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If you had told me this appeared on the Federalist website....

By Carl…I would have laughed in your face. But it did: Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest...Show More Summary

Todd Akin deserves as much sympathy as Joe McCarthy

By Richard K. Barry You remember Todd Akin. Think hard. He was the 2012 Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri who said that women who were victims of "legitimate rape" could not get pregnant because, you know, the "female body...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren's charm

By Richard K. Barry I fully understand why Hillary Clinton is still playing hard to get. Though we all know she will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, she has to roll out that fact on her own timetable in order to minimize her exposure as a target for her opponents. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: Whoring for GOP love

By Richard K. Barry Just back from a couple of weeks sitting on a dock in Northern Ontario, with a stack of books. Now I'm trying to catch up to events. At the cabin we get a single channel using old-fashioned rabbit ears. And almost no high-speed Internet access. Show More Summary

Gazpacho: "The Wizard of Altai Mountains" (from Demon)

By Michael J.W. Stickings I'll start this post the same way I started my last (and before this one, only) post about about this incredible band: One question I get a lot is, "What's your favorite band from Norway?" I always reply, "Gazpacho, of course. Show More Summary

The day we celebrate

By Capt. FoggOf course the paper this morning contained the usual happy crap about celebrating FREEDOM as though we had either more of it or a better kind than Canada or most of Europe who have embraced the principles of Democracy and the rights of Man we seem to reject every Sunday as we yearn for the Divine right of Government. Show More Summary

Canada Day 2014

By Michael J.W. Stickings Happy Birthday, Canada!!! We're 147 years old today. Born in 1867... To all my Can adian friends and family, have a safe and happy day. And to everyone else, to all of you from around the world, take a bit of time today to think of us. Show More Summary

SCOTUS says not all religions are equal

By Frank Moraes Last week, with the unanimous decisions, I thought, "Oh God! That was probably done to make the coming highly controversial 5-4 decisions more acceptable." That looks like it is the case. I assume that it is John Roberts who decides when decisions are released. Show More Summary

A century ago, the shot that changed the world

By Michael J.W. Stickings Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of some European dude named Franz Ferdinand. Thankfully it was a minor and largely forgettable event in the annals of world history -- and nothing really came of it. Show More Summary

Anathema: "The Lost Song Part 2" (live acoustic)

By Michael J.W. Stickings I blogged last week about one of my favorite bands, Anathema, and its latest album, the excellent Distant Satellites. Well, let's get right back to the music. Here's a live acoustic version of one of the best songs on the album, "The Lost Song Part 2." Seriously, how awesome is Lee Douglas? What a voice. Enjoy!

Craziest Republican of the Day: Karen Mueller

By Michael J.W. Stickings ThinkProgress: A Wisconsin Republican congressional hopeful warned Tuesday that a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of marriage between siblings. Show More Summary

Like a circle in a spiral

By Carl So Barry Diller’s latest venture, Aereo, has hit a major legal snag: A two-year-long legal battle between the country's biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court's...Show More Summary

Some sanity prevails at Fox News

By Richard K. Barry What should we make of recent, apparently genuine, attempts by Fox News personalities to call bullshit in interviews with right-wing luminaries? First it was Megyn Kelly telling Dick Cheney he had some fucking nerve...Show More Summary

How Republicans Operate

By carl The IRS “scandal” gives us an object lesson in the modus operandi of conservatives. 1) Grossly underfund an agency. 2) Task that agency to investigate an entirely new kind of possible fraud. 3) Whine when that agency performs...Show More Summary

Da Skins

By Capt. FoggRedskins - that's what we call the tourists with their New Jersey complexions who come down here in the Winter to expose themselves to old Sol in all his ultraviolet glory. Mad dogs and Northerners go out in the noondayShow More Summary

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

By Capt. FoggRemember Rosemary Woods? Perhaps I should give my customary sigh and ask if you're even old enough to remember Richard Nixon's secretary who, as she claimed was dextrous enough 'accidentally' to erase a potentially incriminating...Show More Summary

Well, at least someone's war will be paid for with Iraq oil...

By CarlJust not ours: Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting an ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility by insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country’s north. Show More Summary

But of course, Republicans will want to go back to this

By Carl US Healthcare: DOA The 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey found that the United States ranks lowest when it comes to quality and efficiency of healthcare systems among 11 industrialized countries.The healthcare system of the United...Show More Summary

Never forget, never remember

By Capt. FoggGood morning Republicans and welcome to another bright new day of washing our sins in Obama. And haven't we been having fun preempting the Democrats from using our martial spirit, thanking every veteran for his service by...Show More Summary

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - "Remember When"

By Richard K. Barry The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival next week, and I might just have to check them out. Weaving funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style. Oh yeah. Because in New Orleans brass bands are a thing..

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