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Mitt Romney: Mr. Neutron Bomb

Romney keeps trying to wriggle off the hook from his infamous “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” op-ed in the New York Times. But it’s way worse than you think, as this piece from Booman Tribune shows. He was actually advocating using the bankruptcy process to completely screw every auto worker, past and present, by busting all existing […]

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I’m angry. I wrote this a week ago, in the aftermath of the latest US gun massacre, and decided to sit on it to see how I’d feel. But I haven’t changed my mind. I’m so damn tired of the fools mouthing the slogan “When you make guns illegal, only the criminals will have them.” […]

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Fun with audio editing

Josh Marshall at TPM mentioned this ad first. In it, the Obama campaign has done a lot of audio post processing on Mitt’s voice, so that he sounds like he’s singing in places that are eerily empty and quiet. It’s as if Romney, like a Bond villain, was singing “America the Beautiful” ironically after he […]

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A bit of local politics: After seeing the attack mailer that Norman Solomon sent out against Stacey Lawson, let me just say that there isn’t a chance in hell that I’d vote for Solomon for dogcatcher*, much less Congressperson for the new Second Congressional District here in California. What a slimeball. The mailer is sexist, chock […]

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When attacked by right-wingers, the correct strategy is…

Kick their asses. Hard and repeatedly. Don’t complain about how “unreasonable” they are being, don’t moan about the “lessening level of discourse,” don’t clutch your pearls about “unfairness,” don’t whine about the lying. Just stand up and rhetorically punch them in the nose. And don’t let up. We saw what happened when right-wingers bullied the […]

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Virginia Republicans require women seeking abortions to be raped first

This is a transvaginal ultrasonic probe. Normally, it is a valuable diagnostic device that promotes women’s health. It is used by putting it into a woman’s vagina. The Virginia legislature now requires its use on women seeking abortions, whether or not she or her doctor agree, and for no medical reason. The only motivation for this bill is to obtain […]

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Letter to Senator Jon Tester

I got a campaign pitch from Montana Senator Jon Tester today. No surprise, as I’d contributed money to his 2006 election, and had expected to support him in the future. But a few days ago, he voted against the DREAM Act. If you’re not familiar with that, here’s a paraphrased description from Wikipedia: The Development, […]

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Over at TechCrunch, Michael Arrington wrote Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men, in which he said: [Women] are literally hounded to speak at every single tech event in the world because they are all trying so hard to find qualified women to speak at their conference. Here’s a relevant datapoint—all the conferences […]

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