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Arlen Specter switches parties.

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

This is - officially - HUGE.
The Democrats now have a filibuster-proof majority (or they will once Franken is finally seated). There is so much on the line now that it’s hard to really fathom the potential consequences. Everything they’ve complained about for the past thirty years or so is now up for correction. [...]

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Good news/bad news.

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

Good news:
Our network TV and radio companies have been decisively shown to have put aside partisan rancor in order to report - clearly and with a single voice - on important news of the day.
Bad news:
They did it by actively participating in a massive disinformation campaign aimed at presenting “retired military experts” as neutral commentators [...]

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GM bloodletting.

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Obama has flexed his muscles (or his wallet’s muscles) and forced out the CEO of GM and demanded a revamped board in exchange for more sweet, sweet bailout cash.
I am of two minds on this.

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If the North Koreans shoot down my plane, tell my Mom I love her.

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

Eek:
North Korea, which is preparing to test its longest-range missile, said on Thursday it could not guarantee the safety of the South’s commercial flights off the east coast of the peninsula where the missile base is located.
It linked the warning to next week’s joint U.S.-South Korea military drills which it regularly criticizes as a prelude [...]

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Barack Obama will…

March 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

- Teach men to fish (so that they may eat).
- Teach men to fly (so that they may… uh… fly).
- Become invisible to save the planet.
- Become an Angel to fight Republicans in Hell.
- Prove to be very popular with Korean gamers:

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Michael Steele updates GOP image, offends midgets.

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Oh, Michael, you crazy, puppy-loving madman:
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says his party is going to launch an “off the hook” public relations campaign that will update the GOP’s image by translating it to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

He added, jokingly, that “we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”
From here.
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From Time Magazine…

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

Hehe:
And let it be recorded that Obama’s first act as President was to correct Chief Justice John Roberts, who managed somehow to mangle the 35-word oath of office, misplacing the word faithfully, as in “faithfully execute the office of President …” Roberts then mangled it a second time, Obama raised an eyebrow, and Roberts moved [...]

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After eight long, tiresome years, President Al Gore won’t be missed.

January 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

From The Guardian:
No one thought Al Gore would be a loveable president, but, after eight years in the White House, he has gotten truly tiresome. The droning voice, the purchase of an eco-friendly robot dog, the campaign for carbon-free diamonds - all these things were hard to take, and he has been way too smug [...]

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Obama to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell?

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Andrew Sullivan thinks he will (though his current Change.gov link seems to have no actual information related to DADT).
Here’s hoping it proves true.
Given that the apocalyptic state of the economy is essentially torpedoing most of his major domestic plans and that pragmatism has forced him into a defensive posture on things like Gitmo and time [...]

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Nancy Pelosi: History’s Greatest Monster

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

If she was JUST a creepy cat lady, that would be bad enough, but being “Rick Rolled” by the person who is third in line for the Presidency is beyond my ability to tolerate.

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Wait… WHAT?

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

Apparently, Obama recently spent an evening hanging out with William “That Total Jackass” Kristol.
It’s one thing to reach across the aisle, but it’s another thing entirely to have a nice dinner with the other side of the aisle’s psychopathic fringe. I’m going to be SO pissed off if - on Inauguration Day - Obama [...]

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Yes he can…

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Technology

…make me happy with his BlackBerry habits:
[Obama's text] messages to advisers and friends, they say, are generally crisp, properly spelled and free of symbols or emoticons.
Truly, the best kind of leadership for our times.

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I have voted.

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I went out yesterday to do “in person absentee” voting. It took about 3 hours, not counting travel time. The line was fairly long, but certainly not long enough to be solely responsible for the type of waiting we endured. The process was woefully inefficient and I can only hope that Tuesday [...]

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Obama Girl defects!

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

At the 11th hour, she’s dumped that zero and gotten herself a hero:

Full disclosure, this is for an EA game and I’m 99% sure the video was my buddy Dave’s doing.

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Election Day blues.

October 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rants

So it’s looking like I will be unable to avoid spending Election Day in - I shit you not - Moscow. Specifically, I will be in the AIR, flying to Moscow while It All Goes Down. Meaning that, in order to get word about the fate of Democracy and the future of America, [...]

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Hard hitting journalism.

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I’m not proud of the puns, but I won’t apologize for them either.

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Another thought.

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

After tonight’s SNL, I hate Sarah Palin 300% less. When she raised the roof while they shot a man in a moose suit AND rapped about her husband, I may have… ya know… JUST A LITTLE BIT… sort of… KIND of… liked her.

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A thought.

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Guest-starring on SNL is what you do a few weeks before Barack Obama defeats you.

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W.

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants

Annoyed to find out that Choke isn’t playing anywhere nearby, we settled for seeing Oliver Stone’s latest presidential film - W. Overall, I was generally unimpressed. It’s not a clever film. It’s not illuminating in any real way (or even in a “crazy Oliver Stone conspiracy theory” way). It’s not so [...]

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I love Warren Buffett…

October 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

…because he says stuff like this:
A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.
His NTY op-ed on the current economic climate is the perfect distillation of what folks need to know right now:
A little history here: During the Depression, the Dow hit its low, 41, [...]

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