I like that Google tries to guess what you're googling before you finish typing it — a process known as "autocomplete". But sometimes it is just strange.
Earlier today, Fox New's Happening Now cut away from President Obama's signing of the health care reconciliation bill (the one that fixed a couple gaps in the big one passed last week) in order to cover…. wait for it… a plane crash that never happened. Fox News was (it claims) told that the airplane had flap problems, so they cut … Read More
Prescient me, last week: This strikes me as a political tactic bound to fail. For one thing, healthcare reform will have already started, and people will like it. The obvious question to such GOP candidates will be this: "What part do you want to repeal first? The part where insurance companies can no longer drop your coverage when you get … Read More
That's the title of a piece written by Michael Medved here, and I'll jump to his answer: Obama (in his view) is "simply wrong". He goes on to chasten the Republican rank-and-file, who express vitriol at Obama in hyperbolic terms ("he's a socialist anti-Christ blah blah blah"). This tactic, Medved insists, will alienate moderates and independents (who Republicans need), and … Read More
Really? What a disappointment: President Obama will announce new plans to drill for oil and natural gas off America's coasts Wednesday but will rule out drilling off California, Oregon and Washington state through 2017, administration officials say. Obama's plans will include opening new areas of coastal Virginia and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region, Alaska and the eastern Gulf of … Read More
The right's arguments against health care reform have been laughably false, or have been getting worn from overuse. So now they've come up with another reason to hate health care reform. You ready? Health care reform is racist. And why? Because of the provision in the health care reform act that includes a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning salons … Read More
The Fox Nation headline yesterday: Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica. This caused much chortling among Fox News fans, who left comments like this: I'm sorry but this is about the funniest thing I've ever read!! Talk about what comes around goes around!!!!!!!!!! Ya get what you ask for – this has it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you FOX I … Read More
Here are some pictures of a wedding from the the leading family of Hutaree, the armed Christian group recently arrested in Michigan, accused of plotting to kill police. Clearly, their anti-government leanings went far beyond rhetoric. It was a paramilitary lifestyle choice. Pretty creepy. Creepier still is the fact that prominent right wing bloggers are apologists for them. Would … Read More
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Texas' Lt. Governor: "The cancellation of the play, Corpus Christi, by the [state-run] university was the right thing to do. While I'm a strong defender of free speech, we must also protect the rights and reasonable expectations of Texas taxpayers and how their money is used. A play that is completely contrary to the standards of decency and moral beliefs … Read More