Archive for August, 2010

New York City Mosque To Move To…New York City

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, New York, New York City, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense, Religion

I refuse to call it the Ground Zero mosque because, well, it’s not at Ground Zero. It’s close, but it’s not at the site…which I think most people who opposed it think it is. But here’s the thing…looks like it’s moving to another part of the city. From Haaretz: After weeks of heated debate over […]

August 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Right Wingers Pick Their 25 Worst Political Figures

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

We here at Donklephant want to make sure you know that we’re laughing at you, not with you… 23) Saul Alinsky (7) 23) Bill Clinton (7) 23) Hillary Clinton (7) 19) Michael Moore (7) 19) George Soros (8) 19) Alger Hiss (8) 19) Al Sharpton (8) 13) Al Gore (9) 13) Noam Chomsky (9) 13) […]

August 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Comparing Bush’s Tax Cuts vs. Obama’s Tax Cuts

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, Taxes

Pretty straightforward and helpful for those who don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels of their income, not just one bracket. See, I’ve discovered, through the course of just asking around, that many folks don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels. Many think that if they make over a certain amount of money, […]

August 12th, 2010 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

Double Dip August

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


August 12th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Teachers & Cops & Firefighters: The New Welfare Queens?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans

If you’ve been following the politicking surrounding the $26 billion in emergency state aid, you might be wondering if Republicans are really thinking through their current strategy to its end game. Basically, the vast majority of the money would save over 300,000 state and local jobs, 100,000 of which are local teaching jobs that would […]

August 11th, 2010 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

Democrats maneuver into position for 2010 midterm battle…

By mw | Related entries in Democrats, Left, Liberalism, Obama, Partisan Hacks

Democrats maneuver into position for 2010 midterm battle by cleverly adopting a circular firing squad formation. READY… AIM… FIRE.

August 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Congressional Research Service: “The precise number of new entities that will ultimately be created pursuant to PPACA is currently unknowable”

By mw | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Missouri

Some Democrats have taken comfort in a recent tracking poll indicating that opposition to Obamacare has marginally decreased. This is legislation that only looks good if you blur your vision and avert your eyes. The closer you look, the uglier it gets. The promised deficit reduction has evaporated, the expected cost controls – don’t, and even before the most expensive benefits and costs kick-in, healthcare reform has already become an economic drag aggravating unemployment.

August 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

What Are The Best Indy/Centrist/Moderate Blogs?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Blogroll

Solomon Kleinsmith, who is a contributor here from time to time and just started a great new site The Rise Of The Center, has put together a list of indy/centrist/moderate blogs you should check out. Here’s a taste: The Pragmatic Center – Nick Goebel, who I’ve chatted with a bit, has his head on straight. […]

August 5th, 2010 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

California’s Prop 8 Falls, Spectacularly

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Homosexuality, Law, Legislation, Proposition 8, Sexuality

Proponents and opponents of gay marriage, the end is nigh. The ruling today was a thing of beauty, not just because Prop 8 was overturned, but because the language in the decision basically positions Gay Americans as equal to every other American in every single way. And, the cherry on top of the judicial sundae? […]

August 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

MO Says NO To Mandatory Healthcare

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Law, Missouri

Proposition C passed by 70% last night and that has a lot of folks wondering if more states will follow suit to get initiatives like these on the ballot during times when vote turn out is extremely low. The answer, of course, is yes. Similar initiatives will be on the ballot in Arizona and Oklahoma […]

August 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 55 Comments »