The Most Contentious Interview You’ll Ever See

This is clip is a sight to behold.  The squealing starts about 10 seconds in and pretty much doesn’t let up throughout.

Ah, Cenk.  You had me at “a highly absurd book”.

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StM’s California Voter Guide

As you may know, there is an election coming up in a month.  With that in mind, I present StM’s official California Voter Guide.  Perhaps later Colosssuz will let us know what the proper votes are in a state where there’s a 3-way governor’s race between a teabagger, a gay republican and a democrat and the dem is in last place.  Kered can weigh in on CA when he returns from his vision quest, but for now consider these the correct votes.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first:

GovernorJerry Brown.  Brown isn’t a super exciting candidate but Meg Whitman is your standard modern repub, who wants to fix the economy by firing 40,000 more state employees in the middle of a huge wave of unemployment and cutting taxes for rich people and corporations.  How novel.

SenateBarbara Boxer.  If it were Feinstein who was up this time I might suggest a write-in for Don Draper or possibly your local village idiot, but Boxer is actually sort of a good senator.  And Carly Fiorina is a terrible joke.

On to the propositions: Continue reading

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Addition by Subtraction

A big win for Progressives:

White House officials are preparing for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to announce on Friday — as Congress adjourns for recess — that he is leaving his post to explore a run for mayor of Chicago

This had been speculated for some time, and while the decision has not been made final, Progressives everywhere must be taking a huge sigh of relief.  It seemed like most of us were filled with joy when we first heard that Emanuel would be Chief of Staff.  This was a man with a reputation for getting things done in Washington.  How great was it going to be for Obama to have this brutal attack dog pursuing the liberal agenda that Obama campaigned on.

Like most things dealing with Obama, Emanuel proved to be a disappointment.   Emanuel never seemed to care about Obama’s base.  It has been reported that he was the one responsible for scaling back things like healthcare and other major reforms that Obama campaigned on.  Whether this is true or not, the perception was that Emanuel fought for the winnable fight, the path of least resistance.

This proved to be a flawed strategy, since no matter what the White House or Dems wanted, it was repeatedly blocked.  Emanuel always seemed the one behind the scenes watering down the bills in exchange for some hackneyed portrayal of bipartisanship.

Let’s just hope his departure is enough to bring back the people he chased off.

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Your Daily Absurdity

Ann Coulter peeks out from under her rock:

Marriage “is not a civil right — you’re not black,” Coulter told the crowd, building upon an argument that claimed the equal protections provided by the Fourteenth Amendment — and potentially used to build a case for marriage equality — were only applicable to black people.

I guess you gotta at least respect the consistency; she isn’t gonna pretend she doesn’t hate your gay ass just because you vote Republican.

The flourish at the end is what really sells it though.  Check it out:

As for Coulter, she told the Daily Caller that the gay crowd was actually more receptive to her anti-gay marriage message than they were willing to concede.

“The truth is…they’re already against gay marriage, they just wont admit it publicly,” said Coulter. “I’m trying to get these gays to come out of the closet.”

Heh, indeed.

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Dems Give Away the Queen

Hopeless.

The Senate’s decision not to address the Bush tax cuts until after the election is the strongest indication yet that the game is over. After a House Democratic caucus meeting this morning — but before the news broke on the Senate side — key legislators were mum, and aides pessimistic, that the House will do what Speaker Pelosi wants to do: force a vote on tax legislation that will put Republicans on the record backing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Pelosi herself had earlier canceled a scheduled press conference, another sign that her attempt to rally the caucus was coming up short. With House Democratic leaders still insisting that they will follow the Senate’s lead, it seems more and more likely that they too will drop the tax cut issue until after the election.

Nothing they do makes any electoral sense.  The Democratic Party obviously doesn’t want to be in charge if this is how they’re going to play it.  I give up on these fucking idiots.  All hail our new teabagging overlords.

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Bell Tolls for Corrupt City Officials

The corrupt douchebags involved in the Bell scandal have been arrested:

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that at least eight city officials from Bell, California, have been arrested today, with L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley set to announce criminal charges related to the officials inflating their salaries.

Good. The charges:

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley announced charges against the eight officials who were arrested today, calling the inflated salaries “corruption on steroids.” Rizzo was charged with 53 counts of misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest.

Put ’em away for a long time.

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More Bullshit From the Bogus Captain

Even when good news emerges from the White House it has a way of leaving a taste of defeat in your mouth.

Lawrence Summers, the White House’s top economic adviser, will leave at the end of the year and return to his position as a professor at Harvard University.

Summers is finally leaving a post that most progressives have bemoaned him for having.  This is the same man who, in the Clinton administration, wanted to deregulate the financial markets so much that they resembled the pages of Lord of the Flies.

Obama, in the only way Obama has a knack for, fails to capitalize on Elizabeth Warren’s appointment and prove to his base that he is done exhausting them.

To fend off claims of being anti-business, the Obama administration may replace Summers, who serves as the director of the president’s National Economic Council, with a top corporate executive.

Time and time again Obama has proven that he has no problem throwing the people that voted and worked for him under the bus to pay lip service to a few kooks that he does not wish to yell that he is a communist-socialist Hippie.

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