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    KILL THE WABBIT

                                                                                                Jeff Sessions Elmer Fudd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKp3Nj7lXhM&feature=relatedJefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the Republican Party, and the new ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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    FISH STANDING AGAINST THE CURRENT

    Steve King You know, I am working on something with LisB, so I was going to skip a blog today. But it is exactly at those times that I come across something so awesome that it is hard to just...
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    83-year-old blogger skewers Palin and Pals - Priceless!

    Some mornings I just ramble around, reading online stuff here and there, finding things that either inspire me or crack me up--and I ramble so much I have no idea how I got to the places I've been. Such was...
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    These new Palin poll numbers indicate it's almost head-in-the-oven-time.

    A new USA Today/Gallup poll (post resignation presser-by-the-lake) shows a whopping 71% of Republicans polled say they would vote for Palin in 2012!  Also scary, 51% of Independents polled say they would not vote for her.  For President!  Even now! ...
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    WHERE THE HELL IS THE NEWS?

    Michael Jackson Ok, now sometimes I must speak of things that I do not like. There is no news today, AGAIN. Oh, by the way, Michael Jackson is dead. I recall 25 years ago watching VH1 and this skinny guy...
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    STARDUST

    Jesse, a friend of mine here introduced me to:   THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN VALUES   We the people of the United States of America at this crucial time in History affirm the core consensus values which form the...
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    Progressivism Gone Awry? Direct Election of the Senate

    Section. 3.The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the...
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    Help fund health care public option with an increase in alcohol taxes.

    I am having trouble finding accurate national alcohol sales numbers, but one site claimed that americans spend $77.8 billion on take-home alcohol.  More, obviously, is consumed in restaurants and bars. Tobacco has taken a huge federal tax increase, and some...
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    Health Care Reform or Promotion of the Health Insurance Industry? It's All a Matter of Perspective.

    According to a letter in today's paper, Bill McGuire, former CEO of UnitedHealth Group, accumulated total compensation of $1.6 billion during 2005, "just a hair over $4 million a day if he worked all 365 days of the year."Like me,...
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    Obama an Embarrassment on 4th of July

    (The following was originally posted as a comment to TPM's Fourth of July Roundup, which discussed holiday pronouncements made by President Obama and John McCain. The responses focused mainly upon McCain, criticizing him for his political opportunism.)I think McCain...
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    Back into the Bereshit: UNINTELLIGENT DESIGN

    http://w One of my favorite films is "Inherit the Wind" starring Spencer Tracy (As Clarence Darrow, sort of) and Frederick March (As William Jennings Bryan, sort of) The film was based upon a book by the same title. The book,...
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    ASSET RELOCATION

    What is Goldman Sachs, exactly? The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), is a bank holding company that engages in investment banking, securities services and investment management. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered...

    The right to health care

    We are born to be healthy and lead productive lives. Otherwise, the unalienable rights endowed by our Creator -- "among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" -- amount only to meaningless puffery. Without health, life cannot endure...
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    The Glorious Fourth

    This may require some careful use of your powers of imagination and, maybe a dash or two of poetic or historical license. You will need to ignore today's geo-political realities, particularly the military power available to powers big and small...
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    In a Perfect World, Bernie Meets Justice

    "Hey, Bernie! So nice to meet you at last. Welcome to Leavenworth! I'm Sergeant Justice and I'll be handling your processing and orientation as a newbie inmate here."Please call me Mr. Madoff."Nah, I think not, Bernie. There are alot of...

    Palin Leaves Alaska DEFENSELESS!

    The mention of Kim Jong Il in this post from Chez made me realize that Sarah Palin's resignation will leave Alaska DEFENSELESS against missiles from N. Korea and trained polar bear attacks from Russia!AND, as we speak, Congress is preparing...

    Songs for Sarah

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    OATHS

    July 7, 2007 So I am sitting home watching the hearings on CSPAN. It is two years ago, almost to the day. I had no internet or even a computer that worked. So, it was my only entertainment at...
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    Quinnipiac National Poll: Health Care By Their Numbers

    Crunching the Numbers . . .Over 3000 polled nationwide for a margin of error of +/- 1.8%quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1344#   Quinnipiac University Polling Institute> National (US)> Release Detail July 1, 2009 - U.S. Voters Back Public Insurance 2-1, But Won't Use It,...
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    AND ME, I'M SENATOR AL FRANKEN

      Al FrankenJosh posted a squib the other day. He wanted readers to give their opinion of Al Franken and the election mess in Minnesota. I made a comment but it was too late, really. So I thought I...
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    Midlife Crises Are Bad Enough In Private: In Public The Shameful Ugliness Is All Too Apparent

    By now I think anyone paying attention understands that Gov. Sanford's life is in full meltdown.  Clearly, here is a man in the midst of a midlife crisis that he is handling very, very badly to say the least.  I've...
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    Progressivism Gone Awry? Initiative, Referendum, and Recall

    "Direct Democracy" has a noble sound to it.  Its instruments, Initiative, Referendum, and Recall, were introduced by Progressives about a century ago, and they were introduced for noble reasons.  The idea was to take politics out of smoke-filled rooms and...

    Re: "Fever Swamp" and (barely) in defense of Drudge (gasp!); BONUS: what about the gun-running cop???

    Re: Josh's item titled "Fever Swamp" (7/1 3:49pm ET):   In (minimal) defense of Drudge:  He is just quoting the Houston Chronicle's headline, verbatim.  The difference: you can read the context easily underneath the Chron's headline, but you have to...
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    The President No Longer Takes Our Calls

    So many fruits ripe for the pickin' and all I got is two hands and a keyboard. Where to start? While everybody else appears to be on My President's case I would like to talk about the repubs. It...
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    Democrats Now Have 60 Votes In The Senate What Excuses Will They Pawn Off On The Public Now When They Fail To Do What They Were Elected To Do?

    With Al Franken now ready to take his place in the Senate, the Democrats will have 60 votes, but who expects that to make any real difference?  I don't think anyone thinks it will make much difference at all.  So...

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