Archive for the 'General Politics' Category

Criminal Justice Degree Gone to Waste: The Wrongly Imprisoned

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Crazy, General Politics, Homeland Security

At what point does the system fail? Is it possible to pinpoint the time when a criminal justice degree becomes a total abortion, leading to the arrest and conviction of innocent people? Thousands of people are wrongly convicted each year, mostly because America is a country full of poor people who can’t afford $400/hr+ lawyers […]

September 13th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Final Frontier

By Jacob | Related entries in Bipartisan, Environment, General Politics, McCain, WTF?

It’s come to the attention of this reporter that the Rapture is, in fact, going to occur. Documents leaked earlier today describe how a bi-partisan team of Senators, dubbed the Gang of 14, working closely with President Obama have developed and set into motion a plan to save Humankind – FROM GOD! It seems a […]

May 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Coffee Party not for Indepedents and Moderates

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Bipartisan, General Politics, Independents, Partisan Nonsense, Politics, tea party

For some people, the development of the new Coffee Party USA organization seemed like a godsend in response to the more extreme elements in the Tea Party movement. At first I thought that this could be the grassroots movement I’d been waiting for – one that actually included moderates independents, and actively worked across ideological […]

May 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Obama Bows Before The Emperor Of Japan

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, General Politics

I’ll start this out by saying that I’m sure several of you are going to disagree with me. Unlike conservatives, I was willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt when he appeared to give a deferential bow to the King of Saudi Arabia. Perhaps it was just a rookie mistake, or the result […]

November 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 34 Comments »

Jon Stewart To Sean Hannity: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics, Video

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

November 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Prefab Participation

By Jacob | Related entries in Change, Culture, General Politics, Good Decisions, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Whilst walking the dog this rainy evening, I happened upon an illuminated, inflatable lawn ornament of the Halloween variety. These decorations are an easy, relatively inexpensive way to acknowledge the holiday. They require little or no thought beyond which one to buy and where to buy it. The set-up is easy, so is the clean […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Club For Growth Poll Shows Three-Way Statistical Tie In NY-23

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics, Polls

A new poll of New York’s 23rd Congressional District from the Club For Growth, which is backing Conservative Party Candidate Doug Hoffman in the race, effectively shows that the race is now a statistical dead heat among all three candidates: Washington – A poll released today by the Club for Growth shows Conservative Party candidate […]

October 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

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 »

Obama’s Army Not Very Effective

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, General Politics

It doesn’t look like the Obama Administration’s efforts to capitalize on it’s army of campaign supporters to move the President’s agenda forward is having much of an impact: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s army of canvassers fanned out across the nation over the weekend to drum up support for his $3.55 trillion budget, but they […]

March 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Self-Respect Watch: Congressman admits feeling like a “freshman at the senior prom”

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, General Politics, Hillary, Maryland, Minnesota, News, Polls

Barack Obama is now turning Wednesdays into his own upscale version of Chamber of Commerce/Rotary Club mixers, serving up cocktails, Maryland crab, Wagyu beef, Nantucket scallops and citrus salad — according to a recent Associated Press review of 2009 White House parties. I confess to not knowing what Wagyu beef is, but I do know […]

March 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »