and most progressive-minded states in the […]

September 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” Out November 17th

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Palin, Republicans

Looks like Christmas is coming early this year! From The AP: Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the former Alaska governor invested herself deeply and passionately in the project. He says the book contains fascinating detail. The 400-page book is the first for Palin, who has been an object of fascination since Republican Sen. John McCain […]

September 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 26 Comments »

Another Drudge Lie About Fox Olympic Story

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Lies, Media

The headline reads: FOX-TV CHICAGO ORDERED NOT TO RUN ANTI-OLYMPICS STORY Here’s the reality…. The story already ran. The debate was whether or not to rerun it. From Drudge’s own story… The Chicago Olympic Committee told FOX Chicago that its broadcast “would harm Chicago’s chances” to be awarded the games. The station’s news director ordered […]

September 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »